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For over 70 years, Nilson Van & Storage has provided its moving expertise to individuals, organizations, and businesses in South Carolina. Through the years, we have streamlined our methods to deliver the most efficient methods of packing, moving, and storage to our customers. Our services now cover any national destination as well as those in over 160 countries throughout the world.


2017 Pittsburgh Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-9307



Sunday: Closed Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: Closed
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67 Customer reviews for Nilson Van & Storage

  • John B.
    Summerville, SC
    to State Clg, PA
    September 19, 2019

    Excellent moving experience. William Tillman was very courteous, helpful and careful with our household items. The crews that assisted him in Summerville and in Pennsylvania were outstanding and well managed by William. Please pass along our comments and appreciation.

  • Alisa W.
    Charleston, SC
    to San Diego, CA
    September 17, 2019

    The communication was fantastic from start to finish. The delivery was done during the timeframe provided. Those are my two main concerns when moving and Mayflower exceeded my expectations.

  • Lucy L.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Gates Mls, OH
    September 04, 2019

    My main frustration was with the unloading process in Ohio. The truck arrived then sat in my driveway for more than 90 minutes while we waited for the local moving company (Andrews) to send their crew here. The two guys who eventually came out were great. The two original crew members never showed. One called the van driver to say he was “running late” (no show), the other claimed to have a flat tire.

  • Starr E.
    Charleston, SC
    to Tempe, AZ
    September 03, 2019

    Everything was pretty seamless, we were very satisfied with the service.

  • Diane M.
    Charleston, SC
    to Centennial, CO
    August 27, 2019

    Rob Hansknecht and Theresa Barton did a great job.

  • James W.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Hailey, ID
    July 01, 2019

    First time using professional movers. My last self-move was 21 years ago and my wife and I decided we were not going to DIY this move. We took bids from several name companies and Mayflower was BY FAR the most competitive. We self-packed with no problems. The loading crew arrived with the driver right on time and loading went very smoothly. We initially were given a window for delivery with the earliest delivery date being June 25th which was going to be a push for us as we had a closing on the sale of our house before driving cross-country to Idaho from SC. The driver insisted he could not deliver after the 25th due to his delivery schedule and, in fact wanted to deliver earlier outside of the quoted delivery window but I held him to the 25th. The crew and truck arrived on time on unloading day and, using a shuttle truck, unloaded in an efficient manner. Everything was accounted for, damage to items was relatively minimal, and overall we were very pleased with the entire move.

  • Leslie S.
    N Charleston, SC
    to Williamsburg, VA
    July 01, 2019

    I was pleased that Joe and his crew showed up when expected both to load the truck and then to deliver it. They were polite and nice to deal with.

  • Kathleen J.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to St Paul, MN
    June 12, 2019

    It was good on both ends.

  • Elizabeth B.
    Folly Bch, SC
    to Indialantic, FL
    April 26, 2019

    everything went smoothly from beginning to end and everyone was most polite which was refreshing

  • John Christophe E.
    Charleston, SC
    to Tucson, AZ
    April 24, 2019

    Excellent service from start to finish. All aspects spotlessly professional and personable.

  • Durbin E.
    Kiawah Is, SC
    to Bozeman, MT
    March 23, 2019

    Everything about our move was done with complete and thorough professionalism. We have moved a number of times and this was the most complicated, but the least stressful

  • Tyler E.
    Kiawah Is, SC
    to Miami Shores, FL
    February 18, 2019

    The coordination of the delivery was very professional and efficient. The day of the delivery, the truck was on time, and the movers were polite, professional, and methodically thorough. Everything arrived in good shape, and the delivery was finished in 2 hours.

  • Michaelene G.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Fernandina Bch, FL
    February 06, 2019

    Superb until??: This was a large move. Entire large home equaled 100+ boxes. Thus: empty boxes...about 1/ 2....put on large screened porch. Continue the room for more empties...which includes all the paper wrapping. Mayflower agreed to pick up first 50 boxes with wrapping . Would not pick up next and last 50 unless payment of $140 to associate company. This made no sense. Would be ok for small house short move. In my case, and sure others similar, the final HUGE amount should be picked up with absolutely less payment. Doing it ourselves, but moving a number of states away and the enormous number of boxes is not right. Offer it and use it to market your company. Michaelene Gon

  • Larry G.
    Charleston, SC
    to Prt St Lucie, FL
    January 11, 2019

    I've moved several times with Mayflower, always a good experience

  • Jan M.
    Seabrook Is, SC
    to St Petersburg, FL
    December 29, 2018

    Generally a positive experience.Some confusion with getting inventory correctly identified resulting in differing price quotes. Crew packing were excellent, careful precise and considerate in house. Was not personally at delivery site but told it was OK. Feet on sofa were off, one missing required all to be replaced.

