Long-Distance Moves for The Villages

A century of long-distance moving experience. Long-distance relocation is a big undertaking and can be much less stressful with an experienced long-distance mover by your side. Suddath® has been moving people since 1919 and relocates over 80,000 households every year. We offer a variety of long-distance moving services that are entirely flexible to meet your needs. For example, if the most stressful part of relocation is packing, use our full-service packing and unpacking service.

250+ hours of training for crew members. No matter what moving services you need, we have the highly-trained experts to help. It begins with our move coordinators, who serve as your one call for any moving need or question, and continues with our drivers, crate builders, packing teams, and customs experts.

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100+ YEARS

long-distance moving experience

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domestic moves each year

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of Atlas Van Lines

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Short- and Long-Term Storage Options

Some customers need to store some items until their new home is ready for move-in day. Others need storage for an extended time while they are outside of Florida. We have over 3 million square feet of storage facilities all over the United States. No matter which facility you choose, you will have 24/7 climate control and security monitoring. All of your household goods and furniture will be safe from theft and extreme weather until you are ready to take possession.

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Dedicated Move Coordinators

Every customer at Suddath is assigned a single point of contact known as a move coordinator. They are highly experienced in helping our customers plan, prepare, and complete their cross country move. You never have to worry about getting the runaround or being transferred to multiple contacts in a phone tree. Your dedicated coordinator will remain in close contact with you throughout every step of your long-distance relocation.

Suddath’s coordinators are trained in all aspects of a long-distance move and are there to help relieve the stress and worry that comes with moving cross country. They will meet with you to discuss every moving service you need, your timeline, and even make sure that permits for loading and unloading are obtained when necessary. With Suddath’s long-distance move coordinators, you get to reclaim your time and spend it with your friends in The Villages before you move away.

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High Quality Cross-Country Mover

Through Atlas Van Lines, we can ensure that the member we partner with to complete your long-distance move shares Suddath values, and participate in the required training, background-checking, and screenings.

This moving protocol will work for those seeking The Villages as their destination. Ranked as one of the best places to retire in the country, this 55-plus community has essentially become a city of its own. Suddath can lead your successful long-distance relocation to The Villages from any starting point across the nation through our elaborate network of trusted partners.

Moving Teams with 250+ Hours of Training

It’s important to know that your possessions are being protected and considered every step of the way during a long-distance move. It’s important to you that the things you’ve worked your whole life for are treated with respect. It’s important to us, too.

As a partner and every team member you interact with during your long-distance move has passed our rigorous background check before ever working on a customer’s move. Each Suddath moving team member is also educated at Suddath University. This week-long intensive course provides in-depth training and education in moving, and relocation.

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Specialized long-distance services

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Auto Moving

If you’re not driving your car to your new destination, Suddath can help with relocating it to your new home. Our trusted partners are specially trained in car relocations.  

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Piano Moving

Suddath has been moving musical instruments for over a century. Our expert team can get it reaches your future home safely and ready to play

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Motorcycle Moving

Suddath can move your motorcycle with ease. If your long-distance relocation requires that your bike hitch a ride, we can help. 

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Pet Relocation

Your pets are valued family members, and they deserve a stress-free move as well. Suddath will coordinate with trusted partners to ensure quality travel for your pets.  

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Do I need valuation coverage for my cross country move?

Yes. Suddath offers two options, and you can choose what’s the best option for you. If you would like the minimum coverage, which is at no cost, that coverage gets you $0.60 per pound per article. It is the most economical option that we have, but it only provides minimal protection.

We do offer full value protection if you would like to replace or have the item repaired to the condition that we received it in. If something were to be damaged, there is a cost for that, but it’s $6.00 per 10,000 lbs. So, if you have a 10,000-pound shipment, for example, you’ll have $60,000 in coverage. Again though, the standard is $0.60 per lb. If something were to get damaged, it would get weighed, multiplied by the $0.60, and that’s what you would be reimbursed for the claim.

What if you break something during my long-distance move? How do I submit a claim?

We work hard to take care of your items. However, should there be a damaged item, you would get in touch with your Orlando move coordinator and ask for a claims form. You would fill that out and submit it back to them, and then that person will get it to our claims department, where it will get assigned to an adjuster, and they will work with you on resolving your claim.

What are my different options for a moving estimate? How can you simplify the process for me?

There are two options. We have a binding estimate, or a binding cost of these services specified in advance, that will give you the cost of the long-distance move, and then we have a non-binding estimate. A non-binding is used when you’re not exactly sure what’s moving. For example, you may not know yet if your daughter’s going to move with you, or if the things in the garage are going. Non-binding leaves options open, but there could be additional charges if weight goes higher than anticipated.

How does a move coordinator help my long-distance move?

Your personal move coordinator is available to answer questions and help you reach your destination as quickly as possible, and with as little stress as possible. They will act as your single-point-of-contact and will guide you through the entire process, including paperwork, move planning and packing options.

What do you do to ensure my items and property are safe and secure during the moving process?

Part of our standard operating procedure at Suddath is, as soon as we come in and meet you, we’re going to lay extensive floor protection. If you have hardwood floors, we’re going to put down cardboard, we’re going to wrap banisters, and if you have a main thoroughfare that’s a stairway, it’s going to get carpet shield. We have another neoprene-type rug runner we lay down in the area where we’re going to operate the most, and door jamb covers to make sure doors don’t get chipped up.

Our long-distance movers wrap all of your furniture inside of your house before bringing it to the truck and do the same when we’re at the destination, making the delivery. Everything comes off the truck padded into the designated area, unwrapped and placed in your desired location, minimizing the possibility of damages.

What differentiates Suddath long-distance movers from its competitors in The Villages?

Our tenure should speak for itself, as we’ve been in the Central Florida area for 80 years, and Suddath has been in Florida since 1919. Beyond that experience, no other long distance moving company invests into crew training, background checks and safety standards to the same high standard as Suddath.

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