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We are a full service moving company Located in Lexington, KY that is here to help you with all of your moving needs. Our experienced staff can help you move your home, your office or your apartment across town or across the state. Give us a call today for your free quote. Thanks for visiting our site and we hope to see you on moving day.

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No job is too big or too small. Here is a list of some of the services we provide, however, we realize that some jobs are unusual and may not be on the list, and in that case please give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you.

Our trained staff will help you customize a plan to suit your moving needs. Whether you need help moving one piece of furniture or your entire home, the Dudes are here for you. We come to every move fully equipped with all of the tools to help you get the job done right.
If you need to move your office across town or across the hall the Dudes can help! Upgrading or doing repairs to your office? Let us help you customize a plan so you can continue to conduct business during your renovation process.
The Dudes are equipped to handle any task you can throw at them.  If you are in need of few extra hands and a couple of strong backs, the Dudes abide.

Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Loading/unloading of rental trucks and portable storage units (e.g. Pack Rat, Pods, etc.)
  • Clean out your basement or garage
  • Rearrange large furniture within your home
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andrew@2dudesandabronco.com

(859) 743-6698

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Katie Weitzel Moving

They did an excellent job moving my 93 year old cousin, on time, very kind and quick.. I have already recommended them to someone else. Concierge Girl Services! Thank you!

Shelia G.

We bought a bed on Ebay and it was drop shipped. It was too heavy and bulky for us to move upstairs. We checked Craigslist and saw their ad. They emailed back promptly and followed up with a phone call as well. They arrived on time and were very friendly. They moved the bed upstairs […]

Clarinda Sheffler Moving

I highly recommend these guys. They are efficient, professional and affordable. They’ve moved both my home and business at least three times in the past 18 months.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Move to Lexington! You won’t regret it!

    Posted by andrew on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog

    Growing up I never really gave much thought as to where I would live when I got older… Does any kid?  Now I’m in my early 30’s and I sometimes wonder what it would be like to move to another state.  Many of my friends and relatives have taken the leap and left the Kentucky nest, but if I’m honest with myself, I don’t think that will ever be a reality for me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Kentucky is my home and it is exactly where I want to be, and apparently I’m not alone. Fellow Lexingtonian Sharon Roark with http://www.lexingtonrealestatesource.com/ has outlined the top 10 reasons to move to Lexington.

    “Lexington, at the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, is a very special city and a wonderful place to live. As someone who has lived in Central KY all my life, you might assume I’m a bit biased (which I am) but having spent 5 years traveling around the country earlier in my career, it wasn’t until I’d had a chance to see most of the U.S. that I came to realize just how special Lexington really is.

    I could think of lots of reasons why Lexington is a great place to live, but since space is limited, I’ve compiled a list of the “Top 10 Reasons to Live in Lexington”, which will fall far short of describing everything that’s wonderful about this area, but will give you some idea why I and so many others love it here and why you may want to make it your home.

    1. Proximity to Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville and Knoxville

    Sometimes referred to as a “big small town”, Lexington retains a great deal of small town charm despite its rank as Kentucky’s 2nd largest city. But, no matter how great Lexington is, it’s nice to know that you have easy access to other major metropolitan areas, and Lexington is located within a few hours of many.

    Situated at the intersection of I-75 and I-64, Lexington is just over an hour away from both Louisville and Cincinnati and approximately three hours from Indianapolis, Nashville and Knoxville.    Additionally, Bluegrass Airport, located across from historic Keeneland race track on Versailles Road, offers competitive fares that are frequently lower than rates in Louisville or Cincinnati.

    2. Low Crime Rate

    With a lower-than-average crime rate, Lexington is a city where people feel safe walking around the city at night and with good reason. While Lexington’s rate of violent crime is consistently lower than national averages, an analysis of major crime rates in Lexington showed a reduction in crime rates over the past few years, with a dramatic drop of 8.4% in 2007 alone. Despite a significant growth in population over the past 30 years, the rate of major crime in Lexington is as low as it’s been since 1974, according to Mayor Jim Newberry.

    3. Shopping and Dining

    For a city of its size, Lexington offers a plethora of shopping opportunities. Featuring the largest mall in the state (Fayette Mall), Lexington boasts dozens of national chain stores as well as numerous boutique and specialty stores scattered throughout this pretty, historic city.

    In the area of dining, Lexington, which is purported to rank among the top in the nation for restaurants per capita, features not only dozens of national chain restaurants, but also features a large number of unique, locally-owned eateries as well.

