Reviews & Testimonials


Reviews and Testimonials for Craters & Freighters Washington DC

Craters & Freighters was founded to meet the needs of companies and individuals with heavy, oversized, high-value, awkward, and time-sensitive shipments that other shipping companies refused to handle.

What do our clients think of our services? Check out what they have to say.

If It can be Moved, We Move It

In 30+ years as an industry leader, we have packaged, crated, and moved just about everything you can imagine. We ship virtually anything virtually anywhere. From simple items to complex robotic equipment, our custom-engineered solutions ensure items get to their destination on-time and undamaged.


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  • August 20, 2020
    Lydia A
    Alice and team was tremendous! I had a very unusually sized piece of art, which they expertly handled, patiently and fairly estimated and priced. Amazing experience all around!
    Craters & Freighters
    Thank you so much, Lydia! We appreciate your business!
  • August 8, 2020
    Fred S
    Excellent service and the packing of my two paintings framed with glass was perfect. Shipped half way around the world and arrived in perfect condition. Great reliable and efficient people to work with.
    Craters & Freighters
    Thank you so much, Fred! We appreciate your business!
  • July 20, 2020
    DWilliam D
    First Class. They kept me informed all the way.
    Craters & Freighters
    Thank you so much for your business, Bill!
  • July 16, 2020
    Barry M.
    Excellent service, crated and shipped several valuable paintings to the west coast and they arrived in perfect condition. Will definitely use them again!
    Craters & Freighters
    Barry - Thank you for your business and for your kind feedback. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
  • June 18, 2020
    Elizabeth Bagley
    I was satisfied from beginning to end with delivery and care of my item. Will use service in the future. Customer service was superb.
    Craters & Freighters
    Thank you so much for your kind words, Elizabeth! We appreciate your business!
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Awesome staff, reasonable price

“You and your staff were absolutely awesome! Your providing me with the pictures of the unit taken during the uninstall process helped me immensely. It enabled me to hire the proper company to install the unit and will assist greatly during the reinstallation process. The level of service received by your company is above what a freight company normally provides! Also, when we had a last-minute change to the ship-to address, your staff accommodated the request at a reasonable price without interruption to the delivery date. Thank you for the professional, high-quality service you provided.”–Debbie S. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Appreciate patience and professionalism

“I am happy to inform you that our shipment reached Wales in great condition and in time for them to install the show for the opening. Thank you very much for all your help and patience in expediting the shipment under the worst circumstances imaginable. Your professional handling of the matter put us at ease and helped to make a difficult situation more manageable. I very much appreciated your patience in explaining all steps involved in preparing and processing the pieces toward getting them shipped to Wales. Thank you again for all your help!”–Darlene T., Lee Arts Center

Grand piano arrived in perfect condition

“The grand piano arrived in one piece and perfect condition last Wednesday. The crate was great and protected the piano very well. Congratulations, it far surpassed our expectations. I will be very happy to recommend Craters & Freighters of DC to anybody with needs similar to mine.”–Joaquin R., Barcelona, Spain

Immensely pleased with service

“I wanted to take a moment to write and say how immensely pleased I am with the crating and shipping services provided to me by Rick at your Sterling, VA location. When I called him about shipping an archival collection (30 boxes of paper and artifacts), Rick clearly and quickly detailed all of my options to me in an understandable way. I had never shipped anything like this before, so I was grateful to him right away for walking me through the potential process. He was also very patient while I made payment arrangements with my institution, which was very helpful. I received constant updates as the shipment traveled across the country to Oregon, which set my mind at ease about its travel. When the crate arrived, I was astounded at the expert quality of the packing job—all of the boxes looked like the day I had left them in Chevy Chase, MD.
Throughout the entire process, Rick was readily available for questions and was knowledgeable, thoughtful, friendly, and polite. The customer service transaction that I have had with this company is the best in my memory. Rick and his team are truly exceptional, and I thank them for making what could have been a nightmare so incredibly easy. I will definitely be using this company again.”–Anne B., Oregon State University Libraries

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