Friends of TMC

This page contains a broad range of links for you to explore. We have included important moving industry links to help you get as much information as possible before you move and also links to our favorite businesses, suppliers, individuals, and non-profit organizations.

MOVING INDUSTRY LINKS: -An outstanding blog and resource center for anyone moving. This is the combined effort of experience Moving and Storage professionals across the nation and aims to help every get the best move for the best value.

A CAVEAT: While is a great informational site, we strongly recommend you do not fill in the “Find Professionals That Meet Your Needs” box on the side. This is just a lead-generating source that goes to several movers who pay per lead and you will be flooded with calls and emails. We think the best way to get quotes is to contact moving companies directly, often by filling out similar-looking forms on their individual company website. I know that can seem confusing, but we believe that moving is too sensitive an undertaking to be handled by lead-generating services and cold calls.

California Public Utilities Commission – Every Moving company that does business in California needs to be licensed and in good standing with the California P.U.C. This page will give you important information about state moving laws and allow you to search moving companies to make sure that they are licensed and insured.

California Moving and Storage Association – More great information about movers and moving companies in California.

American Moving and Storage Association – A must for anyone planning to move across state lines. Interstate moving is a a complex undertaking. Visit the AMSA website and begin getting the answers and ideas you need before you start planning.


Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce – Member since 2006!

Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce

Rocklin Chamber of Commerce

Roseville Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Northern California Small Business Development Centers – This organization specializes in helping small businesses prosper and grow. From help with loans to marketing and business plans, the Northern California SBDC is a critical resource for small business of any size and comes with a strong recommendation from the Moving Crew!


Holmes and Company – Laura Holmes and her team of provide straightforward and inclusive bookkeeping, accounting, and tax services at fair prices. The Moving Crew has worked with Laura for over 4 years.

Auburn Printmasters – Drew and his crew are the only printers for us. Easily one of the nicest guys in Auburn, Drew is a pleasure to work with and a seasoned printing and promotions professional.

Sunnyside Senior Transportation Services – Colleen Trotter and her team provide a range of services to help Seniors through the complex processes of relocation.

Nor Cal Homes Online Re/Max Gold – Phil Boren and his team of dedicated agents serving the Northern California and Sacramento Valley area, specializing in listing and selling homes in Placer County, El Dorado County and Sacramento County.

Flyer’s Energy – Family owned and local, we are members of the Flyer’s network for fueling our fleet. They are a great company and one that treats their employees, clients, and communities with respect.

Scott Johnson’s Piano Service – Our friend and  personal piano technician, Scott Johnson, is a tuner and tech extraordinaire. He is pleasant to work with and provides a very skilled service at a fair price.

Brown Custom Signs – Talented and hardworking artist Dane Brown has a mastery of the fine art of sign painting, lettering, gold-leafing, etc. He takes immense pride in his work and the end results will take your  project to the next level.

Bay Area For Sale – is a full service brokerage firm serving all of Bay Area. We pride ourselves in having the best real estate agents in the state who value honesty and integrity above closing a sale.

Big Valley Mortgage – Chris Headrick and his team strive to make the loan process an uncomplicated and rewarding one for their clients.

The Finishing Touch – Heather, accredited staging professional, and her team of home staging and design experts.

Noel Crider –  Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens in Auburn. A kind neighbor and an outstanding agent. I would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell in the Foothills for the first time to contact Noel. She’s an expert in working with First Time Buyers

Master Packaging – Your #1 local source for boxes, packing supplies, and all your packaging solutions.

Awful Annie’s – A classic foothills breakfast institution. We have a long history with this wonderful restaurant and were proud to help them relocate into their beautiful new location on Lincoln Way in Auburn.

Encore Music Center – Located in Downtown Auburn, Encore is your friendly local musical instrument and accessories vendor. If they don’t have it, they can get it. About 60% of the staff here at TMC are musicians, and we grew up shopping at Encore, and hope our children will too.

Eric Murray – Realtor® with Massey Advantage, Inc.,  providing superior service and support to residential real estate clients in the greater Sacramento area.

Placer SPCA – to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. Serving Placer county since 1973.

Standard Measurement Systems LLC – Providing high quality products which are on the cutting edge of machine tools and manufacturing technology.

Winston Smith Books – Located in downtown Auburn. A book lover’s heaven and a knowledgeable source for rare books and collectibles.

Placer County Homes and Land – Patrick Hake and the Team at Placer County Homes and Land specialize in Placer, El Dorado, Nevada,  and Sacramento County homes and real estate.

Auburn Thai Garden – This is the place to go for Thai in the foothills. Owner and dear friend of TMC, Nu, and his staff take great pride in serving world class dishes and pairings with fine craft beers.

Little Belgium Deli – Located in Downtown Auburn this is a very welcoming, friendly neighborhood pub with great food and a great selection of beers. Our pals Eric Nordby and Tyler Lovejoy own and operate this joint with pride.