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Coakley Brothers Movers


Residential Moving for Madison

What Coakley Brothers Can Move For You
Backyard Playsets-Vehicles- Motorcycles-Machinery-Pool Tables-Flat Screen TVs-Hot Tubs- Art Work- Grandfather and Grandmother Clocks- Pianos of all sorts- Taxidermy Trophies- Statues- You Name it! We Move It.

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North Central Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin
Northwest Wisconsin
Southeast Wisconsin
Southwest Wisconsin

Northern Illinois

What to Expect From Start to Finish with Coakley Brothers Moving

In order to fulfill your dream of a successful move, cooperation and planning makes things go smoothly for all parties involved. Taking the time necessary for preparing your household belongings for the move is first on the list.  There is always ample time set aside for packing, disassembly of electronics, appliances and furnishings, etc. Mapping out the move with our moving consultants in a safe, economical and efficient plan, is both easy and, as it turns out, necessary for your move. 

The Best Time of the Day!

Our moving times quite literally are designed to cater to your specific needs. Generally we start the process at 8 am, the day of the move. 
Should you require an afternoon move - we do our best to accommodate, but most of the moves do begin in the morning so that, among other considerations, things are not so rushed and pressed to “Get it done” with the relatively fewer hours of daylight by comparison. Experience shows us mornings are the best time to begin moving. However, your needs remain our greatest concern.

Coakley Brothers Rates:

Our moving rates, beginning at our hourly minimum, and depending upon the number of men needed, the trucks needed etc, are computed for you… You should call the number below to get an estimate from our professionals. There is no obligation.

Talk to us about your Madison Move! Call us: 608-421-5000
Are we packing - unpacking your boxes and cartons? Are we reassembling your goods?  Again, that will be an hourly rate, helping your move to or from Madison WI go smoothly
  •  Please consult your Moving Consultant for more specific rates.


  •  It’s best if our trucks can park within 50 feet of your residence.  Extra fees will be charged for a longer route. Please check with your consultant as to the best loading area and to make proper arrangements. Does your Madison apartment have an Elevator?
  •  If there is an elevator available, make certain it will be available when your move is scheduled.  Please consult the manager to obtain an elevator key and elevator wall pads to make the move safe and effective for you as well as the other building residents.

Will we be making additional stops?

  •  Extra stop fees may apply but more importantly, let your Coakley Brothers Moving Consultant know ahead of time what items are to be picked up so as to leave enough space on the truck for your additional items.

Are you moving ALL your household goods?

  •  We’re a packing and moving army! Remember that when and if you have items you don’t want packed.  Set those items aside and mark them clearly. Keep the crew well informed of items not to be moved.

Let’s talk about Food:

  •  Our suggestion for perishable food.  Pack it and move it yourself to eliminate the possibility of spoiling.
  •  If your canned goods can be stored, we can take them.  Any other food items cannot be stored.  Make certain only canned goods are packed.

Be careful with those Flammable Articles:

  •  Coakley Brothers Movers Cannot Pack or move any Flammable Articles
(This includes items such as aerosol cans, gas tanks, lighter fluid, matches, gas tanks, propane tanks etc.). Please move or dispose of all articles of this nature.


  •  Considering the precarious nature of your plants, we advise our clients to move them with care.  All plants must be placed in boxes to allow them to be moved securely.  Keep in mind Madison road conditions and weather when placing your plants with your mover for transportation.

Waterbeds in Madison:

  •  Please notify Coakley Brothers previous to the move if water beds are an issue. While we can drain, disassemble, reassemble and refill your waterbeds, remember, that work is subject to our hourly rate. Keep us well informed of your intentions.

Disassemble & Reassemble:

  •  Standard disassembly/reassembly of beds, mirrors, tables & residence doors is part of Coakley Brothers business
  •  Keep in mind, when working with waterbeds, metal shelving, pool and ping pong tables, exercise equipment, outdoor play equipment, pressed wood furniture**, satellite dishes, modems, etc., additional labor will be required
  •  The additional labor time for the above services can be considerable and is not included in the time allowed for transportation unless it is explicitly noted on the rate quotation.
  •  **Note: As to be expected, although pressed wood furniture is designed to be moved disassembled, moving and reassembly of these items (bookshelves, tables, desks, entertainment centers, wardrobes, pool tables, etc.) may result in damage to the joints and will be performed at the owner's risk.

Electronic Servicing and your Appliances:

  •  Coakley Brothers will move your Gas Appliances: However you are responsible for the disconnection of your gas appliances.  If that is not possible, we ask that you notify our office so appropriate arrangements can be made. You will be responsible for the reconnection of the gas appliances.
  • Coakley Brothers will not disconnected any waterlines attached to any appliances.
  • Appliance Connections for NON GAS APPLIANCES: We will disconnect and reconnect appliances at the owner's risk and direction provided suitable parts are provided.
  • Coakley Brothers and your Electronic Equipment:  Although we are able to reconnect your Television, your computers and stereos, etc., we recommend you contact a vendor specializing in this service for complicated systems. Packing is one thing.  Reconnecting another.
  • **Note:  Our movers cannot install or hang televisions, pictures, shelves, artwork, ect.  If you are in need of these services please contact our Installations Services division for all of your installation needs.  608-421-5000

Just Before We Leave the Driveway:

  • Please remember it is the customer's responsibility to make a systematic assessment of the entire premises just before departure to guarantee all of the desired household goods have been loaded. Check the hiding spots! Look in all the cupboards.  Check the rafters and those storage sheds as well. Once you’ve left Madison- You’ve left Madison!

The Other Side of the Move

Help Coakley Brothers with the Placement of Furniture:
  • A fundamental part of Coakley Brothers’ service is to set-up and help you rearrange your furniture. It’s an exciting time to plan the location of your items in your new home.  Try to have this done prior to the day of the move so unnecessary moving and removing of your items can be avoided.

Payment Policy:

  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit/debit cards for all our services.  We only accept checks for local moves.  We do not accept cash.
  •  While not expected, we do have customers who ask whether tipping of the movers is appropriate. Tipping movers has become common and is now considered customary. We recommend any tips given be based on your level of satisfaction for the services rendered. Was your move to or from Madison satisfactory? If so, tell others.  If not, tell us so we can improve!
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