Rick Howard is the only mover I trust with my piano. Seriously, it is a 9'1" Concert Grand and I had to get it to the top floor of my Townhouse. You have to know what you're doing or it's all over, even if you had a team of 8. It's all about trust even if you're only moving an upright. I read the article about him and that sold me on him. As it turned out, it couldn't be a better description. Great at what he does and personally one of the best I've ever dealt with for any service.
Five years ago I hired Rick to move my piano into my new house and today I hired him again to move it out. The man is like a combination of a wizard, bodybuilder, and physicist. He singlehandedly moved my upright piano out of a room that required a very tight turn, and he did it without damaging the piano or my walls, and in about 15 minutes. He even took the time to tighten a screw that had previously come lose on the music stand. I will continue to hire him if I move again in the future and highly recommend him.
My childhood piano means everything to me. It was manufactured in 1906 and has been in our family since the early 1940s. Moving it out of our home here in the Santa Cruz Mountains required maneuvering tight turns and stairs, a narrow steep driveway with his truck, and then a long journey to our other home in Tucson. Within a week of contact (I was working under a tight time frame), Rick returned my call, gave me a reasonable quote (moving a 52" antique upright), picked up my precious 'baby' and delivered it safe and sound, if you value your piano, I can recommend him highly and without hesitation!!
Highly recommended. Easy communication ahead of time; clearly stated price, was right on time, and very careful in every way about moving the piano. Rick clearly knows exactly what he's doing. Completely professional and courteous. Went above and beyond.