Trusted Portland Moving, Storage and Global Logistics
Fifty-five years of customer-centric service in Portland. Portlanders have trusted Suddath with their storage, moving, and logistics for over 55 years. We take care of our Oregon customers by providing a broad range of high-quality services, flexible to your needs, and supported with personalized customer service and full transparency to cost and schedule.
Whether you are a resident who needs a local moving company or a business that’s ready for a strategic partner, you’ll benefit from personalized customer service and complete cost transparency and leading technology.
Broad and flexible services to fit any need. Our moving and logistics teams are highly experienced and fully vetted. While we are a proud part of Rose City, we also have a strong network of branches and partners across the country and globe able to quickly assist with any moving or logistics need. That flexibility allows us to offer a wide range of flexible services in moving and logistics that allow us to be a qualified one-stop-shop for our customers and clients.
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PORTLAND MOVING & STORAGE
Local Portland Moving Company
We make home moving easier and less stressful. Each customer has unique needs, especially in Portland. That’s why we offer a wide range of flexible moving services in Portland to fit your exact needs and budget. We begin by assigning a dedicated move coordinator so that you get personalized service and direct access to the authority on your local move. Your local move coordinator will help you choose the best services for your needs, create your checklist of things to do before moving day, and keep you up to date on all of the details of your move.
Customized long-distance moving services at an affordable price. A long-distance move can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t need to be. Suddath provides personalized, flexible Portland moving services along with a single point of contact to make moving an adventure instead of a headache.
Every team member has passed our rigorous background check and has had over 250 hours of in-house training. You can also feel confident knowing that Suddath is the largest agent of United Van Lines – America’s #1 most chosen interstate moving company.
International moving made easy. With an overseas move, hiring experienced, true international movers who understand customs processes is essential. Suddath successfully completes 16,000 international relocations every year. We are also five-time FEM Americas EMMA International Moving Company of the Year winners because of our positive impact in global mobility.
BUSINESS MOVING AND WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS
Office Moving and Workplace Solutions
Complete commercial moving in Portland. Office moving is a complex undertaking, and it takes experience and planning to make sure that your employees are up and running as soon as possible. As Portland’s premiere commercial mover, Suddath can be a one-stop-shop for your transition to a new office space. This includes space planning, disconnect and reconnect, installation, and even the green recycling of used furniture.
Employee Relocation Services
Happy, productive employees. We do more than move your employees from one place to another: Our comprehensive corporate employee relocation services can be a vital part of your talent management strategy. We customize our services to your needs, help mitigate risk, and decrease employee downtime. Our long-standing worldwide partnerships ensure quality and seamless experience, whether you’re moving long-distance or internationally.
Global Logistics, Warehousing, and Distribution
Reliable global logistics management in Portland. Our end-to-end supply chain management services are scalable, flexible, and can be highly customized to your needs. As an extension of your team, we align our contract logistics, FF&E installation, warehousing and FF&E transportation, third-party warehouse space, domestic ground transportation, and global freight forwarding expertise with your business strategy and requirements.
Trust Goes a Long Way
We were so pleased with the Suddath team and the great, professional service they provide. They helped us move our valuable museum collections and were extra careful moving priceless artifacts! Great job!
Suddath provides great support on typically short notice requests (by me) and is always extremely helpful with my commercial storage and transportation needs! Much appreciated and please it up!
Manuel (Manny) Ventura provides top notch service and follow up his excellent. He has never let me down.
Process was simple and flawless from start to finish. Ryan Francis was very friendly, informative and responsive. He really went above and beyond to ensure we were well prepared and had all of the information we needed. The crew that came to pack and load were hard working and professional. And our moving coordinator checked in regularly. No complaints! Highly recommend Suddath in Portland.
We had an urgent cubicle dismantling, move, and storage project we needed done ASAP. Justin and Marissa were great to work with and were very responsive. We really appreciated the movers’ speedy work, especially given the urgency of the project and how we are trying to minimize the time vendors are in our building during the COVID-19 crisis. This is our second time using this company and it won’t be our last! I’m pleased that we continue to have excellent interactions with Suddath. Thank you!
We had a challenging and time sensitive move that we needed done at a high school and the suddath crew took care of it and went above and beyond to make sure that the client was happy with the service and move provided.
Mike Ireland and crew did an amazing job! Very professional! Highly impressed with their work.
Jeremy and Brandon were both really great, worked fast and got everything done before schedule. Both really nice.
On 3/9 & 10, a crew of Damien, Dejae, Joe and Isaac packed all my stuff and moved me. They did a fantastic job…things were very well packed with no lost items and no breakage of any kind; all the boxes were delivered to the proper areas of the new residence making unpacking easy and they set up the critical items one needs right after arrival. They were fast, professional and thorough.
