Not every move requires a full-size moving van. Sometimes it's just a sofa, a bed or a dining room set or a move from one floor to another. Enter Simple Moves, owned by Christopher and Kristi Gianino.

Simple Moves has been offering moving and storage services and moving and packing supplies since 2000. Chris Gianino started the business by using a $13,000 home equity loan to purchase a 10-foot truck with over 100,000 miles on it, to help people who have just a few items to move.

Since then, the business has grown in several ways. Recently, the office moved from an approximately 800-square-foot office to a 3,500-square-foot space, doubled the staff and added several 26-foot trucks to the fleet. Now the fleet includes cargo vans, 14-foot and 26-foot trucks to handle all customer needs.

Simple Moves welcomed Brian Pillow as the new general manager in 2017. The staff also includes Operations Manager Carnell Beckwith; Claims Manager Christopher Encarnacion; and customer service representatives Christina Johnson, Kelley Magee and Kathy Mayden.

The company offers an hourly rate with only a one-hour minimum as well as flat rates, depending on the customer's needs. Simple Moves has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and gets more positive reviews on Angie's List than any other moving company, Gianino said.

It's satisfying for Gianino to see "all of the positive reviews online that come in daily, or overhearing conversations from people who have used us about how happy they were with our services"

One such reviewer on Google called Simple Moves "a true professional moving company," adding that "from my first phone call with Christina to the actual move, every employee was professional and courteous. Darion and Anthony were very nice. They protected what was being moved, and the job was done quickly."

Simple Moves

10755 Page Ave. • St. Louis • 314-963-3416

www.simplemoves.com