Trusted Local Movers for L.A. County and Beyond
A trusted leader among Los Angeles local moving companies. Suddath® is trusted to provide quality local moving services to the area for the past 25 years. Wherever you’re moving in L.A., Suddath can provide you with the highest-quality packing, moving and storage services.
When relocating in California, even locally, you need a local moving company with the flexibility and breadth of moving services to provide an easy, stress-free local move.
Suddath has been relocating people and families for over 100 years. We provide a local move that is personalized to your needs because every customer has a dedicated local move coordinator who will take you through the process, ensuring everything is taken care of, and moving day goes smoothly. If you have any questions about your local move, you will have one person to contact for the answer.
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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
Extremely happy with the service!! Very professional! John Santos was awsome, took care of all details. Eveeything worked as promised. The moving staff took care of furniture like they it is theirs.
Los Angeles, CA
This was my first long-distance move and I’m happy to say that it went very smoothly. Joaquin Guzman provided me with stellar service from beginning to end. He provided me with an accurate quote based on a video walk-through of my home. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and with utmost professionalism. When the delivery date of my belongings looked like it was going to be delayed longer than anticipated, both Joaquin and move coordinator Dianna Smoltz sprung into action and managed to secure a firm delivery date within the promised delivery window. That was a huge relief and I’m very appreciative of all of their help. Overall, I can’t imagine my interstate move going any better or smoother than it actually did. I’m very happy and satisfied with the service I received from everyone at United Van Lines and Suddath. I’ll definitely use their services again the next time I need to move my entire household.
Los Angeles, CA
The movers were very professional and courteous and all of my property was delivered in excellent condition. I highly reccommend them!
Can’t say enough about our great experience with United/Suddath, from the minute we met with Joaquin. He explained the process, carefully evaluated the packing and move and was always available for any questions we had. The estimate provided was the final price without any “extras”. Dianna Smoltz answered questions and gave us feedback to keep us posted. The overall moving experience was great, not at all the nightmare we had heard other friends had experienced. They packed our house, moved everything out and a week later they delivered to our destination. Nothing but good things to say about the whole team.
Sterling & Cindy Zimmerman
My whole experience with Suddath was fantastic. I really appreciated Joaquin Guzman, who was my relocation consultant, who walked me through the process and worked to get me the right setup for my move. He was very professional and helpful!
We are extremely pleased with the customer service of all people who assisted us in our move from TX to CA. Everything went very smoothly: from the pick up and shipment of 2 cars; from packing all our stuff by a crew of 3 people, building the crates for glass and large pictures by team of 2; from loading the boxes and furniture onto the truck to unloading everything in our new California home by 2 crews. All the teams were very professional, easy to deal with, placed the furniture in the right places and made sure we are completely satisfied before they left. A special thank you to our move coordinator Rachel Estrada who was checking on our progress daily and making sure everything is going on smoothly and our awesome driver who was also loading/unloading our stuff, assembling furniture and driving the truck. All the items were carefully delivered in a very short period of time, we are very grateful to all the people who helped us with the move and made it so easy. THANK YOU!!!!
Sam and Mike were excellent with United Van Lines. Rachel is an ever more fantastic move coordinator, answering every single one of my questions. I would highly recommend this service to anyone, and I am so glad that Chevron works with Suddath. I have to commend Rachel for working with me and ccordinating my move even during the unprecedented times that we are living in currently with the Coronavirus. Thank you for all of the support.
Joaquin Guzman was instrumental in ensuring that my parents’ move from LA to Sacramento was seamless! He was always available to answer any questions we had and he was very responsive to our needs. The mover Danny arrived on time and he was very careful with my parents’ belongings and furniture. I will definitely use Suddath again. Job well done!!!
I used Suddath’s moving services for an across-Los-Angeles move, and everything was completely seamless. Instrumental to process was Joaquin Guzman, who was both friendly and professional in getting me started. His advice helped me make an informed choice on the level of service I needed, and the consultation gave me the opportunity to ask every question I had. He remained communicative and supportive through the entire process, and I have to say it was the easiest move I’ve ever done. Won’t be the last time I use Suddath’s moving services!
TRUSTED L.A. LOCAL MOVING
Dedicated Local Moving Coordinators
Throughout every step of your local move, you will be personally assisted by a dedicated professional move coordinator. They will provide the transparency and planning needed ensure that your home, family, and household goods are safe and treated with care.
