Planning a big move, but don’t know where to start? While moving can be an overwhelmingly stressful experience, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Moving Masters provides a variety of moving services for office to educational institutions, and are experts in what the moving process entails, whether it’s big or small. We strive to make the process speedy and convenient, leaving you with a sigh of relief. With our expertise in moving and storage, here is some office moving advice on how to improve your overall experience.Read more »
Category: Corporate Moves
Slow Roll: VW Minibus Move
When Moving Masters received the call from I Strategy Labs (ISL), for a 1972 VW Transporter II Minibus move up a flight of stairs and into an office building in Washington, DC. We were thrilled with this unusual opportunity and eager to be of service.
We were definitely up to this challenge. Over our 35 years in the moving business, we’ve successfully moved all sorts of specialized, delicate, and heavy equipment. Still, this was the first time we’ve ever put a 2,500 pound Volkswagen Bus in the lobby of a building, so we had to do some research. Our first task was to Google the weight and dimensions of the vehicle. After verifying the dimensions and weight, we conducted a site visit to measure the building entrance and develop a strategy.Read more »
Is an On-Site Operational Survey Beneficial for Preparing an Office Move?
Moving an office or performing a corporate relocation takes meticulous planning and coordination. To ensure we are as prepared as possible, Moving Masters will come to your office to complete an on-site operational survey of the project. During this survey, we assess how extensive the move will be and what the best course of action for moving your assets will be. The operational survey also helps us determine the crew, equipment, vehicle, and timing requirements necessary for your office move.Read more »
Tips for Moving in Inclement Weather
Planning ahead for a corporate move can save you many headaches; however, inclement weather can be uncooperative and unpredictable. If you are moving during the winter months, there is a chance you could face snow, sleet, ice, or heavy rain on moving day. If this happens, there are many things you should take into consideration.
Sidewalks and Driveways
Snow and ice on sidewalks and driveways can be a hazardous obstacle for moving. Read more »
When is the Best Time for a Corporate Move?
When scheduling an office or corporate move, planning is key. Advanced planning ensures you and your employees have adequate time to organize and prepare. One of the most important aspects of planning is deciding when the best time is to move. Strategic timing ensures your move is favorable for employees, economical, and flexible.
Wall and Floor Protection Crucial in Successful Office Move
Over the past two weekends, Moving Masters had a successful office move of the Bloomberg Bureau of National (Bloomberg BNA) office. With 250 people working in the Arlington, Virginia office, Bloomberg BNA decided to relocate to a new area, which was conveniently only 300 feet away from the original location. In addition to moving office furniture, Bloomberg BNA also required the relocation of large file cabinets and sensitive library materials.
Reducing Employee Stress During a Move
Relocating your office can be a stressful time, especially for your employees. Follow these tips to ensure that your move is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Start planning as soon as possible.
Once you have made the decision to relocate your office, begin planning immediately. Establish a clear timeline for completing preparations and share this timeline with your employees. Ample planning time will help eliminate confusion in the long run and allow adequate time to prepare for your move.
Origin and Destination Teams for Corporate Moves
In order to provide a quick and hassle-free corporate relocation for your office, we have perfected our moving system. During any scheduled move, we use two teams (origin and destination) to expedite the moving process. This allows certain employees to focus on loading trucks while others are simultaneously unloading other trucks.Read more »
Moving Offices with Caution for over 3 Decades
Since 1980, Moving Masters, Inc. has specialized in commercial, office, and electronic relocations. Throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC we have developed an excellent reputation for well-planned and executed moves. As a result of our fine work ethic and attention to customer service, we have grown to become one of the largest commercial office movers in the Washington Metropolitan area.
In order to insure our outstanding professional service to all our customers, all our workers are uniformed trained employees of the company. Unlike most other moving companies we do not use “pool,” “pick-up” or “street laborers.” Our average employee has been with us for over seven and half years and our drivers/supervisors have been with us for an average of fifteen years.
Approximately 70% of our business is from repeat customers. So either moving offices on a regular basis has become a new fad, or we’re doing something right to keep our customers happy.
The following items are mandatory by Moving Masters, Inc. staff in the execution of every large moving project. We feel these steps ensure quality control and demonstrate our understanding of what it takes to complete a successful relocation project while providing superior performance to our customers.
Suggested Checklist for Planning Corporate Office Moves
As a business owner or manager, moving offices can be a great sign. It often means your company is growing and needs room to expand. As with any important business decision your company makes, deciding to actually make the move can be a time consuming process. From budgets to location decisions to reducing employee stress, an office move requires proper planning.Read more »