Fresh Place Friday: Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek is one of the youngest cities in Colorado as it was settled in 1951. What makes this city so unique is the Beaver Creek Resort. This resort truly is the focal point of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Referred to as “The Tiffany’s of Ski Resorts” by Governor Richard Lamb, Beaver Creek Resort is the product of the ’76 Olympic Games. When Colorado was in the bidding process to host the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, the resort was built as a part of its deal. Aside from the resort being the first ever to be planned using 3-D computer modeling, Beaver Creek is a unique getaway for any group.

With the goal set that Beaver Creek Resort would be the perfect balance between architecture and natural landscape, construction was underway. Now, the resort is a hidden gem, tucked away by the mountains to create an intimate setting. Visitors travel from all over the world to experience the serenity, adventure and feeling of togetherness that is boasted by this world renowned resort. Beaver Creek is no stranger to accolades and awards for service, safety standards, food and environmental efforts. The design of the resort actually made sure that vehicles were offered limited space in order to preserve the natural ski trails and mountain settings.

Outside the Beaver Creek Resort there is a whole town full of beautiful scenery and landscape. While you’re here, make sure you check out the paragliding tours that offer an exciting way to tour the city. The Beaver Creek Chapel is also a must-see with its iconic steeple and stone bell. Finally, head over to the Beaver Creek Stables and check out all this quaint town has to offer on horseback!

Stay tuned for more great highlights of beautiful Colorado! In the meantime, check out your resident Colorado movers on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more great tips, tricks and insights for your Colorado moving adventure!

January’s Colorado Charity Highlight: The SEAKR Foundation

As a premier Colorado and Denver moving company that likes to give back to the community we serve, we would like to take the time to highlight different charities in the area. This month, Exodus is recognizing the SEAKR Foundation. The SEAKR Foundation is special because it aims to help the families of soldiers who have fallen or been disabled in the line of duty in either Iraq of Afghanistan. The way SEAKR works is to provide a scholarship program that guides the family to a sense of happiness and peace after such tragedy. To date, 99% of all the funds the foundation has received have gone directly to the families it is working to assist. Recipients are chosen through research from local press, military family assistance organizations and Veteran Affairs. Once a family is chosen, the SEAKR Foundation reaches out and gives custom assistance based on the needs and circumstances the family faces. The SEAKR Foundation does not have a tailor made plan for each charitable recipient and that’s what makes them so special.

Recently, the SEAKR Foundation has teamed with Project Sanctuary to give families the opportunity to take a project sanctuary retreat in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where family reconnection and counseling are offered in a supportive environment.

We are fortunate to be the Colorado and Denver moving company we are today, and find this charity to be very near to our hearts. In 2010, Exodus decided that one of its company-wide goals was to hire veterans in order to help support the men and women who sacrificed so much for our Country. After setting this goal, Exodus was made aware of the SEAKR Foundation through a family member of one of our employees. As soon as we learned about all of the amazing things that the SEAKR Foundation has done for the families of fallen Colorado soldiers, we knew that we wanted to be involved.  Exodus has been a title sponsor, along with SEAKR Engineering, of the Annual Fundraising Gala for the past two years and Joel Coen has performed MC duties for the event’s program.  We look forward to continuing our support of the SEAKR Foundation. To learn more about the SEAKR Foundation or what you can do to give back, visit http://www.seakr.com/about/foundation.html

Check out other charities Exodus likes to get involved with at http://www.exodusmoving.com/exodus-in-the-community.

Also, make sure you check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more great updates about giving back to the community we proudly serve!

 

Giving Thanks

Exodus Moving and Storage has been serving the moving needs of Colorado and beyond for several years now. The dream of one individual became the cause of many, starting with one small moving truck and becoming a full service relocation company. Today, we are the best Colorado moving company and we our proud not only of our humble beginnings but of the teamwork it has taken to excel in such a large and saturated market such as the moving and storage industry. As the time of thanks draws near, we have so many things to be thankful for. Here are just a few at the top of our list.

Our Team

At Exodus, we hand pick our employees. We don’t believe in the concept of day- labor or temporary hires. Instead we interview, do reference checks and drug tests and we hire only those fine folks that we feel would properly represent us in the field with our customers, every day. We take moving people very seriously, so we make sure that our staff receives ongoing training and fair wages, making our employee turnover rate one of the lowest in the country. We are also Choose People Certified because we are committed to being “happy place to work.” The people of Exodus are what make our company like no other.

