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LAST UPDATED: October 24th, 2019

Founded in 1979 and owned and operated by Chuck Kuhn, JK Moving Services provides professional commercial, residential, government, corporate, and overseas moving and storage services to individuals around the world. JK Moving Services employees are fully vetted, professionally trained individuals who work tirelessly to provide quality moving services and customer service experiences.

This service is known for moving the President of the United States, a number of Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of thousands of families in the United States and around the world. No matter what you are moving, JK Moving Services strives to plan and carry out the move with appropriate labor, equipment, and facilities, providing you peace of mind throughout the experience.

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The Good

  • Free Moving Quote
  • Residential Moving
  • Commercial Moving
  • Global Moving
  • Government Relocation Services
  • Employee Relocation
  • Archive Services
  • Packing Services
  • Storage Services

Free Moving Quote

As you look to hire a moving service, you should go online and get some free moving quotes. JK Moving Services provides a free quote generator online to help you get an idea of what you will be spending.

Residential Moving

With more than 40 years experience, JK Moving Services has been helping people to relocate no matter what their circumstance. For those moving within the state or to a neighboring state, JK Moving Services has moving plans catered to their specific needs.

  • Local movers — If you are moving to a new home within your state of residence, JK Moving Services will send a full-time moving crew to help pack, load, transport, unload, and unpack your things. Local movers are available in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. To ensure that each customer has a positive experience, movers treat every customer as a VIP.
  • Long distance movers — If your move will be taking you to another state, or even from coast to coast, JK Moving Services can have a moving crew help you with the moving process, store your belongings, and deliver them to your new home. All moving trucks are enabled with GPS tracking devices, allowing you to track your belongings as the relocation process is taking place.

Commercial Moving

Hiring a mover may seem unnecessary, but if you’re trying to move a company, office, school, or other large entity, moving services become your saving grace. JK Moving Services has expertise in moving the following commercial business:

  • Offices — With extensive planning, proper equipment, and hard work, JK Moving Services is able to move entire offices quickly and easily to a new location. Using special spider cranes, professional movers can move filing cabinets without emptying them, saving hours of unpacking and organizing. If you are unable to move into your new location for weeks or months after you are required to move out of your old facility, JK Moving Services has storage facilities where office supplies, furniture, and whatever else you may have in your office may be stored. Confidentiality is maintained during these moves to ensure that financial documentation, customer information, and any other private data is not viewed or shared.
  • Universities, schools, and libraries — For schools that undergo summer renovations, it can be difficult to find a place to put all of the contents of the rooms/buildings. Not only will JK Moving Services store these things for you, but professional movers will also come and move the contents of the building, ensuring they are not damaged during construction.
  • Museums — JK Moving Services has moved a number of priceless works of art and other artifacts for local museums and galleries. Some of these items include Egyptian artifacts and pieces of the Berlin Wall. Teams are professionally trained and skilled at disassembling, reassembling, and installing modular systems, display cases, and shelving to ensure that everything is left in perfect order. Vans used for these services are climate controlled and are equipped with air ride features to lessen the shock on the vehicle.
  • Industrial spaces — These services are perfect for factories or warehouses that are looking to transport sensitive equipment, fixtures, and technology. Professional packing teams are tasked with packing, rigging, and loading items into climate controlled vans to ensure proper relocation of the equipment. Meticulous labeling is also completed for quick and simple inventory as well as unloading and unpacking.
  • Hotels and restaurants — For hotels or restaurants that need to relocate completely or just relocate certain items, JK Moving Services has teams available to help uninstall and/or install furniture, transport electronics, televisions, and computers as needed. The company can also remove debris.
  • Labs and hospitals — JK Moving Services has been tasked to move laboratories, medical and biotech companies, bio-safety cabinets, HPLCs, incubators, centrifuges, microscopes, and many other types of medical or laboratory equipment. Climate controlled vans are used to transport sensitive equipment ensuring proper relocation.

Global Moving

International moves involve more complicated factors that must be addressed in order for the move to go smoothly. JK Moving Services provides weatherproof containers with a secure specialized locking system in which you can store your possessions. Once your things have been properly packed into these containers, they can be stored anywhere in the world as you await the time to move into your new home.

