SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Chipman Relocations' state to state movers are encouraging consumers planning to move this summer to begin the process of scheduling their moves as quickly as possible, if they have not already. The number of households moving in America is rising and the moving industry just kicked off the busiest season of the year.

"We've already seen an increase in the number of households scheduling long distance moves, including many employee relocations, and the most active months are still ahead," says Justin Chipman, Vice President and General Manager of Chipman Corporation. "Consumers planning to hire professional assistance for an upcoming relocation should begin their search for a quality mover now."

Chipman says an increase in business within the moving industry brings out more moving scams, so finding a reliable mover takes time and research. Consumers who wait until the last minute to hire a mover could easily become a victim of one of those scams.

"You cannot simply perform an online search for movers and hire the first one found offering to relocate your household goods long distance for a low fee," says Chipman, "even if they have a professional-looking website. Do your research and verify that the state to state movers you hire are licensed and fully insured."

Chipman recommends consumers moving state to state only hire professional movers who are members of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) and certified ProMovers. ProMover is the AMSA's consumer protection and certification program designed to help separate professional, quality interstate movers from con artists. 

"Chipman Relocations -- a leading group of local, state to state, and international movers in business since 1939 -- is a proud member of the AMSA with ProMover status," says Chipman. "Every professional interstate mover should be."

About Chipman Relocations:
Founded in 1939, Chipman Relocations is a family owned and operated business providing reliable, professional moving services and warehouse facilities to corporate and residential clients worldwide. One of the largest United Van Lines agents, Chipman operates out of multiple locations in California, Washington and Oregon.

Contact Information:

For more information, contact:
Justin Chipman
Vice President/General Manager
Chipman Corporation
2250 S. Yale St., Bldg "B"
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Main: (800) 488-8522
Direct: (714) 384-3917
Fax: (714) 384-3960