Trusted for San Jose Moving, Storage and Global Logistics
Two decades of service in San Jose. Suddath has been serving the San Jose and Bay Area since 2001 and has been providing commercial moving and logistics services as well as local, cross-country, and international moving services across the globe for a century. We are trusted members of the California Moving and Storage Association, and also on file with the California Bureau of Household Goods and Services as a licensed San Jose mover.
Alongside our experience, we also provide peace of mind: every Suddath team member has been extensively trained and background checked. We gladly offer free, no-obligation quotes for our moving services, each of which can be customized to the needs of you, your family or your business.
Broad and flexible moving services to fit any need. If you’re searching for moving companies in San Jose for your residential or office move, or a partner for employee relocation or end-to-end supply chain management, Suddath has the moving services you need to ensure that every detail is taken care of. In each area of our San Jose business, we have developed a full line of services that allow us to be a one-stop-shop throughout the process, whatever need may arise.
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MOVING AND STORAGE SERVICES
San Jose Local Moving & Storage
Easier and less stressful local home moving. If you are planning a local move in or around the Bay Area, you can trust Suddath to get you and your belongings there safely. We know it’s important to find the best local moving company in San Jose for your needs. That’s why we give our client’s flexible moving options for their budget, schedule and packing requirements. Through your single point of contact for the move, you will have full transparency into your move plan, as well as support in choosing what moving services work best for you and your budget.
San Jose Long-Distance Moves
Customized long-distance moving services at an affordable price. Every year, Suddath moves thousands of customers long-distance who trust our team to safely deliver their household goods. While many people often move within their local area, a long-distance move involves a completely different set of needs and logistics. When you move with Suddath, you are supported by a dedicated move coordinator who recommends an optimal move date to or from the San Jose Bay area based on peak times, traffic patterns, and other data, as well as provides location-specific moving tips.
International moving made easy. Working with international movers doesn’t have to be stressful when you choose Suddath. Our reliable, high-quality international moving services provide everything you need to go nearly anywhere in the world. We are true overseas movers, with an extensive global reach and a network of vetted partners. Suddath is a leader among international moving companies, performing more than 16,000 international moves every year. With our experience, we can help you with everything from inventory and document prep to getting you fully settled into your new overseas home.
BUSINESS MOVING AND GLOBAL LOGISTICS
Commercial Moving and Workplace Solutions
Complete commercial and office moving in San Jose. Some of the world’s most well-known brands turn to Suddath for efficient and cost-effective commercial moving and storage. With a constant focus on your business continuity, our office movers can customize our high-quality services and develop a moving plan that can save your company both money and time. Our comprehensive moving and storage solutions are augmented by additional services, including a wide range of hospitality logistics services, office space planning that supports your business objectives, and office furniture products.
Employee Relocation Services in San Jose
Happy, productive employees. Whether it’s a simple transfer, a corporate relocation funded through lump sum, or working with your lead mobility professional for large-scale relocation, our experienced San Jose movers will adapt to any employee relocation scenario. Serving some of San Jose’s most prominent corporations, Suddath is proud to be the employee relocation company of choice for companies of all sizes in the Bay area. Our experienced move coordinators take care of every detail of your transferee’s move and serve as a single point of contact to ensure a smooth transition.
Global Logistics, Warehousing, and Distribution
Reliable global logistics management in San Jose. Suddath is one of San Jose’s leading third-party logistics providers (3PL). We provide customized, scalable global logistics and warehousing services in San Jose, including contract logistics, global freight forwarding and domestic ground transportation, FF&E transportation and warehousing, international logistics services and more. Our goal is to be an extension of your team, helping you meet customer service requirements and supporting core business strategies. Our services and team are flexible, ready to respond quickly to changes in your needs and grow along with you.
Trust Goes a Long Way
The relocation went smoothly. Richard contacted us a couple days after we initiated the process, and he coordinated everything as well as it can, especially facing the current pandemic condition. Both the vehicle and the house item crews arrived on time to packed our stuff efficiently. Richard kept in communication with us and made our transition efficiently and stress free. This is definitely one of the better moving experience I have had.