Government Relocation Services

JK Moving Services continues to go the extra mile as it provides excellent moving services to federal groups and military representatives.

  • Federal relocation services — With extra training and professional crews, JK Movers has been able to help move the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Bureau of the Fiscal Service, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Justice, State, and Treasury, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Military relocation services — In order to serve those who serve the United States as members of the military services, JK Moving Services has helped with the planning, coordination, packing, crating, and relocation of military families’ goods. JK Movers has committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of its customers and is grateful for a chance to serve those who protect the United States.

Employee Relocation

JK Moving Services provides moving services for people who need to relocate for their work. These services help to reduce worry and disruption during your move helping you to enjoy the process of settling in to your new home.

Archive Services

To provide further help and resources to commercial businesses, JK Moving Services provides the following unique archive services:

  • Records management
  • Data and document destruction
  • Asset management
  • Document imaging

Archive facilities are located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and JK Moving Services promises to provide timely, on-demand transport of any company's materials to and from its archive storage facilities.

Packing Services

The moving experience can be not only time consuming, but exhausting. The process of packing up your life, relocating, and then unpacking is daunting to some, which is why JK Moving Services offers a variety of packing services as part of its moving services. Whether you want to do all or none of the packing, JK Moving Services has an option for you. The following packing services are currently offered:

  • Full-service packing — This service is a good option for those who are short on time and need their move to happen quickly. A professional moving crew will pack and organize your belongings with care to ensure that they are safely transported.
  • Fragile-only packing — This packing service offers professional help packing fragile items.
  • DIY packing — If you are prepared to take on the challenge of packing by yourself, JK Moving Services can provide you with an assortment of boxes, padding, tape, and any other supplies that you might need in order to appropriately pack up your home.

Storage Services

During the moving process it often becomes necessary to store some of your personal belongings for a time. JK Moving Services provides state-of-the-art warehouse storage facilities in which you can store your things. These facilities have stored items owned by embassies, museums, dignitaries, and many families for anywhere from a number of weeks to a number of months. To provide the highest quality service at these facilities, climate-controlled areas have been set apart for the storage of sensitive items. The facility is moisture-free and is monitored by video surveillance, motion sensors, and a waterless fire-suppression system.

In order to maintain order in these facilities each item has been input into an inventory and is tracked on a central computer system. If you are not located near the metropolitan Washington area, no problem. JK Moving Services will connect you with one of its many proven partners across the United States in order to find a good place for you to store your belongings.


The Bad

  • Damaged Goods
  • Storage Challenges
  • JK Moving Reviews
  • Late Delivery

Damaged Goods

One problem that has been mentioned in recent customer ratings and reviews is that household goods and/or furniture have been damaged during the moving process, and JK Moving Services has not been willing to cover the cost of replacement or repairs. JK Moving Services has not made it clear what claims will and will not be reimbursed. If you are concerned that your things might be damaged during the moving process, you may want to take part in the packing and loading process to be sure that everything has been packed appropriately.

Storage Challenges

For those who do not live in the metropolitan Washington area, all storage will be carried out by third-party partners. Some customer ratings and reviews have mentioned that household goods and belongings have been damaged by water, fallen over, or been smashed while being stored at third-party moving storage providers. If you are worried about this, you can find a local storage facility to personally load your things into.

JK Moving Reviews

On average, JK Moving Services reviews have deemed the company to be average. Though some customers have had good experiences, others have shared horror stories. Complaints most commonly have to do with damage to furniture, delays in delivery, and/or lost items.

Late Delivery

Some customer reviews have mentioned that the contents of their house have arrived days after they had been promised they would. Though this is not always the case, you should always be prepared for a late delivery just in case.


The Bottom Line

With all of the stress already associated with moving, hiring a mover should not add more stress. If you are looking for trained professionals to help you pick up your life and relocate, we feel that JK Moving Services may be a good option for you. To begin, go online and get a free quote. Knowing how much you are going to pay matters before you sign a contract. Make sure that you take a good inventory of all of your things before the job is complete to make sure that you do not lose anything along the way.

