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.
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.