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MILEAGE Fees $40.00 fee per loaded mile               

HEIGHT : SD, MN, and ND law requires notification of utilities. Most states require at least 5 working days’ notice. The house will have to be ready to move on the date set to move, or it will delay the moving date at least one week. This includes cable TV, railroads, and electric companies, basically anything that is above the roadway. MHM, Inc. will notify the utilities, but the deposits, and any costs or final bills associated with a particular moving project will be the customer’s responsibilities. Anything above roof peak, such as chimneys, air vents, whirly birds, etc., must be taken down by a professional installer and re-installed onsite by a professional. MHM is not responsible for objects above the peak of the roof. Dormers must be below the main peak of the house. Air vents that are glued down will be customer responsibility.

Over-height Charges

Up to 14'11" Included in base price
15'-15'11" $500
16'-16'11" $750
17'-17'11" $1,000
18'=18'11" $1,250
20'-20'11" $1,750
21'-21'11" $2,000
Over 22' Call-pricing agreed in writing


WIDTH : Any house over 30’ wide or over requires the pulling and replacing of signs along the route. Trees along the proposed moving route are to be trimmed prior to moving---the dormers, eaves and jogs must be included in the overall width when talking to your buyer about moving routes. There will be an additional charge if MHM, Inc. does the trimming along the route, at a rate of $450.00 minimum, plus $450.00 per hour. MHM, Inc. will not be responsible for shingle damage, nor does insurance cover damage due to tree brushings or wind.

Over-width Charges

You must include all jog outs, window bump-outs, and anything more than the standard 2’ eave over-hangs.

Up to 30' Included in base price
31'-32' $500
33'-34' $750
35'-36' $1,000
37'-38' $1,500
Over 38' Call-pricing agreed in writing

Over-Length Charges

Up to 62' Included in base price
63'-68' $500
69'-72' $1,000
73'-80' $1,500
Over 80'

Call-pricing agreed in writing

Fuel Surcharges 

Due to Volatility in Fuel prices, Fuel Surcharges apply if regional prices exceed $3.00 per gallon.

Fuel Price Additional Cost *per loaded mile
$3.00-$3.49 $1.50
$3.50-$3.99 $2.00
$4.00-$4.49 $2.50
$4.50-$4.99 $3.00
$5.00-$5.49 $3.50

Beam Openings

Eight openings---32" wide, 24" deep

40'-8' in from corners
44'-9' in from corners

48'-10' in from corners

52'-11' in from corners

56'-12' in from corners

60'-13' in from corners

64'-14' in from corners
72'-15' in from corners

There will be a charge of $250.00 per opening which is left out, but permission to leave openings out must be from MHM, Inc. There are some openings which must be in the basement in order to successfully set the house down. Customer’s foundation contractor MUST check with Milbank House Movers, Inc. about the proper placement (605) 432-5208, if openings are incorrect, the main beams have to be moved, which will result in an additional charges.
Width end (narrow end) openings MUST be 15’ apart, center-to-center. (7’6”s from center to center=15’.)


Milbank House Movers, Inc. carries $500,000.00 insurance on the house from the commencement of the moving job until the house is set down on the basement or foundation. The insured value is the price the customer pays for the house at the time of purchase. As stated above, the insurance does not cover shingle, eve, siding, or cracks in walls or ceilings. (Coverage begins with our first act required to prepare for the move, and ends on the completion of the last act required to finish the move, or 120 days, whichever comes first. Additional cargo insurance may be purchased, and will be billed to the customer.)


Customer is responsible for checking with the city and/or county as to the permits required and the ordinances regulating the building codes and the tree trimming. MHM will coordinate any of the moving permits associated with the move. A minimim charge of $25.00 per permit is charged for each county/state permit required for move.

Escort Fees

All moves require additional escort for any state roads, county roads, and city roads. This is at the customer’s expense. MHM will coordinate as needed for moves requiring additional escort vehicles. $750.00 fee applies, per vehicle per day.

Site Conditions 

All preperations to deliver the structure to the site safely will be discussed with the homeowner prior to delivery. If an additional work needs to be completed by MHM fees will occur. (ie; driveway no wide enough, dirt piles in the way, etc.)