YOUR PORTLAND MOVERS
Locally serving residents of the Portland area for 55 years
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
PORTLAND MOVING FAQ
Typically, it is a good idea to get some extra coverage on the items that you're moving, especially if they are high-value or expensive.
You are automatically covered for $0.60 per lb., which may not be enough if you have higher value items. For example, if something happens to be a 10-lb. lamp, you’re only going to get $6 for that lamp, regardless of its actual replacement cost.
Absolutely we can move your car. We have several different types of Portland moving services available whether your car is a normal run-of-the-mill car, a classic car or a high-end car. For instance, we do have a covered car carrier, and then for the normal transports we do have the open-air auto carriers.
There are a lot of moving companies out there, and some are not reputable. You must be very careful of companies that are not licensed or bonded to handle your items. Poor quality of labor is another issue that is common, and you put your items at risk if you do not do your due diligence beforehand.
Absolutely, we do a lot of international moves for some very recognizable companies, as well as independent international moves. We have certified estimators that can come out and give you a binding bid to move your items from here to anywhere in the world.
We have very experienced crews that know how to load lift-vans and overseas containers. We also have certified packers and laborers to handle international shipments.
It starts with the movers that are loading these items, and their training and experience. Suddath has a very thorough training program called ‘Suddath University’ that all of our employees go through, which covers the proper ways to pack a shipment into boxes and loading it into the moving truck, as well as many of our other best practices developed over our decades in the business.
The home protection that we use at origin and destination, which includes floor protection, wrapping and padding, is all something that is a Suddath standard throughout the moving company.
Our experience is really second-to-none in the Portland market. We are also the largest moving company in the state of Oregon. We have three facilities surrounding the Portland metropolitan area, and our experience and tenure is probably better than anyone in town. We have many employees that have been with us close to 10 years or more.
The training that we do is unmatched, not just in Portland, but in the industry. Suddath University is something that our operations managers, dispatchers and general managers go through, ensuring quality, efficiency and safety.
As a local moving company in Portland, we are unique in that we have a very good mix of employees and contractor-employees. All our contractors work exclusively for us, and many have done so for years. The only difference is in the way we pay them, but they have to adhere to the exact same standards that anyone we employ directly does. They also must have the same amount of coverage, be licensed and bonded just like a Suddath employee would be. But we do have a mix of both.
We run background checks on every employee that comes through here, and they also go through an intensive training process before they're allowed to start on the job. Every van operator also has to go through a drug screening.
By the nature of the moving business, we do work with some contractors. Many of our van operators are contractors, but they’re hardly any different from our actual employees. They work exclusively for us, and most have been with Suddath for years.
We have a lot of tenure on our crew, and that’s because Suddath is a great organization. We're looking to grow someone else's career. I think these crews, I think they know that, and they know that they're working for the best. Any other company would be second-tier and not take care of them the way we do.
We take great pride in providing you with a great experience from start to finish. One of the most important things we do for our customers is to provide them with a dedicated, local Portland move coordinator, who will hold your hand from the start of booking the survey through to the end of delivery.
They will check on you throughout the process to help you through the very difficult and stressful process of moving. They'll answer any questions along the way. You'll also notice that when your surveyor comes out, the experience and attention to detail that they will have will give you a feeling of comfort. But that start to finish guidance is what we take great pride in.
We do happen to have a climate-controlled section of our warehouse, which is unique to Portland. Oregon typically does not require a climate-controlled atmosphere because we are a moderate climate. However, there have been some high-end customers that have asked for this type of service, and we are able to provide it to them.
Yes, we do. Our recycle, liquidation and donation program is very strong. We don't just do it for our household goods, but we more often do it for our large commercial accounts.
Suddath has a very green program here in Portland that allows our customers to work through us to make sure that as little as possible winds up in a landfill, and we do donation and liquidation and recycle programs for some of the largest companies in Portland. We even have a way to certify anything that does get reused, so our customers can acquire green points.
Our branch here in Portland, Oregon is very unique, and I would say complex. Our complexity of commercial customers is unmatched in this market and potentially throughout the country.
We have program work which is called MAC, which stands for moves, adds, changes, and we are on business campuses every day for some of the largest companies in town. We have anywhere from 150 to 200 people doing commercial moving on a day-to-day basis, and we also provide specialized services like ergonomics assessments, planning, and support, which is an on-campus strategic planner who works organizing upcoming moves.
We're dealing with corporations that are essentially like cities, and we are helping them with the everyday changes of that city, including installation services. We have in-house installers that do cubicles for many different brands of furniture, including Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, Kimball, Teknion and several others. We do not sub-contract out that type of work. We actually have certified installers for many of the different brands, but we are also able to offer people from a dock manager, to planning support, to a project coordinator, and many other services that we offer.
Take a look at one of our Portland office renovations in this case study featuring the city of Portland.