Quality Local Moving in Tampa

Our quality claim doesn’t come from us – that is according to nearly 500 Google Reviews from our Tampa customers, where we have a 4.9 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. We have built on the trust customers have given us in order to continually provide better and more convenient moving services to support an easier transition.

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3 ways to get a quote

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.

Trusted in Tampa since 1979

With a 100-year history in local moving, Suddath® has been located in Tampa since 1973, trusted by people and their families to deliver reliable, quality local moving services.

When choosing a home mover, don’t trust 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 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.

Taking the Stress Out of Moving

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

With Suddath, we make getting an 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.

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.

A Broad Range of Flexible Services

Most people don’t move very frequently. This means that as you’re beginning this process, you may not even know what your moving needs are, or what is available to you.

Suddath provides a broad range of services that are flexible and customizable to your needs and budget. Your dedicated move coordinator will discuss your move and our services to help you develop a personalized plan that is tailored to you.

Our team can provide a full range of moving services, from DIY packing all the way up to full packing and unpacking, as well as short- and long-term storage. We can move your antiques, piano and fine art, as well as other specialty items, and can expertly store them in our climate-controlled, 85,000 square foot warehouse. Suddath can even assist you with a wide range of concierge moving services, including finding and coordinating with a cleaning service.

We understand that moves – even local moves – do not always go according to plan. If your needs change suddenly, Suddath has the resources to easily accommodate for it. For example, if you decide you’d like to use our Declutter Service to stage your home and expedite its sale, we can quickly mobilize and temporarily store your items.

Local Moving FAQs

1. How can I make sure I’m hiring a reputable local moving company?

The best way to make sure the 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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