February 2015 Kenny B.
The team was excellent, both professional and efficient! The JK team allowed my family to have the best move we have ever had and I have a lot of experience moving around after being in the military for several years and living in multiple states since 2002. -Kenny B.
6 Jul 2015 // from

(Editor’s Note: Kyle Smith is an intern in our Marketing Department. Today, he shares perspective on participating in a summer college internship program. Stay tuned for more in this series.)

For the 40 million Americans that move annually, about 13 percent move their residences in the summer months. That equates to more than 5,000,000 people moving every summer! To support this productive time of year, JK Moving Services employs college interns every summer. We’d like to introduce you to some of our talented interns.

JK Moving Services is pleased to introduce you to Patrick Wang, our International Services intern. Patrick is from China and is currently studying to obtain his master’s degree in economics at American University. In his free time, Patrick likes to try out new things. Recently he joined a swing dance group in Herndon, spoke in a live webinar at the U.S. Department of State, and is saving money to get his private pilot’s license. Patrick joins us after previously working for a venture capital fund.

In International Services, Patrick is helping arrange the relocation of clients all over the world. Patrick coordinates air shipments with our global moving partners. He enjoys the customer interaction and seeing the successful international relocation of a client.

Since arriving at JK, Patrick has spoken highly of his colleagues. “I think an important factor of what makes your internship special is the colleagues you have. Robert (Albrecht) is an excellent mentor; he teaches me everything he knows and whenever I have a question, all I have to do is ask. He is busy himself, but he’s always available to help. I think as an intern, it is very important that you have a mentor available and willing to teach you.”

Upon graduation Patrick wants to use his knowledge in international economics and the global market to become an international marketing and sales specialist. JK Moving Services is excited to have Patrick Wang as a member of the International Services team!

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Our Annual Intern Pizza Party, L-R: Tanner Tamaro, Paul Melnick, Diego Orbegoso, Patrick Wang.

29 Jun 2015 // from
(Editor’s Note: Kyle Smith is an intern in our Marketing Department. Today, he shares perspective on participating in a summer college internship program. Stay tuned for more in this series.)

For the 40 million Americans that move annually, about 13 percent move their residences in the summer months. That equates to more than 5,000,000 people moving every summer! To support this productive time of year, JK Moving Services employs college interns every summer. We’d like to introduce you to some of our talented interns.

Please meet Joseph “Joey” Springer, our Government Services Intern. Joey is from Olney, Maryland, and attends the University of Iowa as an International Studies and Russian major, while pursuing a Geography minor. Joey is also a car enthusiast and enjoys bike riding in his free time.

As our Government Services Intern, Joey has been helping relocate military members and their families across the country. Whether contacting bases about the successful transfer of a military member, or checking the status of their items during the move, Joey is dedicated to making relocation for our military as stress free as possible.

Since starting at JK, Joey has raved about how welcoming the staff has been. “Everybody has given me the utmost respect and has been treating me as a full-time employee instead of just an intern,” said Springer.

What Joey enjoys most about his position is the independence and responsibility in the work place. Customer interaction is also one of the highlights to Joey’s position, because he feels he is making an impact on our clients’ lives.

Joey aspires to work in logistics upon graduation and is enjoying the real-world experience he is acquiring with JK Moving Services. We’re excited to have Joey Springer as a member of the Government Services team!

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2015 Summer Interns, L-R: Tommaso Prezioso, Diego Orbegoso, Taylor Bagwell, Kyle Smith, Misheel Davaatseren, Delia Alata, Tanner Tamaro, Joseph Springer, Patrick Wang. (missing: Paul Melnick)

 

 

4 Jun 2015 // from

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JK Moving Services has been named the best mover in the region by Northern Virginia Magazine! We would like to thank you all for casting your votes and choosing us as your mover of choice!

While “Best Mover” has not been a voting category every year, this is the second consecutive year and the third time overall that we have received this honor from NoVA Magazine‘s annual readers’ poll.

“It is outstanding to be recognized by our customers,” said Charles Kuhn, Founder, President and CEO. “And to be voted as Best Mover three times is quite an honor. It’s a testament to our dedication to serving our customers with care and respect.”

Each year, NoVA Magazine conducts its survey, allowing the community to name the best-of-the best across a wide range of categories. 2015 marks the eighth anniversary of the annual Best of NoVA readers’ poll.  According to the publication, hundreds of thousands of website visitors cast their votes in 150 categories for this year’s survey.

JK has previously won this award in 2014 and 2008.  Earlier this year, we were also named Best Mover in Loudoun County by Leesburg Today, and were honored with a Fleet Safety Award from the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), the industry’s premiere professional group.

Thanks for helping JK become a winner.

29 May 2015 // from

At JK Moving Services, no one learns on the job. Training is a vital aspect of employee growth and development at every level and in every department. Likewise, we believe it is important to train our movers before they even step foot on your front door or in your office.

Every driver and moving crew member completes rigorous, hands-on training, expertly learning how to properly pack, load, and move your belongings even in the tightest of spaces. In our state-of-the-art, on-site facility, our movers also learn how to protect the home you are leaving as well as the home you are moving into. This applies to our commercial moving team as well, as they learn to properly move offices, industrial facilities, data centers, warehouses, medical labs, and so on.

