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Safe and Vault Moving services

Safes are designed to prevent unauthorized people from being able to get to the items they hold.  All safes are deliberately designed to keep intruders from gaining access by making is difficult not only to open them but also to prevent them from being physically removed from the owner’s property to be opened elsewhere.

While your safe is a must-have item in your home or business, though, it can be slightly inconvenient when it comes to moving. Any major size safe will weigh hundreds of pounds and also be shaped to prevent moving or breaking into it as close to impossible as design and manufacturing can make it.  While security is the primary concern of the person or company that owns the safe and its contents, it does make moving a larger regular or gun safe very challenging. 

Contrary to what you might see in movies or on television, safes are very difficult to drag, even with the best of packing and padding. Moving one without damaging the safe or its contents can be very problematic. This presents serious concerns with safes during local moves or long distance moves.

Local Residential and Ohio Moves

Dearman Moving and Storage has the experience, systems and personnel to manage virtually any type of local move. You, Your family, and your possessions will be treated with respect and care.

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Equipment and Truck Rentals

Dearman has a complete range of moving equipment that you can rent. Virtually any item you might need is available. We are a Penske truck affiliate and can take reservations for any size moving truck you may need.

Long Distance Moving
Long Distance Moving

Moving to a different part of the state or country? We provide the detailed knowledge and attention you need. We manage your move in cooperation with our affiliate United Van Lines.  We ensure that we always let you know what’s going on with your move.

Packing Services

Why spend your time packing when you can hire our highly trained and efficient packers?  Dearman packing experts can not only make sure that your possessions won’t be the worse for wear doing your move, they’ll also do it quickly.

Moving and Storage Pods

Our MobiSTOR pods can make any move easier and less stressful. Plus, you pack and unpack at your own pace. If you need more time and want to have some or all of the goods in a MobiSTOR stored for a period of time, Dearman will be happy to take care of that.

Moving Labor – Loading and Unloading

Dearman can literally take the heavy up-and-down lifting out of any move.  Our skilled and professional moving crews will make short work out of all the loading and unloading you need.  Save your time – and your back.

Gun Safe Movers

Gun safes are no lightweights. Entry-level gun safes can weigh from 200 to 600 pounds. A mid-range safe goes from 600 to 1,000 pounds. High-end gun safes will weigh from 1,000 to 1,600 pounds. Dearman Moving has the experience and equipment to move virtually any gun safely. We can also manage to move any weapons that might need to be moved in a separate section of a regular moving vehicle. The different types of safes we move include:

  • Long gun safes. These safes are ideal for storing large guns such as shotguns and rifles as they can accommodate the length of such guns. The gun safe is usually about 60, "and the width will vary depending on thee capacity of guns it can hold.
  • Multi-use gun safes. These safes are meant to store not just guns but other valuables, including ammunition and gun ownership documentation. They usually have compartments, shelves, drawers, and other compartments, making them considerably heavy. 
  • Handgun safes. These safes are small in size, hence portable. Usually, they are about the size of a briefcase or a small suitcase. However, this kind of safe is usually best for gun owners who travel with their firearms. Thus the owners can easily transport them. There are slightly larger safes that can store multiple guns of this type.

Bigger safes are heavy and are not easy to move, which requires you to hire gun-safe movers for all your needs. However, there are regulations that Dearman and other safe moving companies follow when moving guns. For example, we do not transport safes loaded with guns and ammunition. Instead, we advise that you store the guns in hard-shell cases and transport them this way. Furthermore, we do not transport loaded guns, which may cause undesirable accidents. Additionally, we require you to register all your guns and update your licenses before contacting us.


How much does it cost to move a safe or gun safe?

(what's included and not included for moving a safe)

Moving a safe is no easy task and every situation is different. While we have no set price to move safes, here are the various factors that go into estimate the cost of the move:

Size and Weight of the Safe

Some safes are the size of a small box where others are as large as a closet. The larger the safe, the heavier it is, the harder it is to maneuver, the more difficult it is going to be to move. We may also need more people, more equipment like a small crane or forklift (if the location accommodates) and size may also dictate the vehicle we use to transport the safe.

Location of the Safe and the Layout of the Home or Business

Most larger safes are located in a safe, secure place - typically in the basement of a home or in the back room of an office. The safe location will dictate what tools we can use or if we need to move the safe up or down flights of stairs. We have to account for the difficulty of the move and potentially a more dangerous situation.

Disassembly or Installation of the Safe

Safes are often bolted to the floor or wall, depending on the location. We highly recommend you take any steps, with safety in mind, to loosen bolts for a quicker removal and transport of the safe. At your destination, we will not install the safe but we can move the safe to its desired location in preparation for an appropriate installation.

Distance of Safe Delivery

Depending on how far we have to move the safe, there are obvious time and gas expenses we need to account for. The further we need to travel to deliver the safe, the higher the cost.

