About Us – A Leader Among Machesney Park, IL Moving and Storage Companies

Moving and Storage Companies Like Ours Are Here For You

Universal Relocation Systems, Inc. has been an award winning moving company for over forty years. Locally owned and operated, we are your only North American Van Lines agent based in the Machesney Park, Illinois area.

Unlike other moving and storage companies, at Universal Relocation Systems we go above and beyond to make sure you get more than just another move. We are an award winning company that makes sure you get a great move at the best possible price. As a family owned moving company, we are able to focus on the customer and help design a move tailored to the specific needs of each individual.

The experienced staff at Universal Relocation Systems ensures that you get the personal attention you deserve. We have two professional estimators, Tom Baxter and Mike Bartelli, to provide you with the quote for your move. Tom is the owner of the company and is personally involved in every move. Mike is a qualified North American Van Lines driver with over twelve years experience. With Universal Relocation Systems, a professional will be with you every step of the way.

No matter what your moving needs, Universal Relocation Systems, Inc. has the solution. Whether local, long distance or international, residential or commercial, direct delivery or storage, we are here to help.


Customer Feedback

Thanks from Earl and Anita

“Tom, Anita and I would like to thank you for making our relocation to Phoeniz, AZ event free. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and professional. Our possessions were treated with the upmost of care. Given the opportunity, we would not hesitate to use your services again. I arrived on March 9th[,] the Friday after our furniture arrived.”



Award Winning Service

  • North American Van Lines 2014 Quality Excellence Award Winner.
  • 1st Place Overall Quality.
  • Twelve Time Award Winner for Loss Control Performance (Illinois Movers’ & Warehousemen’s Association)

Call (815) 324-4558 to speak to a representative or use the Free Moving Quote form on this page.

Did You Know?

Universal Relocation Systems stands out against other moving and storage companies because of our quality and commitment to our customers. That’s why we’re in the moving business and why we’ve been doing it for so long. We’re thrilled when we receive an award from our peers because it’s a statement that we’re doing things right for our customers.

Check out these electronics and appliances moving tips below as you get ready to move with Universal Relocation Systems.

  • When it comes to your computers, televisions and entertainments systems, take a picture of the wiring configurations in the back of these systems before taking them apart. It will be much easier reconnecting all the components with a visual map of their connection inputs.
  • Labeling the cords and cables so you’ll know which goes where, and packing them in the same box as the electronic equipment they go with, is also an efficient idea that will save you hook-up time when unpacking.
  • Always pack your remote controls in the boxes containing the related electronics equipment, or perhaps pack them all in a separate, clearly labeled box so they can all be found in one place.
  • Some larger televisions may require special care prior to moving day. It’s a good idea to let your moving company know if you have a big screen or plasma television that will need to be moved, BEFORE moving day arrives.
  • When preparing large appliances such as refrigerators for moving, it is important that they be clean and dry to avoid the build-up of mildew and mold that grows quickly over time. Also, grease left on a stovetop will catch dust and dirt in your shipment, and leave spots on anything it touches.
  • For dish washers, washing machines and refrigerators, make sure to disconnect the water hoses and to drain these devices a few days before the move so that water is not discharged within the moving truck, onto your prized possessions.
  • If you’re moving a gas dryer, the appliance should be disconnected and the gas line capped-off prior to moving by a qualified technician. Our driver and the movers are not qualified to perform this service. You will need to make third party arrangements to ensure that this is handled properly.
  • If you’re moving a microwave, don’t forget to pack the microwave plate.

Not all moving and storage companies serving Rockford, Illinois area are the same. Make sure your moving team is equipped to address all of your needs. Universal Relocation Systems has you covered for everything, which is why we are THE moving company in the Rockford, Illinois area.

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