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.

5 Best Moving Companies in Phoenix for 2021

2021 ★ Recognition, Moving Astute

Moving Astute, a website that helps people get and compare moving quotes from trusted moving companies in the U.S. has compiled a comprehensive list of few of the best moving companies in Phoenix, AZ and included NorthStar Moving in their top five.

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

2021 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

This is annual event honoring the work of the nonprofit community along with the corporate citizens and businesses that support them. The awards were given out this year in a virtual event. NorthStar Moving was nominated again this year. Check our community page to see all the people and organizations we have assisted over the years!

Franchisers List

2021 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal published its annual list of franchisers in Los Angeles. Franchisers are listed by number of franchises. NorthStar Moving is happy to be included on the list. For information about NorthStar Moving Company franchise opportunities visit NorthStarFranchising.com

Expertise

2021 ★ Recognition, Expertise

Expertise features objectively quantified and qualified professionals hand-picked by their selection process. They do the research to understand what’s important when searching for experienced professionals, to help them identify the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been featured among the top moving companies in Irvine in 2019 and 2020, and to be featured this year in the following cities:

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Women’s Leadership

2020 ★ Nomination, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Women’s Leadership Series & Awards is virtual symposiums and awards event aiming to engage, inform, educate and inspire, this year’s panelists will cover topics of ongoing importance from leading through change and mentorship to the road to entrepreneurship and navigating today’s work-life balance demands. NorthStar Moving’s of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was a Women’s Leadership Nominee.

Women’s Council

2020 ★ Nomination, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

On September 17, 2020, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal held a virtual ceremony of their annual Women’s Council Awards,  Honoring businesswomen who have made a difference throughout the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley area. Award Categories were: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit Leader, Business Owner of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. NorthStar Moving’s of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was a Women’s Leadership Nominee.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2020 ★ Recognition, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

More US companies than ever before have female executives at the helm. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal publishes an annual list of women-owned businesses. To qualify for the list, a business must be at least 50% women-owned. NorthStar Moving is proud to be included.

Expertise

2020 ★ Recognition, Expertise

Expertise finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. Each month. They research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been featured among the top 14 moving companies in Irvine in 2020 and 2019

Best Moving Companies in Irvine

LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

2019 ★ Recognition, LA Mayor’s Office

In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council declared November 19, 2019 to be Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration is to inspire, empower and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies and organizations, helping women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

We are honored and humbled that NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm was invited to be a lead speaker at the LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019, hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development.

  

  • Image credit first seven photos: NorthStar Moving
    Image credit last eleven photos: Stella Kalinina , LA Mayor’s Office.

Influential Family-Owned Businesses

2019 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, family-owned and controlled businesses account for 90% of American companies today. In the L.A. region, new family-run organizations unceasingly enter the market, and legendary family brands continue to thrive.

The Los Angeles Business Journal published their annual list of the Influential Family-Owned Businesses. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been included and profiled in this list as a Notable Family-Owned Business.

Accredited Business Certificate

2019 ★ Recognition, Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Code of Business Practices represents standards for business accreditation by BBB in the United States and Canada. We are proud to be continuously accredited. This is our BBB accreditation certificate for August 2019 through July 2020.

Best Places to Work

2019 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group in 2006. It was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The chosen list is made up of 100 companies. NorthStar Moving ranked an impressive #33 in the best medium sized company category.

Hunger Fighting Hero Award

2019 ★ Award, Move for Hunger

The Hunger Fighting Hero is awarded by Move for Hunger to organizations that host a successful event to fight hunger in their area. NorthStar Moving’s seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive raised food and monetary donations to provide 33,924 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County. Over seven years, the drive has raised a total of approximately 134,124 meals.

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2019 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal publishes an annual Women in Business list. A women owned business is defined as a business with at least 50% women ownership. NorthStar Moving, Co-Founded by Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan, was ranked #69 in 2019.

Women’s Council: Entrepreneur of the Year

2019 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving’s Co-Founder and Director of Marketing received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Women’s Council & Awards on June 20, 2019 in Los Angeles. It was a half day event full of inspiration and education.  Business women in Los Angeles shared their wisdom through a series of dynamic panels followed by a luncheon awards program honoring outstanding achievements by the top business women who make a difference throughout Los Angeles. 
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to women who started or operate a business of their own while simultaneously impacting their community for the better. Laura McHolm was chosen as an honoree for changing the dim views consumers once held of the moving industry, while contributing time, services and financial support to charitable and social conscious organizations. 