This aspect of our operations is so important that we employ two full-time trainers to professionally train new employees and provide refresher training all throughout the year.

 

JK is actively recruiting moving helpers, drivers, and various other positions. If interested, check out our careers page and submit your application today!

 

19 May 2015 // from

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff. But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.”

I recently sat down with Brad Van Kleeck, JK Moving Services’ Senior Commercial Account Executive, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is a little of what he shared on camera:

 

Here is a little more about Brad:

What is your background? Who is “Bradley Van Kleeck?”

I’m the oldest of 6 children – one brother, two sisters, and two half-brothers.  I was born in Wilmington, DE and raised in Northern Virginia.  I have lived in Loudoun County for the past 20 years and went to Broad Run High School.  I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2004 with a Business Degree in Marketing Management.

What are some of your interests? What do you do in your spare time?

My Interests include playing and watching sports – primarily soccer.  Also, I love traveling and spending time with my family.  Currently in my spare time, which is limited, I spend as much of it as possible with my newborn son who is now 12 weeks old.

What is your current role at JK Moving Services and what got you interested in this line of work?

Currently, I’m a Senior Account Executive for the Commercial Services Division at JK. I got introduced to JK by one of my good friends who worked as a member of the residential moving crew over the summers throughout college. He eventually ended up taking a residential sales position once he graduated.

He always talked about what a great company it was and that there was a sense of ‘family’ and ‘community’ throughout the entire organization and everyone took pride in total customer service.  I was looking to transition careers about a year after I graduated and luckily, JK had an opening in the Commercial Services Division and here I am 10 years later.

To learn more about the people at JK, check out our YouTube playlist where we highlight some of our employees.

14 May 2015 // from

An important part of any moving company’s success is its drivers.  Long distance drivers in particular are frequently away from home, friends, and family for several days – or even a couple of weeks – at a time.  We don’t see them as often as some of our other employees, so we make extra efforts to make them feel valued and appreciated.

We recently built a brand-new, fully furnished bunk house at our Sterling, VA headquarters for our long-distance drivers and their helpers to enjoy for a few days between jobs. We appreciate all of our drivers’ hard work and the tireless hours they spend on the road and we wanted to give them a place where they could feel comfortable and get rejuvenated before heading back on the open road. Fully furnished, the bunk house can accommodate up to eight people at a time.

“The bunk house is an example of how much we value our drivers and their helpers – they are an integral part of the team,” said Karl Holder, JK’s Long Distance Driver Coordinator.

“Just speaking out of personal experience, I started as a long-distance driver in 2010 so I know how important it is to have a comfortable place to stay in between jobs.  Now I’m a training supervisor at JK.  The company wants to help employees grow.”

Check out pictures below!

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JK is actively recruiting local and long-distance drivers, moving helpers, and various other positions. If interested, check out our careers page and submit your application today!

7 May 2015 // from

Each quarter, JK Moving Services selects one of its commercial clients to be awarded the “Commercial Move of the Quarter.”

The honor recognizes and showcases outstanding commercial relocation projects. The award criteria are based on the scope and nature of the move, with an emphasis on projects that have unique components or that helped the client solve a challenge. The award is given to one commercial client each quarter.

JK is pleased to announce its Q4 2014 Commercial Move of the Quarter to Covington & Burling LLP.

Pictured, left to right: Bryan Martin, Account Executive, JK Moving Services, Commercial Division; Shonette Gaston, Director of Administration, Covington & Burling; Sylvia Robbs, Director of Facilities, Covington & Burling

“Covington’s relocation was the largest single commercial move that JK has managed since starting the division in 1996,” said Charles Kuhn, Founder, President and CEO, JK Moving Services. “With this award, we recognize and thank Covington & Burling for their trust and confidence in us.”

JK’s services included moving 1,100 employees – 850 in one weekend alone; relocating office contents, computers and furniture; PC Tech Services; and wire management services to Covington’s newly constructed space at CityCenterDC. JK also assisted 150 of the firm’s attorneys by delivering personal furniture, artwork, and other items from the original space to individual residences. JK dispatched employees, a fleet of trucks, and equipment nonstop for 48-hours to deliver the project within Covington’s required timeframe.

“JK was flexible to our changing needs. We were concerned about needing to move so many employees at one time, yet JK was able to pivot effortlessly. Also, with a myriad of clients around the globe counting on our attorneys and professional staff, we could not afford downtime,” said Sylvia Robbs, Director of Facilities for Covington’s D.C. office. “We were impressed by JK’s professionalism and ability to manage so many services, from traditional packing and storage to the residential deliveries for our partners and attorneys ─ their efficiency and resources created a seamless experience.”

Covington & Burling is the fourth winner of JK’s Commercial Move of the Quarter. The award has previously been given to Cvent, Global Impact and ASIWorks/PSI Family Services.

Please join us in congratulating Covington & Burling for being our Commercial Move of the Quarter.