They like us, they really like us.

NorthStar Moving has more awards and honors than any other moving company on the planet. We’ve won awards for just about everything: customer service, green initiatives, best places to work, growth and philanthropy – you name it.

Accredited Business Certificate

2017 ★ Award, Better Business Bureau

“By affirmative vote of the Board of Directors, this organization has demonstrated that it meets the BBB Standards of Accreditation and further warrants that it supports the mission, services and standards of ethical business practices espoused by the accreditation of the BBB”.
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Best Places To Work

2017 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

NorthStar Moving was ranked #38 in the best medium sized company category in the 2017 “Best Places to Work” annual program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group. NorthStar Moving Co-Founder and CEO Ram Katalan said about receiving the award: “Creating a place where people love to come to work every day is our greatest accomplishment. Knowing our own team members continue to rate their employee experience so well gives me a lot of pride. We know that happy team members create a happy and satisfying client experience.”

  • LABJ - Best Places to Work - 2017
  • LABJ - Best PLaces to Work 2017
  • LABJ Best Places to Work - 2017

Top Female Entrepreneurs List

2017 ★ Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

When the San Fernando Valley Business Journal published its list of Top Female Entrepreneurs, Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was ranked 8th, and an interview with her appeared on the cover of the issue dedicated to the list.

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Hunger Fighting Hero Award

2017 ★ Award, Move for Hunger

The Hunger Fighting Hero is awarded to organizations that host a successful event to fight hunger in their area. NorthStar Moving’s second annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” food drive in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised 8,109 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The overwhelming volume of food collected and the awareness the company raised for hunger earned NorthStar Moving the award.

  • Move for Hunger - Hunger Fighting Hero Award - 2017
  • Move for Hunger - NSM fed 5300 People

Women’s Summit

2017 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

The 25th annual Women’s Summit & Awards event, celebrating great women leaders in the local business community was held by the Los Angeles Business Journal on June 23rd at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving’s  Co-Founder and Director of Marketing was a finalist. We are honored to have her among such distinguished company.

  • LABJ - Womens Summit Finalists
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Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) Designation

2017 ★ Recognition, Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

On January 30, during the 2017 International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention, Ram Katalan, Co-Founder and CEO of NorthStar Moving was among the graduates of this year’s Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program.

The mission of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives™ (ICFE) is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education. Among franchise leaders, the CFE designation has become widely known and recognized as a mark of distinction.

  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) 2017

CAA Los Angeles Signature Awards – Industry Partner of the Year

2016 ★ Nomination, California Apartment Association of Los Angeles (CAA-LA)

NorthStar Moving Company was recognized for our outstanding relationship with the California Apartment Association of Los Angeles. We were nominated for the Signature Award for Industry Partner of the Year in 2016.

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Best Places to Work

2016 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work features the best companies to work for in LA. NorthStar Moving made it to 27th place this year, out of all mid-sized companies in Los Angeles County. Of course, it’ll always be number 1 in our hearts!

  • Best Places to Work 2016 Certificate
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  • LABJ Best Places to Work
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Top Women-Owned Businesses

2016 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the top women-owned businesses in LA. Out of 100 women-owned businesses in LA, we ranked number 49! Rankings are based on 2015 revenue.

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Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

2016 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

Awarded to those who use their businesses and companies to give back to the community. Check our community page to see all the people and organizations we have assisted over the years!

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Certificate of Achievement – CMSA and Move for Hunger

2016 ★ Recognition, Move for Hunger

During the 99th CMSA (California Moving and Storage Association) conference in, CMSA and Move for Hunger presented NorthStar Moving with the 2016 Certificate of Achievement for the second consecutive year. The award is given to moving companies that go above and beyond to fight hunger in their greater community. NorthStar Moving was also recognized by Move for Hunger for collecting enough food to provide over 25,000 life-saving meals to their community, an enormous meal milestone.

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Women’s Summit – Business owner of the year

2016 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

Co-founder and Director of Marketing Laura McHolm was honored at the the 2016 Women’s Summit for the Los Angeles Business Journal. This event recognizes women who climb through the ranks to become the best in their field and business.

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Women in Business Awards – Business Owner of the Year

2016 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Laura McHolm, Director of Marketing and Co-founder for NorthStar Moving Company, was nominated for Business Owner of the Year. Nominations for this award are given to women at the helm of companies making great strides in business.

  • Award Nominees, Karyn Gatt and Laura McHolm
    Award Nominees, Karyn Gatt and Laura McHolm
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Women in Business Awards – Executive Assistant of the Year

2016 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Karyn Gatt, Executive Assistant to NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm, was nominated for Executive Assistant of the Year. Nominations for this award are given to executive assistants who go above and beyond the call of duty in their field.

  • Award Nominees, Karyn Gatt and Laura McHolm
    Award Nominees, Karyn Gatt and Laura McHolm
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Largest Women Owned Businesses

2015 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

NorthStar Moving Company was ranked number 8 out of the Top 50 Women-owned Businesses based in the valley area by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. This annual list was ranked by number of employees.

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    Largetst Women-Owned Businesses 2015

Women in Business Awards

2015 ★ Nomination, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Laura McHolm, Director of Marketing and Co-founder for NorthStar Moving Company, was nominated for the 2015 Women in Business Awards. This award is given to women at the helm of companies making great strides in business.

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    Women in Business Award nominee list
  • Award Nominee Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving's Director of Marketing and Co-founder
    Award Nominee Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving’s Director of Marketing and Co-founder
  • Women in Business Awards - San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Super Service Award

2015 ★ Award, Angies List

For achieving and maintaining a superior service rating on Angie’s List throughout 2014 as determined by Angie’s List members in the category of: Moving!

