Consistent involvement is one of the main things that makes Exodus Moving and Storage a pillar in our community. We put our money, our time and our effort where our mouth is when it comes to promoting local business and creating a prosperous environment to improve the quality of life in the areas in which we live and serve. But one of the most important priorities when it comes to building a positive future in our neighborhoods, is the environment. We try harder than any other moving and storage company to promote green energy practices throughout our day to day operations, providing an example for our employees, our customers and our communities as a whole.
One of the ways we are involved in our community in Fort Collins is through an organization call Trees, Water & People. Every time we complete a move, we give back to the environment by planting a tree. By utilizing their “plant a tree” program, we are able to plant an average of about 2000 trees per year.
What is Trees, Water & People?
A registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, Trees, Water & People is an organization that was created in 1998 to play an active role in the conservation and management of the natural resources within communities. With a focus on the issues of climate change, clean water and the promotion of sustainability, Trees, Water & People helps people to not only protect the resources they have around them but to reach out to various parts of the globe that need help.
Created by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox, this important group of conservationalists has created a myriad of both local programs in Fort Collins Colorado and beyond, including Reforestation Programs & Tribal Lands Renewable Energy Programs. Much of the work done by Trees, Water & People is focused in both North and South America and has earned both national and international recognition and awards for educational and conservation efforts.
Green Environment Programs for Businesses
Trees, Water & People is committed to empowering local businesses to reduce their waste and increase environmentally friendly standards in the workplace. On average, ten trees are cut down for every one tree that is replanted worldwide. In an effort to offset our carbon emissions, Exodus is proud to partner with Trees, Water & People in global reforestation by participating in their tree planting program.
For more information about this important organization and what you can do to get involved please visit http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/
In the world today the term “success” gets thrown around often. And in general, the only thing consistent among each situation is that everyone has a different definition of what the word means. Some people measure success by financial standards. The amount of money in their bank, the value of all that they own, the diversity of their investment portfolio. And while at Exodus we absolutely support the presence of monetary success when it is earned through good, honest hard work, unlike many other companies, we feel it is merely an inevitable result of our true focus: excellent customer care.
At Exodus, we define success through people; the ones we employ and the ones that we serve. It’s a simple equation: Happy People = Success. This is evidenced through our high employee retention and amazing customer reviews. After so many years in the moving and storage industry, we have seen a lot of businesses come and go. As a Colorado mover we have watched the rise and fall of several companies with similar competencies. But the thing that seems to always make a difference in the long run is their orientation (or sometimes lack thereof) to maintaining quality experiences for all those involved in the business process. And because we understand that satisfied customers mean everything to our success, we are always truly excited to receive positive feedback to let us know that we are defining and achieving the “success” we work so hard for.
“Moving crew was great to deal with & very friendly & professional! Great bunch of guys! See you again in 1 year!”
“Our crew was fantastic. We are moving again in 6 months and I plan to specifically request the same crew if at all possible.”
~ Mr. Cloudman
The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:
Date of Move: April 16th 2011
Moving Crew: Jason
Client Name: Michelle
On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?
Office Staff 10
Overall Cost/Value 10
Work Ethic Efficient 10
Overall Impression 10
Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:
The Colorado crew should get an 11 as a rating. Thank you ALL!!
Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES
As both a concerned and involved member of our neighborhoods as well as a leader in the moving and storage industry at large, we are proud to forge alliances in the community. One such cooperation comes from the obvious mutual interest between those who sell homes and offices and those who move into them. We wanted to get involved with the parts of the communities we serve that are helping our clients to become stronger and more stable in their relocation efforts. And the organizations that work to support integrity and the fluidity of this growth are our spotlight for today. Exodus is grateful to be affiliated with several Board of Realtor groups in our fine home state of Colorado.
Fort Collins Board of Realtors
The Board of Realtors in Fort Collins is a membership organization that focuses on the growth of Fort Collins as it centers around the real estate market. Addressing housing issues of all kinds such as zoning and compliance issues, the FCBR is a interactive resource for its members and surrounding community. Including a host of committees offering various events, government resources and educational programs, the Fort Collins Board of Realtors is overseen by a unique entity called a Sustainability Committee and remains a pioneer in its work to create ecologically friendly business practices.
Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors
The main mission of the Loveland Berthoud Association of Realtors is to help develop and promote programs that facilitate the buying and selling of property in Loveland Colorado. They believe that through education and support, it is possible to increase the integrity and skill level of these transactions which will ultimately create a positive effect in the community. Working to provide training programs and networking opportunities for all those involved in the housing market, the LBAR is a professional association dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in the real estate sector.
North Metro Denver Realtor Association
The North Denver Realtor Association is a membership organization serving real estate professionals working in the North Denver Metro area. Also known as the NMDRA, this collective focuses on promoting the personal growth of those involved, seeking to improve not only business standards but the economic climate, community and overall quality of life in the areas served. In an effort to improve opportunities and services, this group has many affiliates within its local community.
Because our customer’s complete satisfaction throughout their entire experience with us is our number on one priority, we live for feedback. And with so many convenient online avenues for posting opinions, testimonials and stories about what new clients can expect from our company, sharing your experience with us couldn’t be easier! Immediately following every move we do, we are anxious to read our latest client surveys. It helps us to understand how we are doing with regard to employee performance, schedule timings and the overall value we are providing, everyday. Below you will find just a few of the most popular ways to rate our service and put your own words to your experience with Exodus Moving and Storage.
Yelp is a totally free, online, urban city guide that was created for the purpose of allowing locals to highlight the best places to go and services to use in their area.
Yahoo Local (Fort Collins)
Yahoo local is a comprehensive online directory that mainly serves as a kind of yellow pages for local business search and includes detailed business information for a myriad of organizations all over the country.
Dex Knows (Fort Collins)
Dex Knows is an online directory of companies and people that is both easily searchable and can include short videos about the products and services being highlighted.
Google Maps (Denver)
Google Maps is a database of businesses including their physical listing denoted by a pin drop on a map along with additional details about the company and reviews.
We would be honored if you would take the time to share your thoughts by using any of the above links. Please share your experience not only with us, but with the world!
Anyone who is involved in their local community can tell you that the well being of children should be irreplaceable focus in any urban development. When it is said that the children are our future, at Exodus, we believe it whole heartedly. And when it comes to improving the conditions that surround these infinite bundles of potential, we are very happy to put our money and our work where our mouth is.
Recently, we were pleased to participate in a Realities for Children fundraising event. We donated our moving services to support their Four Deuces Event. Exodus moving crews moved the poker tables and other items to both set up and tear down the festivities. We are proud to be supporting contributors to this event for Realities for Children and also to continue our annual donation to their Bikes for Tykes drive because we very much believe in what they do.
What is Realities for Children?
A charitable organization and certified non profit 501(c)3, Realities for Children was originally established in 1995. Created for the purpose of raising funds and offering much needed services to abused and neglected children in Larimer County, this Colorado based charity helps over 15 local children’s agencies accomplishing its main goal of supporting the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of the community, it children. Because of its unique partner sponsored approach to fund raising, Realities for Children boasts an active membership of over 140 local businesses such as Exodus Moving and Storage, and is as a result able to use 100% of all its fundraising for the direct benefit of at risk youth.
Four Deuces Event
One of the most impacting awards created by Realities for Children is the Triumph Awards. This endowment fund partners with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to offer mentorship programs and award scholarships to abused youth giving them the opportunity and means to rise above their current circumstances. The Fort Collins Series of Poker is the longest running charity poker event in all of Colorado and has been nationally recognized by the World Series of Poker. Along with the Four Deuces Charity Event, it gives amateur players the opportunity to go up against world class professionals for the fun, the thrill and most importantly, for the children. These efforts have been raising awareness and funds and positively impacting the lives of the youth in the community who need it the most.