Our Work

We are proud to boast a damage ratio that is ¼ of the industry average. This is a result of the combination of quality workers and comprehensive training. When we were just starting out, every client and every referral meant everything to our business. We knew that our biggest competition was riddled with moving horror stories because of their lack of attention to detail and lack of accountability with regard to their staff. We are expert movers, proud of the work we do. And no matter how big we become, we still work under the philosophy that one unsatisfied customer is one too many.

Our Community

We are passionately involved in our communities. At Exodus, we put our time, talents and money into the places that we live and work. We support green energy practices within our offices and have incorporated many green friendly procedures into our work. This includes our tree planting program for every move we complete. For this program we partner with Trees Water & People.  We are also thankful for the freedoms we have and maintain in this great country of ours and regardless of political affiliation, we support causes that support our troupes and their families. Project Sanctuary and Colorado Hire Patriots are a few of the military support groups that we are committed to.

As we celebrate thanksgiving this year, we are setting our table with gratitude. We are thankful for the work we do, the communities we serve and the people who make it all possible. What are you thankful for?

Back to School: Exodus and the UNCAA

As Colorado’s premier local and long distance moving and storage company, at Exodus, we believe the best part of being in the neighborhood are the opportunities to make it a better place.  Whether it is donating trucks to help out with the food drives of several Colorado food banks, investing in at-risk youth by helping out groups such as Alternatives to Violence and Reflections for Youth, keeping tune with the Fort Collins Symphony, or helping to support the families of fallen Colorado soldiers through the SEAKR Foundation, our Colorado community roots stretch as far and wide as the highways we travel.

One of our latest community partnerships has us teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association by offering savings to its members and proceeds to the association. We are looking forward to delivering a check once a month representing 3% of the paid moving costs from UNC Alumni Association members on any local move, long distance move and auto transport.

At Exodus, we have an impeccable reputation for safe, smooth and reliable moves, demonstrated by the fact that we have one of the lowest breakage ratios of any moving company in Colorado. Despite this distinction, in addition to proceed donation, we are also offering Half Cost Valuation on lower deductible options. This will include Free Valuation Coverage of $100,000 with a $500 deductible, representing a savings of nearly 25%.

The University of Northern Colorado has been teaching Colorado a thing or two for decades through its many distinguished alumni who have won awards for their work in the classroom and through its influential Tointon Institute for Educational Change.  The UNC Alumni Association ably helps to integrate over 100,000 alumni, students, and friends into the life of the university and the community at large and we are proud to help in any way we can. That is why we are looking forward to the UNC Alumni enrolling Exodus for their moving and storage needs.  It’s a back to school deal for the UNC Alumni Association members and another lesson in helping out the community for us.  Who knew having class could be so much fun!

Vision Silver Services & Exodus Partner Spotlight

MP900284952When it comes time to make a move, there is a lot to consider. Beyond the questions of where and when, there can be many other important things to think about.  If you are a young couple with children, questions about school districts and quality childcare will come into play. If you are single, you may be more concerned with neighborhood recreation and nightlife. But one group that has a hard time with the issues of moving is often forgotten. Seniors face tough decisions later in life about relocation, possible downsizing and the quality of life implications of a new location. Add to all of this the necessity for not only social but physical support and you uncover a very big need in the moving industry at large.

At Exodus, we are committed to supporting our community. We are currently proud to be beginning our work with a great company called Vision Silver Services. This organization is committed to helping seniors with all the details of selling their home and relocating, handling everything from coordinating garage sales to utility transfers. Exodus is honored to be a preferred mover for Vision Silver Services. The following is our recent interview with the organizations distinguished founder, Mr. Greg Gellar.

Why did you found Vision Silver Services?

When my grandmother died recently, I began thinking about all the people I had helped and visited with over the years. Often, the elderly have no help in the moving process. The process is so overwhelming that they sometimes struggle to begin to pack and get moved to facilities offering care. I decided that offering an all inclusive program could help these people improve their quality of life by removing the uncertainty of how to orchestrate a whole move.

The website says you have been buying homes since 1994. Is your background exclusive to real estate or have you been involved in other industries?

Out of college, I spent some time as operations management of Paradise Cleaners, but for nearly 15 years, I have tried to make the public understand that there can be integrity in the home buying industry; that you can not only get value but you can give value. Today, real estate is the main focus of my work.

What makes Vision Silver Services unique?

