Atlanta’s Moving, Storage and Logistics Leader
Trusted by our Atlanta customers for 46 years. Suddath® has been a trusted moving, storage and logistics provider in Atlanta since 1974. While our roots run deep in Atlanta, you can feel confident that our extensive network of branch offices and global partners provide the local, national and global reach you need. We offer a broad range of services including home moving and storage, commercial moving, corporate employee relocation and global warehousing and logistics services. We take care of our customers by acting as a partner, not just as a service provider. Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free as possible by providing expertise and guidance, regardless if you are moving your home, business or needing help developing a customized and flexible plan for your supply chain.
Your goals drive our passion. Suddath has kept a high level of care with all customers by offering a broad and flexible range of options for every person, business and product. We’re committed to maintaining a high level of support during what can be stressful time with full insight into process, cost and schedule, alongside dedicated customer service. Our moving and logistics teams are highly experienced and fully vetted, supported by some of the best training available in our industry – and we have the certifications, accreditations and awards to prove it.
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Local Moving & Storage in Atlanta
We make home moving easier and less stressful. If you are planning to move locally in and around the Atlanta area you can trust that Suddath will get you and your belongings there safely. When trying to find the best moving company in Atlanta for your needs, it can be a struggle to find a moving company that is nearby, that is affordable, and has the expertise and quality you want. At Suddath, we put your mind at ease; we are local to Atlanta and understand all the challenges of moving in the area. Our crews are fully trained in our own industry-leading Suddath University program and background checked. This means that training happens on our time – not yours. You will have full transparency into your move plan, as well as support in choosing what services work best for you and your budget.
Customized long-distance moving services at an affordable price. Our goal is to simplify the long-distance moving process from the initial estimation process, which can be done in-person or through a virtual video estimate, all the way through to final delivery. That is why every Suddath move is supported by a dedicated move coordinator who will recommend an optimal move date to or from Atlanta based on peak times, traffic patterns, etc., as well as providing insightful moving tips. They will also work with you to help pick out the moving services that best fit your budget, so you can focus more on your new home and less on the details. You can also feel confident knowing that Suddath is the largest agent of United Van Lines, which is America’s #1 most-chosen interstate moving company.
International Moving Made Easy
International moving made easy. Moving overseas can be exciting, but also complex. But don’t worry. At Suddath, we simplify your move by providing a one-stop shop for all your international moving needs, supported by professional, dedicated move counselors who personally manage the process every step of the way. We break down your relocation into easy-to-manage parts, keeping you both on budget and on time. By making international relocation easier, you’re free to focus more on your new destination, while worrying less about the move.
BUSINESS MOVING AND LOGISTICS
Office Moving and Workplace Solutions
Complete commercial moving in Atlanta. Suddath provides high-quality office relocation services in the Atlanta metro area that save you time and money. Beyond trucks, labor and equipment, we are a commercial mover with a wide range of services, from space and furniture planning to vacated space services, to ongoing MAC work in your building or on your campus. When you partner with Suddath you can count on industry leading technology, visibility and full transparency.
Employee Relocation Services
Happy, productive employees. Regardless if you are an employee relocating to or from Atlanta using a lump sum, or an HR professional moving your employees around the globe, Suddath is ready with the resources, specialists and assistance you need. By offering a variety of relocation services like packing, unpacking, debris removal and additional third-party services, we handle all the aspects of employee relocation so you or your employees can get settled in efficiently and focus on being productive. Our worldwide long-standing partnerships ensure quality and a seamless experience whether you’re moving long distance domestically or internationally.
Global Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution
Reliable global logistics management in Atlanta. As one of the Atlanta metro area’s leading third-party logistics providers (3PL), Suddath delivers flexible, one-stop-shop solutions for all your end-to-end supply chain management needs. Our warehouse, located in Duluth, GA, is a 180,000-square foot facility that provides direct access to Downtown Atlanta and Hartfield Jackson International Airport. In conjunction with offering advanced warehouse space, we customize and personalize our services for each customer, serving as an extension of your business to help meet your business strategy, processes and customer service requirements. We also give stability and reliability to your supply chain by rapidly adapting to changes and challenges.
Trust Goes a Long Way
We had a great move from Tamela Barner! She was very friendly, neat, and efficient and helped us out greatly!
Roberto & Winfred were awesome! So professional and thorough. The speed in which they were able to pack our house and then a few days later unpack the truck was amazing (and it was over 90 degrees outside!) Very grateful for their partnership and support.
Our movers were great – they arrived on-time and handled everything with care.
