Commercial moving services are critical to the success of a business relocation for companies in Mississauga, Toronto, Ontario or other cities. Business owners agree that it is essential to minimize the disruption to their business operations during a move. The best way to achieve this goal is to employ the services of a professional mover who has a separate division dedicated to commercial moves. This is why Premiere Van Lines’ commercial division has move planners/project managers, crews, equipment and other resources that are used specifically for these types of moves.
Regardless of whether you are moving offices, a retail store, a warehouse or an entire factory operation, pre-planning is an integral part of the moving process. Depending on the size and complexity of the move it is a good idea to start sourcing reputable commercial movers at least a couple of months (or more) in advance of the relocation. This will allow adequate time to assess all the specific requirements and to coordinate all the services so that the move is completed on time and on budget.
Choosing the right company to provide commercial moving services requires some due diligence on the part of the relocating company. The lowest price should not be the deciding factor since low bidders usually do not provide all of the services or the degree of skill offered by truly professional commercial movers. Always do an “apples to apples” comparison of the services included on the cost estimate. Ask for references and then check them out. If you have a very large or complicated move, make sure the companies you are considering have experience with similar relocations.
Every business relocation is unique and may require a range of commercial moving services. It is important for bidding companies start with a walk-through of your business location so that they can see first-hand what is to be moved and what other services are required. Following this step, bidders should prepare a detailed estimate of the services being offered and their associated costs so that you can compare estimates.
Move Planner/Project Manager
Once you have chosen a commercial moving company they should assign a move planner/project manager to oversee the entire relocation. This individual will be responsible for:
- Assigning the necessary number of personnel to the move
- Arranging for the number and types of trucks required to complete the move
- Arranging for any specialty equipment needed (ie cranes etc)
- Coordinating third party services
- Communicating with relocating client at each stage of the move
- On-site supervision during the move
If you are moving an office location that has work stations it is best to choose a commercial mover who also has an installation division who can disassemble, reassemble or reconfigure work stations. Companies like Premiere Van Lines have factory trained installation specialists who are familiar with all the major office moving systems and who have the proper tools to do the job quickly and efficiently.
Many companies who are relocating have need of short-term or long-term storage facilities. It is best to choose a commercial mover who has their own warehouse that can accommodate this requirement. It is the most efficient way to coordinate staged deliveries from manufacturers of new furniture destined for the new location or for the storage of excess furniture items.
Another commercial service often required is the disposal of furniture and other items that have exceeded their life cycle. Choosing a mover that can also offer this service is a plus.
As you can see choosing a moving company who can offer you a “one stop shop” package of commercial moving services is the best route to a successful business relocation. For more information call our Premiere Van Lines Mississauga Branch at 905-502-6683 or contact your local Premiere Van Lines office.