San Jose, CA
Richard Reyes did a great job with coordinating the move. I had my car shipped and that went very smoothly. The packing and unloading of the vehicle went smoothly. I was impressed how quickly the truck arrived. Debris pick-up came quickly and carted off the many boxes we had. My only concern with the move was with the packing of some items. Many plastic boxes were not packed fully and thus they got crushed by the weight of the overlying boxes. Parts were sometimes separated making it hard to find them (should tape to the item). Some items were not labelled correctly, making it hard to find them. Some very small items were wrapped up in paper and we were lucky to not miss some of these items as they were difficult to tell apart from empty “filler” paper. I think the packers need to put more emphasis on quality and less on speed. I would have given a 5/5 if packing had gone better. Lastly, the good news from packing is our high-value items all arrived without damage.
San Jose, CA
We chose Suddath because of the several moving companies we contacted for quotes, we were most impressed with Joaquin Guzman, his professionalism and his unfazed responses to questions which we expected would be difficult. The quoted amount was very reasonable as well, and Suddath and United Van Lines committed to the amount based on the virtual survey. Another key point was that because this was a sudden move and so we started the process relatively late, some moving companies were not able to accommodate our tight move-out schedule, but Suddath went out of their way to work with us. Joaquin was very reasonable about changes we made after the process started, for example with adding more items than we initially realized we had. The teams that did the packing and unpacking were professional and courteous. Initially we were somewhat intimidated by the prospect of this move, but pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be easier and cheaper than we expected. Thanks – Joaquin and Suddath!
Molly and Tom Joy
San Jose, CA
Overall fantastic experience and were well taken care of from start to finish. We had made several changes along the way and it wasn’t even an issue. Also dealt with timing and a tropical storm. Not a Problem 🙂 Would Highly Recommend.
San Jose, CA
Joaquin was great to video chat with to determine a quote for our move. He was very thorough and made sure we didn’t miss anything to have surprises later. The packers were very friendly and good at packing. We were very happy with the move.
San Jose, CA
This was our fourth inter-State move, and we keep coming back to Suddath because of their excellent services. Fernando Jimenez in particular did an excellent job leading this crew on both days of packing and loading. The crew clearly respected him, and he readily rolled up his sleeves and worked side-by-side with them to get the work done. He made sure to keep us up to date of the progress and next steps. He was very respectful and protective of our house and stuff, and made sure everything was packaged and tagged correctly. Throughout the two days he was very friendly and courteous, providing confidence and reassurance, making it a great move experience…again! Thanks team Suddath!
San Jose, CA
The Suddath crew did a great job! William Hernandez in particular meticulously wrapped and packed our furniture, making sure it would be well protected throughout the move. He was also the driver of the truck, and ensured is was safely parked without blocking traffic. He was very courteous with our neighbors to move the truck twice when they needed to get out of their driveways. Thank you!
San Jose, CA
Great team! William Hernandez was fantastic! Very professional and very easy to work with! This is the third time we have used Suddath and this experience was the best!
San Jose, CA
Thanks a lot William Hernandez for all the help.
San Jose, CA
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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
SAN JOSE MOVING FAQ
Valuation is a great tool for peace of mind. Your standard coverage, which you automatically receive at no cost, will compensate $0.60 per lb. for damaged items. This can be significantly less than the value of many items in a home, so valuation coverage will account for that gap. Our San Jose movers are trained professionals, but even our most prepared and tenured professionals have had damage occur on their moves. It’s also always a good idea to check with your own homeowner’s policy to determine coverage you may already have.
Relocations have many variables, so depending on the size and type of move you may be able to secure a specific load day, but it is always beneficial to have flexibility on loading days. While you can choose any day to load your stuff, certain days may be more expensive based on a few factors. For instance, to keep costs as low as possible, there may be multiple shipments on a single truck since few people can actually fill up a trailer when moving.
Your San Jose move coordinator can provide you with a comprehensive guide to help navigate the weeks and days before your move. It includes everything from defrosting the refrigerator to contacting your phone carrier.