  • Robert S.
    Summerville, SC
    to Ellijay, GA
    December 27, 2018

    truck had a leak and some things were damaged as a result. the packers were obviously paid by the box as many boxes were packed with more paper than items.

  • Tracy D.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to New Canaan, CT
    November 02, 2018

    I thought you provided an excellent service. I have moved many times around the world and used some very well known global moving companies. It was hassle free and efficient. Everyone involved in the move were courteous and respectful of my belongings. I would like to mention especially Andrey the driver and Theresa Barton who couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you.

  • Paul R.
    Summerville, SC
    to Menahga, MN
    October 31, 2018

    Rob Hansknecht was outstanding to meet with initially and review our furniture & belongings. Excellent Mayflower representative!! Theresa Barton was very helpful as a Moving Coordinator and keep in good contact & was open to calls & many questions!!! Travis at Nilson Van & Storage and office personnel were very helpful with packing questions and boxes!!!Thank you!!! The Mover (Romero)and assistants in SC were great!! We did have a few items damaged but have been reassured our insurance will adequately address them! Thank you all!

  • Spencer H.
    Summerville, SC
    to Phoenix, AZ
    October 16, 2018

    The incoming hurricane delayed our move one week. The packing team arrived on time and loaded our truck the same day. The delivery truck was ready to deliver on Saturday which was too early for us. They delivered on Monday and did a great job

  • Rick A.
    Awendaw, SC
    to Severance, CO
    October 09, 2018

    The coordinator,Teresa did a great job keeping me informed and the driver, Henry was awesome. Everyone went out of their way to make the move as easy as it could be.

  • Christopher C.
    Charleston, SC
    to Broken Arrow, OK
    May 18, 2018

    Very satisfied with everything.

  • Debbie B.
    Charleston, SC
    to Union, MO
    May 08, 2018

    Excellent customer service. I had to make some last-minute changes, and everyone was helpful.

  • Amanda G.
    Johns Is, SC
    to Sedro Woolley, WA
    April 21, 2018

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Beth M.
    Charleston, SC
    to Bakersfield, CA
    April 17, 2018


  • Molly A.
    Charleston, SC
    to Phoenix, AZ
    March 11, 2018

    Overall it was an easy cross country move. The moving team in both Charleston and Phoenix were efficient and handled my belongings carefully.

  • Ann W.
    James Is, SC
    to Denton, TX
    February 26, 2018

    Excellent service by all personnel, especially the relocation coordinator, Theresa Barton. Everything arrived intact, on the day promised-- wonderful!

  • Joseph P.
    Goose Crk, SC
    to Lavonia, GA
    February 06, 2018

    Movers were on time and professional. Completed the loading for us to make the closing in a short time frame.

  • Jay S.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Midlothian, VA
    January 31, 2018

    Moving with mayflower was wonderful. This was a lot easier and went much smoother than expected.

  • Keith B.
    James Is, SC
    to Colorado Sprs, CO
    January 26, 2018

    Surprisingly easy; staff was very thorough

  • Don F.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Wolfville, NS
    January 09, 2018

    Our driver was wonderful, assisting us every step of the way, as did our manager

  • Michael H.
    Charleston, SC
    to Tarpon Sprs, FL
    November 05, 2017

    Our overall experience was 100% good. From estimate (Rob), to logistics (Teresa, planning) and excution (Chaz and helpers), we could not have hoped for better.

  • Randy F.
    Charleston, SC
    to Mt Holly, NC
    November 01, 2017

    It was a good move. Initially the driver did a lot of complaining saying I can’t do this I can’t do that but by the end everything was fine. The crew was careful with our belongings. The delivery crew put some of our boxes in the wrong rooms even though they were marked correctly but they were pretty good also.

  • Everett N.
    Charleston, SC
    to Wallingford, CT
    October 30, 2017

    I did a lot of research, and met with 7 potential moving companies, prior to hiring Mayflower. From start to finish, I could not have been happier with my decision.

