TRUSTED, PROFESSIONAL LOCAL MOVERS

Experienced San Jose Local Movers

A trusted and professional local mover. The safe and secure relocation of your household goods during a local move requires an experienced and properly trained team in order to go smoothly. From Gilroy to San Francisco, Suddath’s highly-trained local movers are skilled at packing, moving, and protecting your belongings.

Suddath has been providing award-winning local moving services in the United States for over 100 years. It’s this depth of experience and our commitment to putting our customers first that makes moving locally with Suddath a top choice all over the country. It’s also why our customers consistently give us 5-star reviews, making us one of the highest-rated local moving companies in San Jose.

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100 Years

local moving experience

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50,000

home moves each year

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FULLY VETTED

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250+ Hours

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LOCAL MOVING MADE EASY

An Easy Estimation Process

With Suddath, you’re given the option to do to a no-commitment walkthrough virtually via a mobile device, or by scheduling an in-person walkthrough with one of our experienced representatives. Once the walkthrough is complete, your Suddath contact will generate a comprehensive, accurate quote and plan that covers every aspect of your local move, from packing options, delivery details and even specialized services to transport unique items.

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Dedicated Move Coordinators

From the moment you officially choose Suddath to be your local moving company, you will be supported by a single move coordinator to assist you throughout the local moving process. These 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.

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Budget-Friendly Packing Solutions

Suddath offers a wide range of flexible local moving services to fit any budget and every level of service desired. For those who want to reduce some clutter before packing up, we even offer a declutter program. This program is designed to help you stage your home for selling and clear out some of the items that may be most personal to you before bringing real estate agents and potential buyers through.

Other customers prefer our full-service packing, where our local movers carefully pack your entire home and ensure that your valuables are safely and securely packed. This is a great option for busy executives, those with back injuries, or anyone who is ready to have a sweat-free local move.

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Safe and Secure Storage Services

Customers who need to get rid of some things before they start packing will love our declutter program. This program is designed to help you store any personal items or unnecessary furniture so that you can stage your home to sell for the best possible price. We are able to carefully store your goods in our secure warehouse with 227,000 square feet of storage space until you are ready for them in your new home. Your items will be stored in a fully-enclosed and locked storage vault, carefully pad wrapped for long or short-term storage.

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SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES

Piano Moving

Pianos are very delicate pieces that require careful attention when moved. Suddath has specially trained professionals who can successfully transport your piano and instruments so they are ready to bring music into your new home.

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Boat Moving

Even a local move may require moving your boat to a new marina in a different area of the city. Suddath can coordinate the expert transportation of your boat and get you out on the open seas as soon as possible.  

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Custom Crating

In some instances, special containers may be required to transport belongings because of shape, size, fragility, and more. Our experts will design and craft custom-built containers or crates to safely move these unique items.

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Storage Services

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, delivering them back to you safely. 

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LOCAL MOVING RESOURCES

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LOCAL MOVING FAQ

When should I start my moving process?

Starting as early as possible is usually best. Your first task should be to complete your research on the local moving companies you’re considering. Ideally, this would happen no later than two months before your desired move date.

If you have less time than that before you need to move, don’t worry. Suddath has been serving San Jose for 18 years and we can help you navigate any timeline you have to work with.

We have created a detailed moving checklist to help you decide what tasks you should be completing and when. When you begin working with your dedicated move coordinator, they will customize a timeline for your unique local moving needs.

How do you protect my home and belongings during the local move?

Alongside the rigorous training of our crew in how to handle items, Suddath uses floor protection and door jamb protection in both locations of your move. We pad and un-pad your furniture in and outside of the home during the loading and delivery process.

If you live in an apartment, our local movers will work with you and your building manager to ensure that we are compliant with any rules or restrictions, and our crew would use additional floor protection and elevator protections where necessary.

Once your items are en route to your new home, our technology provides two ways to track your shipment. The first is on the physical truck, and the second is with the GPS on our drivers’ electronic logging device.

If your local move includes storage in our San Jose warehouse, our warehouse management system to allow us to scan every item as it arrives at the warehouse. With this technology, we are able to know its location in real-time. What’s more, is this technology includes a client portal for customers to access online and see the inventory’s location in real-time.

What is valuation coverage?

First, it’s important to understand that valuation coverage is not insurance. If you’d like to insure your goods, you will need to do so through a licensed insurance company. The reason you must use a separate company is that by law, your local mover cannot sell you insurance.

What you get through your mover is valuation coverage. This is an agreement between you and your local moving company over claims and their liability for those claims. It is required, according to federal law, that moving companies offer valuation coverage to you. If they fail to do so, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable or “rogue” mover.

Valuation coverage guarantees that, if your goods are lost or damaged and the local moving company is at fault, the 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.

As part of the moving process, you will want to explore if valuation coverage will work for you, if you would like to increase the amount of valuation coverage automatically offered, 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 the subject.

What do you do to ensure quality and customer satisfaction during my local move?

Our crews must complete our own program at Suddath University where local and long-distance drivers spend a week in intensive training at our location in Jacksonville, FL. 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 San Jose local movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move.

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