What to Look for in the Best Office Moving Companies
Your choice of a mover is critical to the success of your office move. Here’s what to look for in the best office moving companies.
The best moving companies should have a lot of successful experience with moves similar to yours. Disassembling, transporting, and reassembling an office is different from moving a residence. So, consider both years of experience in moving in general and experience in moving offices specifically.
Long-distance moves also are different from local ones. If you are moving long-distance, the best companies for your move will have long-distance moving experience.
Confirm that the mover has the proper licenses and insurance and is registered with the Better Business Bureau. Almost all long-term businesses have some unflattering reviews, but the best will have few bad reviews and try to satisfy them. They also will provide references that you can phone to ask questions.
The best movers also are likely to belong to industry-specific organizations and have certifications, such as the Certified Pro Mover distinction from the American Moving and Storage Association.
Good First Impression
The best commercial office movers will always be professional and answer your questions concisely and thoroughly. You should be able to reach them quickly. They’ll be able to walk you through the process from beginning to end and provide the services you require. For example, some services include storage capabilities, debris pickup, help to manage the transition process, disconnecting and reconnecting electronics, and help for those employees who may also be moving to transfer to the new location.
The best movers won’t necessarily give you the lowest price. However, you get what you pay for. While keeping to a realistic budget is essential, choosing the cheapest option could end up costing more in the long run. When given a price, ask whether it is a firm quote or an estimate. If it is an estimate, what is it based on, and how much experience does the estimator have?
The best movers understand that each office move is unique. They will come to your office, do a walkthrough, and be sure they know your needs so they can provide a custom quote or estimate. For example, some small offices may have a small IT staff and need help installing systems in the new location. Others may not need this service.
Good movers will provide a clear, understandable, and fair estimate based on the services you need and the equipment and furniture you need to move. They will provide a realistic schedule for the move and stick to it.
The best movers will value knowledge and training above brute strength in employees. Often they train their employees in assembling, reassembling, packing, loading, and handling in a central location.
Finally, the best corporate movers will always be trying to improve, even if they are already at the top of their industry. They will circulate surveys to customers after the move and act on any good suggestions they receive.
If you’re preparing to relocate your business, contact us for a quote. We have the experience and know-how to manage your commercial office moving project from office and manufacturing facilities to libraries and logistic centers.