Moving your office takes a lot more manpower, planning and resources than a residential move. If you’re facing a relocation of your office to or from Atlanta, you need a local commercial mover on your side to help ensure this move goes smoothly and efficiently. As you know, any downtime results in a loss of productivity, which costs you money.
Choosing the right commercial movers for your Atlanta office move will give you peace of mind knowing you’ll be back up and running quickly. Here’s how you can make the right choice.
When you go with a local Atlanta company, you can be ensured the movers know the area inside and out. They know how long it takes to get from one location to another, the shortcuts and back roads, the construction that could delay you, and how best to get your relocation done.
You’re not just hiring a moving company – you’re hiring individuals who will be handling all your most expensive equipment and secure documents. You want to choose wisely, ensuring the people who work for the mover are trained, experienced and professional. Here at Furniture Taxi, for example, all of our employees are full-time — we don’t hire sub-contractors. They’re also extensively trained through our online course and in-person for at least 90 days.
In general, you want to stay away from low-ball estimates and sky-high ones. Go middle of the road, and get a few of them. Don’t trust anyone who gives you a quote over the phone and won’t visit the office in person to take measurements. Don’t give all cash up front. No moving company should require a deposit of more than 20 percent of the estimated cost. Many won’t even ask for payment until your belongings are delivered. Pick a few companies, get estimates, then narrow it down from there.
The components of a commercial move are so vast that not all your questions can be answered online. You don’t want to leave anything up to chance. After all, you have employees, clients and work that needs to get done. Any delays could impact your bottom line. Call the companies you’re interested in and have an in-depth conversation with someone in an administrative position.
Ask about logistics, timelines, commercial move services specific to your needs, and whether they are licensed and insured. Make sure employees are properly trained and vetted. Sadly, way too many Atlanta movers are hired based on size and strength to move heavy loads, rather than on skill and experience.
Contact Furniture Taxi
When you need a professional for your commercial move in Atlanta, contact us at 855-MOVE-ATL or 404-228-7404.