As we prepare to move back to Canada, I have highly appreciated the service provided by the moving crew – Milton Hilario and his uncle (also Mr. Hilario) – that came to our apartment here, in Atlanta, for packing and loading on July 20 and 21, 2020. They have been: right on schedule; very efficient, organized and professional; respectful towards me and acting with a lot of care as the were packing; sensitive and responsive to my requests; careful not to damage the property as they were moving the boxes and furniture. It is the sixth time I am doing an international move, and I have never experienced such a high level of service from the team in charge of packing/loading. In addition, the International Forwarding Supervisor, Corrie Zeigler – based in Jacksonville – has offered a great support and responsiveness all along the preparation process, and has brought a real attention to my requests and concerns.
I could not have asked for a better team. Sam lead the charge at both locations and I can not say enough about how kind and professional he and the team were. Moving is a painful experience and Sam did everything he could to make it seemless. Thanks for taking care of my family.
Fantastic Crew! Efficient, friendly and professional! Couldn’t have asked for a better pack and load!
The guys doing the move were super professional and helpful in every way. I couldn’t have asked for a better crew, especially Brian.
Milton, Mike and Robert did an excellent job loading out our home. They were fast, friendly and careful of our home furnishings. While in our home they wore masks as a courtesy for us (we did too). Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Elwin and his packing crew were beyond good. They were great. Diana at suddath office was great. I would not recommend the moving coordinator, perry Saunders to anyone! He doesn’t seem to know his job!
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ATLANTA MOVING FAQ
Yes. We would recommend you work with your move coordinator to work on the dates, but keep in mind the best thing to do is have some flexibility when it comes to load dates. Because we schedule based on availability, certain days may be less expensive to move – for example, moving on a Thursday may be less expensive than moving on a Saturday. This is especially true during peak moving season, which is May through August. Our move coordinators will work closely with you to ensure we’re able to secure the move dates that best suit you and your family.
Preparation — having everything in order, going through a moving checklist and organizing what you’re taking by what room it will go into. You should also organize everything that you don’t want our movers to take – if there are items like medication or children’s toys that you’re going to want to keep with you, set them aside in a dedicated area.
Preparation is especially important, so you don’t become overwhelmed when the crew arrives. Our crews do this every day and are trained in following a certain process. When they arrive, they are ready to execute so that the move can go smoothly and stay on schedule.
Our process is that they are going to come in, tour the home with the homeowner, lay house and home protection down – this means floor and door jamb protection – and get the truck ready. It can feel like a lot happening very quickly, so preparation goes a long way.
I would also advise trusting our crews and having patience throughout moving day. It’s a very stressful day in most people’s lives, and we are here to work with you. Whether it be our crew on-site, or our customer service team in our Atlanta office, we want to make sure you have a positive experience.
If you have those two things – you’re prepared before move day and have patience on move day - it will go smoothly.
Anyone who lives in or has visited Atlanta knows that the traffic can be a big issue. That’s something you’re usually going to fight in major cities, especially in a sprawling city like Atlanta that always has an abundance of people flowing through it.
Our location in Duluth is right off 85. We're northeast of the city so if we're moving somebody down by the airport, it takes about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning.
That just means that we prepare to leave earlier and give our crews the time to stay on schedule. We do this by preparing the night before to get the crews ready. That way, when they leave at 6 a.m., they only have to check their trucks and then hit the road.
In the rare occurrence that you will have an issue, the first thing you would do is to get in touch with your move coordinator. The coordinator will work with you in getting the claim notification to you. It’s an electronic submission, so you're able to file it online, and at that point you'll be turned over to our claims team, who will bring your claim to a resolution.
We recommend doing an in-home survey, but we do also provide a virtual walkthrough, which can be done from your phone or tablet.
An in-home survey allows us to be able to come in and make sure we’re fully assessing the property, including any potential access issues for our trucks. You can meet the salesperson, look them in the eye, ask them questions, and talk through the logistics of the move. I think it also gives you a level of comfort for move day, that you’re able to meet someone ahead of time who represents Suddath.
However, we are as thorough as possible in our virtual walkthrough. We understand that time is of the essence these days, and it is a very accommodating option – you can do it early in the morning, or perhaps later when you’re home from work. I would compare it to a Facetime application, where you work with a move coordinator on one end of the call, and they would direct you while walking through your home with them, using your phone or tablet.
I would personally recommend having someone actually come to the home but again, I know with everybody's hectic schedules these days, it may be easier and more efficient to do the virtual walkthrough survey. Either way, we have a couple of different options to be able to work with you to get the estimate done.
A number of things. First off, we're going to take a detailed inventory of your items. Then, we're going to make sure the goods that we're taking possession of are marked accordingly. A lot of that is done with a tablet now, so the driver or packer is going through and checking a sofa or chairs for stains, or any pre-existing marks and scratches, and making a note of it.
