Safely Moving San Jose’s Families for 18 Years

The safe and secure relocation of your household goods doesn’t happen by accident. Even local moving can be a costly event if the team you’ve chosen isn’t experienced and properly trained. From South Coyote to North Valley, Suddath’s highly-trained crews are skilled at packing, moving, and protecting your belongings.

Suddath® is proud to provide fully-vetted drivers who are trained at Suddath University where they learn how to transport your goods with the expert precision you deserve. We know that moving your belongings is an important responsibility, and we make it a top priority to provide peace of mind and safe delivery of the items that make your house a home.

Suddath has been providing award-winning local moving services in the United States for 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 movers in San Jose.

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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.



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.

Flexible services to fit your budget

Suddath offers a wide range of flexible services to fit any budget and every level of service desired. For those who want to reduce some clutter before packing up, we 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 for lift-free moving. With this service, our experts 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 move.

Of course, there are times when moving locally requires help packing up just a few items. Do you have a family heirloom or precious art collection that you want some expert help packing up? If you only need help packing a few things, we can do that, too. Let your move coordinator schedule partial-packing and let our expert crew members pack up those precious items with expert knowledge and experience.

For DIY moves, just pack up your belongings on your own, and let our local moving experts carefully load and transport your things on moving day.

We also understand that moving plans can change quickly and without notice at times.

Even customers who are moving locally within the San Jose area may have a sudden change of plans -- often, this means a change of moving date, or a sudden need for storage services. Your move coordinator will work with you to accommodate your needs as the new plan unfolds. With 100 years of experience, a fleet of qualified and vetted drivers, and dedicated warehouse storage space, Suddath has the resources to create the solutions you need.

A team dedicated to taking care of your needs

When you’re ready to start the process, we make getting an estimate easier than ever. We give you two convenient options to choose from:

  • An in-person walkthrough
  • A virtual walkthrough, done through your smart device

With either option you choose, one of our trained and knowledgeable team members will walk you through the moving process as you lead them through your home. Whether it is digitally or in-person, they will assess what you’re moving for an accurate quote and ensure that the crew will have everything they need on moving day so there are no delays or surprises.

From the moment you officially choose Suddath to be your local mover, you will be supported by a single move coordinator. You won’t get the runaround or the telephone shuffle when you need updates or have questions. Your coordinator will be your single point of contact throughout the local moving process. This is just one way in which Suddath helps you worry less, so you can focus on living your life even while you move.

Local Moving FAQs

1. 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 mover cannot sell you insurance.

What you get through your mover is valuation coverage. This is an agreement between you and your 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 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.

2. How do you protect my home and belongings during the 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, we 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 move includes storage in our 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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Contact our professional local moving team in San Jose if you have more questions, or if you're ready to get a moving quote, we'd love to speak with you.

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