METCALF MOVING BLOG
What to Look for in the Best Office Moving Companies
So your business is taking off, and you need to move your office to a larger space to accommodate your growth. Odds are, you’re not going to be able to make the move on your own.
And why would you want to subject yourself or your employees to the tedium of and difficult labor that comes with moving? No, you need to hire movers, and you should hire one of the best office moving services out there to get the job done.
In order to do that, you need to know what to look for in a moving company. Below, we provided you with some factors to consider when selecting from the pool of office moving companies.
Check Their History
If a business has been around for a long time, the chances are that they’re pretty good at their jobs. If they were awful at what they did, people would stop using them, and their business would shutter. After all, nearly 50% of companies shut down in their first four years.
With a business’ longevity comes a long track record of customers and reviews you can find online to see what other clients have been saying about the business. Mine this information to your advantage.
Check Their Certifications
Good office moving companies have accreditations and certifications that help speak to their legitimacy.
A good mover will have an accreditation from the Better Business Bureau as well as a certification from the American Moving & Storage Association saying that their business is a ProMover.
The AMSA certification lets customers know that the company is reliable and can be trusted with their fragile furniture and equipment.
Do They Specialize In Commercial Moving?
Moving out of a house and moving an entire office to a different location pose different challenges, so you don’t want to hire any old mover when you relocate to a new office.
You want to find a company that specializes in commercial moving. They’ll have the resources and know-how to get the job done right.
Can They Handle & Ship Expensive Electronics?
An office can have some pretty high-tech equipment in it. If your company is large enough, you might have entire server towers or teleconference equipment to move.
These types of equipment aren’t as simple to ship as other things. It’s not as simple as tossing it all in a cardboard box and throwing it on a truck. They require special packaging techniques and unique attention.
Make sure the company you hire knows how to handle your most fragile equipment.
Found Any Good Office Moving Companies?
If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we might be the pro movers you need.
We’ve been in business since 1919, have accreditations from the BBB as well as AMSA, and have a decades-long track record of providing superior service to our customers.
Moving is a headache, but with us, the process will be stress-free!