  • Frank B.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Bradenton, FL
    October 19, 2017

    great people and caring

  • Jeff R.
    Charleston, SC
    to Columbus, OH
    October 02, 2017

    Excellent salesmanship and communication.

  • David L.
    Charleston, SC
    to Mobile, AL
    August 22, 2017

    My overall experience was great. I would definitely recommend Mayflower.

  • Richard G.
    Charleston, SC
    to Collegeville, PA
    July 31, 2017

    Actual move went well. only thing that was disappointing was the 18 days it took for delivery.

  • George S.
    Isle Of Palms, SC
    to Sanibel, FL
    July 19, 2017

    Theresa who was my contact person was SUPER! Staff all friendly and tried theor best with some difficult locations. The furniture going into storage could have been wrapped better. Fabric chairs should have been shrink wrapper. Furniture damage may have been due to move from Houston to storage to home. I have moved 11 times over the years and this team was at the top or near to the top as best I can remember.

  • Alexander G.
    Charleston, SC
    to Holly Sprs, NC
    June 29, 2017

    Excellent coordination from Theresa Bsarton. Excellent, courteous and professional packers, loaders and the same team unloaded us in Liberty move which was wonderful and much appreciated. We have used Mayflower exclusively for last 10+ years-4 moves and have never been disappointed at attention to detail and results!

  • Rich B.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Leesburg, FL
    April 28, 2017

    Mover crew was professional, extremely courteous and helpful through the entire process on both ends of the move.

  • David L.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Mentor, OH
    April 07, 2017

    Everything was done in a very thorough and professional manner. Mayflower's communication with me was outstanding throughout the entire move.

  • Natasha D.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Ft Worth, TX
    March 16, 2017

    I appreciate the hard work of ms Theresa, and everyone. I would like to ensure that a good approximation is done in order to not have the move put on separate trucks. Otherwise everything went fantastic!

  • Sharon J.
    Charleston, SC
    to Happy Vly, OR
    February 13, 2017

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Suzy L.
    Moncks Cnr, SC
    to Rockwall, TX
    February 06, 2017

    I have been very pleased with everyone involved in the process from my initial call to the sales call (estimate), moving specialist, driver, packers and loaders/unloaders. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly

  • George G.
    Goose Crk, SC
    to Hudson, FL
    December 07, 2016

    Everything went perfect start to finish.

  • Bernadette A.
    Charleston, SC
    to Woodbridge, VA
    November 11, 2016

    I was dreading my move based on experiences I had heard from other people. Mayflower made it the simplest, smoothest move I could have imagined.

  • Marci L.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Scottsdale, AZ
    August 27, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Shelton B.
    Summerville, SC
    to Cartersville, GA
    August 17, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Dianna G.
    Charleston, SC
    to Midlothian, VA
    August 08, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Elizabeth H.
    Charleston, SC
    to Cache, OK
    August 01, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Elvira U.
    Charleston, SC
    to Winooski, VT
    July 18, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Thomas E.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Ft Pierce, FL
    June 30, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Maria A.
    Johns Is, SC
    to Manhattan, NY
    June 23, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Louis A.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Westerly, RI
    June 13, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Bill M.
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    to Arden, NC
    May 16, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Annemarie C.
    Charleston, SC
    to Bozeman, MT
    May 03, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Toni J.
    James Is, SC
    to Pltn, FL
    April 25, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Sharon S.
    Ladson, SC
    to Rochester, NY
    April 22, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Ryan N.
    Goose Crk, SC
    to Renton, WA
    April 08, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Marni O.
    Charleston, SC
    to Congress, AZ
    April 01, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Jacquie M.
    Moncks Cnr, SC
    to Murfreesboro, TN
    March 14, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Helen T.
    Charleston, SC
    to Savannah, GA
    March 08, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Scott W.
    Summerville, SC
    to Gr Rpds, MI
    February 24, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Sam B.
    Charleston, SC
    to Tampa, FL
    February 15, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Jane M.
    Charleston, SC
    to Grafton, MA
    February 15, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Marilyn S.
    Charleston, SC
    to Roseville, CA
    January 05, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

  • Brenda M.
    Charleston, SC
    to Bonner, MT
    January 04, 2016

    No review comments provided for this rating.

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