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JK Moving Services Overview

Sterling, VA
501 to 1000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Moving Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
JK Moving Services isn’t just a moving company, it’s a team of dedicated professionals providing worry-free, full-service relocation & logistics services to a variety of clients, from the military to commercial customers to our next-door ... Read more

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  • Recently, our employees participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. It was a beautiful and somber day for our volunteers.

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JK Moving Services – Why Work For Us?


Our philosophy is simple: We just want to help. It’s apparent in everything we do — in the way we treat our employees, the way we give back to the community, and in the way we do whatever it takes to make our customers lives easier.

As we see it, moving usually equates to stress. And we’re changing that with every move we make. No matter where your next move takes you, we want this transition to be a smooth one.

JK Moving Services, at-a-glance:

  • DC metropolitan area mover with 35+ years of experience
  • Largest independent mover in North America
  • Residential, commercial, international, government, move management, and archives divisions
  • Among the lowest claims ratio in the industry
  • Single point of contact managing your entire move
  • Full-time, fully trained crews, and move coordination teams
  • Mover of choice for Fortune 100 and 500 companies
  • Moved U.S. Presidents, dignitaries, and more
  • Suite of services before, during, and after your move
  • Extensive fleet of modern, GPS-enabled trucks
  • Proven network of suppliers
  • 500,000 square feet of secure, well-maintained storage space
  • State-of-the-art tracking and communication system
  • Aggressive recycle and reuse programs

We didn’t set out to be the largest privately owned moving and storage company in the area. It all started in Jim and Shirley Kuhn’s basement, when their son, Chuck, decided he didn’t want to just make money — he wanted to make a difference.

The enterprising 16-year-old started with just two employees, a truck, and a promise to provide clients with high-quality moving services at a great price. But as Chuck made more moves and met more clients, he quickly realized that the moving industry was in need of change. The industry had a bad reputation—and because people only moved about three times in their lives, there really wasn’t any incentive for change.

So Chuck decided to create JK Moving, a company comprised of more than just movers; he wanted move experts. Forget day laborers. JK started hiring full time employees who were passionate about helping others. JK aligned with the best organizations in the industry. And when there were no standards, JK created them. For example, JK built its own training facility, a two-story house complete with furniture, wallpaper, fixtures, carpet and more.

Today, JK Moving Services is the largest independent moving companies in North America. The company philosophy is simple: JK knows what matters most. You can see the philosophy at work in everything JK does, from the way in which it serves its customers — to the way in which the company operates.

JK milestones.

1981. At 16, Chuck Kuhn wanted to move people instead of push a paper route

1985. JK incorporated

1987. Gained Interstate Authority

1988. Moved to bigger warehouse in Fairfax, VA to accomodate growth

1989. Acquired Craig Movers

1993. Expanded operations to a new campus in Loudoun Co., VA

1996. Launched Commercial Division, adding office and industrial movng capabilities

1999. Launched Archiving and Records Management capabilities

2004. Acquired Thomas AAA Movers, establishing Gaithersburg, MD presence

2006. Host for Town Hall Meeting with President George W. Bush

2007. Started JK Valet portable storage services

2013. Certified PC Tech Services launched for commercial customers

2016. Established Global Relocation Center in Washngton, DC-based office

2017. Opened fourth warehouse on the Virginia campus, adding 75,000 sq ft of storage

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If you want to make a career in the moving profession you have come to the right place.

We are looking for people who understand that the success of our company depends on every move we make. We believe that our growth and success is a result of the commitment and talent of our people — from entry-level to senior management positions.

We offer a professional work environment that provides:

  • Friendly working relationships
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Challenging opportunities
  • Career paths that help you achieve personal satisfaction and professional success
  • Growth opportunities
  • Company-paid training
  • Full and part time work schedules
  • Seasonal employment opportunities
  • College internship programs
  • Excellent compensation and benefit packages

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JK Moving Services Reviews

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    "Incredible training and support from ownership on down!"

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    Pros

    This company believes in doing what it takes to ensure your success. They provide training for all levels, benefits, and amazing growth opportunities

    Cons

    Moving can be stressful hard work. This should come across as a con really but its important to know people will be stressed out before a move and its our job to ensure success.

    Advice to Management

    Extremely pleased with everyone in Management

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JK Moving Services Photos

JK Moving Services photo of: Proud to be a long-time supporter of the Toys for Tots organization.
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JK Moving Services photo of: Going where the action is...
JK Moving Services photo of: Our trucks are always on the go...making it happen.
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JK Moving Services Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling, VA
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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at JK Moving Services (Sterling, VA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    After submitting a resume and applying on their site on 08/15/17 it only took two days for me to get a call from a gentleman asking to setup an interview when the General Manager returned from being out of town and I had completed a PI survey. I informed them that being that I was currently employed I would need a specific day and time before I could commit to an interview. I was told that would be fine and they would be in touch to setup a time. Previously I had applied for a different position at JK and had already taken a PI survey. I never received an email with the link to a new PI survey. Realizing that I had already filled out a survey I decided to call their HR to find out if my previous survey would be valid or if I needed to complete a new one since I was applying for a different position. Calls were placed daily for three days to reach HR and each time it went straight to voicemail. The third day I spoke to the operator to find out if HR was also out of town since none of my calls had been returned. She was able to transfer me to Marco in HR. Marco was also unsure if my previous PI survey would still work and said he'd need to look into it, but would email me back as soon as he had an answer. He was prompt in getting back to me to let me know that my PI would still be fine. That email was received on 08/18/17. That was the last time I heard from anyone. I continued to check back on the website to see the status of my application. Today, 08/29/17 the application status was finally changed from "review" to "closed". I have handled the hiring process from start to finish at several of my occupations previously. The fact that it took three days to even reach an actual person from HR was unacceptable. The fact that there was a call placed in regards to setting up an interview pending the PI survey was also senseless when there was already a survey from me in their possession. Finally, the fact that a phone call wasn't made or email sent to inform me or other applicants that the position had been filed was also rather unprofessional, especially when that status wasn't changed until nearly two weeks later.

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JK Moving Services Awards & Accolades

  • Independent Mover of the Year Award, American Moving & Storage Association, 2016
  • SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards, Washington SmartCEO, 2016
  • Top 100 Private Companies, Washington Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Moving Company, Leesburg Today - Best of Loudoun, 2015
  • Best of NoVA(Mover), Northern Virginia Magazine, 2015
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