American Hauling is a full-service junk removal company based in Oakland, California and servicing surrounding East Bay communities, including Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, San Leandro, Orinda, and Albany. We have over 19 years of experience in residential and commercial hauling, including smaller residential renovations, large-scale commercial building clean outs, construction site clean outs, eviction clean outs, and “hoarder” houses. We count among our longtime clients many local real estate companies and construction contractors. We offer free estimates and phone consultations and we accept credit cards. In addition to all kinds of hauling, from single item pickups to whole house cleanouts, we offer light demolition services for kitchens, bathrooms, decks, hot tubs, fences, sunrooms, and sheetrock and carpet removal. We are fully licensed and insured, carrying general liability insurance and worker’s compensation for every employee on the job. We are environmentally friendly and divert up to 85% of all materials from landfill. We supply receipts for all services, and clear communication and attention to detail is our goal. We have a 5-star Yelp rating, from real client reviews. Contact us now, or read on to find out more about our services.
We are certified by Oakland’s GreenHalo program, so we can help your new construction, renovation, and demolition projects in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Orinda, and other municipalities meet requirements like Oakland’s Construction and Demolition Debris Waste Reduction and Recycling Ordinance. We are also lead-safe certified.
We do our part to help the City of Oakland Recycling & Solid Waste Program responsibly manage solid waste from Oakland residents, businesses, events, and construction activity, including efforts to meet local and State mandated requirements to divert materials from landfill disposal.
As long as it’s not liquid or hazardous substances, we can haul it – and we probably already have. Haulers see it all!
We have experience working with all kinds of people to make sure the job gets done right, according to each client’s needs.
We’ll go almost anywhere in the Bay Area, but we can respond fastest to jobs closer to our home base in Oakland.
I have worked with Kevin for approx. 14 years. As a real estate agent I have used his company for services ranging from cleaning out a “hoarder’s house” to your basic hauling away of debris to demolition. He has always proven to be professional, on time and extremely ethical. His estimates are always spot-on and he is a pleasure to do business with! Five Stars!
Five stars are not enough stars for Kevin and American Hauling!!! Here it is, two days before my big move to Sacramento, and I have a horrible sleeper/sofa and a bunch of old crap and debris in my backyard that I need to get rid of. I called Kevin at 2:30 this afternoon, and he was booked for the rest of the day. Even so, he offered to take his time after work to come by and give me an estimate. When his last job canceled, he called me up and told me that he could do my job today–he was here within 20 minutes and he and his guys finished the job in less than 1 hour!! Kevin’s rates were very reasonable, he and his guys worked efficiently and were very conscientious and polite, and Kevin was EXTREMELY patient with me as I asked him for advice and made decisions about what to get rid of. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful, family owned business. They took a huge load of worry off my mind by taking a huge load of junk out of my house and yard!!!
I don’t yelp very much but I logged in just to share how awesome Kevin and his team are. I needed my existing detached garage and the concrete slab demo’d to make way for my new construction. Kevin was able to come over and give me a quote right away. Like many of the other reviews have mentioned, he’s just a great guy and his team is awesome. They knocked it out in two days at a competitive price. The whole experience was awesome but specifically I really felt like Kevin heard my special requests and that he and his crew cared. I needed to take special care of my neighbors fence and they did that… I requested that they be gentle with the shingles of my house when removing my fence and they did that… So, I got everything I was hoping for, at a great price and I have only great things to say about American Hauling. Thanks Kevin!
Wow! Kevin is selling and serving up FREEDOM! Freedom from “things”! He came over to haul away a hunk of junk for me in a really tight situation. Clearance issues, muscle power needed and a whole lot of stress! I can breathe now because he and his crew did the the job in less than 30 minutes! Quick, painless and my what a problem solver! I observed him as he “thought” his way through the situation–way to use the ol’ noggin’! Nothing short of Genius! Give him a call and send others his way when they have a hauling job! He’s there in a jiff; and you’ve just bought your FREEDOM!.
Kevin was recommended to me by a friend and WHAT PLEASURE IT WAS working with him! I had previously booked another hauling company but when I called back to confirm…he was rude and said…that if I was worried that I could just cancel the appointment. Kevin came to rescue…he and his crew efficiently took everything away….Kevin was personable and knew that customer service was key to any business. His rates were also reasonable (compared to the original quote I got from the rude hauler). Where ever you are, if you need a junk hauled away, call Kevin at American Hauling – he’ll take care of you!!.
I phoned Kevin because of all the glowing reviews on Yelp and he and his crew showed up on time, ready to go to work. Not only did they just haul stuff out to their large accommodating truck, but they broke down several large items of furniture that I was sure would not fit out the doors. I pointed and they made it all disappear. Then Kevin swept up afterwards. The price was extremely reasonable, and more than fair for the service they provided. I would definitely phone Kevin again and am going to recommend him to my real estate agent and anyone else who needs a hauler. I should also add, Kevin is a very nice gentleman and willing to go the extra mile with a smile on his face. Highly recommended
This guy is a treasure! I am moving from one office to a smaller one on the same floor and had a load of junk that needed to go to the landfill…old file cabinets, broken chairs, and general junk that can’t be recycled. I called Kevin based on his Yelp reviews and he was there within an hour!! He was friendly, professional, his rates are fair (he actually quoted me a rate over the phone) and a pleasure to work with. Along with the detritus there was one shopping bag of papers I forgot to recycle earlier. Kevin asked if he could drop it off at the recycle center or if it was sensitive material that should be shredded. I was impressed that he asked. Who else would have done that?!! He was in and out within a half-hour. Brilliant! After years of dealing with “junk guys” who don’t show up or are late and do a sloppy job, American Hauling just went to the front of my rolodex of can’t-live-without companies. Rock on Kevin!!
We eliminated our company dump truck, fuel bills, insurance, maintenance, and a driver, and went with Kevin. One of the best moves we’ve made. Big cost savings coupled with great service. We couldn’t be more pleased.
We are a full-service junk removal company located in Oakland, California, and servicing Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville, San Leandro, and other nearby Bay Area communities. The business was started in 2001, by East Bay native and longtime Oakland resident Kevin Torrey. Kevin’s original name for the company was “Haulin’ Oates”, but rather than saddle the fledgling operation with potential brand confusion and a dated music reference, he eventually decided on “American Hauling”. But make no mistake: we’re local to the core. We are your neighborhood independent junk removal professionals, here to help you get rid of unwanted stuff. And we know the Bay Area in and out, so if we can’t help you, we’ll let you know who can.
5-star rating on Yelp, from real clients – no bribes, no coupon promo, no BS. Just good, honest service. Read our reviews.
We recycle and donate reusable items whenever possible, qualifying for all recycling programs including Green Halo certification.
We do light demolition (kitchens, floors, decks, patios, or other non-structural framing) if your stuff needs demo before it’s hauled away.
Kevin is a very nice gentleman and willing to go the extra mile with a smile on his face. Highly recommended!
To make an appointment or request a free estimate, please email Kevin, and if possible include your address, what type of material/items you need removed, your timeframe and availability, and whether or not there are any stairs or access issues, e-waste or unusual items, or any other special considerations.
For more urgent requests, feel free to call Kevin directly at (510) 220-1358 and leave a detailed message. If we don’t return your call immediately, we’ll usually get back to you by the end of the day. You can also email email@example.com.