 

World Refugees Day Award

2019 ★ Award, Miry's List

Miry’s List, a nonprofit organization serving over 300 families who have recently resettled in America as refugees from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, honored NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm with their Ana Huna “Least We Can Do” Award during their 2019 World Refugees Day Awards. Miry’s List Founder & Executive Director Miry Whitehill said that “We are awarding Ms. McHolm and her entire team at NorthStar Moving as they have been an integral part in settling these families into their new homes in this country. NorthStar Moving stores donated essential household items for us and then delivers them to the apartments of the resettling families. Our new arrival refugee families feel welcome, safe and a sense of belonging. Ms. McHolm and NorthStar Moving are demonstrating to the entire country how private companies can make a tangible impact on families resettling here. It’s inspiring and deserves to be celebrated.”

 

Photos from the awards ceremony

  • Photos courtesy of Christina Gandolfo

    Scan pf Miry’s List 2019 Annual Report

Community Leader Award

2019 ★ Award, NAWBO-LA

The National Association of Women Business Owners in Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) honored NorthStar Moving’s co-founder Laura McHolm with their Community Leader Award at the NAWBO 33rd Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon & Conference on June 14th at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles.

The NAWBO-LA Community Leader Award recognizes someone who has achieved success in her career, business or personal life and have made tremendous impacts on those around her through her perseverance and dogged determination to create lasting change and influence her community through her service, dedication to her work, and passion for excellence. This honoree serves her community without reservation.

 

Certificate of Achievement

2019 ★ Award, Move for Hunger

During the 2019 California Moving and Storage Association Convention (CMSA) that was held in San Diego, NorthStar Moving was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Move for Hunger. They wrote to us: “”Every year at state and national moving industry conferences we give out awards to those who go above and beyond with their dedication to the cause. We chose Northstar Moving not only because of the amount of food collected, but also for the willingness to help with larger pick-ups like the LA Marathon and Rock n Roll San Francisco Half Marathon. We realize that you are donating your time, staff and equipment for these pick-ups and are very appreciative for your help to ensure these large amounts of food go to those in need in the local community.”

Women’s Council

2019 ★ Nomination, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal honored women of outstanding achievement in the San Fernando Valley area business community with their annual Women’s Council awards event held in Woodland Hills, CA on April 17, 2019. We are proud that NorthStar Moving Director of Marketing and Co-Founder Laura McHolm was among the nominees.

Mover of the Month

2019 ★ Recognition, Move for Hunger

Each month, Move for Hunger highlights one of the moving companies in their network for their commitment to fighting hunger in their community. We are honored that NorthStar Moving Company has been named our Mover of the Month for April 2019.

  • April 2019 mover of the month: NorthStar Moving
  • April 2019 mover of the month: NorthStar Moving

Expertise

2019 ★ Recognition, Expertise

Expertise use their proprietary research and selection process to identify the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. NorthStar Moving is honored to have been featured among the top 14 moving companies in Irvine.

Best Movers in Irvine

Influential Family-Owned Businesses

2018 ★ Recognition, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal has published a list of Influential Family-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles. NorthStar Moving was honored to be included and profiled in this list.

Largest Family Owned Businesses

2018 ★ Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

NorthStar Moving was included the 2018 list of Largest Family Owned Businesses published by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Companies were ranked by total number of employees.

Best Places to Work

2018 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group Created the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles award twelve years ago. The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses.
If Los Angeles County were a nation, its economy would be the 19th largest in the world. It is home to more than 244,000 businesses, with more minority and women-owned businesses than any other in the nation. Out of this remarkable number of Los Angeles businesses, 100 companies end up in the Best Places to Work list. NorthStar Moving was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles for the ninth consecutive year. It ranked an impressive #23 in the best medium sized company category.

Accredited Business Certificate

2018 ★ Award, Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau BBB Code of Business Practices represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States and Canada that meet these standards and complete all application procedures will be accredited by BBB. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business. This is our BBB accreditation certificate for August 2018 through July 2019.