Bellhops began in 2011 as a dorm-moving service in a small college town. While we essentially started as a two-day-a-year operation at the end of each semester, we soon realized we were on to something bigger: there's a certain magical synergy between the enthusiasm and stamina of college students and the challenges presented by any type of move. Customers began requesting and referring Bellhops for all types of moving situations throughout the year, and we answered the call. Since then, we've grown into a fully operational, tech-enabled moving company with a team of movers in over 20 major U.S. cities.
Our bellhops are fit, educated, background-checked, and 100% dedicated to giving you a phenomenal moving experience. We think you’ll enjoy meeting them.
Not only is our company called Bellhops, so is our workforce.
We call our movers “bellhops” because we believe the name best reflects our focus on you, the customer. Traits like quickness, kindness, and enthusiasm spring to mind when you think of a bellhop. Similar to a bellhop at a hotel, each of our bellhops strives to provide a level of personalized service that makes you feel valued and reassured during a time typically filled with stress, anxiety, and full-on exhaustion.
Chris Lipsey - Atlanta, GA
We handpick hardworking, courteous, and confident college students, and train them to be the best local movers you'll ever meet. Our bellhops are selected not only because they can ease a couch through a tight doorway, but also because they bring the right combination of quick-thinking and cool confidence to turn your toughest moving dilemma into a breeze.
The vast majority of our new bellhops come from word-of-mouth referral via friends who currently work for us. Applicants must be at least 18 and enrolled in college. Not only do applicants undergo thorough background checks, but we also conduct phone and video interviews to gauge their physical strength, personality, and fit for the Bellhops culture.
Our onboarding and training processes are extremely thorough. New hires are required to watch video tutorials on how to properly pack and move items, and an onboarding manager at our headquarters walks each new bellhop through their first three jobs, providing further instruction and answering any questions that may arise. There is additional and more intensive training for bellhops that operate trucks in cities where we offer moving transportation.
Our bellhops are licensed and insured before their first move, and managers in each region of the country monitor their job performance on a regular basis. Managers pay special attention to our bellhops’ punctuality, customer reviews, and communication with our headquarters in order to make sure we are providing you with the best possible service.
Chris Lipsey - Atlanta, GA
Like we said, we’ve found that something spectacular happens when we combine the passion and energy of athletic, well-trained college students with the stresses and strains of moving.
When you’re moving, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And, if you’re thinking of hiring someone, you want to be taken care of. You want help that’s hard working, flexible, friendly, and knowledgeable. Luckily for you (and us!), college students bring all of these qualities to the table in droves. They’re young, they’re strong, they’re optimistic, and they’re excited to be going somewhere with their lives.
Roughly three-quarters of our bellhops attend business school and/or play club sports. They don’t take smoke breaks every ten minutes, and you won’t find them “wasting time on your dime”. They are fit, driven college students who display all of the skill and ambition necessary to get you moved with ease.
When you book your move, bellhops in your area are matched to your move through our mobile app. You’ll be emailed a photo and a short bio for each of the bellhops who will be handling your move—giving you an opportunity to get to know them a bit before they arrive.
Here are two of our bellhops who might just show up for your next move:
‘My experience with Bellhops has been amazing. Being able to meet different customers and help them on an extremely stressful day, and provide a service that allows customers and employees to get to know each other in only a few hours has been a true joy to be apart of. It’s truly one of a kind.’