As a premier Colorado moving and storage company we have the pleasure of active travel. Not only is there never a dull moment in our buzzing offices in both Denver and Ft Collins, we are in constant motion, with movers in the field who are helping our clients to relocate their belongings and their lives. Part of our commitment to the community extends to those that surround us. As a result, we become involved in rotary clubs, chambers and other organizations that seek to improve conditions within a township or metropolitan area. This Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to the lovely city of Loveland.
Named after William A.H. Loveland, a renowned American railroad entrepreneur, the city of Loveland was founded in 1877. A result of the construction of the Colorado Central Railroad, the city was known since its inception for its agricultural offerings including sour cherries and sugar beets. Encompassing over 25 square miles just South of what is now Ft Collins, this part of the Front Range Urban Corridor is now home to more than 67,000 Coloradans. Known today for its unique public art collections and exhibitions, Loveland attracts sculptors from around the world to visit its bronze casting foundries. This in addition to a host of outdoor recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder why Loveland is a great place to visit or move to.
As a result of its unique name, since Valentine’s Day of 1947, this city participates annually in a massive re-mailing program. People from all over the US send their mail to the Loveland post office where it is then opened and re-sent having been stamped from the “land of love”. Each year, the city also selects a high school senior girl to represent this tradition and to act as the official “Miss Loveland Valentine.”
Exodus is proud to partner with the Loveland Rotary, an organization that exists to provide humanitarian service and encourage high ethical standards in business and ultimately in the world. With the organizational creed of “Service Above Self”, the Rotary is lead by President Cynthia Guldy.
Proud to be the “Arts and Hearts” capital of Colorado, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is another thriving force in the business community. With a strong focus on Advocacy, Connections, Education and Visibility, this organization works with it’s over 16,000 members to strengthen business and forge strategic alliances in the community. At Exodus we are happy to be aligned with such a focused group of people.
“Community Involvement” can sometimes function as a vanity. Companies who are seeking good public relations will plaster this phrase, among others, in order to achieve trust with current and prospective clients. But at Exodus we believe that integrity is the basis for our success. When we say that we are committed to improving our community it’s because we actually are.
Beyond our neighborhoods, we are also committed to our great country. After all, it is the United States of America that allows us the opportunity and the freedom to create and uphold our beliefs within a professional business context. And as we grow, we are always looking for ways to say thank you. We search for people who have a sense of both the immediate and the larger community context. We look for team members who understand that they can and do impact our world one day, one action, one person at a time. We search for those not afraid to work hard and to stand behind the individual value that they bring to our Exodus family.
Happy to be highlighted by the “Voice of Aurora Colorado,” The Aurora Sentinel recently wrote an article about our new Operations and Facilities manager, Danny Moore. A 17 year military veteran, he found our job posting through Hire Patriots Colorado, http://colorado.hirepatriots.com ,an organization we are very proud to partner with. One of the first of hopefully many, we have been fortunate to have someone as talented, capable and focused as Danny join our team.
As a result of careful attention to detail, strategic planning and unsurpassed personalized service, Exodus Moving and Storage has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past several years. From our humble beginnings with a single truck and a dream to becoming a preferred mover of the US Department of Defense, we have come a long way over time. Some may wonder as to the reason for our growth. The simple truth is this: we work harder than any other Colorado based moving company to earn the respect of both our customers and our community.
One of the main things that sets Exodus apart is our staff. Many moving and storage companies have a reputation for being “fly-by-night.” Temporary hires and freelance outsourcing plagues our industry and sets a low standard in general with reference to quality and accountability. But at Exodus, we only use hired staff-that is to say we only let people interact with your move that we put our faith in enough to put on our payroll.
There are many things that we look for when we hire employees. Moving can be an incredibly labor intensive job. We strive to only hire those with the focused mindset, strength, detail oriented nature and strong work ethic that mirrors our commitment to complete customer satisfaction. And at the end of the day, we find that veterans of the United States military consistently personify these valued character traits. For this reason, among others, we have teamed up with Colorado Hire Patriots to aggressively pursue filling the job openings that are being offered by our growth to the men and women who have faithfully served this country in the field and are now looking to serve here at home.
Check out our latest video explaining our philosophy about hiring patriots.
At Exodus we take partnerships with people seriously. One of our proudest positions is our place in our community. Because our customers are our number one priority, it’s no wonder that we are a preferred mover in Colorado and beyond. Our company functions like a family. And with offices in both Fort Collins and Denver, we take care to get involved in the neighborhoods in which we serve. This includes creating alliances and associations with other organizations who are doing good to make our home a better place. This week we would like to highlight two such organizations that are doing their part to improve conditions in Northern Colorado.
Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society
The NCRES is a non-profit membership organization that is committed to educating both businesses and consumers about energy efficiency technology. As a chapter of the larger Colorado Renewable Energy Society, NCRES holds various presentations and tours with the mission of increasing community knowledge about the importance of creating cost effective and sustainable solutions for business and life. For information about up and coming events or for a calendar of regular meetings check out their site:
The International Facility Management Association of Northern Colorado
Facility Management is the art and science of creating an efficient office. It uses architectural design, behavioral and engineering sciences and administrative aspects to blend an actual workspace with the people that work in it and the work that they do. In 1980 the International Facility Management Association was founded to support this endeavor. It now has almost 20,000 members spanning over 50 countries.