This years Triumph Awards are taking place this Friday, April 15th. For more information http://www.triumphawards.com/
And for more information about Realities for children please visit their website:
At Exodus, our employees are hardworking, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. We stand for quality and excellence in everything we do. From packing services to relocating to totally secured storage, we are committed to our customers and to the integrity of our operation. When our COO, Joel Coen met up with the city in his most recent interview, he was able to share a bit of insight about where we come from and how/why we do what we do. The following are extended excerpts from this session.
Exodus History in Colorado
Ilan Levy began moving furniture in New York City with a plan that it would set the course for his future in Northern Colorado. In 1996, Levy relocated to Northern Colorado, where he started Exodus Moving and Storage. His one truck operation at the time has grown to a fleet of 20 trucks in Northern Colorado. Today Colorado is our home and for that reason we continue to focus on it as our main hub from which to move and store. Our staff is very happy to live and work in this great state. With the varied terrain and mostly sun filled skies, Colorado is a year round pleasure even in the winter. As we grow we will think about expanding into other states but for now we are thrilled to be a premier Colorado Moving and Storage Company.
Exodus & Social Media
We believe that social media and the Internet are powerful tools for the consumer. They provide customers with both vital and timely information on all sorts of topics. Finding message boards that are very active create good chances that someone will respond quickly with good information. Before social media most people found out who the good businesses were through traditional word of mouth. If you were looking for a good business you would just ask around and spread the word. Now people can go online and read all about it through online evaluations from their peers. We are happy that there is a ton of info online about Exodus Moving and Storage, and that it is all pointing to us in a positive light of glowing recommendations from happy customers.
Words to Work By
When asked what the best business advice that I had ever received in my life was, the question really got to me. But when I thought about it, the answer was a simple statement “the truth will set you free.” Telling the truth has allowed me to behave with integrity; to show up in an honest and forthright way and it’s the guiding principal that impacts the way we do business at Exodus. ~Joel Coen
As mentioned in our previous posting, in the beginning of February Exodus Moving and Storage had the privilege of meeting up with key members of the Commerce City leadership team to talk about our recent move to the area. With our new Denver Metro address within their city borders, there was much to discuss with regard to the progress of both the area and the community. Specifically in an effort to positively affect economic development, our very own Joel Coen was asked a series of questions about Exodus and how we do business. The following are excerpts from this interview explaining exactly where we stand.
The Problem with the Moving Industry
When people think of movers and storage space, they tend to think of low income jobs. They think movers are uneducated, dishonest and cannot get another job. At Exodus we hire hard working, honest and forthright good people that are out to earn an honest living. We deliver to our customers the very best staff possible. Other factors play a part as well, such as social media, it is time sensitive and allows us to listen to satisfied customers and it continually challenges our team to deliver best.
When it comes to moving, experience counts, but so does a being a certified moving consultant (CMC). Ilan (our CEO) is helping drive the company forward by focusing on good recruitment and is determined to focus on the growth and development of existing employees. He has earned a certified moving consultant certificate. By promoting continuing education and ethical sales practices, Ilan and his team provide accurate quotes and accurate rates. So estimating the best possible moving costs will deliver improved customer experience and no surprises.
The Exodus Difference
Exodus success in the moving industry is based upon a devotion to providing the best moving services that exceed customers’ expectations. We achieve this through hiring the right people. Exodus has stringent hiring practices including background and drug tests. Our staff members are well trained. We move everything ourselves, and we do not sub-contract out the job.
Exodus in Commerce City
Commerce City had a state-of-art facility at a good rate. We all want a good place to live and play while we are working which is why most of our leadership staff lives here. We are a great benefit to the community and we take pride in contributing positively to the community.
Being active in the community is not just a common practice with Exodus Moving and Storage, it’s a passion. We put in time, effort and resources when and wherever we can and it is truly our delight to see the positive impact that we can make in the lives of those around us. Giving is a shared experience that benefits those giving and receiving. And as a leader in our industry, we strive to lead by example, putting our energy towards showing other businesses that we can make a difference by working together.
Last week we had the pleasure to participate once again in an annual event called the Fairy Godmother Project. With the careful organization this year on the part of Dee Valdez, this national phenomenon has once again found a home here in Colorado and we have been very proud to support its worthwhile efforts.
