How to Select the Best Ann Arbor Moving Company to Move Your Business
So you've decided to relocate your company. You've thought about the move, done your research, found a new site, and are set to make the move. Just one step remains: choosing the perfect moving company to handle the relocation. So, how do you select the right Ann Arbor commercial mover for your business? After all, not all moving companies are created equal.
A moving company experienced in workplace relocations will work with you to develop a detailed execution plan to help minimize your company’s downtime. Regardless of the scale and magnitude of your move, the right moving company will make sure you have an efficient moving experience resulting in a cost-effective overall relocation expense.
It’s important to carefully investigate before selecting a mover. There are many movers to select from out there, yet only a tiny portion of those are truly competent and skilled in office and industrial relocations.
Here are a handful hints to help facilitate the journey of finding and choosing easier for you:
Ask the mover to give you 3 references of recent moves they’ve completed for other companies that are in your industry. Many movers who will advertise themselves as Ann Arbor commercial movers typically only handle residential relocations. These companies will be unable to give any references of companies in your industry that they have moved recently. Asking for references will certainly help you distinguish the inexperienced movers from the experts.
Certificate of insurance
Ask the mover if they will provide a Certificate of Insurance on their business insurance, identifying your company and/or the building owner as “additional insured.” This offers valuable protection against damage to property and/or workers compensation claims. This is a common request. If the mover is hesitant or opts out, they might lack a strong safety track record or is not experienced in commercial moves and should be avoided.
Plan of action
Once you complete a pre-move survey with the prospective movers, require them to give you a detailed action plan along with their estimated cost. The plan should list important information, like estimated number of trucks, crew members, and support equipment they will commit to your project, the flow of the move, and the estimated time from start to finish. Ask yourself: Does this seem reasonable, and does it align with my objectives and expectations?
Hourly rates vs. net cost
Do not fall into the trap of solely focusing on hourly rates. There are many examples of companies choosing a mover based on the most affordable hourly rate only to learn their move took significantly longer than predicted. This will cause the final expenses to be more than what would have happened with a more respected and skilled commercial moving company. If a mover’s quote is too good to be true, it probably is.
If you adhere to these steps and thoroughly research, you will be able to choose a Ann Arbor commercial mover that stands out above the rest. Expect a a smooth, efficient, high-quality yet affordable relocation, and don’t compromise on quality.