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Address: 714 3RD AVE IOWA CITY, IA 52245-4515

Phone: 319-325-6683


US DOT:  1471037

ICC MC:  556716

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Our name gives it away: We’re not your ordinary household moving company.

We’ve got degrees in Criminal Justice and Music and History. We’re massage therapists and comic book makers and math whizzes. We might even bore you with arcane facts about little-known and/or long-forgotten Civil War Generals.

We’re movers by chance but also by choice. We love the physical challenge, the team work, the righteous feeling of a tired body at the end of a hard day’s work. We love that each day is different, love seeing fast progress in our work, love the simple pleasure of carrying out every task, no matter how small, with skill and care.

Maybe most importantly, we love meeting new people, setting them at ease, and making a small but important difference in their lives during a stressful time. And, of course, we love all the thanks and appreciation we get. (After all, we’re only human!)


It all started back in 2002 with a gift. Mark Peters, philanthropist and software programmer, gave Eric Jones, former high school English teacher and wannabe writer, the moving business he’d founded: Adamantine Spine Moving. (Peters wanted the name of his moving company to be clever and to come first in the phone book: check and check.)

Eric had just finished his MFA in Nonfiction Writing at the University of Iowa and, after spending three years exploring his thoughts and feelings on paper, was ready to light out for the territories as a household mover.

A couple of years and hundreds of moves later, Eric hired William (Bill) Hoke, a starry-eyed history major with a voracious appetite for Civil War documentaries and a passion for performing feats of physical strength and endurance. (His current challenge is to travel to every county in the United States, a total of 3,141. Helpful hint: Ask for a discount if you’re moving to a county he hasn’t visited yet.)

Bill became co-owner a short while later and, with his many talents in operations, accounting, and legal compliance (not to mention labeling and color-coding), helped lead Spine Moving through 7 years of growth.

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