Our Mission

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 green houses, grain bins and masonry structures.

Some of the awards we have received for our moves include:
Midstates Housemovers Association – Largest Structure By Sq. Footage On 1 Floor
Midstates Housemovers Association – Heaviest Wooden Structure
International Association of Structural Movers - Widest Structure Moved
Iowa House Movers - Heaviest Framed Structure Moved
Midstates Housemovers Association – Most Innovative Move
Iowa Structural Movers Association-Longest Structure Moved
Midstates Housemovers Association – Most Unusual Move

Getting Started

Interested in Moving a House?  Or maybe just raising one? Click to learn more.

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Our Affiliations

We are Proud Members of the Midstates Association of Structural Movers
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.
In Memory of Jason Goodwin