Safe Moving Process


Step 1 - Contact Us, Questions, and Schedule Moving Estimate

To get more information from us and pricing, you’ll need to fill out our form below or give us a call. We’ll ask you for basic information:

  • Name/contact details/etc.)
  • Type of Move – Residential/Commercial safe
  • From Location/To Location
  • Timing - Dates
  • Type to Be Moved
  • Discuss Service Level

During our call, you’ll be able to ask any questions and by the end, we’ll be able to give you a ballpark estimate for our services. We’ll also schedule an in-home estimate so we can get more details of the work to be completed


Step 2 - Detailed Pricing and Confirmation of Move

After our scheduled estimate, we’ll refine our quote and present that to you. At this time, you will make a decision to move forward or not. If you decide to hire use, we’ll bring in our moving coordinator to:

  • Confirm all details of the move
  • Officially schedule you into our system 
  • Assign our crews and trucks to your move on the assigned date
  • Keep in touch until the day of the move
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Step 3 - Moving Day!

Our moving coordinator will ensure our crews show up to your location on time, with all necessary trucks and equipment. We’re ready to move your safe. 

  • We’ll perform any services agreed upon and load up the truck
  • We’ll drive your safe to your next destination
  • We’ll unload the safe and move it to the correct location in your new space

Why Hire Dearman as your Safe Mover

Our Top Priority during a safe move: Safe-ty

Safes are one of the heaviest items to move, often weighing more than 500 pounds. Our #1 goal when moving a safe is safety. We ensure our staff have:

  • Proper equipment and supplies to properly move the safe and make it easier
  • Proper shoes and dress code to protect their bodies and avoid thing like snagging clothes
  • Use appropriate moving techniques to reduce stresses and strains on the body and prevent injuries

DIY Safe Moving

If you are interested in moving a safe yourself, there are many precautions you should take before and during the move.

Safe Moving Tips

  1. Empty the safe - Safes are already heavy enough. Take all of your valuables out and protect them while the safe is moved.
  2. Plan your routes - before moving the safe, know exactly how you are going to get the safe in or out of your location. You don’t want to be asking yourself where to go next when you have hundreds of pounds leaning on you
  3. Remove obstacles - anything that could possibly be in the way - like couches, tables, lamps, cords, and more - clear them out of the way to give the movers the straightest possible path
  4. Check steps, staircases, and flooring - are there any loose steps or floorboards you could trip on? Are the steps sturdy enough to hold hundreds of pounds? Do you have any rugs you can move? Floor damage can be very real when moving safes that are hundreds of pounds. Fix and protect the floors if necessary before moving the safe
  5. Shoes and gloves - protect yourself and wear appropriate PPE to help avoid injuries

Safe Moving Vehicles and Rental Equipment

Before moving your safe, ask yourself, is the vehicle you have big enough and able to carry the weight of the safe? It may be better to rent a vehicle with a hydraulic tailgate or ramp for an easier move. Additionally, we highly recommend renting a heavy duty dolly and moving straps. A dolly is by far the easiest way to move a safe, although still very heavy.

We can provide both the safe moving equipment and vehicles you need for a DIY safe move.

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Your move deserves the best because of our 5-Star Guarantee. We will:

  1. Put safety first and stick to schedule as much as possible for your convenience
  2. Be on time every time
  3. Give priority scheduling when asked beforehand
  4. Never ever quote a price without sticking by it!
  5. Offer full replacement payment if we do any damage during the moving process so you don't have to worry about that aspect too.

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Karen Colpitss
"We were extremely pleased with Dearman Moving. Fair pricing, quick response to questions, frequent contact and a willingness to work with us when we had to move up our date. A special thanks to Nicole Lang for the assistance she provided throughout the process. The packers and loaders were efficient and professional. Despite snow on the second day of loading, they kept to the schedule so that we could leave Mansfield at a reasonable time. I would recommend Dearman to anyone."
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Nate Temple, Jordan H, Colton Henderson, Bill Hardin, and Cody Henderson did an outstanding job moving my family a few weeks ago. It was a long, hot move and the guys were above and beyond professional and patient. We were so grateful for their efforts and attention to detail. I recommend them to anyone needing to move. I knew it would be a hard move and hoped that all would go well. I could not be more appreciative for all they did on the two-day move. Dearman and the team are amazing!!!
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Jill Clark
"This company is wonderful to work with. Everyone I spoke to from start to finish were very professional and friendly. The movers, Chuck and Bill, were fabulous. When they got to my house, the road crew was working on the road I’m front of my house. The guys definitely went above and beyond, taking my furniture out the front door, down a small hill to the truck at the side of the house. Great job guys! I 100% recommend this company."
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This is the 2nd time I have used Dearman moving and storage and both times have been pleasant experiences. Colton was present for both moves and trust me, you want him there. He’s very professional and knows how to pack a truck and make sure your belongings are safe. Jordon, Cameron and Matt was also with Colton for our 2nd big move and all the guys were pleasant and worked very hard to get the job done Quickly and safely. Overall, from the first contact to execution, this was an excellent company to work with.
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