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.

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.

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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.

  • NorthStar Moving on the 2018 Largest Family Owned Businesses List by SFVBJ

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.

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  • NorthStar Moving ranked #23 in Best Places to work list 2018
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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.

  • Better Business Bureau accredited business certificate 2018-2019

Top Women-Owned Businesses

2018 ★ Award, 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 #59 in 2018.

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  • Women-Owned Businesses list by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Women’s Council

2018 ★ Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

The Women’s Council and Awards is a half day event in which the top business leaders in Los Angeles will share their wisdom through a series of Keynote speeches, dynamic panels, and workshops.
The 2018 event was held on June 22 in Los Angeles. Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was a nominee in the Business Owner of the Year category.

  • Laura McHolm nominated at the Women's Council by Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Laura McHolm nominated at the Women's Council by Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Laura McHolm nominated at the Women's Council by Los Angeles Business Journal
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Women’s Council

2018 ★ Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

The Women’s Council awards honor women who have made a difference throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, and Antelope valley community. 

This year’s event took place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Woodland Hills, CA . The half day event was filled with inspiration, education and recognition. Laura McHolm, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of NorthStar Moving was a nominee in the Business Owner of the Year category.

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CMSA Membership

2018 ★ Recognition, CMSA - California Moving & Storage Association

As a condition of California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) membership, each mover member must be licensed and agree to abide by the California Moving & Storage Association Code of Ethics promising to provide California moving consumers honest, legal, and efficient service.

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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.”

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Accredited Business Certificate

2017 ★ Award, 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 2017 through July 2018.

  • Better Business Bureau accredited business certificate 2018

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.

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Women’s Summit

2017 ★ Finalist, 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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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Accredited Business Certificate

2016 ★ Award, Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit that accredits business that meet certain standards of quality, trustworthiness, and responsibility. A business needs to meet 8 BBB Accreditation Standards to be eligible for accreditation. This is our BBB accreditation certificate for 2017.
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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 ★ Award, 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.

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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.

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    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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