Top-Rated Local Movers in Melbourne

If you are in the market for an experienced moving company in Melbourne, look no further than your trusted local Suddath® team. For 80 years, Suddath has offered quality and reliable moving services to residents in Melbourne and throughout the Central Florida region.

Our 4.8-star Google rating underscores our commitment to our customers, and the honor of being named “Branch of the Year” as part of Suddath Central Florida for the past three years supports our claim of being a top-rated service provider.


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A long history of quality moving expertise

Although we’ve been serving the Melbourne area for eight decades, Suddath actually began in 1919, when Carl Suddath saw an opportunity to rebuild a fledgling local moving business located in Jacksonville, Florida. A century later, Suddath is renown as a leader in moving and relocation.

This leadership status is in no small part due to the experience, innovation and dedication of our extensively trained teams. When working with our fully background-checked crews, you can be sure they will treat your valuable belongings with the greatest of care, ensuring a smooth transport and a successful final delivery.

Your local moving team - van operators, helpers, packers and support staff – are thoroughly trained in-house at our own Suddath University. Benefitting from a century’s worth of industry knowledge, Suddath team members are taught skills in our specialized packing and crating procedures, safety practices, home protection methods and more. In fact, each crew member is required to complete 25 hours of classroom training and over 250 field hours of mentored training before they ever step into your home.

With this level of required training and experience, you can be confident that your local moving plan will be followed accordingly.

Personalized and convenient local moving solutions

While preparing your home to move, another set of helping hands could be just what you need. That’s where a dedicated Suddath move coordinator steps in to help guide the moving process. They will act as your single-point-of-contact with everything related to your move, from providing helpful moving checklists to assisting you with any local storage solutions you may need.

The first step in the process is getting a moving estimate. At Suddath we have made that step extremely easy. With a choice of:

You will be able to select the option most convenient for you and your schedule. A walkthrough enables a Suddath representative to properly survey your home – this means planning for the amount and types of items to be moved, the personnel needed, transportation vehicles and packing equipment, and to provide an accurate quote that fits within your budget.

A broad range of flexible services

Your local move may only consist of traveling across a few miles, but moving everything from one home to another is still a significant task. We are here to make that task completely manageable, allowing you to focus on your new home.

On moving day, you can expect to be greeted by a crew of well-trained professionals who have the training and experience to moving everything from general furniture and household goods to your car.

Suddath even offers specialized packing and moving solutions for the most unique items. This includes priceless antiques, artwork, wine collections and pianos, among others. In our 100 years of experience, we have moved just about everything.

In addition to our best-in-class moving day procedures, Suddath offers additional services to help with your move including:

  • Full packing, Partial packing, do-it-yourself and unpacking services
  • Long- and short-term storage options in our Melbourne vault storage warehouse
  • The Suddath Declutter and Store Program, which clears out and stores excess items from your home for better staging and quicker selling
  • A convenient way to earn cash back rewards with our Real Estate Agent Referral Program

Local Moving FAQs

1. What steps should I take to evaluate a local moving company before hiring?

First and foremost, make sure they are who they say they are. Reputable moving companies must comply with specific industry standards and regulations. For instance, can they provide you with a Department of Transportation (DOT) number? Moving companies are required to have one, as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and you can locate this number on the FMCSA website. In addition to this documentation, ask for proof of insurance, valuation coverage packages, and accreditations through organizations like the Better Business Bureau. Search independent reviews through Google and other trusted sources.

Finally, insist on a thorough walkthrough during the estimating process. Moving companies are required to perform them as well in order to provide itemized pricing estimates. Failure or refusal to do so could be cause for concern so perhaps researching a different company should be your next step.

2. Do you move items like firearms, appliances and personal valuables?

Yes, we do, however, there may be some stipulations for moving certain items.

In terms of firearms, we can and will move your personal firearms within the contiguous United States, provided they aren't on the excluded list. Customers are authorized to ship all conventional firearms, antique firearms, and surplus military firearms, provided the owner is in possession of licenses and permits or documentation required by law. Movers will not ship any ammunition.

For appliances such as washers, dryers, and stoves, you must disconnect and secure all fittings (bolts, hoses, etc.) prior to the move date. if you are shipping or storing a front-load washer, please provide necessary hardware (shipping bolts) when available. If not, please provide the make and model to the pre-move survey at time of the survey so we can see about assisting. For refrigerators and freezers please defrost and clean, and allow for 2 days of drying time with doors open prior to the move to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

When it comes to valuables, such as jewelry, personal documentation and sentimental items, it is advised to keep those on your person during the move. Make sure these items are properly marked that they are not to be packed. In fact, securing these items in a separate location, such as in your personal vehicle, which will help to avoid a crew member accidentally packing these items with the rest of the move.

3. What is your hiring and training process for Suddath employees in Melbourne?

We follow all industry guidelines for proper background-checking and drug screening in accordance with the Department of Transportation and our own industry-leading quality standards.

Our crews are extensively trained in our own Suddath University on all moving procedures and also require extensive mentored training before working in a customer’s home. At Suddath University, staff participates in training to become well-versed in safety, regulatory and corporate practices, as well as developing and perfecting customer services skills that lend to a favorable experience with our clients. We even have move simulation procedures where crew members can practice in a pre-fab, single-family home to put everything they learned into practice.

Additionally, local branches hold regular monthly meetings to stay up to speed on any new safety issues and new methodologies that will improve the overall moving process.

4. What if I need storage? Is it available?

Yes, we are happy to offer storage at our facility in Melbourne for your long and short-term storage needs. However, please note that for moves within the state, short-term storage is capped at 180 days.

At our facility, we carefully place your items in a fully-contained storage container vault. Your items are pad wrapped and securely held within the warehouse until you let us know you need them again.

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