Integrity Builders strives to help military personnel, both active and retired, have as smooth of a transition to their new location as possible. We make it our goal to help transferred staff acclimate to their new home and their new surroundings quickly and efficiently.
Modified Home for Military Buyer
The VA offers monetary assistance to Veterans with specific service-connected physical disabilities, so they can construct or modify a home to best meet their needs.
Integrity Builders can add ramps in exterior doors and garages and create walkways for easier access. In bathrooms we can adjust door widths for easier access for wheel chairs & add grab bars. Countertops and other surfaces can be lower to allow for better maneuverability.
Five Star Military Incentive Program
Frequent relocations are part of military life. Moving can be challenging and stressful to service members and their families. As part of our service to our local military neighbors, we provide relocation services to help families navigate moving-related challenges.
Integrity Builders is proud to offer a Five Star Military Incentive Program, a first-class service for active military personnel who are searching for a new home in Southern Maryland. The program benefits include:
- FREE home inspection, if you can’t be there, up to $300. You select the inspector, and we’ll take care of the rest.
- Emailed photos of your home during the construction process, on a regular basis
- Emailed reports, changes, updates, etc.
- Assistance with transactions including settlements, legal or financial matters
- All done remotely if you cannot be here, in a safe and secure way
- and we’ll keep record of everything for your return
Helpful Moving Tips
- Create a personal moving calendar with checklists, phone numbers and links to critical moving processes and information
- Your Transportation Office (TO) or Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO) is the primary point of contact for customer service. It is never too early to ask questions.
- Once you get your orders and know the dates you want to move, immediately start the moving process. Contact your TO/PPSO to learn all options available to you, including a Personally Procured Move. The sooner you start the better chance you have to lock in your preferred move date.
- Moving in the summer months (May through August) is extremely busy with Memorial Day to July 4 being the busiest moving time of the year. Since requested pickup and delivery dates may not be available during this time, flexibility is important and building extra time into your schedule for unforeseen circumstances is recommended.
- Once your move dates are requested, don’t assume they are set. Move dates are not confirmed until you coordinate with your Transportation Service Provider (the company contracted to do your move).
- Pack, pickup and delivery dates are usually scheduled on weekdays. You or your designated representative must be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You don’t want to miss your move dates as this will cause unnecessary hardship on everyone and possibly extra expenses for you.
- Have a good estimated weight of your personal property. A quick method for estimating your weight is to calculate 1,000 pounds per room. A more accurate estimate can be made using the weight estimator found at move.mil (DOD Service Members and Federal Civilians (DOD) Tab > Weight Allowance Tab > Weight Estimator Tab. Keep in mind this is only an estimate and each individual shipment will vary.
- Moving is a good time to dispose of unnecessary items. This will help you avoid excess weight charges if your shipment is close to the authorized weight allowance. You don’t want to ship and pay for something you don’t want.
- You can request a reweigh of your personal property shipment at no cost to you. This is done when you are near or over your weight allowance.
- If you are making more than one shipment, make sure you clearly separate them at your residence. Packing and loading for multiple shipments should be scheduled on separate days to avoid confusion. You want the right items going to the right destination.
- Move.mil places you in direct contact with your moving company to manage the movement of your personal property. It is extremely important to keep your contact information (phone number and e-mail address) updated in move.mil.
- If you have a delivery address for your personal property and want direct delivery, it is important to work closely with your moving company to arrange delivery and avoid your personal property being placed in temporary storage
- You can find the “It’s Your Move,” “Shipping Your Privately Owned Vehicle” and “Storing Your POV” pamphlets on the move.mil website. These pamphlets provide explanations on responsibilities for personal property and POV shipments and are a great source for additional moving tips to help you prepare for the move.