Top Provider for Minneapolis Moving, Storage and Logistics
Over a century of quality service in Minneapolis. Suddath® in Minneapolis-St. Paul area has been a moving, storage and logistics provider since 1901. If you’re searching for Minneapolis moving companies for your residential or office move, or a partner for employee relocation or end-to-end supply chain management, Suddath has the quality of services you need.
You can trust Suddath to get you moving in the right direction, whether you’re moving locally in the Twin Cities, long distance across or outside of Minnesota, or even around the world.
Broad and flexible services to fit any need. Our Twin Cities local movers would love to learn about your household move, office move, or global logistics and transportation needs. Our employees are required to complete 25 hours of classroom training and 256 hours of mentored training before they ever step into your home. Our comprehensive, high-quality services are flexible, have global reach and can be tailored to suit your needs.
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MINNEAPOLIS MOVING AND STORAGE SERVICES
Local Moving and Storage
A stress-free, easy home move. If you are planning a local move in Minneapolis, you can trust Suddath to get you and your belongings there safely. We work hard to give our client’s flexible moving options that work for their budget, schedule and packing requirements. Our crews are background checked and fully trained in our own, industry-leading Suddath University program. This means that your movers have already been trained before they begin your move.
Long-Distance Movers in Minneapolis
Custom long-distance moving services to fit any budget. Over 54,000 families trust Suddath with their domestic interstate move each year. When you move with Suddath, you are supported by a dedicated move coordinator who recommends an optimal move date to or from Minneapolis-St. Paul based on peak times, traffic patterns, and other data. They work with you to advise on moving services that best fit your needs and budget, so you can focus on getting settled in your new home. Also, feel confident knowing that Suddath is the largest agent of United Van Lines – America’s #1 most chosen interstate moving company.
International Movers in Minneapolis
An exciting international moving experience. Moving abroad is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. We will create the best possible plan to get you from one end of the map to the other with dependable, tested and high-quality international moving services. 16,000 individuals and families use Suddath to move overseas each year, and our team’s experience and partnerships mean that we can get you where you need to go, when you need to be there.
BUSINESS MOVING AND GLOBAL LOGISTICS
Commercial Moving and Workplace Solutions
Premier business mover for the Twin Cities. Our office movers in Minneapolis go beyond just high-quality commercial moving and storage and will create a unique moving plan that can include services like space and furniture planning, decommissioning and vacated space services and ongoing program solutions (MAC work). Through every step of the process, your business continuity will remain top of mind. Our tailored solutions are optimized towards the unique way you operate, down to the team level.
Employee Relocation Services
Special care for your team. Suddath is proud to be the employee relocation company of choice for companies of all sizes in the Twin Cities. We navigate your employees through every step of the transferring process while our professional crews take care of the smallest details. With our high-quality and experienced service, your best asset will be ready to be immediately effective in their new location.
Global Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution
Reliable global logistics management in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our experience and services allow us to make a significant impact, while our integration into your current culture eases the burden of managing just another vendor. We truly function as an extension of your team so that we can get today’s job done but can also be scalable and flexible for your future growth needs. Suddath specializes in contract logistics services, FF&E warehousing and distribution for the restaurant and retail industry, hospitality logistics, and global freight forwarding and domestic ground transportation.
Trust Goes a Long Way
We had a great experience. Craig and Kristy at the Suddath office were both great to work with. Brett our driver was very professional and considerate. The crews on both ends were friendly and efficient. Our truck arrived at the early end of our arrival window. Our belongings were handled with care and we had no issues with damage to our belongings or our home. Highly recommend.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Team effort from Eric, Robin, Belinda, and Erynn. Fantastic work, really impressed with the work ethic and communication. Would be happy to use the Suddath team again.
The service was great very professional staff
Jim Murray and Brenda Menendez did a fantastic job of bidding and coordinating the tough pre-move process seem easy. Then on move day, Marc and his crews were timely, conscientious and considerate in all respects when loading our furniture in late September, transporting it across state, and unloading it the next morning, placing the items in our new home. The coordination between crewmembers during loading and unloading was impressive. Obviously seasoned teams, motion and effort were not wasted. Furniture appropriately wrapped. No nicks in walls or corners, going or coming. We had solicited bids from three companies, the bids were close, and Suddath/United had the middle (unfixed) bid but gave us the greatest comfort level based on professionalism during the bidding process. Then we received money back because the weight was less than estimated when bidding. Honest bunch. Overall, a good experience. Without question, we’d use them again.
