Voted Jacksonville’s Best Moving Company 3 Years in a Row
A century of local moving experience. Since opening the doors at our Bay Street warehouse, Suddath® has been providing award-winning local moving services to residents of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for over 100 years. Upon our opening, Jacksonville was almost two decades out from The Great Fire, and flourishing as “The Winter Film Capital of the World.” That success was starting to trickle outwards, and residents trusted Suddath to move them to burgeoning sections of our sprawling city — although we had to have two mules and a cart working alongside our trucks, since many roads, including Beach Boulevard, weren’t paved yet.
Today, Jacksonville continues to be one of Florida’s most active relocation areas, and our neighbors continue to rely on Suddath for every local moving need. We have earned this trust over a century of word of mouth, consistently positive customer reviews, and our active contributions to the Jacksonville community. We are proud to work with local organizations like K9s for Warriors and Dreams Come True from our base on the South Bank.
Training and experience matter. Our depth of experience, extensively trained employees and supportive, customizable local moving services set us apart from the competition on the First Coast. We have built on the trust customers have given us in order to continually provide better and more convenient local moving services to support an easier transition.
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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
Very solid, arrived on time, professional experience. Would recommend!
The movers were fantastic.
Fast and experienced! Great work on a large job…would definitely use in the future! Both ladies were meticulous and prepared to execute and were done early!
The professionalism of the crew was wonderful. They were thoughtful, careful, and efficient. Very well done and greatly appreciated. Communications were particularly good.
Simply amazing! Three very professional employees working relentlessly to get my house set up.
very professional took their time with packing everything and making sure things were taken care of before loading it to the truck. Made sure I knew what was going on every step of the way.
great customer service. Punctual and professional
Efficient, polite, and very good. I’ve had 9 pcs moves and these are the best packers yet.
Awesome team. Easy to work with, very pleasant. They tackled every challenge successfully with a very positive additude.
EASY LOCAL MOVING SERVICES
Quick and Accurate Estimation Process
Getting a moving estimate is easier than ever with Suddath. With options like a virtual walkthrough via a mobile device, or an in-person walkthrough with one of our experienced representatives, you choose what is most convenient for you and your schedule. Once completed, your Suddath contact will generate a comprehensive, accurate quote and moving plan that covers every aspect of your local move, from packing solutions, delivery details and even specialized moving services to transport unique items.
Dedicated Local Move Coordinators for Your Local Jax Move
We make our customer’s concerns our top priority and we understand that no two moves are alike. That’s why with Suddath as your Jacksonville local mover, you will have personalized service throughout the entire move via a single point of contact. Move coordinators are trained and tenured members of our team who will help you implement a moving plan that fits your needs perfectly. Your local move coordinator will also help you create a checklist and keep you up-to-date on all of the details of your move.
Custom Packing Solutions
Your move coordinator will help you determine the optimal packing solution that fits within your timeline and budget. We can pack every item in your house, deliver and unpack for a full-service option, or we can vary that solution with partial packing services, or even a DIY option. With any scenario, on moving day, we wrap your furniture and protect your home space as we securely load your belongings in the truck for transit and unload at your new home.
Long and Short-Term Storage Options
Even moving around the block may require a quick storage option. For instance, our declutter program can help you temporarily store your belongings to help during showing and selling time. Or perhaps you require a longer-term solution for some of your items if your new home has a smaller footprint.
Whatever your storage needs may be, Suddath can accommodate. We have over 3 million square feet of storage facilities across the country, and our 155,000 square-foot warehouse in Jacksonville features 24/7 monitoring and is climate- controlled year-round, staying a moderate temperature for your most sensitive items, especially with the humid-weather conditions in Florida.
SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES
Custom crates may be required to transport unique items because of shape, size or fragility. Our experts will design and craft custom-built containers or crates to ensure these belongings are protected.
Our team can carefully store your household goods, even delicate items like antiques or wine collections. Suddath can safely pack, move, and store any of your household goods with white-glove care.
LOCAL MOVING RESOURCES
JACKSONVILLE LOCAL MOVING FAQ
First, pay careful attention to the process the company uses to provide you with a quote. All local moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to moving day before giving customers a moving quote. If they fail to perform a walkthrough in advance or if their price is vague, we recommend finding a different local moving company in the Jacksonville area.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is a great resource of information about moving companies. This organization was established to ensure that all commercial carrier vehicles meet the specific requirements outlined by law and that they obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. With the DOT number, you are able to look up your moving company on the FMCSA website. You can also ask the local moving company directly for their (DOT) number.
One of the best ways to investigate the local moving company you hire is to perform online research through reputable, third-party websites. Going beyond Google reviews, be sure to check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They can verify that the local moving companies you are considering are established and accredited. If the local mover you are considering has had any complaints filed with the BBB, you can easily access that information in their files and even see the company’s response to those claims.
We recommend that you also ask the moving company directly for a list of the accreditations they have earned, including what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it’s up to date.
Want to know more? Read about choosing the best local mover for you.
It is important to understand that valuation coverage is not insurance. What you get through your Jacksonville local mover is valuation coverage, and you need to reach out to a licensed insurance company if you would like to purchase insurance on your move. Valuation is an agreement between you and your moving company regarding claims and declaring who is liable for those claims.
Valuation coverage guarantees that the local moving company pays for items that became lost or damaged by fault of the moving company. if your goods are lost or damaged and the moving company is at fault, the local mover agrees to pay the agreed-upon amount. For example, Suddath offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.
According to federal law, it is required that local moving companies offer you valuation coverage. If a moving company fails to do so, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable or “rogue” mover.
As you prepare for your upcoming move, 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. If you have more specific questions about insurance and valuation coverage, your local moving coordinator will be happy to help.
Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post on valuation coverage.
It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination without incident. We have all of our drivers and crew members spend time training at Suddath University, which is located right here in Jacksonville, in our warehouse off of Baymeadows Road. There, our local movers spend a full week training on packing techniques, loading/unloading safety instructions, and even how to greet customers on moving day.
In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath move coordinator will assist you with the process of documenting your broken items and submitting a claim. Once the form is completed, a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours or less.
Absolutely. As a Jacksonville local moving and storage company, Suddath has climate-controlled space dedicated to storing our customers’ household items. Much like the training our drivers and operators receive, Suddath invests significantly in training our warehouse staff. During these training sessions, they learn best practices for proper loading, crating, and unloading of your goods. This ensures that your goods are stored to prevent damage. Not only are your items maneuvered safely, but they’re also tracked using best-in-class warehouse technology.
Suddath’s storage facilities are also trusted by many local companies for the safekeeping of their products and goods. We often store food, medical supplies, and other items that our business customers depend on to keep safe, and our local storage customers benefit from the extra level of security and climate-control features.
For customers who feel that seeing is believing, your coordinator is happy to schedule a tour of our Jacksonville warehouse.