About Us

The STAR Story

For over 16 years, STAR has been delivering exceptional domestic and international moving services to individuals, corporations and government agencies in the greater Northern Virginia area.

STAR International Movers was started in 1998 by moving professionals who saw the need for old-fashioned service in a rapidly growing, depersonalized industry. We pay special attention to the emotional aspects of moving, as well as strict attention to the logistics – from handling customs clearance and detailed documentation to protecting delicate family heirlooms.

We believe that the key to delivering moving services is ”service” – and that starts with people. 

We hire the best staff and crews, train them, and keep them. So when you work with STAR, you are working with highly motivated, pleasant, trained and experienced moving professionals who understand the details of domestic and international moving, and really care about providing the best possible service.

Our Philosophy is simple: Better people, work harder, deliver great service at a fair price

As an agent of Arpin Van Lines, a top five national van line with global capabilities, an extensive worldwide network, and top safely and service ratings, STAR has the resources and support to handle all you moving and storage needs to four corners of the United States and the World.

You and your transferees will receive peace of mind from a moving partner who takes a personal interest in your relocation, supported by a network of trusted agents around the globe.

STAR’s History

To earn money for college, 17 year old James (Jimmy) Vincent Re started working for a domestic moving company in Alexandria, Virginia. He worked as a crew member where his responsibilities were to pack and load household goods. During college Jimmy continued to work in the industry with another domestic moving company in Springfield, Virginia. He enjoyed working as a crew member there as well. He went on to graduate from Mt. Saint Mary’s with a business and finance degree. After graduating from Mt. Saint Mary’s, Jimmy began working for an International Moving Company in Northern Virginia and at this time he began to gain extensive knowledge about international relocation. As a young and motivated college graduate, Jimmy grew fond of the challenges involved with relocating people internationally. During his time at this new company he was able to learn each aspect of the industry. Over a five year period he started out with learning to pack and load an international shipment, he then moved into coordinating international moves. After a few years he was able to start contacting new accounts and successfully brought new business to the company. He then started surveying residences and booking jobs. After five years of hard work and industry education he moved onto a domestic moving company that was developing their international division in Springfield, VA. After two years of assisting the company to grow and develop, Jimmy realized that working for a large company that only focused on how many moves they booked per year, versus personalized service, did not match his expectations. Therefore, he decided to start his own Northern Virginia moving company with a core focus on providing old fashioned personalized service with unmatched international moving knowledge and attention to detail. Hence Star International Movers was incorporated January 14, 1998.

The STAR Solution

STELLAR SERVICE – WITH NO SURPRISES

We pride ourselves on accurate estimates. If an additional charge should arise, we will contact you for authorization before sending an invoice.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SERVICE

Our clients stay with STAR. Why? Our people. STAR’s office staff, driver sand crews are year-round professionals dedicated to a common goal of treating each move as if we were moving our own family.

SUPERIOR HANDLING OF SPECIAL REQUESTS

As an international freight forwarding company, we have the contacts and experience to handle special requests for autos, fine arts, commodities and other goods. We also offer storage services, with climate control available.

WORLDWIDE PARTNER – AT WORK FOR YOU

Through the International Movers Association, you receive access to services from over 1800 world-class companies in more than 160 countries and territories.

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