Suddath made our move to Chicago easy and, actually, almost fun. The people were incredibly friendly and professional. First there was Craig, who came out to assess our goods and estimate the moving cost. Craig was thorough and complete, gave me some tips and ideas on items that I was packing myself, and was accurate with his assessment. Then there was Penny and the packers – they were also quick, and so friendly and personable. I discovered on the receiving end how good they are at their jobs, as not a thing was scratched or broken. Dennis was the lead on our move – he is very organized, and, again, professional and friendly. He walked us through the process and everything happened on time and exactly as he said it would. The moving crews on both ends were so efficient and hardworking. They walk thru after everything is off the truck and make sure that things are placed exactly how I wanted them, and that was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend them. Thanks so much for a fantastic job!
Everyone was extremely helpful and skilled. We appreciate the hard work and would highly recommend Suddath Relocation Systems. Elaine Bagby did a great job of coordinating the move and was always available for help.
Ashley Winfrey was amazing! So happy I went with Suddath instead of competitor. Service was outstanding. I’ve worked with a few movers in the past (for clients) but Ashley is just above and beyond. Such a stressful time. But Suddath/ Ashley helped me survived it. Thank you!
I was representing Margo Smith during delivery. James and Mike did a very good job ensuring items were accounted for, treated each item with care while moving and very nice & professional. There was yellow and orange label items. The office only gave Mike & James the yellow item inventory list. Quick thinking they created new list for the orange items to minimize any delays.
Worked primarily with Ted Simmons and he did a great job getting us something very good people! The crew was polite and helpful!
YOUR MINNEAPOLIS MOVERS
FEATURED NEWS AND INFO
As you work with your mover, you’ll be introduced to new concepts and terms. From selecting a moving company to organizing your home, here are the most common terms associated with moving.Read More
MINNEAPOLIS MOVING FAQ
A common issue specific to us in Minnesota is for at least four months out of the year, it's wintertime, and that can be a complication. With regards to snow and ice, we ask that before the crew arrives there be a clear path to the house from the driveway or from the street that the crew can use. Also, we ask our customers to salt those pathways for the safety of the crew.
In turn, for all of our moves, we will put down rug runners which the crew will walk on when in the house. We use carpet shields, and also door jamb protectors to mitigate any damage to your home.
It’s unlikely, but if something is damaged during the move, you would document it at the time, and tell your Minneapolis move coordinator. They will send out a claim form to you, and you have 90 days to file that claim. It will ask for the tag lot and the tag number, so the little tags that the driver puts on your goods is important. You identify the piece with that information.
You identify what's broken, and there will also be a column for the value. You can estimate the value and the coordinator will help you get that back to us. Depending on the size of the claim, we may have an adjuster come out to your home and look at the goods and work out a solution with you. That's pretty much the process. You don't have to worry about it till the end of the move and then the claim process itself is initiated through your coordinator.
Well, we can do it a couple different ways, depending on your preference. First of all, you can do an in-home survey, where we will send a move coordinator to your house to give you an estimate. We can also do a virtual walkthrough, where you can use your smartphone or tablet to virtually walk us through your home.
From there, we can supply you with a fixed price based on our estimation of the weight of what we’re moving. Or the traditional way is that you pay for the actual weight, whatever that is, and we won't know that until your goods are loaded on the truck and weighed.
If you're somebody that wants to know ahead of time exactly what the move's going to cost, I suggest that you go with the fixed weight bid.
We do. Suddath has a very large Minneapolis international moving division that specializes in it so that's right up our alley. We have a dedicated international department that uses a strong network of partners all over the world, which gives us the ability to move someone wherever they need to go.
Well, all of our movers are professional, background checked and have been thoroughly trained at our own training facility in Jacksonville, FL called Suddath University.
For equipment, we carry about 200 pads on a trailer. The drivers have plenty of straps to make sure that things are wrapped up well and strapped off securely in the truck. All of our trucks and trailers, all of our equipment in fact, is thoroughly inspected every six months. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requirement is every 12 months, so we actually inspect our equipment more than the DOT mandates to be absolutely sure that it's all safe and in top shape.
