Growth, consolidation and reorganization force companies to move in order to succeed, survive, and remain competitive. When their moves damage the office building, the results can be disastrous. Elevator lobby-side entrances and main building entrance doors can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Not only is it costly, but it can take weeks to order and install new glass doors and repair or replace elevator frames and lobby-side walls. The Building What can property managers do to minimize the inherent risk of office relocation? At “ground zero” property managers can arm their buildings against major damage. Two products can reduce the risk of building entry/exit wounds. The first new product solves a problem property managers have faced for years: how to protect the outer doorjambs and lobby-side walls of office-building elevators. The Mat-A-Door® consists of two vinyl-covered, high-density foam panels that protect the outer frame and adjacent walls of passenger elevators when temporarily used for [...]
Another year and it seems again that more and more moving customers are characterizing brand names as irrelevant. This trend of perceiving all movers as being alike results in purchasing decisions based upon one criterion—price. Ultimately a price-driven market lowers movers’ margins and weakens their financial condition. When I started Peachtree Movers in 1976, we, too, were perceived as being just like all the other moving companies. I tried to be like our competitors—I talked the same talk, copied their brochures and offered the same service. As a result, we only booked business when we were the lowest bidder. I learned that being the low-price mover also meant being the little-or no-profit mover. Back then Neptune Movers was the big, number one office mover in my market with eight times the men and equipment as my company plus a great reputation. We kept trying to be just like them but found that the customer would [...]
Suddath commits to protecting office building elevators and main entrance doors with elevator mats and door padding during moves.
What’s the best way to find a reliable office moving company? How do you know you’re hiring the best? Finance & Commerce.com posed those questions and more to Mike Nash, president and general manager of Suddath Relocation Systems of Eden Prairie, Minn., and to Ed Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) in Mississippi. In a May 24, 2016, online article entitled “Handling office relocations with care,” Nash and Katz offered the following tips just to get started: If your company is buying new furniture and changing its office configuration, start planning 12-18 months in advance. Ask building managers at both ends of your move to recommend moving companies. Solicit bids from at least three companies. Instead of asking for references, request contact information for the last five office moves the company performed. See all their recommendations, including tips on estimates, pricing, equipment protection and movement, crew supervision and more. Mat-a-Doors offers great [...]