Scalable services to match any need and budget

Every move is different, and Suddath® understands that each customer has unique (especially in Portland) and has unique needs. That’s why we offer a wide range of flexible services to fit your exact needs and budget.

Suddath can take care of every aspect of your local move from our full-service packing service, if you need us to come in and take care of everything A to Z, all the way to partial packing for specific items or areas you don’t want to pack yourself, to our budget-friendly DIY option. In all of these options, our moving crew will arrive on moving day, carefully protect your home with door, floor and wall protections, diligently wrap your furniture and artfully place it all in the truck.

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. Or, to simply get certain items out of the way from the start, so that packing others away is an easier process.

We are also very proud of our recycle, liquidation and donation program in Portland. It 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 our local moving customers, as well as some of the largest companies in Portland. We certify anything that does get reused, so our customers can acquire green points.

If your plans include a more formal storage need, we can also arrange for our storage services so we can safely house your items in our warehouse until your new home is ready. Our Portland warehouse has 24/7 security, an industry-leading warehouse management system that digitally tracks your goods, as well as a climate-controlled storage option for more sensitive items, which is unique in the Portland area.

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Get a free quote – choose your preferred method

Our goal is to be the easiest moving company to work with. To get started, select one of three methods to obtain a moving quote that fits within your schedule and level of effort.

 

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Give us a call and we’ll help you determine the best option to get a free move estimate that fits your lifestyle and schedule.

An easier move with intuitive technology

Studies show that moving is the third most stressful life event we go through. At Suddath, we have been changing those statistics for our customers for 100 years.

On average, Americans move 11 times over the course of their lifetime, and we want to make sure that you have 11 great experiences – not stressful ones. From the moment you choose Suddath for your local move, we work to make sure you have the options and services you need for a stress-free move. This consideration starts with our estimation process, which is designed with multiple options to accommodate your personal preferences.

When you’re ready to start the process, we give you two options to choose from:

The walkthrough you choose will be booked around your schedule, so there’s no need to miss work or rearrange your usual agenda on our account. In a quick walkthrough of your home, either in-person or virtually, you will be asked questions by one of our representatives that will allow them to give you a binding and transparent quote.

A single-point-of-contact focused on your move

Suddath believes in putting your peace of mind first. In our century of local moving experience, we have found that the best way to do this is through a dedicated local move coordinator.

When you sign on with Suddath, we will begin by assigning you a single point of contact who will assist you throughout the moving process. 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 the details of your move.

If you need any services, such as packing, declutter or storage throughout the process, you will simply call them up, discuss the details, and they will handle everything. On moving day, they will make sure that you and the moving crew are working from the same move plan so that everything goes smoothly and there is no confusion or delays.

This is especially helpful if you have any unique, fragile or specialty items that need moved such as a piano, art collection or antiques. Often these items need special tools to be moved, and your move coordinator will ensure the crew shows up prepared, so everything can move quickly and according to plan.

Likely your move will only be a few miles across Portland, but your move coordinator will also take care of tracking your move to ensure that your belongings are delivered in a timely manner. If you have any issues at all, you only have one number to call and it will be taken care of.

Local Moving FAQs

1. How do I know I’m hiring a reputable local moving company?

First, pay careful attention to the process the company uses to provide you with a quote. All moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to moving day before giving customers a moving quote. If they fail to perform a walkthrough in advance or if their price is vague, we recommend finding a different moving company in the Portland area.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is a great resource of information about moving companies. This organization was established to ensure that all commercial carrier vehicles meet the specific requirements outlined by law and that they obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. With the DOT number, you are able to look up your moving company on the FMCSA website. You can also ask the moving company directly for their (DOT) number.

One of the best ways to investigate the local moving company you hire is to perform online research through reputable, third-party websites. Beyond Google reviews, be sure to check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They can verify that the companies you are considering are established and accredited. If the local mover you are considering has had any complaints filed with the BBB, you can easily access the files and even see the company’s response to those claims.

Also, we recommend that you ask the moving company directly for a list of the accreditations they have earned, including what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it’s up to date. Any reputable moving company is accustomed to supplying this information to its customers and will do so willingly.

Want to know more? Read about choosing the best local mover for you.

2. What do I do if something is broken during my move?

It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination without incident. Our drivers and operators spend time training at our own in-house training facility, Suddath University in Jacksonville, Florida. They spend a full week on packing techniques, loading/unloading safety instructions, and how to maneuver Portland’s roadways safely in every season of the year.

In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath move coordinator will assist you with the process of documenting your broken items and submitting a claim. Once the form is completed, a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours.

3. Can you help me store my household goods?

Absolutely. As a local Portland moving company, Suddath has climate-controlled space just for storing our customers’ household items as long as you need. Much like the training our drivers and operators receive, Suddath invests significantly in training our warehouse staff.

During these training sessions, they learn best practices for proper loading, crating, and unloading of your goods. This ensures that your goods are stored to prevent damage. Not only are your items maneuvered safely, but they’re also tracked using best-in-class warehouse technology.

Suddath’s storage facilities are also trusted by thousands of companies across the United States for the storage of their products and goods. We often store food, medical supplies, and other items that our business customers depend on to keep safe.

For customers who feel that seeing is believing, your coordinator is happy to schedule a tour of our Portland warehouse to show you where your goods would be safely kept.

4. What is valuation coverage? Is it like insurance?

Valuation coverage is not insurance. What you get through your mover is valuation coverage. This is an agreement between you and your moving company regarding claims and declaring who is liable for those claims.

Valuation coverage guarantees that the moving company pays for items that became lost or damaged by fault of the moving company. If your goods are lost or damaged and the moving company is at fault, the mover agrees to pay the agreed-upon amount. Suddath, for example, offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.

According to federal law, it is required that moving companies offer you valuation coverage. If a moving company fails to do so, it may be a sign that you should seriously assess whether or not they are a disreputable or “rogue” mover.

As you prepare for your upcoming move, 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. 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 which speaks about it in more detail.

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