Basement or foundation walls MUST be at least 24 inches out of the ground level---the beams CANNOT be pulled out from under the house if the openings are below ground once it is set down. No window wells may be installed prior to setting the house on the basement as they interfere with the setting of the house and removal of the beams and equipment. The landscaping fill dirt can be placed around the house after the moving of the house.
Sill sealer & basement posts MUST be available at the time of moving. Customers are encouraged to build a center wall under the house, thus eliminating the need for a header.

MHM, Inc. must be able to drive along side of the basement or foundation the length ways, or there is a charge for rolling the house on endways. There are to be NO BOLTS sticking out of the top of the basement or foundation walls, customers are advised to use “mud sill anchors”, which is available at most lumber yards. The customer is responsible for fastening the house to the foundation. Basement floors are to be poured at least one week prior to moving and setting the house down. Insurance does not cover cement cracks or damage due to pouring over insulated foam—heating coils, wiring, etc.
Additional fees may apply in cases where there are extreme elevation conditions that may require additional labor to remove our beams.

Basement wall over 4’: $750.00 minimum fee for basement walls over 4’ out of the ground. If you add fill to get below the 4’, then it must be compacted and agreed to by Mover. If digging or shoveling is required to remove beams due to openings being lower than the ground, this charge applies.
Basement over 8’: $500.00/ft fee for basements over 8’ high/deep walls.
Beam Openings missing: $250.00 fee per concrete opening which is left out. 6 openings required on standard basement, 5 openings required on crawl space.
(Must have permission from Mover before leaving the opening out.)
Dolly wheels: $2,500.00 fee for installation of additional dolly wheels due to excessive weight or permit restrictions.
Floor not poured: $1000.00 fee for floor not poured prior to moving.
Out of State Fee: $1,500.00 fee for homes moved outside of SD.

Overnight Fee: $450.00/ night when crew needs to stay overnight
Roll house endways: $2,000.00 fee for rolling the house on endways.
Roll house twice: $1,500.00 fee for rolling the house twice sideways due to any obstacles which won’t allow us to pull directly beside the basement for offloading.
Truss Floors: $500.00 fee for truss floors when the uprights aren’t in the correct position for beam placement. You will be required to install them in the correct place.
Tree Trimming: $450.00 minimum fee for tree trimming, plus $450.00/hour
Utility Handling fee: $25.00 fee on each utility charge deposit made on behalf of the Homeowner.
Walkout Basement: $750.00 fee for any type of Walkout Basement.
Wood foundation walls: $1000.00 fee for Wood foundation walls (must have the center walls set with openings for beams).
* All fees are subject to change at any time.
Delivery date of house move is not guaranteed; inclement weather & road construction may cause delays. Date will be arranged with redibuilt contractor and Mover.



Brewster’s was great to work with on the purchase of our home! They had all the products used on the home documented and made building the garage and basement easy. They helped with the lay out of the basement and garage to help make the entire project go smoothly. They used quality products and were always willing to answer our questions. Jesse & Nicole L.  |  Colman, SD
I just wanted to say thank you for everything.  We got the house last week and there were no cracks or door/window issues and everything looks great.  There are a lot of new houses going up in our area and we have been recommending you guys to everyone that stops in.   I just wanted to touch base one last time and thank you and your staff for your hard work in getting us into our dream home! Lindsay H.  |  Bradley, SD
We wanted to let you know how happy we are with the house.  We had a lot of questions, calls, e-mails and texts to you throughout the process and each and every time they were answered very quickly and honestly which was very reassuring in the process.  The house looks amazing and has turned out to be better than we had hoped for with no issues and would definitely recommend you guys.  We want to thank you and your staff for making the process easy and smooth.  Thank you  Scott P  |  Volga, SD
We love our home you guys built for us! It was great to bring you a design, and you were able to do exactly what we want in our dream home! Working with you was great, you made the process easy, and everything was completed when promised! Our family and friends love the job you guys did as well! Thank you so much! Janel & Paul T.  |  Canby, MN