What ever you do, work at it with all your heart,

as working for the Lord, not for men. 

Col. 3:23


Interested in Moving a House or Just Raising One?

Work with us today on moving or lifting your structure. Call us to arrange a consultation!


Turn to the experts that have been moving homes for more than 80 years.


You'll get superior service when you choose the team that's been family owned and operated for 5 generations. Since way back in the 1930s, we've been pleasing customers in Iowa and beyond.

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It might be easier than you think to budget for a home move. With our affordable rates, efficient and reliable home moving services are within reach on all kinds of budgets.


Reach out to us today and ask us for your consultation. You'll be amazed to see how much you could save!

You can afford to move

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You'll be in good hands when you choose the same experts that are trusted by owners of some of the most historic and valuable buildings in the state.


We've moved historic buildings and churches, as well as homes built of wood, brick, and more.

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It's not just about relocation! Our powerful methods

can help you lift your space in order to install

a new foundation.

Safely relocate your structure

Move your home or business, or lift it in order to add a new foundation or other elements.

The process is safe, efficient, and environmentally sound!

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Goodwin House Moving is a family owned business that has been around since 1930. We are in our fifth generation, with the sixth anxiously waiting to grow up be a house mover too. Our equipment is well maintained, modern and reliable so you can have the security of knowing that your structure is being moved with over 80 years of experience and knowledge using today's technology.


We have moved - wood frame homes, log homes, cement structures, brick homes, historical buildings, barns, sheds, cement stave silos, tanks, all glass greenhouses, grain bins and masonry structures.


Some of the awards we have received for our moves include:

• Midstates House Movers Association – Largest Structure By Sq. Footage On 1 Floor

• Midstates House Movers Association – Heaviest Wooden Structure

• International Association of Structural Movers - Widest Structure Moved

• Iowa House Movers - Heaviest Framed Structure Moved

• Midstates House Movers Association – Most Innovative Move

• Iowa Structural Movers Association-Longest Structure Moved

• Midstates House Movers Association – Most Unusual Move


Moving a house can not only save you money, but it is environmentally friendly as well. According to the International Association of Structural Movers March 2005 publication of Structural Mover, it was estimated that more than 50,000 structures are moved annually and [that] saves an estimated 5,000,000 cubic yards of landfill space and over 2.5 million trees! That sounds like a good enough reason alone to move a home! However, if that isn't enough of an incentive, here are a few other suggestions:


A few good reasons to move or raise your structure:

•To raise it and put in a new foundation increases the value and looks of your home.

•If you choose to move your home, you can consider no neighbors or new neighbors.

•You could save 10-15 old growth trees (that is 100 new growth!) by moving a house.

•Turn your old gloomy basement into a beautiful living space.

•Turn your one-story, into a two-story house.

•Turn your ranch into a split-level.

We have found that a lot of people don't know a lot about structural moving. Feel free to refer to our checklists to help guide and inform you, as a home owner, of what needs to be taken into consideration and what needs to be done in order to successfully move or raise a structure.

Our Mission

Feel free to refer to our checklists:

GHM Checklist for Moving

GHM Checklist for Raising

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