A Family Owned and Run Business
Welcome to Moving Proz! We are a professional *residential and commercial moving company serving Kansas City, Overland Park, and Lawrence KS. We are also an SBA certified (minority) woman-owned and operated member of the AMSA with an A+ BBB rating. We provide services for the entire Kansas City metro area with *fast, effective moves* of all sizes at affordable prices. Whether you need assistance with your residential move or your business move, we are here for you.
We do it all, from home and commercial moves, to packing and piano moving, and much more. Going a short distance or relocating across the state? No worries, Moving Proz is built to accommodate any move, large or small. You can rely on our professionals, from the movers themselves to the office, where our friendly Moving Proz family will make sure your move goes seamlessly from beginning to end.
Our goal is to provide you with one thing (we have ONE JOB). We want to give you a professional, hassle-free and affordable move. Not only do we want to make the process easy, we want you to enjoy it every step of the way. After all, moving is a major life event – a transition that marks a new beginning in your life. Let us help you get there. As a small local business, we are sometimes available for next day and even same day moves.
And on top of that, we try to offer a more personalized experience instead of just lumping you in with everyone else. You’re special to us! If you do decide to give us the honor of helping you move, you’ll be choosing a business that was born and raised in KC. This is our neighborhood and our community! So pick us….choose us….love us! We ❤️ KC, and we’re ready whenever you are!
Our Leadership Team
A company is nothing without effective leaders. Please take a moment to read about the founders and owners of our company.
Hi there! My name is Kelli, and I’ve been with Moving Proz in an ownership position since 2018. I am very proud to lead this female run and led organization. I grew up in Guam, attended university in South Carolina, and then moved to Southern California where I pursued a career as a graphic designer. I was working as the Lead Graphic Designer for VIZIO when I met my partner, Derek, founder of Moving Proz.
About a year after we met, Derek convinced me to move from California to Kansas. I started working in the office at Moving Proz while I looked for a graphic design position in KC. After receiving a couple of job offers and accepting one, Derek proposed an alternative—run the moving company alongside him. At first, I thought there was no way that this would ever work, but after Derek assured me that this opportunity was larger than any I could get at an agency, I agreed.
I never wanted to be a business owner/entrepreneur, and I definitely never wanted to own a business with my partner. However, this business has shown me an entirely new level of opportunity and a direct return on investment that I never experienced at any agency previously. I have an exceptional amount of respect for anyone who can get a business off the ground and running seamlessly.
I do still enjoy designing, as that is my passion. So I continue to work part-time for VIZIO while also designing everything for Moving Proz (no corporate restraints—yes!). We love helping people through hard times, taking kids off to college, moving families into dream homes, and seeing where life takes everyone! And we also love our Moving Proz crew! I’m happy to be able to positively impact so many people. Hopefully, you’ll be one of them!
My name is Derek Shaw, and I am the founder of Moving Proz. I grew up in San Diego, California and attended college at Arizona State University. I started the company in a small town in Kansas as a side gig on weekends to make some extra cash. I had my first child and I was driven to make the best life possible for my family. I started by renting trucks from the local hardware store, with whom I quickly established a relationship. I would post free ads on craigslist in Lawrence where I would mostly get calls from college kids trying to save a few bucks without having to do any of the hard work. I had a full-time job working in an airplane hangar at the time, taking apart old airplanes for parts at $10 an hour.
I got the idea to start a moving company from my friend Doug who hired me to work with him back in San Diego where I’m from. I quickly saw the freedom in entrepreneurship and was absolutely hooked. I would stay up until four in the morning Googling my competition and doing market research. To say this has been the biggest challenge of my life is a vast understatement. Starting Moving Proz has been both the best and hardest thing I have ever done in my life next to being a father to two amazing boys. I have a newfound respect for small business owners and entrepreneurs of all kinds. It has made me a better person and frankly turned me into a man that values his character more than anything else. I believe that people should be better having known you, and I live every day with that in mind.
With years of hard work and dedication, we have won numerous awards including Angie’s List Super Service award year after year. We are the highest rated moving company in Kansas City. We truly have an amazing team and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to come to work with our Moving Proz family every day. I am looking forward to many years of growth and success.
Why Partner with Moving Proz
Being a female-led business is a source of pride with us here at Moving Proz. We want to show our versatility and strength each and every day, and being female run allows us to display strong leadership, effective communication, and attentive problem solving. We firmly believe diversity is an important quality in any company, which is why we are proud of our minority leadership and ownership.
A diverse workforce is an innovative workforce. A true leader wants to be challenged, with that challenge spawning new creativity, innovation, and growth. When you partner with Moving Proz, we want you to feel safe, comfortable and confident that every part of your move will be handled by professionals.