Suddath is part of United Van Lines, the largest household goods van line, which has the biggest network of agents in the country. That allows our drivers to have access to warehouses and to qualified labor wherever our customers may be moving. That network of qualified and vetted agencies is something that most moving companies cannot offer.
Also, we've been operating as a moving company in this area since 1901. It hasn't always been the Suddath brand - Suddath purchased us in 2011 - but before that we were Barrett Moving and Storage. Barrett's been operating since 1901 in the Minneapolis area. Suddath also brings a long history with it, and we’re celebrating our 100th anniversary.
In Minneapolis, we're about a 50/50 split – 50% of my crew are employees and 50% are contractors. I will say that our contractors work exclusively for us. They're not working for any other company. We keep them busy all year long.
They've been with us, in all cases, for years. Several of them have been here 15 years or longer but we're about a 50/50 mix.
One of our contractors, Chris Cartwright has won Van Operator of the Year for both Suddath and United. I’ve known Chris for longer than I care to remember. He grew up in the business with his brother, helping their dad, who was also a driver.
What I always tell someone when I’m asked is to get started early and to be organized. Don't leave everything to the last second. If you’re thinking about getting rid of things, get rid of them early so you’re not packing things you don’t actually want.
Organize all your boxes in the house so that they’re labeled with where they’re going, so that when the crew arrives, they're ready to go and there are no delays. If there is anything you want to take with you, like medication or children’s toys, make sure those things are set aside in a designated area.
We'll send the best crews out that we possibly can. I guarantee that they'll be nice and polite and professional and know exactly what to do. Hopefully that takes some of the pressure off you, because we do this all the time, and it’s our job to support you during this transition.
The next day, our crew is in your house loading. We take everything, pick it up, put it on a truck and get you out of there. We work around your schedule, so if you tell us that you want to pack on one day and load the next day, we're going to make that happen for you. At the end of the day, we want to make sure that when you're moving with us you don't have to worry.
Certainly, your goods can be stored with us. If it's in conjunction with an interstate move, it will be held in what we call "storage in transit" or SIT. If you're just moving locally, it will be put into what we call "permanent storage." Either way, we can handle it for you. If it's done on SIT, it's handled through the provisions of the long-distance bill of lading. If it's done on permanent storage, it's just a contract between you and our local Suddath agency.
Our Minneapolis warehouse is heated, and all of your goods are well protected from the elements. It stays a moderate temperature all year round.
Suddath works hand-in-hand with Move For Hunger so if you have unwanted canned goods or dry goods that are non-perishable, we can take those from you and we donate those to the local food shelf through Move For Hunger.
We have some of the best safety scores in the United Van Lines group. We've won many safety awards over the years, and we are extremely proud of that.
We do background checks on all our labor. The guys and gals who could be in your residence are thoroughly background checked and they have to undergo those checks every two years. We have extensive training, both at the van line level and at the agency level through Suddath University. We train all our personnel in best practices, and we're very picky about the employees and contractors that we hire. We are a career destination in the industry, so we attract great people, and then they stay with us.
We do offer a declutter program that's a special price per storage container and it's based on the number of containers you need. Our containers (aka ‘vaults’) are 5x7x7 foot-tall wooden crates. We'll bring the vaults out to your Minneapolis residence with the appropriate man power and load them up. It’s useful for you to get things out of your home while your house is on the market, so you’re able to sell it faster and for potentially more money. Then, once your home sells, we'd love to have the opportunity to move you.
Commercial moving is a big part of what we do. We have three full-time sales people here to help manage these commercial projects and manage our services. We have crews that do nothing but commercial moving and we pride ourselves on doing a great job. We also have long-term customers that have in-house Suddath people at their facility every day, every work day of the year, providing moving services to them and warehousing services to them also. So, we do a lot of commercial office moving and we do a good job at it.
We do a lot of tradeshow business, and we have a history of moving special products both interstate and local. No matter what it is though, working with Suddath for commercial projects is a one-stop-shop with cutting-edge, innovative technology to make any commercial move transparent and simple.
We have the experienced staff, equipment and services to handle any commercial service or unique need. Suddath is well-versed in FF&E projects, hospitality, third-party logistics and MAC projects. We work in the offices of Fortune 500 companies with corporate campuses down to small offices, healthcare and medical buildings.
To support our offerings, we have experienced project managers, storage, inventory and asset management, furniture installation, space planning and world-wide shipping. We can decommission your old furniture and supply you with all of the new furniture you’ll need.