    4. Strong Economy

    With its abundance of healthcare, government and technology jobs, the Lexington economy is one of the nation’s most stable. Economists have referred to Lexington as having “a fortified economy, strong in manufacturing, technology and entrepreneurial support, benefiting from a diverse, balanced business base”.

    As of July 2008, the Lexington Metro Area had an unemployment rate of only 5.4%, compared to a national average of 6.1%. Due, in part, to its strong economy, Lexington has been named to several national lists as one of the country’s most desirable places to live: it was named the 5th best city for “Businesses and Careers” in 2008 by Forbes Magazine, and the 5th best city for Young Professionals in 2008 by Kiplinger.

    5. Lots of Greenspace

    If you’ve ever been to Lexington, KY, you won’t have to wonder why the city is known for its natural, scenic beauty. Strict zoning enforcement helps ensure the city continues to grow at a moderate rate while helping to ensure it continues to exhibit the charming southern horse-farm atmosphere we’re famous for.

    Lexington is home to over 100 parks, ranging in size from the tiny but lovely Smith Street Park (.2 acres) to the 659-acre Masterson Station Park, which is home to several horse shows and other events throughout the year.   The city is also home to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, a 734-acre nature preserve situated along the Kentucky River Palisades. Raven Run features over 11 miles of back-country hiking trails which range from wheelchair-accessible paved trails to difficult single-track trails.

    Other outdoor attractions include six public golf courses, several private golf courses, three dog parks, two public 18-hole disc golf courses and a public skate park at Woodland Park, featuring 12,000 sq ft of ramps, bowls, platforms and pipes.

    6. Cost of Living

    For the 3rd year in a row, Lexington, KY has been ranked 3rd among mid-sized cities as having the lowest cost of living in the United States. In a report compiled by KPMG LLC, Lexington ranks exceptionally well when comparing several factors, including the cost of transportation, property taxes and how much people pay for electricity.

    In 2008, Lexington was also named 5th on Forbes’ list of “Best Places for Businesses and Careers.” This ranking was based on comparing several factors, including the rate of job and income growth, cost of living, cost of doing business, crime rate, number of universities, the level of educational attainment and the variety of culture and leisure activities.

    On average, in 2008, Lexington had a cost of living 14% lower than the national average while consistently ranking among the top in the nation for quality of life and economic stability.

    7. Affordable Housing

    One of the factors considered by Forbes Magazine when naming Lexington 5th on their list of “Best Places for Business and Careers” was Lexington’s excellent level of housing affordability.

    Despite the difficulties of the past two years in the national real estate market, the Lexington KY real estate market has remained relatively stable. A big part of this is due to the fact that while other parts of the country were seeing home values shoot up 50% or 100% within a few short years, values in Lexington grew at a more modest, realistic rate and therefore haven’t come crashing down like so many markets in the U.S.

    Along with the stability the Lexington market offers, you’ll also find a great deal of value for your money. The median home price in August, 2008 was a mere $152,900, and the average home price is $75,000 lower than the national average. Unlike in many areas of the country, it’s possible in Lexington to get a very nice house for under $200,000 and an executive-level home for about $300,000.

    According to a recent article by Bloomberg News Columnist John F. Wasik, Lexington ranks among the lowest in the nation in risk of losing home equity based on a study he cited by HouseMartReport.com. Of the six cities he listed as having a very low risk of losing home eqity, he indicated Lexington was the only one that offered a “true housing bargain.”

    8. Educated Residents Lexington,

    According to the most recent U.S Census, is one of the most educated cities in the nation. Of those over the age of 25, 22.4% have bachelor’s degrees, 11.4% have master’s degrees and 3.1% have an advanced professional degree. The census indicated Lexington ranks 10th in the nation in a list of the country’s most educated cities with a population of more than 250,000, ranked by percentage of residents 25 or over holding bachelor’s degrees.

    With two traditional universities (University of Kentucky and Transylvania University) and several smaller colleges located in Lexington, educational opportunities abound. In k-12 education, Lexington offers a strong public school system and a variety of private schools to fit the needs of virtually all families with children.

    9. Horses

    Although the world-famous Kentucky Derby is held in nearby Louisville, it’s Lexington that’s known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” Home to several highly-acclaimed thoroughbred horse farms, numerous Kentucky Derby winners have been bred and raised in Lexington and the Fayette County countryside is dotted with beautiful horse farms with their picket fences and gently rolling hills. The city boasts two horse-racing tracks — Keeneland and the Red Mile, which is the 2nd oldest horse racing track in the nation.