One significant preparation that is important, and directly related to your move, is ensuring that you designate an area (like a closet, drawer or small room) to put things in that you do not want relocated. This would include medicine, passports, your favorite pillow, or important toys for your children. Things move very fast on move day and this easy step can ensure you have what you need while traveling to your destination.
Parking can be a challenge on the busy streets in the Bay Area. Our San Jose movers have the local experience to know where we might experience issues and take steps to avoid them. For instance, parking permits might be needed to reserve a space large enough for the truck to park to load and unload your household goods. So, we secure these permits in advance with enough notice based off information gathered from you during your moving survey.
Unfortunately claims do occur from time to time. Your dedicated move coordinator will supply you with a claim form, and you will have a designated professional claims coordinator who will walk you through the process.
Suddath will supply you with a straightforward and easy-to-interpret moving quote. We provide free in-home or virtual walkthroughs – which are done directly from your phone or tablet – according to your preference. You can have a binding quote, which is based off that walkthrough, or a non-binding quote, which is based off the total weight of your move.
Your San Jose move coordinator will make sure that you are aware of the different options we can provide but depending on the type of move you are looking to have serviced, you may have variables within that quote. For example, you may want to understand the cost difference between you packing your own belongings or having Suddath perform a full-service pack.
The core of our business is to provide safe and secure relocation of your household goods, and that starts with our people. All van operators, packers and movers undergo thorough background checks and drug testing for your peace of mind. They undergo thorough training in both safety and in our packing and moving processes at Suddath University at our Jacksonville, FL location.
Whether being transported on our locked trailers or being stored in our secure facilities, you can feel confident knowing that your goods are in safe hands with our local San Jose moving company.
In the Bay Area and across the country Suddath is differentiated by the people who work for us. These folks understand that what they do matters and put customers first in all that they do, whether that’s a simply call to see how things are going, or the company’s investment in the next technology-driven solution. That culture of putting the customer first is contagious and we are lucky to have built a century-old organization around that philosophy.
We understand moving can be stressful. To help ease some of that, and give you guidance throughout the process, Suddath provides you a single point of contact to assist you through your entire move. This professional customer service coordinator will stay in constant communication and be there to answer questions, schedule dates and make sure your move is progressing as planned.
Also, all our van operators train in soft skills and customer service at Suddath University, our own internal training program, which makes them an asset on moving day, to help you trust that your move is in capable hands.
Our industry does unfortunately have some predatory establishments that can take advantage of the naïve consumer. You can protect yourself by choosing a moving company affiliated with a major van line, like United Van Lines. In San Jose, California, you can ensure you are working with a trusted organization by checking if they are members of the California Moving and Storage Association, and also on file with the Public Utilities Commission as a licensed mover.
Yes. The primary difference between short (commonly referred to as storage in transit or S.I.T.) and long-term storage (also known as permanent storage), is the timeframe for which your household items will be stored. I think it’s important to note that for interstate moves, short-term storage caps at 180 days. In either case, your items will be stored in a fully-enclosed and locked storage vault within our San Jose warehouse. With vault storage, our warehouse staff will pad wrap your valuables and carefully store them in the container.
We participate in a discard and donate program through our partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that teams up with those of us in the moving and relocation industries to fight hunger. We collect non-perishable food items from our customers – things they might not want to take with them anyway – and deliver them to local food banks in San Jose.
It’s a free service to customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need. Suddath and our customers donated over 41,600 lbs. of food in past years to Move For Hunger through this very important partnership.
Suddath does have a declutter program to help you temporarily store your items using our storage containers at a very reasonable price. Ask your San Jose move coordinator to explain the declutter program in detail during your in-home survey, but essentially, it can be a great solution to adding extra value to your home when in the process of selling it. Then, when you’re ready, we can deliver your goods back to you.
Suddath offers all levels of commercial moving services. Our team performs everything from space planning to installation labor. If you have a workspace need, we have a solution.
We work in several Fortune 500 company workplaces in the area providing a plethora of services. We specialize in MAC (moves, adds and changes) and can put together customized MAC programs for our clients. Our services range from something as small as installing a keyboard tray up to several thousand cubicle reconfigurations. We even have ergonomic evaluation technicians to help provide your team a safe and comfortable place to work.