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Hunger Fighting Hero Award

2014 ★ Award, Move for Hunger

NorthStar Moving Company was awarded the 2014 Hunger Fighting Hero Award from Move For Hunger for helping to raise and donate 8,109 lbs. of food to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

  • Thank you letter from Move For Hunger
    Thank you letter from Move For Hunger
  • 2014 Hunger Fighting Hero Award
    2014 Hunger Fighting Hero Award

Largest Family Owned Businesses

2014 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal ranked NorthStar Moving Company #14 out of #28 for one of the valley’s largest family-owned businesses in 2014.

  • The San Fernando Valley Business Journal ranked NorthStar Moving Company #14 out of #28 for one of the valley’s largest family-owned businesses in 2014.
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  • NorthStar Moving Company ranked #14 on the list of Largest Family Owned Businesses by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
    NorthStar Moving Company ranked #14 on the list of Largest Family Owned Businesses by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Best Places to Work

2014 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

NorthStar Moving Company was ranked #27 among medium sized companies by the Los Angeles Business Journal, once again making us one of Los Angeles’s “Best Places to Work.”

  • The Best Places To Work Award for 2014. NorthStar Moving Company ranked 27
    The Best Places To Work Award for 2014. NorthStar Moving Company ranked 27
  • Los Angeles Business Journal's announcement for the Best Places to Work 2014 Awards
    Los Angeles Business Journal’s announcement for the Best Places to Work 2014 Awards
  • The cover of the "Best Places to Work 2014" Los Angeles Business Journal
    The cover of the “Best Places to Work 2014” Los Angeles Business Journal
  • NorthStar Moving Company was ranked #27 - Medium Company for Los Angeles Business Journal's "Best Places to Work 2014"
    NorthStar Moving Company was ranked #27 – Medium Company for Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work 2014”
  • NorthStar Moving Company was ranked #27 - Medium Company for Los Angeles Business Journal's "Best Places to Work 2014"
    NorthStar Moving Company was ranked #27 – Medium Company for Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work 2014”

L.A.’s Largest Women-Owned Businesses

2014 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

NorthStar Moving Company was once again recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as number 51 out of the Top 100 Women-owned Businesses based in Los Angeles County. This annual list was ranked by revenues.

  • The Los Angeles Business Journal issue that features the 2014 list of Largest Women Owned Businesses.
    The Los Angeles Business Journal issue that features the 2014 list of Largest Women Owned Businesses.
  • The list published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, we are #51!
    The list published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, we are #51!

Non-Profit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

2014 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

Laura McHolm, co-founder and chief marketing officer, for NorthStar Moving Company, was nominated for “Corporate Partner of the Year” at Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Non-Profit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards honor individuals who demonstrate outstanding dedication to nonprofit organizations.

  • Laura McHolm's Nomination Certificate for 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
    Laura McHolm’s Nomination Certificate for 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
  • List of Nominees for 2014 Non-Profit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
    List of Nominees for 2014 Non-Profit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
  • NorthStar Moving's co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm at the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
    NorthStar Moving’s co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
  • NorthStar Moving's co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm and Claire Wineland of Claire's Place Foundation, Inc. at the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
    NorthStar Moving’s co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm and Claire Wineland of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
  • NorthStar Moving's co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm and Claire Wineland of Claire's Place Foundation, Inc. at the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards luncheon
    NorthStar Moving’s co-founder and director of marketing, Laura McHolm and Claire Wineland of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards luncheon

Women in Business Awards

2014 ★ Nomination, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Laura McHolm, co-founder & chief marketing officer for NorthStar Moving Company, was nominated for the 2014 Women in Business Awards. This award is given to women at the helm of companies making great strides in business.

  • Cover of San Fernando Valley Business Journal
    Cover of San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal's Women in Business 2014
    San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women in Business 2014
  • Laura McHolm's bio
    Laura McHolm’s bio
  • Laura McHolm at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 2014 Women in Business Awards Luncheon
    Laura McHolm at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Awards Luncheon
  • Co- founder and chief marketing officer of NorthStar Moving, Laura McHolm
    Co- founder and chief marketing officer of NorthStar Moving, Laura McHolm
  • Certificate of Laura McHolm's nomination for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 2014 Women in Business Awards
    Certificate of Laura McHolm’s nomination for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Awards
  • List of nominees for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 2014 Women in Business Awards
    List of nominees for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Awards

CAA Los Angeles Signature Awards – Industry Partner of the Year

2013 ★ Nomination, California Apartment Association of Los Angeles (CAA-LA)

NorthStar Moving Company was recognized for our outstanding relationship with the California Apartment Association of Los Angeles, and we were nominated for the Signature Award for Industry Partner of the Year in 2013.

  • NorthStar Moving Company was recognized for our outstanding relationship with the California Apartment Association of Los Angeles, and we were nominated for the Signature Award for Industry Partner of the Year in 2013.
    NorthStar Moving Company was recognized for our outstanding relationship with the California Apartment Association of Los Angeles, and we were nominated for the Signature Award for Industry Partner of the Year in 2013.
  • List of nominees for 2013 Signature Awards for Industry Partner of the Year.
    List of nominees for 2013 Signature Awards for Industry Partner of the Year.

Inc. Hire Power Awards

2013 ★ Recognition, Inc.com

The Inc. Hire Power Awards 2013 ranked NorthStar Moving #12 in the country for creating the most jobs in the logistics and transportation industry!