Easier Houston Local Moving
Trust your belongings to an experienced moving company. Suddath® provides high quality local moving services to the people who make Houston such a great place to live. What sets Suddath apart from other local Houston moving companies is that we offer a highly personalized experience. Each local move is assigned a dedicated move coordinator who will assist you in choosing your move services, whether you need packing services or your boat moved.
We take care of you and your items. With 40 years of local moving experience in Houston, we care about our customers and community. Our teams are your Houston friends and neighbors and work hard to ensure you have the best experience possible.
We want you to be excited about your new home and move and know that you have hired a trusted and experienced local Houston mover. Our staff is trained and equipped to protect your belongings and property. We take care of you at every step, taking extra precautions in your home and providing specialized packaging and crating as needed.
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HOUSTON LOCAL MOVING MADE EASY
Convenient Estimation Process
With Suddath, we make getting a moving estimate easier – giving you the option to do to a walkthrough virtually via a mobile device, or by scheduling an in-person walkthrough with one of our experienced representatives. Choose the option that is most convenient for you and your schedule. Our goal is to simplify the local moving process, all the way from the initial quote process through to the final delivery of your goods.
Dedicated Houston Moving Coordinators
As you plan your local move to Houston, our local moving coordinators will carefully walk you through the process, to help you customize a moving program that works for your schedule and budget. Every customer is assigned a professional move coordinator who will personally assist you at every step of the process. They act as advisors on how to keep your move on budget, on time and as stress-free as possible. If your needs change in any way throughout the moving process, you will have only one number to call to help make your transition smoother.
Following your in-home survey and estimation process, your coordinator will provide you with any assets you need, such as a detailed moving checklist compiled by our experts and are readily available to help you begin preparing for your home move.
Expert Packing Assistance
Our team is trained to help pack every item in your house, and we offer complete packing services for customers who want us to professionally pack their items. We also have partial or DIY packing for customers who prefer a more hands-on approach. With partial packing, we pack based on your direction; we also offer quality materials and advice if you opt for DIY packing. On moving day, our team will wrap your furniture and protect your home space as we securely load your belongings in the truck for transit.
Easy Declutter and Storage Assistance
Moving offers you the opportunity to streamline the contents of your home. We can assist with temporary storage and decluttering if you’re staging your home, or long-term storage if you need some time before bringing all of your items into your new home. Successful moves are often based on timing and easy transitions, and if you realize the need for short- or long-term storage as you get settled in, our 160,000 square foot warehouse in the Houston metro area can be a quick and easy one-stop-shop solution.
SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES
Houston Packing Services
With our full-service packing team, you can get the assistance you need to get your local Houston-area move prepped and ready to go, without any of the sweat equity. We use only the best materials and techniques, and employ background-checked, well-trained, professional movers.
Not sure what’s going and what’s staying? We offer secure household goods storage to keep your personal belongings secure for as long as you need. In certain locations, we offer temperature- or climate-controlled storageto safely store delicate items like art, antiques, or wine collections.
High net-worth clients are accustomed to the finer things in life, why should that be any different when they are selecting an Houston local moving company? We only provide highly trained moving teams who are background-checked and experienced in moving clients who demand the best.
Unique items or items that are particularly delicate, fragile or irregularly sized, may require their own tailored, custom crates built to protect these types of items. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec to protect these items.
LOCAL MOVING RESOURCES
HOUSTON LOCAL MOVING FAQ
The best way to make sure the Houston local moving company you hire is reputable is by doing your research. Look to independent reviews through Google, or independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau and ensure they are established enough to be registered and accredited.
If any customers had previous bad experiences with the company, you’ll be able to find those in those locations, and review them for yourself.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, requires all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements to have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. You can easily look up your moving company’s number on the FMCSA website, or simply ask them for it. It is also important to ask your mover for their insurance information, and the industry associations they belong to, or the accreditations they have. Any reputable moving company will be more than happy to provide this information to you. If they hesitate, consider it a red flag.
The biggest red flag will be in your quote process. Moving companies are required to do a home walkthrough, in order to give you an accurate quote prior to moving day. If a moving company is not transparent about their pricing, or will not commit to a specific number, you should look elsewhere. A thorough home walkthrough ensures there will be no snags on moving day, and movers can’t claim ignorance about any issues.
We require an in-home survey for all customers, either through a virtual walkthrough, which can be done from your phone or tablet, or an in-person walkthrough.
An in-home survey is mutually beneficially, because it is a time for you to ask questions and learn more about the moving process, as well as make sure the mover is fully aware of what you are moving. Moves are priced by weight, so if moving companies skip this very important step just to get your business, you should take that as a warning sign.
Our team is as thorough as possible in our home walkthroughs. We make sure that the moving crew will be fully prepared and informed when they show up on moving day.
Suddath believes quality starts with the hiring process. We employ only the best people in the Houston area, and all crew members and employees are required to be fully background-checked. Unlike many local moving companies, we don’t just bring on bodies to meet numbers during the busy season. We consider the moving industry to be a career, and we treat it as such. That’s why we invest in people through these background-checks and thorough training.
The amount of time and training we invest in our people is the real differentiator in service. We know that the customer gets that investment back ten-fold.
One of the first things you should know is that valuation coverage is not insurance. Many people confuse them, but valuation coverage is an agreement between you and your moving company over claims and their liability for those claims. Moving companies are obligated under federal law to offer it to you – if they do not, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable or “rogue” mover.
Essentially, it means that if your goods are lost or damaged and they are at fault, the mover agrees to pay that agreed-upon amount. For example, Suddath offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.
As part of the moving process, you will want to explore if valuation coverage will work for you, or if you’d like to insure your goods through an insurance company – by law, your mover cannot sell you insurance, and you will have to go through a dedicated company.
Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post on the subject.