Office Movers: Creating Order in the Midst of Chaos
An office move is an exercise in pure chaos. Understanding all the steps that are necessary to have a smooth and successful office move takes many years of experience. It also takes an agile team of office movers to be able to think quickly on their feet.
When a hospital, corporate headquarters, bank, or data center is relocating, precision is the key. People, management, stockholders, patients and clients are depending on that entity being functional.
One thing I have learned about a large relocation is that there is always a period where you run the risk of completely losing control. If you do, the only thing your customer knows is that the deadline was not met. The byproduct is stress, lost time, lost money and a stain on your reputation.
It never ceases to amaze me that extremely qualified, competent people on the team (customer, move management, construction groups) sometimes fall apart when the chaos comes; and in more cases than not, it does come.
In the middle of an office move is not when you want to find out that the mover handling your move is in over their head. It takes a team of seasoned move managers that have all the tools necessary to perform a successful office move. A multi-day office move will break down any person if they are not conditioned and trained.
Household Movers and Office Movers are not the same thing.
Many times household movers get their hands on a office move thinking it is the same as a household move, only bigger. This is simply not the case. Household movers and office movers are not the same thing. First off, all of the pieces are bigger and heavier. Most movers can move a dresser drawer, a couch, or a large cabinet with relative ease. But it is a completely different story when they get 15 to 20 600 pound desks or file cabinets. As they become overwhelmed, time gets away from them, they try to rush the job, and the damage occurs.
I remember carrying a 30 year veteran of the moving business on an office move with me. At the time I thought there was probably little I could teach him, but I was shocked when I found out that he was completely out of his element on an office move. This just goes to show that sometimes your mover is not trying to mislead you; they just don’t realize how much they don’t know about an office move.
After over 25 years of being office movers in Montgomery, Alabama, one thing I’ve learned is that you have to have a great team. You have to have many people that know how to do an office move the correct way. We have nine or ten people that work for Admiral on office moves that are capable of overseeing just about any kind of move, and that is the key.
Without all of this it would be easy to have an office move spiral out of control. So next time you are considering moving your office, make sure you call Admiral Movers, the premiere office movers in the greater Montgomery area, at (334) 262-6666, or fill out the contact form on our website.