What is the Fairy Godmother Project?
The Fairy Godmother Project is a donation based annual boutique that gives economically disadvantaged teenagers who cannot afford expensive Prom and other formal event attire the opportunity to receive help. Various states participate in this drive and several collection points are set up throughout a city and then consolidated and showcased for selection. VIP teens can be nominated for special consideration and then the boutique opens to the public and survives completely on a “pay what you can” basis. The boutique in Loveland usually runs several hours per day throughout Prom season and is able to help hundreds of high school students from Northern Colorado and beyond. Including information on acne treatment, makeup and hair tips as well as other helpful additions for teens, this spring time event is a great way to support students during what could otherwise be a very insecure season in their lives.
Happy to have been storing dresses of all colors and sizes in one of our state of the art storage facilities, Exodus has donated both space and time to this worthwhile event and we are honored to contribute to its ultimate success.
For more information about how you can get involved check out The Fairy Godmothers Facebook page:
In 2007 Kris Boesch began to dream up a way to highlight companies who take good care of their employees. As a long time mover and shaker in the business world, she had come to excel at the fine art of employee retention, fearlessly leading by example as the CEO of our company. With an innate understanding of what it took to keep those whom she employed happy and a desire to showcase other companies that also made their people their number one priority, she set forth to create the organization Choose People.
What is Choose People
From the beginning, Kris understood that the ultimate success of a company was the result of a very simple system of giving. With so much competition in the marketplace, consumers favor companies that take good care of them- providing superior products and superior customer service. It seemed logical that superior customer service comes from employees that have a positive outlook on where they work and ultimately on their lives in general. So the key to happy customers is happy employees. Positive Work Environment= Happy Employees, Happy Employees= Well Serviced Customers, Well Serviced Customers= a Successful Company.
A national certification to recognize businesses that treat their employees well, Choose People measures how happy employees are in their workplace based on researched criteria. Identifying factors like how safe employees feel and how much feedback they get about their work ultimately gives a view on how likely they are to remain with the company. This qualitative designation serves as a symbol for what is most unique and important within an organization, its human capital.
Choose People Criteria
After over 1000 hours of professional research including the creation of a test referred to as an EOP survey ( Employee Organizational Perceptions) administered to 1000 employees in 18 different organizations, enough information was collected to create a system by which Choose People evaluates companies for potential certification. The final EOP survey includes 8 subscales and 52 items which allows Choose People to procure a candid window into a company’s employee’s everyday experiences, attitudes and ultimate perspective about their working lives.
In our post earlier this week we were excited to announce one of our newest national certifications indicating the values we strive to uphold here at Exodus. Being Choose People certified means that we have been tested in 8 different categories in an effort to quantify how we treat our employees. By receiving this honor, we are proud to be recognized as a place where employees thrive and are happy to come to work. As an organization with one of the lowest employee turnovers in our industry in the whole country, we are excited that those who work for us feel like family.
Who Needs Choose People
Choose People has created their national certification program to benefit all parts of the business cycle including companies, employees and consumers. By impacting all human capital in this cycle, the positive effect on the community is a natural result. But who specifically should be interested in working with Choose People? The list starts at the very highest level and ends with the most basic user.
Investors & Business Leaders- Those looking to put their money into the development of a company will select a company over its competition that keeps its employees happy and has low employee turnover. Generally a place with happy, productive employees also provides a solid and positive bottom line.
Marketers- It is well known that leveraging your human capitol and the positive work environment can bring strength to a brand. When marketers are highlighting what separates one company from the next, this certification can be a valued addition.
HR Departments & Employees- Employee retention makes human resources more about enriching the lives of its current employees and less about hiring new ones. Choose People certification can increase moral and a sense of company pride. Conversely, when it does come time to hire new employees, this certification can aid in recruitment by serving as a sign to good people that good jobs are available in a good company.
Consumers- Choose People certification gives conscientious consumers the ability to reward companies that care about their employees. By using their buying power to support these organizations, the public can contribute to general positivity in the community at large.