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Understanding Corporate Movers

  1. Need a Team of Professionals to Move Your Office?
  2. The Corporate Office
  3. Don't Go Cheap! 
  4. Corporate Relocation: How it Works
  5. The Moving Crew: They Were Great? Leave a Review!

1. Need a Team of Professionals to Move Your Office?

 Are you in the process of moving your office to the top floor? Are you thinking of moving to a larger office across town? No matter what your plans, it is time to make a decision and what better way to do so than to hire corporate movers?

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No matter what you want to get out of a corporate move, a reputable corporate moving company is the best way to go. Most of these companies have in-depth knowledge on how to move a corporate company. You want to make your move smooth and seamless. This can be done by utilizing the services of corporate movers.

2. The Corporate Office

When a corporate office must move, there are many things that must be done. Moving furniture, equipment, and important paperwork is the most needed service. It is important to seek the services of movers who have the experience necessary to get the job done right. To begin your search, try to find a moving company that will provide an honest and accurate estimate with no hidden fees, however, you may also look at online quotes as well, although speaking with someone is preferred. This way, you have more freedom to ask questions straight from a professional. When looking for this type of moving company, there are a few questions you should consider asking prior to the move. Keeping a binder or a checklist of questions to ask will be helpful in organizing your quotes, companies, etc. 


3. Don’t Go Cheap!

Don’t go for a cheap mover just to pay less. Sometimes, cheap movers turn out to be more expensive in the long run. Cheap companies, especially ones who do not specialize in corporate moves, are more likely to cause damage. A cheap moving company might also damage company property. In some cases, they may not be true to the time and schedule agreed upon initially, which can cause confusion. Use one of the most professional full-service corporate movers in your city. Ensure that the moving company has the trucks and crew needed to do an efficient corporate move. In order to protect your corporate relocation, it is important to check out a few things before going with any moving company. There are many rogue movers out there, so here's what to look for in a legitimate and licensed moving company that has a DOT number. 

4. Corporate Relocation: How It Works

A moving company that specializes in corporate relocation should go to great lengths to ensure that your needs are met. Efficient corporate movers will keep you in the loop, and understand that being informed every step of the moving process is key. There will always be open communication and discussion of the various strategies and use of equipment that is being used to carry out your move. In addition, there should always be a foreman in the crew that conducts a walk-through while you are present, evaluating the details of your move. Prior to your final relocation, your belongings will be securely and safely packed in boxes. You should have the movers prepare a separate box that contains equipment needed to begin operations promptly as well as personal items you might have prepared for moving day.

5. The Moving Crew: They Were Great? Leave a Review!

The corporate movers would dispatch the moving crew to visit the office. While there, the crew would label all the items and tag which boxes to put them in. The new office location would be tagged with labels on where to place each item once it is delivered. Furniture and equipment are wrapped carefully before being packed to secure them from damage. Dollies will be used to transport the items to the truck via the elevator or stairs which will most likely result in an additional fee, so you may want to inquire about that as well.

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Gregg P

5 years, 1 month ago

Is it possible to ask for references from a Corporate Mover, or where can I make sure they have moved other companies before?

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John Lee

4 years, 9 months ago

Are most household goods movers qualified for business moving? I just want to make sure I don't go with the wrong mover for the job as I am in charge of getting our office moved within a timeline. I was looking around for movers but did not find any company that specializes on corporate moving. I just assumed that every company takes care of all moves unless stated otherwise. Thanks.

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