In an effort to support this organization the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the IFMA was established in 1989. It currently maintains a diverse membership and aids in the support, education and professional development of its community. This chapter serves Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. For more information please check out their website here:
On October 8, 2010 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Exodus Moving and Storage presented the first annual SEAKR foundation gala. An evening of fine food & wine, silent auction, music and inspirational guest speakers, the night was a remarkable success. We were amazed at the support given to us by the community, the mayor’s office and the many local businesses that backed the families of fallen soldiers here in Colorado.
Because of the dedication of the caring businesses and individuals involved in this event, we were able to raise more than $15,000 for these families in need. And the best part is that the donations keep rolling in! As a result of these community efforts, we have been able to reach out to a family that desperately needed our help and save them from homelessness. We are currently evaluating new military families for what we can do to make them part of the SEAKR family. We learned a lot from our first event and we are looking forward to our next one where our hope is to raise more than $50,000 and add two new families to the SEAKR beneficiary list.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this important evening possible and we look forward to seeing more of our friends, customers and family at the 2nd Annual SEAKR event next October.
The Exodus Team
Because moving is such a big deal in your life it is also a big business. And over time it has developed a vocabulary all of its own. It’s important when planning a move and selecting a moving company to help you that you understand the rules of the game. The words being used to describe your process can become vitally important when doing preliminary research and especially when negotiating contracts. The following are some of the key terms used to describe the people and companies you will be encountering throughout the moving process.
Agent. While this term is a common one, when used in the context of moving it has a very specific meaning. An agent is a local moving company that is authorized to act on behalf of larger national another company. It is important to pay attention when dealing with this type of professional intermediary to insure that nothing gets lost in the shuffle.
Broker. A broker is a company or individual that organizes the hiring of a moving company. This type of business is quite popular on the internet. Many customers find a company on the internet and hire them, believing that it is a direct hire. In reality they have actually hired a broker who then goes on to bid out the actual work. The major draw back with this is in the chain of responsibility. While hiring a broker takes the search off your hands, it can also make the accountability unclear. If something goes wrong with the move, often the broker and moving company blame each other and no one takes responsibility. As a result of a sincere lack of laws to regulate this particular part of the industry, sometimes legal liability becomes unenforceable. We recommend hiring moving help directly and avoiding the use of brokers.
Carrier. This is another common term that has a specific meaning with regard to moving. But the definition in this context is very simple. A carrier is the moving company that is actually physically relocating your belongings.
Use a local, independent company. When using a big national chain of movers, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. By choosing a local independent company, you are more likely to get specialized attention and a more tailor made moving experience.
“SEAKR Foundation 1st Annual Fundraising Event”
At Exodus Moving and Storage, we believe that corporations have a responsibility and a duty to give back to the community. It is our honor to be involved with the SEAKR Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to providing much needed aid to the families of Colorado soldiers tragically killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are proud to have the opportunity to co-sponsor the First Annual SEAKR Foundation Event on October 8th. There will be a silent auction, fine dinning, and some very special speakers, all held at the exquisite Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver.
Check out this video about the SEAKR event, featuring Joel Coen and Andrew Ross at the Curtis Hotel.
Come learn about the amazing team at Exodus!
We will be posting bios for a team member each day, starting tomorrow with the big man himself, owner and entrepreneur Ilan Levy . Come back each day for to see a new bio and learn the craziest thing each employee has personally moved, as well as tips and tricks to a hassle free move.
2010 is going to be a big year for the city of Fort Collins. This January, the City Council work session worked to implement new Green building standards. The Fort Collins Board of Realtors happens to be the driving force behind it all. The FCBR should be recognized for being among the first in the country and the only Realtor association in the State of Colorado, to have a sustainability committee. Yes, you read it right, a new sustainability committee.
Fort Collins as a community, seems to be consistently assessing the best ways to guarantee a sustainable future, and this happens to be one of the best ideas thus far. FCBR’s sustainability committee focuses on several ways to enhance our community’s efforts to reduce energy usage and provide Green resources that will educate the public.
The committee already has quite a few projects underway, including formulating criteria for new FCBR awards. In doing so, the FCBR hopes to launch criteria for Green Office of the year and Green Realtor of the year awards.
They also hope to leverage a few partnerships to have access for improvements so they can provide the community with new Green tools that will be helpful while assisting buyers and sellers.
There’s no doubt that Fort Collins is a community that prides itself on thinking in a sustainable way. This just goes to show that people and companies in this town are taking these ideas seriously. Thanks Fort Collins Board of Realtors for not only talking the talk but also walking the walk.
Sound of interest to you? You can volunteer your time and ideas and be a part of this new, exciting committee! They are looking for volunteers to help! If you would like to learn more or volunteer today please contact James Mitchell at 970-221-0700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Clint Skutchan at 920-402-0852 or email@example.com
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