No job is too Heavy or Wide!
Jeremy Patterson House Moving, Inc. has won awards for the
Heaviest Structure Moved
and holds the
Widest Structure moved title among others.
Patterson has been featured on the cover of many industry publications for his
exceptional work and has had multiple moves filmed for television.
The 1923 President River Boat, a registered National
Landmark, was moved from its longtime home on the Mississippi River to St. Elmo
The riverboat weighed 4100 ton, was 300 feet long, 84 feet wide, 62 feet high
and was moved approximately 80 miles.
Due to the moved being on the Mississippi River Patterson had to find
eco-friendly materials to aid in the move. Bananas were used as lubrication to
slide the boat across the beans, a first for the Patterson crew! The boat was
disassembled in stages for the move and will be developed into a
The move was
filmed by a crew from the Discovery Channel for an episode that will air in
Murillo Building in Des Moines Iowa was the
largest building relocation project in the U.S. this year. The 750 ton, 3 story
4-5 layer brick building was moved approximately 3 blocks and took 8 hours to
complete. 24 self-propelled hydraulic dollies, 80 crib jacks and our 24
unified jacking machine were used.This project was filmed by the National Geographic Channel of Canada and
Moves from the UK Discovery Channel were on sight as well.
This was the heaviest structure to ever be filmed by crews.
See News Coverage of the Move
This Tulane University home in New Orleans, LA
was part of a Hurricane Katrina FEMA Project.
The home a 258 ton, brick veneer had been flooded and was being moved to meet
new base flood elevation
This move was also filmed by documentary crew for a piece on Hurricane Katrina
The World One Piece At A Time"
two hundred ton crane to replace center bearing in Bell Chase Louisiana
The historical Clark House, in Iowa City, IA was
built in 1874 and is a local landmark.
In late 2007, this home was raised to build a new foundation below it. The home
weighed 585 tons thanks to the multiple layers of brick.
More from the Clark House
(photo on right is looking up and the sidewall construction and the 3-4 layers
of brick and mortar)
This home in St. Charles, IL was 72' x 64' and
was raised off of a concrete slab using state of the art
technology. The 2 story brick fireplace
remained in-tact and unharmed.
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Patterson House Moving, Inc. is the leading
Cement and Stone moving company in the world.
Recently they raised this home with its 18" thick cement slab.
The owner of this department store in Lafayette,
LA had Patterson lower the floor 2 ft to create equal head height on both
The project required the use of 142 crib jacks, 6000 blocks and 2 of Patterson's
12 jack unified jacking machines.
This home was moved to make way for Condo's next
to the casino in Riverside, IA.
Long View Gardens-New Orleans, LA-Patterson
teamed up with Greg Abry of Abry Brothers House Moving to raise
this historical home. In order to restore the historical status of this home the
chimney had to be dug around and
raised intact. This was achieved by using Patterson's
12 Jack Unified Jacking Machine.
The Third & Camp home in New Orleans, LA weighing
512 ton is believed to be the Heaviest Wooden
Structure Moved in 2007.
Gin Corp in Cedar Rapids, IA contracted with
Patterson to have this 120' x 84' building rotated to make room for factory
The building was raised 5 ft and rolled to the new foundation.
This home was in part of a FEMA pilot program.
The home was located in a flood plain and was raised 9ft.
his crews moved this historic gymnasium in New Orleans in late May 2006.
This 714,000 lb, 45' tall, 103' long and 85' wide wood structure was
moved using 6 dollies and a specialized trailer along with the use of
special toe jacks. This massive job was done in only 8 days. The gym had
a basketball court, a stage and bleachers which all
remained in tact during the move. This move earned Jeremy (with wife,
Heaviest Structure Moved
Award presented to him at the 2007 T.A.S.M Convention.
Not only do Patterson and his crew hold the
Heaviest Structure Moved title, they are also on the way to being awarded
the 2006 Widest Structure Moved for this building in Fairfield, IA. The
building was 122' wide, 152' long and 47' tall and weighed 320 tons.
This moved required the use of 8 dollies.
This 3 layer brick fraternity house was converted
into condo's and needed garage space.
Patterson's crews raised the heavy structure for drive under garages.
This project was featured in the
Texas Mover in the Summer 2008
Another mover tried and failed to raise this 2
million dollar home in Poncetrain, MI, but Jeremy and his crews had no trouble.
Once elevated this 62' x 120' home used 25 cribs. This 165 ton home
required the use of special toe jacks to raise.
Jeremy Patterson House Moving, Inc. is the only mover in the United States who
owns this new technology.
This home was moved across a bridge above Interstate 35.
This 288,000 lb. house was relocated to make way for a housing development.
This move required the use of six dollies.
To save homeowners on the cost of moving power lines, we will
homes, moving two or more at a time.
A move requires the help of the power company and sometimes
the county if
road signs need to be moved.
Raising a home is an affordable way to increase the size of
your home while adding to its value.
These homes were raised
and had new basements constructed.
Modern technology lets us "T" our
dollies together in a line, creating equal pressure on the house to
A cooling station in Columbus Junction, IA was moved to make
way for a new pipeline.
Patterson crews moved this 100' long x 14' wide
1/2" steel truss press in late 2006.