Moving buildings

Existing buildings represent a significant investment in resources — time, material, energy, and money. Much of this investment is lost when a building is demolished. Relocating a building can eliminate the labor, waste and hazardous disposal costs associated with traditional demolition.

In addition to a return on investment, there are many benefits of relocating a structure.


  • Structural movers have years of experience.
  • Average cost to move a structure is approximately $12 to $16 per square foot.
  • Supports the local economy
  • Preserves the tax base
  • Historical and community preservation
  • Avoided landfill disposal

While moving a structure has many benefits, there are a few things to consider:

  • Moving a structure requires planning and coordination
  • Many not be the most expedient or inexpensive method
  • Heavier homes and longer distance increases the cost
  • Railroad tracks and raising utility wires increase the cost

 Find a professional mover

 The Minnesota Building Movers Association lists Minnesota structural movers.