About Happ Movers

Our Tradition of Excellence

Happ Movers has been the North Shore’s premium moving service since 1955. We are proud to offer the most skilled and highly trained movers in the industry. Since the day of our first move a half-century ago, we have remained true to the quality and integrity you would expect from a family business. Let us earn your trust, too!

Certification and Recognition

Happ Movers, Inc. is a fully insured, licensed, and bonded intrastate moving company, accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. For over 45 years, we have remained members in good standing of the Illinois Movers and Warehousemen’s Association. Our loyal customers have reviewed us favorably on virtually every online service review forum, and we are the proud recipients of the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the last four years running!

Our Family Moving Yours

This means that from the first call you make to us, you will be speaking to the person who can answer your questions – no call centers, no automated menus – just knowledgeable professionals ready to help you plan your move.

Everett Dean: Everett grew up on a farm in Central Illinois and, after serving in World War II, moved to Glenview to work in the printing business. Looking for a change, and hoping to take advantage of his strong, hard working sons, he purchased Happ Movers from the Happ Family in 1973. Although he is enjoying some of his retirement, he is still involved in the business because Happ Movers remains such an important part of his family life.

Tony Dean: Everett’s oldest son, Tony was the first in the Dean family to work at Happ. He worked as a mover before his father took over the business, and they proceeded to run the company together. Tony and his wife, Carol modeled the integrity that helped to cement the company’s reputation as an ethical family business. He remained the president of the company until he passed away in 2006.

Dave Dean: Everett’s youngest son began working as a mover 1977, leading crews and training movers that would carry on the family values. Now, Dave is the company President, dispatcher, and fleet manager. He is one of the friendly voices you will hear when you call our office.

Greg Ostrolencki: Everett’s oldest grandson, Greg began working as a mover in 1996 while studying business. After Tony’s passing, his role evolved to include customer service, office management, and estimating. The example set by the prior generations molded an expertise that has pushed the company to grow and prosper steadily. With Dave, he shares the day to day operational responsibilities.

Chris Ostrolencki: Everett’s second grandson, Chris joined Happ Movers in 1999. Today, he supports the company in almost every capacity, working as a crew leader, trainer, estimator, office administrator and advisor for daily operations. His contributions have been valuable to building long term relationships with our customers.

The success that Happ Movers enjoys is due in part to the hard work and vision of these family members. However, no progress would have been possible without such a skilled and esteemed group of workers. Our movers continue to satisfy customers with experienced and friendly service, tackling jobs of all sizes. They deserve all of the praises they receive each day.