About AAA Flat Rate Moving & Storage

AAA Flat Rate was founded over 30 years ago with a simple mission: deliver quality moving service at reasonable rates.

As simple as that may sound, we were amazed at how hard this is to find in western Florida. Therefore, this business philosophy, coupled with our close-knit family oriented business ideals, enabled us to meet local residential and business moving needs, obtain a strong reputation throughout the region, and grow at a rapid pace.

Thirty plus years later, having completed over 20,000 moves, we are a well established moving brand in the Sarasota, Tampa, St Petersburg, Bradenton, and Venice areas. And as Agents of Arpin Van Lines for over 24 years, we perform moves to all corners of the country and the world. Yet, we have maintained our strong personal service commitment and local area connections, which have helped us generate almost half of our new business from “word of mouth” referrals and be honored as a “Sarasota Best of Business Winner” for two years in a row.

President's Message

As President and founder of AAA Flat Rate Moving I came to realize 30 years ago that Florida's west coast was in desperate need of a quality mover at reasonable rates. Thus in 1980 I started a Flat Rate Moving Co. So people knew what they were paying prior to moving, and over the phone.

For nearly 10 years we were the only company willing and able to do this which attributed to our growth rate at 50% a year. In keeping with this reputation for quality you can still find me on the job either surveying, packing or driving if necessary to keep up with the demand for service and commitment.

We are a very close knit and family oriented business and we never use temporary help. As a result of our commitment to service 48% of our jobs come from word of mouth and repeat referrals. And since 1980 we have successfully moved over 20,000 households and businesses.

Jack Wallace,

Proud Arpin Agent

AAA Flat Rate Moving is an award winning agent of the Arpin Van Lines Network.

Arpin is a ranked as one of the top ten national van lines.

Arpin’s mission is to “Create Customers for Life”. More important, Arpin is consistently recognized as a leader in quality service, safety, and environmentally friendly moving. Arpin has won safety and service awards from industry associations and publications, numerous nationally leading real estate and relocation companies, and corporate clients. Arpin is a certified ProMover by the American Moving and Storage Association and an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. Arpin is a charter member of the New England Green Building Council, participates in numerous green move initiatives, and is leading the way in renewable energy use for the moving industry.

And with Arpin’s 7 Point Customer Care Promise you can be confidence that your possessions will arrive safely.

As an Arpin agent, AAA Flat Rate must consistently meet stringent service standards and achieve high level quality scores. Plus, we have nationwide support to help with 24/7 customer service, complete destination services, and, if needed, hassle-free claims management.


AAA Flat Rate Moving is consistently recognized as a leader in quality moving and storage services in the Sarasota and greater gulf coast region.

  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2012
  • Best of Sarasota 2009-2012
  • Certified ProMover (American Moving and Storage Association)
  • Prime Arpin agent

Congratulations on winning the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award! This exclusive recognition is given annually to approximately the top- 5 percent of service companies who achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year.

As a recipient of this award, the 2012 Super Service Award logo will be displayed with your company name on AngiesList.com. This prestigious award is highly recognized by members, as it reflects your focus on customer service and quality work.

Thank you for an outstanding year and keep up the great work!

Angie Hicks
Founder of Angie's List

Customer Testimonials

“Creating Customers for Life” is the AAA Flat Rate/Arpin way. Our business was built of referrals and repeat business. We are proud of our customer testimonials.

"Service was very fast. The driver and his assistant were very nice & helpful. Great experience!"

Ms. S.P.

"Your man who came to pack my belongings were so very polite and very neat. I will always recommend your company especially for packers. Thank you for the good service I received."

Ms. L.E.

"This team was incredible. Very professional, fast, hard workers. Manny, Willy & Jon are the best - very pleased with these guys. Please keep them on staff - they represent your company very well."

Mr. C.F.

"So pleased with everyone! Everyone was FANTASTIC - AWESOME JOB. Kudos to Steve for keeping us (me too) on track and organized. Nice, nice people! Great job!"

Ms. S.N.

"Your workers were all extremely helpful and did everything that was needed. We would be happy to recommend them."

Mr. J.A.


AAA Flat Rate/Arpin Affiliations:

  • ProMover
  • American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA)
  • National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
  • LGPA
  • Habitat For Humanity
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Our Mission

For Over 30 years, AAA Flat Rate’s mission is to deliver quality moving service at reasonable rates.

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