PROFESSIONAL LOCAL MOVING IN TAMPA

Trusted Local Moving in Tampa

Don’t risk your lifetime of belongings to just anyone. With an overall 100-year history in moving, Suddath® has been a local mover in Tampa since 1973, trusted by people and their families to deliver reliable, quality local moving services. Our quality claim doesn’t come from us – that is according to nearly 500 Google Reviews from our Tampa customers, where we have a 4.8 out of 5-star rating.

Our depth of experience, extensively trained employees and supportive, customizable moving services are why we have been a reliable name in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area for so many decades.

A professional and experienced local mover. We have built on the trust customers have given us in order to provide better and more convenient local moving services to support an easier transition in Tampa Bay.

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100 Years

local moving experience

50,000

home moves each year

Fully Vetted

moving crew and drivers

250+ Hours

mentored training for crews

LOCAL MOVING SIMPLIFIED

A Quick and Easy Virtual Estimate

We understand that moving is one of the most stressful times in life. Our goal is to simplify the local moving process, all the way from the initial quote process through to the final delivery of your goods.

With Suddath, we make getting a moving estimate easier – giving you the option to do to a walkthrough virtually via a mobile device, or by scheduling an in-person walkthrough with one of our experienced representatives. Choose the option that is most convenient for you and your schedule.

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A Single-Point-of-Contact Move

Throughout your move, you will be supported by a local Suddath move coordinator, who is your direct line to any details regarding your move. They will act as your single-point-of-contact with everything related to your move, giving you peace of mind so you can worry less on your move and focus more on your new home.

If your needs change in any way throughout the moving process, you will have only one number to call to help make your transition smoother.

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Customizable Packing and Unpacking

Our team is trained to help you pack up your entire Tampa home, or they can come in and only partially pack – dealing only with items or rooms that you need assistance with. Of course, DIY packing is always an option as well. Our crew will come in on moving day to wrap and protect furniture and place all of your items and boxes into the truck for transit.

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Simple Declutter and Storage Services

If you need assistance removing unnecessary items or furniture before staging or selling your home, our team can quickly come in and assist with temporary or long-term storage.

Our secure and climate-controlled 85,000 square-foot warehouse will keep your goods safe until you need them in your new home.

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SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Piano Moving

Instruments are often the most beloved items in your home. Suddath has specially trained professionals who can successfully and safely move your piano and instruments so they are ready to bring music into your new home.

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Custom Crating

Items that are particularly delicate, fragile or irregularly sized, may require their own tailored, custom crates built to protect these items. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec.

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Storage Services

Our team can carefully store your household goods, even delicate items like art, antiques or wine collections. Suddath can safely pack, move, and store any of your household goods with white-glove care. 

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Boat Moving

If you’re moving from one end of Tampa to another, you may need to move your boat to a different marina. We can coordinate that service with one of our trusted partners. You will be ready to get out on open water in no time.

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TAMPA LOCAL MOVING FAQ

How can I make sure I’m hiring the best local moving company?

The best way to make sure the Tampa local moving company you hire is reputable is by doing your research. Look to independent reviews through Google, or independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau and ensure they are established enough to be registered and accredited.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, requires all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements to have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. You can look up your moving company’s number on the FMCSA website, or simply ask them for it. Also ask your mover for their insurance information, and the industry associations they belong to, or the accreditations they have. Any reputable moving company will be more than happy to provide this information to you. If they hesitate, consider it a red flag.

The biggest red flag will be in your quote process. Moving companies are required to do a home walkthrough, in order to give you an accurate quote prior to moving day. If a moving company is not transparent about their pricing, or will not commit to a specific number, you should look elsewhere.

How do you train your crew members?

When choosing a home mover, it’s best to do your research before trusting your valuable personal belongings to just anyone. Suddath is backed by numerous awards, accreditations and our involvement in the community with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa.
 
When our fully background-checked crew moves your belongings, you can be sure they will be treated with the utmost care and delivered back to you with as little hassle as possible – and always for the agreed-upon price. Hiring Suddath comes with no surprises; only the confidence of having a trusted and experienced mover on your side, with well-trained staff who are properly equipped to move all your belongings.
 
Our van operators, helpers, packers and office movers are trained in-house at our own Suddath University. They are taught skills in our specialized packing and crating methods, safety practices, home protection methods and more, benefitting from the industry knowledge we’ve gained over the past century. Each crew member is required to complete 25 hours of classroom training and 256 field hours of mentored training before they ever step into your home.

What is valuation coverage?

One of the first things you should know is that valuation coverage is not insurance. Valuation coverage is an agreement between you and your moving company over claims and their liability for those claims. Moving companies are obligated under federal law to offer it to you – if they do not, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable or “rogue” mover.
 
Essentially, it means that if your goods are lost or damaged and they are at fault, the mover agrees to pay that 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, or if you’d like to insure your goods through an insurance company – by law, your mover cannot sell you insurance, and you will have to go through a dedicated company.

Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post on the subject.

When should I start my moving process?

We advise that you start the moving process as early as possible, beginning with researching and vetting local moving companies. Ideally, this would happen no later than two months before your desired move date.
 
However, don’t fret if you have less time than that before you need to move – Suddath is skilled in helping people and families move locally, and we can help you navigate your timeline with an optimized move plan.
 
As a general starting place, we have created a detailed moving checklist to help you understand what tasks you should be thinking about, and when. When you begin working with Suddath, and your dedicated move coordinator, they can help customize this timeline and checklist for your unique moving needs.

Can you store my household goods?

Absolutely. As a local Tampa moving company, Suddath has 85,000 square feet of climate-controlled space. That means that even on the hottest Florida day, our warehouse will never be warmer than 78 degrees. Alongside household goods, we are also trusted by several local and national companies to store medical supplies, food, and other sensitive products.

Our warehouse staff is trained in properly crating your goods to avoid damage, and it will be consistently tracked using our industry-leading warehouse technology, High Jump. Our warehouse is also protected year-round by a state-of-the-art security system.

Suddath is always happy to give customers a tour of our warehouse and show you how and where your goods would be stored. Simply inquire with your move coordinator, and they will arrange a time for you to visit our warehouse.

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