Houston’s Long-Distance Moving Experts
A trusted and experienced long-distance mover. All Suddath® moves are supported by a dedicated move coordinator because we want you to know that there is always an expert at the helm during your long-distance moving process. Our move coordinators are trained using Suddath’s century of experience, with 40 of those years serving Texas. They will work with you to help you understand the tips, tricks and necessities you need to know for a smooth move, as well as helping you pick out the moving services that best fit your budget. You can also feel confident knowing that Suddath is the largest agent of United Van Lines, which is the #1 most chosen interstate moving company in the U.S.
Our primary goal is to help relieve the stress of your move. We accomplish this by helping you plan, manage as well as pack and deliver your belongings with care. If you need short- or long-term storage for certain items, we can do that as well.
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LONG-DISTANCE MOVING SERVICES
Moving and Packing to Fit You
Even after 100 years in the moving business, every move is still different. From small apartments to large estates, we cater to a wide range of residential moves, providing an affordable, customized move plan tailored to your requirements.
You can choose from full-service, partial and DIY packing options. With our full-service packing option, you can get the assistance you need to ensure minimal disruption. Our team uses only the best packing materials, and will come in and expertly pack up your home prior to moving. Instead of weeks of you going through your home and packing rooms one by one, it will all be packed on an expedited timeline. With our partial packing services, we will only pack the items you tell us to, whereas DIY is a self-driven packing adventure, and we show up to carefully blanket wrap all your furniture and load everything onto the truck on moving day.
Long-Distance Moving Coordinators
All moves are assigned a dedicated move coordinator, whose job it is to expertly guide you through the long-distance moving process, and make sure to provide you with tips, visibility and peace-of-mind. You can relax during your journey to your new home knowing that your items have the highest level of care. Our assigned move coordinator will stay in constant contact with you throughout the move, ensuring you are kept up to date every step of the way.
250+ Hours of Mentored Crew Training
Our top priority is to ease your stress by making sure we protect your belongings and home. You can feel confident knowing you are hiring a trusted and experienced Houston mover, and our crew members have received over 250+ hours of training. Our crews are expertly trained in how to properly pack and protect your belongings and property. We provide specialized crating and packing when needed and take extra precautions with your home by putting down door, floor and wall protections.
SPECIALIZED MOVING SERVICES
Suddath provides secure, climate-controlled household goods storage to keep your personal belongings safe until you’re ready for them in your new home.
Our trained experts understand how to properly handle your piano. We know how damaging moisture and unnatural positioning can be to your instrument and know how to ensure it arrives safely.
Unique items or items that are particularly delicate, fragile or irregularly sized, may require their own tailored, custom crates built for protection. Our experts will take measurements and build a crate to spec to protect these items.
If your preference is for a full-service, hands-free long-distance move, Suddath is happy to provide concierge service options that allow you to continue with your normal daily life while we handle the stressful parts of moving.
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING RESOURCES
LONG-DISTANCE MOVING FAQ
You have most likely heard of United Van Lines or seen a truck on the road at some point. United is represented across the country by a partnership of independently owned moving companies, or “agents” who work together as a network to fulfill moves across the country. This partnership gives Suddath the ability to reach all states, cities and towns across the United States.
Since it’s impossible for any moving company to have locations across the country, the partnership within United makes it possible for us to help you move anywhere in the country. While Suddath may have a branch in your town, we may not have a branch in the city you are moving to. Therefore, Suddath would reach out to one of our trusted United partners to help in fulfilling the second half of the move at your destination. Because that company at your destination is also a United agent, we can be sure that they follow the same stringent training, safety and licensing regulations, and typically, we work with them regularly.
The first and foremost thing is always training and investment in our people. We believe that by investing the time, effort and money in our crew members and employees, that will pay off tenfold with customers.
But we also start off by taking a detailed inventory of your home and items. That way, we can make sure the goods that we’re taking possession of are detailed accordingly, and then checked off when they’re delivered to your new home. After making an inventory, we pad the furniture in your home to protect it, and make sure everything is packed properly in the truck.
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.
One important thing to read up on prior to your move is valuation coverage. Movers are required to offer it, and Suddath offers a standard 60 cents per pound. Since this is just based on weight (so something light and expensive may only be worth 60 cents or $1.20) some people choose to look into traditional insurance. Legally, your moving company cannot sell you insurance, so you will have to look into what your homeowners insurance coverage is, or outside insurance.
Most of the time, yes. During peak moving season, which is May through September, we advise that you reach out as early as possible. Typically, for a long distance move this is going to be around six to eight weeks in advance. 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.