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Arpin of RI is privileged to offer moving services to Active and former Military personnel here in New England.

At Arpin, we have been moving military personnel since before WW ll. In that time, we have helped tens of thousands of military families relocate successfully all across the country.

Our personnel, trucks, and equipment meet or exceed all military qualifications, and our warehouse facility is routinely inspected by JPPSO NE, ensuring that your HHG are stored in a manner that meets the government’s standards of quality, security, and safety. We are certified as a ProMover with the American Moving & Storage Association, which means we’ve passed inspection by the moving and storage industry’s watchdog organization. And we have the highest rating and accreditation with the Better Business Bureau.

Arpin Advantage Veteran Program

At Arpin of Rhode Island, we offer current and former Military families the Arpin Advantage Veteran Program, a special menu of privileges as our way of thanking you for your sacrifice and service. With the AAVP, service personnel with shipments weighing greater than 3,500 lbs., will receive:

  • 15% OFF Full Value Replacement protection.
  • Our on-time delivery guarantee will reimburse you $150 per day if we do not deliver the agreed date.
  • Our on-time claims guarantee that if a completed claim is not resolved, or a firm settlement offer is not made by us within 30 days of receipt, we will pay you $25.00 per day until the claim is resolved. (Up to a maximum of $250.00.)
  • $150 discount off the price of your move

Of course, all Military members are also eligible for our standard “Peace of Mind” guarantee, which stipulates that if the truck cannot access your destination address, we will transfer your items to a smaller truck to effect delivery at no extra charge to you.

Long-Distance, Local Moving & Storage Options

Arpin also offers moving services to active duty personnel engaged in a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), TDY, TAD, are separating or are retiring. You can opt-out of the Military’s move procurement process and instead self-manage your move as a PPM or Personal Procurement Program, DITY (Do-It-Yourself) move. One of the largest costs of a PCS move is directly related to the packing. With a standard Government-issued move, the TSP has to do both the packing, loading, hauling, and delivery.

With a PPM, Military personnel in the Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, or Air Force are eligible to receive a government payment of 95% of what would cost the government to procure and manage that same move. Keep in mind that with a PPM, you will still receive all of the standard travel allowances for you and your family that you would have received if it were a government procured move.

With Arpin’s hybrid packing service, you can pack some or all of the cartons, and we can do the heavy lifting and trucking portions. That can save you a significant amount of money. It may seem like a lot of work to “manage” a move, but with Arpin of RI’s expertise and experience, we’ll work cooperatively with you so you can reap the benefits. Remember, but if you end up spending less than the 95 percent payment on your PPM budget that the government has provided, you may keep the rest.

Customers reviews

What Our Customers Say About Our Service

Arpin was excellent, from initial contact and estimation through completion. They are trustworthy and professional, which makes them stand out in this industry. We used them multiple times for multiple moves and they never let us down.
Bill & Nancy W.
Liberty Moving and Storage/ Arpin of Rhode Island is a great place to work. I have been with them for almost 9 years. Great people
Jimmie D.
The Arpin did a great job helping us move our business - during some of the worst days of the pandemic which forced us to be flexible. Very impressed with their professionalism and flexibility - recommend them highly.
Chris S.
Having spent 28 years in the Army I have made many, many moves. The best moving experiences I have had is with Arpin. I just stood out of the way and they did it all. Three times I moved in NYC and it was incredible how the driver was able to maneuver the big rig 18-wheeler in some of the tightest spaces I have ever witnessed. As in all the moves with Arpin, the crew was totally professional and packed, then unpacked, my belongings with great care. Their techniques used to move the large items and a grand piano, demonstrates a very a high level of skill I have never witnessed with other DoD contracted movers. I will always call on Arpin of Rhode Island to move me again. I can't say enough good things about this excellent company and the crews they train to care my most precious belongs. Thanks guys; You know who you are.
John O.
My experience with Arpin of Rhode Island was a very positive one! The driver politely initiated the process, and everyone was extremely helpful and very professional! I would highly recommend using this them.
Anne L.
We contacted several large moving companies to select one to move us from RI to FL and selected Arpin based on pricing and initial service. They were fantastic! The packing crew and driver were so professional and careful with our items and our home. The delivery time was excellent, and the crew that delivered our furniture was just as great. I would highly recommend Arpin to everyone.
Amy M.
Great folks to work with and for...The last family owned carrier.
Skip A.
Nice new facade
Ron G.
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