4.8 out of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
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Mr Shifter was formed in 2003. We chose the name from the PG Tips advert featuring two chimps carrying a piano down the stairs. Can you ever forget Irene Handel saying, "Cooee Mr Shifter" causing the father and son to drop the piano and the immortal lines that followed. "Dad did you know the piano's on my foot" to which the father replies, "You hum it son- I'll play it!"
No, we don't drop pianos but we are a father and son operation. In fact the family connection has grown because not only has my son in law joined the business but my 15 year old son helps us out as well. So you can rest assured of a hands-on personal service which is both efficient and reliable with a bit of banter thrown in for good measure!
Where are we?
We are based in York just of the A64 in Bishopthorpe. We have vehicles capable of doing both large and small moves and a team of trained uniformed workers who take the stress out of your move. We have quick access to the A1/M1/M62.
What services do we provide?
We offer a free no obligation quoting service where we get to know you and your needs and you get to know us. We can offer you all sorts of advice on moving, in fact feel free to pick our brains!! Moving is a stressful experience and we aim to make it as stress-free as possible.
Removal work is hard graft but we tend to do it with a smile! But please remember not to pack the kettle!!!
Mr Shifter – One of our Removal Companies in North Yorkshire
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SHL on 8 Jun 2016
Mr Shifter (Paul) and his team helped me move house early June '16. It was a hot day, and a big move, but they were chirpy and friendly throughout. They did a great job (including moving large furniture out of a 1st floor balcony, which was tricky). They were professional throughout, there was no damage to my belongings or property, and their fees were competitive with national competitors. I would recommend them to anyone - 5 stars!
Mixter on 8 Jun 2016
Very organised, helpful and friendly
Ch on 3 Feb 2016
Really happy with the service from Paul and Greg.
Ruth on 5 Jan 2016
Really efficient company. Made the move very easy. Price paid was as quoted.
L&D on 18 Sep 2015
Fantastic service, lovely guys. Really careful with packing and they were really nice when the move was a very stressful day. They just got on with it and got things sorted. They visited beforehand to estimate the job which I really liked rather than just an online form like some companies. Would use again and recommend to friends.
Morrifer on 2 Aug 2015
We were really happy with the service Mr Shifter provided. They were quick, efficient, friendly, great value and made moving house very easy. Totally recommend them.
Katie on 10 Jul 2015
Really great help on a stressful day!
Wendy & Co on 28 Mar 2015
We were very very happy with this company from contact to completion. The move was made much less stressful by the consideration and kindness these guys showed us as our move had to be rearranged at the last minute. We were impressed by their organisation , non stop hard work and all the support they gave us when our move had to be rescheduled. We will definitely recommend this company as we believe we did receive a service over and above what we paid for so a big thank you to Paul and Greg for everything.
Jonny72 on 11 Mar 2015
Excellent service. Fantastic value. These guys did a tough job without grumbles and made the whole cross country move a lot less stressful that it could have been.
Round the Corner on 17 Mar 2014
Despite having had a van stolen the previous day, Mr Shifter provided a quick , but careful, service in a remarkably cheerful manner.
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