Our firm has worked with NorthStar Moving and Ram Katalan since 2006 on (so far) four moves.  We expect to have three more moves to various warehouses over the next month or so.

I believe our first move went from a 30,000 sq. ft. building to 50,000; and it involved furniture, pallets, shelving, etc. for ~ 50 employees and from a two-story building with no elevator.   Our second  and third moves involved over 20 people and ~12,000 sq. ft. of warehouse inventory from a few different locations.

Today I worked with Ron Cohen and Pedro in a move comprising ~ 20 people and their furniture, shelving, pallets galore, etc. from one of our buildings to another.    Although we scoped the job months ago, NorthStar somehow came together on one week’s notice and did this move for us without a hitch — on time, on budget, no issues whatsoever, and everyone was lovely to work with.  

We have ALWAYS had a wonderful experience with NorthStar, and I call them whenever we have requirements.   When you have a good experience over and over, you certainly don’t want to make changes.

I also love that they’re a local firm to our business in Chatsworth, are a good neighbor and steward in the community, and they try their best to please.

Superb, very hard working moving crew! Thank you Nick / Ruben / Javier!!

Moving is very stressful, especially when you have about 3000 sq ft warehouse inventories.
(Even my staffs were getting stressed out just thinking about moving all the stuff lol)

Though I felt it would take the entire day to move, I had to book (3 movers, 1 truck) for Saturday afternoon since morning was already booked.
I’m sure they were at least a bit tired since it’s not their first job of the day.
However, they were very professional and moved all items safely w/o damaging a single item.

Even though most items were boxed, there were still quite a lot of things that we gave up boxing.
And Nick’s crew wrapped/boxed everything safely for us including tons of metal pieces from our heavy duty shelving units.

Nick’s crew (Nick, Javier, and Ruben) are hard working pros.
While I felt tired just watching them move our things, Nick didn’t give up on showing his positive work ethic which I appreciated a lot.
I also shared my worries about the possibility of the fee ending up more than I expected prior of moving. And Nick responded they’ll try to work fast & safe to not go over my budget. (He also assured me several times during the move) And as he mentioned, the moving fee didn’t go over my budget.

My staffs and I still can’t believe the move was completed in 7~8 hours.
While moving itself is stressful and I felt sorry for making Nick, Javier and Ruben move lots of heavy stuff, it turned out as a pleasant experience and I really really appreciate all of them for their hard work and professionalism.

I hope not to move anytime soon with heavy loads of stuff again. But I would definitely ask for Nick’s crew if I need to and recommend them for anyone trying to move their stuff safely.
Thanks again Nick, Ruben, and Javier!

They were on time, super friendly and it was seemless!  Best in town for sure.  We have used them for several moves in the past 2 years and had them store some items as well.  All was handled so beautifully.
I have used NorthStar Moving services for both business and my own personal moves to my great satisfaction. Gadi Avigzer is awesome and Managed all my moves thoroughly ensuring everything they packed was undamaged and loaded quickly. I will continue to use their services and highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a mover. Sona White Facilities Manager Konami Digital Entertainment

We strongly recommend Ram Katalan and his NorthStar Moving team for the BBB Torch Award. While their ongoing, day-to-day service alone has earned our recommendation, it has been their help during the ongoing wild fire crisis in the region that has truly demonstrated their character and their commitment to helping their San Fernando Valley neighbors. We began working with NorthStar in June 2007 when we shut down one of our warehouses and needed additional capacity. As a manufacturer, we have frequent last-minute changes to production schedules that require our raw material warehouses to be fast and flexible to ensure our production lines keep running. Ram has proven that- even though he is new to the business of serving manufacturers like us – that he can provide urgent turnarounds in just hours, at all hours, when other providers take days. When the wild fires began threatening our finished goods distribution center in Valencia on Monday, October 22nd, we began an urgent exercise to protect key finished products before it became too late to save them. Within an hour of our phone call, Ram had reconfigured and secured adequate warehouse space to receive our evacuated finished goods – as a contingency plan – with no strings attached. He put his team on alert that they would be required to work around the clock if necessary to support our emergency plan. He also installed an inventory tracking system specially designed to handle the unique tracking needs of our finished goods. Ram helped us rescue 10 truckloads of critical material that day by going above and beyond the expectations of a typical service provider. We now consider the NorthStar team as not just another service provider, but a true partner in supporting the success and growth of our business. Please give strong consideration to Ram and his team for the honor of receiving the BBB Torch Award.

Darrell Powell
Manager, Warehousing and Distribution
Levlad, LCC

Recommendation Letter from Levlad

NorthStar and Ram Katalan specifically have provided my company with excellence service and become a valued business partner for Munchkin. Their responsiveness and ability to handle our business with no lead time, and to accommodate the critical issues of storing and shipping product for us (with little to no training or prior experience in handling our type of product) was really remarkable. They delivered against their commitment for quality, service and cost and demonstrated their desire to truly partner with Munchkin. Their partnership in helping us grow our business, is a good example of building relationships that increase productivity and provide employment opportunities in both of our communities, and makes us both a stronger participant in the economic development of the surrounding communities. We have done limited business to-date, but based on their performance in this critical situation for us, and the professionalism, flexibility and customer service orientation they have demonstrated, I know we will be doing more business together as the opportunities arise. I am looking forward to continuing our profitable and successful businesses together, and hope you also deem him worthy of this prestigious award.

Tom Buffum
Director of Operations

Recommendation Letter from Munchkin