    Lexington is also home to the American Saddlebred museum and the world-famous Kentucky Horse Park, located along scenic Iron Works Pike in northern Fayette County. A working horse farm and an educational theme park, the Kentucky Horse Park will play host to the 2010 World Equestrian Game.

    10. Moderate Climate

    If you’re looking for a place with four distinct seasons, Lexington is the place for you! With an average temperature of 54.9 °F, you’ll find moderate winters with occasional snow, warm summers with moderate night-time temperatures and wonderfully comfortable springs and falls — both of which last 2-3 months in this region.

    Summers in Lexington can become fairly humid, but with temperatures in July and August typically maxing out in the upper 80′s, you’ll find the weather quite appealing winter, spring, summer and fall! Extended periods of high heat, pouring rain, freezing cold and large accumulations of snow are rare.

    11. Friendly People

    Okay, this makes 11, but think of it as a bonus.   The friendliness of a city is something you simply can’t measure on a computer, but we all know it when we experience it. You know people are friendly when they make eye contact and say, “Hi” in the elevator; when people not only go out of their way to give you directions, but you become friends somewhere between “turn left where by the big tree” and “go right by the white picket fence.”

    Again, I may be biased, having lived in this area all my life, but after traveling all those years across the USA, I found many places I liked, a few I loved and some that had genuinely friendly people, but none compared to the warm “welcome home” that envelopes you each time you step off that plane onto the dew-covered bluegrass. As a well-traveled native Kentuckian, I dare say that Lexington epitomizes the best of what is known as Southern hospitality.”

     

    I could list hundreds if not thousands of similar accounts from other Lexington lovers, so if you’re looking for a new place to call home; consider moving to Lexington, KY. You won’t regret it! If you need help with your move call 2 Dudes & A Bronco. Movers with Horsepower!

     

  • Closing on a new home? Avoid these common mistakes!

    Posted by andrew on Jul 8, 2013 in Blog

    At least 5-10 times per year we have to reschedule a moving appointment because something went wrong with the closing on our clients house.  Follow this link: http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/When-Buyer-Closing-Goes-Wrong/    for tips on how to avoid common errors that often delay the closing process. See you on moving day!

  • How many boxes do I need to move?

    Posted by andrew on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog

    One question I get all the time is, “How many boxes do you think I’ll need to pack up and move all of my stuff?”  I found this article http://www.themovingblog.com/what-boxes-you-need-when-move/ on www.themovingblog.com that might help those of you out there that have the same question. Happy reading, see you on moving day!

  • How Moving Can Affect Your Children

    Posted by andrew on Feb 13, 2013 in Blog

    Moving can be an exciting time, but did you know that moving can be a hard adjustment for your children?  There are a lot of things to take into consideration when faced with an upcoming move and your family should take top priority. Here are some useful links describing how to work with your children during your moving process.  If you have any questions please send me a comment and I’ll be glad to help in any way that I can.  The Dudes are here for you and your family and it is our job to help you plan and execute a successful move.

    http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/move.html#

    http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Learn/Buying-and-Selling/Moving-with-Young-Children.html

    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/facts/movinghouse.htm

    http://www.123movers.com/guides/movingyourfamilytips.asp

     

  • Lexington Apartment Guide (Tates Creek Area)

    Posted by andrew on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog

    Tates Creek’s Top Picks: If you’re looking to move into the Tates Creek area I highly recommend looking at the the following 2 apartment complexes: (In no particular order, they are both excellent places to live)

    Merrick Place: These apartments are in a great location, only 3-4 miles to campus and downtown.  Love dining out? You won’t have to travel far if you decide to make Merrick place your home; The Merrick Inn, one of Lexington’s best restaurants, is located on the grounds of this community.  The best part about moving into Merrick Place is the wonderful leasing staff that will make you feel right at home.

    The Racquet Club Apartments: Also in a great location, only minuets from the Hamburg shopping center and downtown, these apartments are the perfect place for young professionals.  The club house has all the amenities you could ask for: a fully equipped weight room, racquetball court, tennis court and two of the best pools in Lexington. Boasting a great outdoor pool with a full service patio bar and year round indoor lap pool insures you’ll find whatever you’re looking for.  Plus, the friendly leasing staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home.