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George Saxon Pompano Beach, FL

I contracted with JK Movers for a Maryland to Florida move. Below is the sequence of events that supports claim against JK Movers. 1. July 13, 2018 (Friday) – This was the loading day for JK Movers. They put down an adhesive tape on the carpets through the house. At completion of loading that afternoon, the adhesive tape was removed, and it was apparent there was a noticeable color change across the carpets. The moving supervisor took pictures of the carpets and commented on the problem saying he would follow-up. At that time, the supervisor presented me with a JK Moving form stating it should have been signed before they started loading. In reading the form, it was a waiver of liability for floor and carpet damage. I explained I could not sign as the carpets already had apparent damage. 2. July 13, 2018 (Friday) - After JK Moving left, I called a carpet cleaning service explaining an emergency situation, i.e. the carpets needed to be cleaned ASAP due to the real estate closing and walk-through the following Tuesday morning. The earliest available cleaning time would be July 16, Monday. This same carpet cleaner had cleaned them a few weeks earlier prior to listing the house, i.e. the carpets were clean. In addition, I left a phone message with Mr. Richard R, JK Moving Rep, handling the move. In researching the tape adhesive, this appears to be a common problem with its use. 3. July 16, Monday - Carpets cleaned. After the cleaning, the cleaner noticed some rising in certain areas. He said it was common due to the moisture and usually settled after a day or so. However, since the walk-though was the following morning, he would come early Tuesday, July 17, to check and re-stretch if needed. The charge was $50. The total cleaning invoice was $580 which was paid. 4. I submitted the $580 claim to JK Movers which was denied based on a claim that JK Movers were not allowed to inspect the carpet and did not authorize the carpet cleaning. This is incorrect as the moving supervisor took pictures of the damaged carpet at the time commenting on the problem. As far as not authorizing, this was late Friday afternoon and an emergency situation due to the real estate closing Tuesday morning. Mr. R was notified. The carpets had to be cleaned on Monday 5. JK Moving put my house sale in jeopardy through their negligence, and forced me to remedy their problem in a few hours prior to the house closing, thereby, incurring additional costs of $580.

5 years ago

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Jessica Zaret Great Falls, VA

JK Moving was contracted by the Army to relocate our household goods from Great Falls, VA to Virginia Beach, VA in 2013. They came to our home with an iPad to do the estimate and seemed to know what they were doing. My husband is a woodworker with several items of heavy equipment that require special care, so we provided photos and weight estimates via e-mail and were assured that they could handle these and that we would be well under our 17,000 lb allowance. We had taken pains to purge, even renting a dumpster to reduce the amount that we would move, and they are the experts, so we trusted their assessment. We didn't really have an alternative. I was suspicious when they refused to separate out my professional gear, but they had reassured me that we would be under the allowed weight, so I didn't continue to protest this. After the move there was no mention of any overage, and only minor damage (scratched items here and there, but not as bad as previous moves). The job I moved for didn't work out and we had to move back at our own expense within 6 months. That move cost $17,070 with Absolute Moving Co. of Virginia Beach, VA, including packing and labor. 22 months later I get a notice of government debt. When I made inquiries I was told that J K Moving billed the government for moving over 45,000 lbs!!! That is nearly three times my allowance!!! And of course no professional gear. Naturally, J K Moving had already been paid by the government, but I have to pay for the difference, over $23,000 of debt. When I attempted to contact J K Moving about the discrepancy, they stonewalled me. I have been appealing the debt with DFAS for the past 2 years but my credit is ruined by the debt and my wages have been garnished. If you are assigned J K Moving for a PCS move, all I can advise is do it yourself. If you have had a similar experience with this mover, please contact me as I believe that this company should be investigated for fraud.

5 years ago

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Terrible service. I was initially impressed by the sales person pitch, however when the movers came the lead mover John was disrespectful, rude and had a real problem dealing with a woman trying to tell him what needed to be done, real ego problem. He couldn’t follow the simplest instructions and ended up walking off the job. I have moved at least 20 times and this was by far the worst moving company that I’ve ever dealt with.

5 years ago