About Us

The Padded Wagon is New York’s largest moving and storage company, and we’re proud to do things differently for the benefit of our customers.

You can depend on us in every way.

Pricing: When we tell you the cost of your local or long distance move or other service, it’s guaranteed “not to exceed” pricing, rather than a typical flat rate. So, we’ll tell you the price, but if your service ends up costing less than we thought, we’ll charge you less. But, we’ll never charge you more. And, we don’t overbook. If we tell you there’s time, and we’ll be there … we will.

Management: The Padded Wagon is family owned and operated, with central management that oversees moving and storage services throughout the United States and abroad. We don’t franchise, we don’t outsource, and we don’t hire subcontractors as local or long distance movers. If your belongings are loaded onto a truck in NY to go to Texas, they’ll stay on that truck until they arrive and are unpacked at your new home or office.

Equipment: We’ve got nearly 80 recent model vehicles, ranging from a Smart Car all the way up to two-ton trucks. They’re all fully-inspected and serviced regularly by our full time team of mechanics, so we know that they’re always ready to go for all moving and storage services. Each of our trucks is stocked with a vast array of equipment to help pack, load and secure your belongings.

We’re covered, and so are you.

The Padded Wagon is fully licensed and insured. Our trained, professional local and long distance movers all have background checks, and our drivers have excellent safety records. We value our employees, many of whom have decades of moving experience, and are happy to boast exceptionally low turnover.

We’ve been around for a LONG time.

When the Padded Wagon moving company was established 60+ years ago, a guy named Harry Truman was getting ready to move out of a big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue, and someone named Eisenhower was preparing to move in. We’re proud of the fact that since then, our company has only had four owners: the founder, Ted Peters (’52-’68), Henry Avery (’68-’73), James Caffery (’73-’94) and current owner Eddie Dowling.