Your local move coordinator will serve as your one call for any need, question or assistance you may have. They will ensure that on moving day, everyone is working from the same moving plan to avoid issues and stress. With L.A. traffic, this extra attention to detail and planning – and ensuring a moving schedule is stuck to – is important in making sure your local move goes smoothly.
Easy Move Survey and Estimate
The first step in your local moving process is to schedule a walkthrough with one of our coordinators. Suddath makes it easy and convenient for you, offering virtual or in-home walkthroughs. In the virtual walkthrough, you are able to guide your move coordinator through the home using only your smart device. During either process, our team will analyze your belongings to provide you with an accurate moving quote based on the local moving services you choose.
During this meeting, your move coordinator can answer all of your questions about the packing, loading, and unloading process. They will also provide you with details about all of the local moving services we offer so that you can get everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Packing and Unpacking to Suit Your Needs
For some customers, packing up their home is the most stressful part of a local relocation, or are simply too busy to pack up their entire home by hand. Suddath can handle all of the packing for you with our full-packing service. For customers who enjoy the packing and unpacking process and want a DIY experience, Suddath will arrive to load and unload all your personally packed boxes. For anyone in between, we have a partial packing service and will pack only what you need.
Flexible Declutter and Storage Service
We designed our declutter and storage service to help customers who want to store certain items while their home is being staged for resale, or simply if you need to off-load some items while you’re in the process of packing. It is also an excellent program for those who want to downsize what they will be moving to their new location. If you need to make room for smaller closets or want a minimalist lifestyle in your new home, this program will help you inventory the contents of your home.
We can also assist you with any short or long-term storage needs during your local move in our 130,000 square foot warehouse.
SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES
Suddath has trained experts who understand how to properly move a piano and have been trained to do so. We understand how damaging moisture and unnatural positioning can be to your instrument and know-how to safeguard against it.
Our team can carefully store your household goods, even delicate items like art, antiques or wine collections. Suddath can safely pack, move, and store these items with white-glove care.
Prefer a full-service, hands-free local move in Los Angeles? Suddath is happy to provide white-glove service options that allow you to continue with your normal daily life while we handle every single aspect of your move.
Suddath’s trusted partners can help you relocate your boat from its current marina to your new one. Just let your coordinator know you’d like to discuss this service and we can get your boat ready to set sail.
LOCAL MOVING RESOURCES
LOS ANGELES LOCAL MOVING FAQ
The most important thing to highlight upfront is that valuation coverage is not insurance. Local moving customers who want insurance for their move will need to work through a licensed insurance company. Local moving companies are required to offer you valuation coverage. If a local moving company fails to do so, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable, fly-by-night or “rogue” mover.
Valuation coverage is what local moving customers get through their local moving company in Los Angeles. Simply put, valuation coverage is an agreement that is completed before your move begins. In this agreement, you and your moving company detail liability for claims of damaged or lost items. If the local moving company is at fault for the loss or damage of your items, the valuation coverage guarantees that the moving company pays for those items. For example, Suddath offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.
When preparing for your local move here in L.A., make sure you evaluate whether or not you want to insure your items 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 the subject.
In an ideal situation, we recommend beginning the move process no later than two months before your desired move date. This will give you plenty of time to evaluate which items you’d like to take with you and which items you’ll sell with your home or donate, as well as time to vet the best local moving companies in Los Angeles. It also gives you a slight buffer of time to accommodate any unexpected changes in your moving plans.
Have less time than that before you need to move? You’re in the right place. Suddath has over 100 years of experience helping families move long distances. We can help you navigate your timeline with an optimized move plan.
It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination safely. It is quite rare that a Suddath local moving customer experiences any lost or damaged property issues.
In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath local move coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, your coordinator will have a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Our L.A. local movers also must complete our own a separate program at Suddath University where local and long-distance drivers spend a week in intensive training on-location with our own curriculum.
At Suddath University, there are multiple training rooms with different labs for technology, process training, and soft skills training. There is even a pre-fab apartment built into the warehouse where drivers must utilize their training for packing and loading containerized shipments. The program helps our Los Angeles local movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move.
Learn more about our Suddath University training program.