After making an inventory, we’re going to pad the furniture in the home. You should never see your furniture leaving home unpadded. We're going to label boxes according to where they’re going. We’re not having to play a guessing game as we're opening up a box, you will simply direct us to where the garage is, or where the children's rooms are.
A big part of what our Atlanta movers do to protect your goods is in loading the truck properly. It’s almost like a puzzle, and the tighter the better.
We do. Using contractors is a tenant of the industry, but the difference with us is that we treat them just like employees.
They are exclusive to Suddath, and many, if not all, have been here for years. In Atlanta, we’ve got Dexter Ramsey who celebrated his 20th year with Suddath Atlanta recently, and he's been a United Van Operator of the Year. He recently came off the road and now does 95% of our commercial projects for us here in the market. You also have a guy like Dexter, who is the heart and soul of what we're all about here in Atlanta. He's a big part of our success and there are a number of others. Our contractor Ronny has been with us 15 plus years. He's one of the best guys you could ever want on an international or household goods move.
Our success in Atlanta has been built upon the hard work of employees as well as the hard work of the contractors who have been dedicated to us for a number of years.
Yes. Our warehouse in Atlanta is military certified and we're food-grade certified, with a state-of-the-art scanning system and 180,000 sq. ft. warehouse. We have just shy of 1,100 storage vaults for household goods shipments, we've got 3,000 pallet positions for logistics projects and we've got 40,000 to 60,000 sq. ft. of floor space for hospitality and commercial storage projects.
I think one of the differentiators for us with warehousing, especially in this market, is the fact that we want you to come look at our warehouse if you're able to.
If you're thinking about storing your goods with us, go look at the warehouse and ask where your goods are going to be stored and how they're going to be stored. Don't make an appointment, just drop in. I welcome anybody, anytime, any day to come to the warehouse. If it's the weekend, I'll meet you here. But anytime, any day, come by the warehouse. Then, you decide from there what warehouse you feel would best suit your goods.
I think quality starts with the hiring process. Our Atlanta local moving company is only employing the best people. We're not just bringing on bodies to meet numbers during the busy season. We're bringing on people that want to do a great job, who take this industry seriously.
When I’m hiring, I want to know that you're going to show up on time. I want to know that you're going to be in uniform. I want to know that you're going to communicate. I want to know that you're going to be respectful. I want to know that you're going to treat the customers' goods as if they're your goods. We know all of that by training every single one of our drivers, whether they’re short or long-distance, a contractor or an employee, at Suddath University. In the off-season, we send them to our corporate office in Jacksonville, FL to train in soft skills, safety, as well as all our packing and unpacking procedures.
We’re doing thorough drug screens and background checks on every individual that we bring on board. That’s non-negotiable for a driver on the road. But the amount of time and training we invest into our people is the real differentiator in service.
Commercially, I think some of what separates us in Atlanta is that we own our own equipment. From owning our own trucks down to our dollies – when we deliver 500 crates out to you for your office move, they say Suddath on them. I think that adds a special touch when a customer knows that we've invested in the pride of what we're doing out there.
Our employees are IOMI® certified, (International Office Mover Institute) so they have been through the proper training. Whether that be a coordinator, a salesperson, or the crew that's going out and performing the move, they all have been through the certification process.
Another big differentiator is the technology that we have when it comes to the patent-pending Telescio® Estimator technology platform that the sales team uses and how they're able to produce quotes now. It’s much clearer and easier for the customer to understand. Alongside that is our proprietary Tracker software where you can see the progress of a move in real-time.
Some of the questions that are always asked are, ‘well how far along are we? We're on a 300 person move, how many of them have been moved so far? How many computers are set back up? How many have been disconnected? How long do we have to go?’
Tracker will tell you all of that. Tracker tells you real-time who's been loaded up, who's in transit and who's been delivered and set back up. So if I'm a project manager for a company that's out there trying to look over the move or I'm in charge of the move process for a certain company, I can see real-time results as to how the move is going and there's no other competitor in the market that has that technology.
There really isn't much that we can't do commercially. We can move, warehouse, do installs, space planning, we can offer project management services, MAC work (Moves Adds Change), all the way through to decommissioning your unwanted items.
In Atlanta, we're doing a multi-faze decommission for a healthcare company right now, last year we completed a patient move for the new patient wing in Emory Hospital. We actually moved patients from one side of the hospital to another. We’re about to move a company from Savannah to Athens in a couple of weeks.
Part of what makes Suddath unique is the fact that we can call upon resources and experience from other areas of the company, which makes us able to handle anything that needs moving. We’ve been around for 100 years, and in that time, we’ve moved everything from rocket fuel to Egyptian relics. We’re built to handle moving anything.