About us

We're Nashville's best Crating and Shipping Company!

Whether you are a homeowner needing to crate and ship a priceless hierloom or you are a commercial customer seeking a logistics partner to serve as an extension of your organization, our focus is understanding your needs, providing exceptional value for our packaging and shipping services, and delivering on our commitment that we make to you.

Crate Pros proudly serves customers throughout Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Green Hills, Hendersonville. 

What Our Customers Have to Say

Wow, wow, wow! I highly recommend Crate Pros in Lebanon, TN. I can't say enough about this incredible company. They recently shipped my items from Nashville to New Zealand. Everything arrived in perfect condition and arrived sooner than expected. First and foremost I’m amazed by how well they packed my belongings, but more on that later. I had to leave the country quickly and left all my belongings in a pile in my apartment. Crate Pros took care of everything from sourcing a key from my apartment manager to allow them to get in and remove my items through to packing and shipping and taking care of all the customs paperwork. From the very beginning they were friendly, efficient and precise. They were always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls. They gave me a well-considered and accurate quote. There were no surprise costs. Their attention to the smallest detail blew my mind. My items arrived in a really nice wooden container with a heavy lid that I will actually reuse because it’s so attractive! Inside the container, everything fitted perfectly and was packed so nothing could roll around. They had braced the wooden container with more wood so it couldn’t possibly be damaged by anything stored anywhere near it on the ship. Artwork was wrapped in brown paper and then in bubble wrap and then in a box. A delicate mask was in its own box with packing peanuts. Other larger items were taped down so nothing would flap around, and also protected with bubble wrap. The wheels of my suitcase were even shrink wrapped. My vintage glasses were wrapped tautly in a strong plastic wrap and tied securely, then bubble wrapped and then wrapped in brown paper and then put in a box. In addition, they also used foam pads, ziplock bags and vacuum seal bags for my clothes; using the exact amount of packaging that was required to protect everything. Each box had like items in it. They’d made complete sense of the pile of items I’d left at my apartment without any direction from me. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars and I thank them so much for taking such great care of everything I own.Mikaela Dewar
Very professional. Punctual. Very responsive.Ron Kemble
Fantastic job crating and shipping a valuable and vulnerable antique. Crate and padding was so secure and well built. Great service and outstanding communication. Thanks Tim!MARK ALT
Tim at Crate Pros was prompt, thorough, and friendly! I highly recommend this place for all your logistics needs!Christine Kisser Ruffdog Sports
Emily Carroll
Purchased a Bourbon Barrel from Nashville, Tennessee. Tim & the team were more than helpful getting the Barrel safely to me in Sydney, Australia. Packaging was of the highest standard with great care taken. Highly recommended, will use again. Great job guys!! Cheers, Jamesjames coote
My overall experience with Tim and Crate Pros was nothing less than exemplary. Tim was very helpful, he was very informative and polite through out the entire endeavor with all of my questions; especially for me being a first time shipper and from the US to CA. I would highly recommend anyone in need of shipping of anything.DOOMSNIPES
Wonderful experience working with Crate Pros. Their company went above and beyond to ensure our cross-country shipment was completed professional, and efficiently. Unlike other companies, they give you the peace of mind that they are completely the job at the highest standard. Couldn't recommend them more!Senzela Atmar
Great company to work with! I highly recommend Tim Slicker for your shipping needs. Excellent custom packaging for the Long Distance shipping from Shelbyville, TN up to Vancouver, Canada. Thank you once again Tim.Flash, Style, Pizazz
Crate pros was great to do business with !! My studio has done lots of crates and shipping for machines and consoles over the years but this was truly a cut above . It was a pleasure doing business with you guys and thank you again for a great experience. SWPLATINUM STUDIOS LLC
What We Do

Packaging and Shipping Services

Commercial Packing Crating

From building custom crates to support your company’s production packaging to one-time projects like a manufacturing plant move, Crate Pros has the expertise and experience to be your trusted packaging and crating partner. We provide domestic and export crating for almost all commercial industries to include industrial manufacturing, medical equipment, sensitive electronics, data centers, and fine arts and antiques. Our full-service capabilities include rigging support, international ocean and air shipping, and shipping container packing and load outs.

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Crate Pros is Nashville’s premier residential packing and crating provider. From scheduling a time for pick-up that is convenient to you through packing, crating, or boxing your items and ultimately shipping and delivering your freight, we handle all the details, while keeping you informed of the progress. Our specialties include fine art and antiques, complex estate moves, senior downsizing, and auctions, but we can handle just about any freight that the UPS store can’t ship and we can ship it just about anywhere, domestic or international.

International Ocean Shipping

Our vast transportation networks are key to us safely and efficiently shipping your freight to its destination, whether it is a domestic or export shipment. The majority of our domestic freight shipments are booked through our Less Than Truckload (LTL) partners like Averitt Express, FedEx Freight, XPO, UPS Freight, Roadrunner, and others. For larger freight shipments, we have a full compliment of Truckload (TL) partners that provide dedicated shipments from our facility to the destination. If you are seeking international shipping, we have you covered for both ocean and air options, and our experts are happy to assist with your international documentation needs.

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As your logistics and supply chain partner, our service offering and capabilities expand beyond just packing and crating. As your freight forwarder, we leverage our relationships with multiple truck, air and ocean carriers to arrange and coordinate the transportation of your freight at the best possible price and service level. As a Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider, we can serve your needs through storage, packing, kitting, or any other logistics need, so your company can focus on its core competencies. We also offer many other services to include Hot Shot Deliveries, White Glove Deliveries, and custom packaging design and manufacturing.

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Crating & Shipping in Nashville, TN

We invest the time up front to understand your needs and expectations, and we work with you to determine the most appropriate packing and shipping methods based on factors such as type of freight, value, timing, and your budget. From scheduling a pick-up at a time that fits your schedule to ensuring your freight is expertly packed and delivered to its destination, we proactively manage the details, all while keeping you informed of the progress.

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