Silver Services is the only comprehensive home buying package offering help with all stages of moving available anywhere. In this way it is totally unique and fills a very important niche in the market as well as in the community.

What are the 3 questions most frequently asked of you?

  1. How old are you (I look much younger than my 40 years)
  2. How does the Silver Services process work?
  3. What is the catch? (It’s great when I get to explain, there is none.)

What are the top things you look for in a Moving Company?

  1. Longevity in the industry
  2. Web Presence
  3. Accountability

Why do VSS & Exodus Moving and Storage complement each other?

Both companies seem to understand that being truthful, upfront and honest is the big picture. We understand that in a time where so much distrust exists, that “the job” is to be clear and follow the golden rule at all times. Exodus is concerned, as are we, with grass roots marketing which highlights the faces behind the company. They know that slick brochures do not save the world. We both want the public to know that above all, there is always someone to help and someone to call who can answer questions now, rather than endless tiers of “voice jail”. We are both committed absolutely to people, which makes our companies a great compliment to each other.

Do you have any current events coming up that you would like to highlight?

As VSS ramps up, we have taken a very slow approach. We have been very busy thus far and we will be conducting small events which focus on a more personal atmosphere. People can be looking out for these to start in mid Fall of 2011.

For more information about Vision Silver Services in Denver please visit their website:

http://www.visionsilverservices.com

Project Sanctuary & Exodus Partner Spotlight Part 2

42-15650295“Project Sanctuary is where families reconnect.”

Where there is great need comes great responsibility. At Exodus, we are thankful for our freedom and our success and feel that it is important to give back. We actively support our United States military with our time and effort and resources because we wish to show our gratitude for their sacrifice.

Project Sanctuary is an organization that was established in 2007 to address a very big need within the military community. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 21 military veterans commit suicide each week. Armed with these statistics and so many others, Project Sanctuary works with whole families to begin the healing process and to promote new, positive memories to improve quality of life.

The following is from an interview we recently did with Heather Ehle about Project Sanctuary and partnership with Exodus Moving and Storage.

How Does Project Sanctuary Reconnect Families?

Project Sanctuary is the first organization to offer services for the whole family that gives them the time they need to really heal. Many other workshops exist for a couple days at a time. But we have found that after several months or even years of missing a loved one, it requires more than just a few hours to reconnect. Families need time to address the many issues and hurts that have come as a result of their separation. So we take 5-10 families to a YMCA facility in the Rockies for 6 day retreats. We create recreational activities designed to help each family member to overcome emotional obstacles. We call this “diversion therapy”, creating new life affirming memories to replace natural feelings of fear and abandonment. In addition to hiking, fishing and skiing together, we also offer healthy marriage classes and financial education seminars. We balance the practical and the fun which his gives the whole family time to heal together. War is a very serious thing but you would be amazed at how much bonding can be done around a camp fire over smores.

How does Exodus help Project Sanctuary?

Because we are committed to each family that we serve for two years of follow up, we do more than just provide retreats. We become a consistent support for their most important needs. Unable to do this alone, we require many layers of support in the community so that we can help these military families in their most desperate moments. We need other businesses to do what they do best so that we can do what we do best. I first met Joel through a community Veterans Alliance. Soon after, a Gold Star family contacted us. With the convergence of their sons recent death in the line of duty and the mothers current health problems, this family was losing their house. Having nowhere else to turn, they called us when they had only two days to move. I called Joel and explained the situation. And with very few questions asked, Exodus came to the rescue, donating time, manpower and most of all sanity to a very difficult situation for these people. We greatly appreciate Exodus’ community spirit. Together we are able to pick up the heavy load when our military families cant.

What can people do to support Project Sanctuary?

Just to be absolutely clear, Project Sanctuary is not “pro war”, we are pro family. The political aspects of the issue are not our angle. As a nation, I think we have learned from Vietnam.  We need regular people to get involved by sharing their time, money and love. I just spent this morning writing grants and I’m proud that People Magazine is about to do a full feature about Project Sanctuary. Most of all we are trying to get the word out there. The more opportunities we have to share what these families are going through, really going through, the more support we are bound to receive from those who want to say that you.

Project Sanctuary is a non-government funded, grass roots organization in need of your support. For more information about how to get involved please visit their website at

http://www.projectsanctuary.us/

Pianos about Town- Fort Collins Community Involvement

At Exodus, moving is our business. We move belongings from place to place. We move people to their new homes and offices. And we move ideas we believe to be important, forward.

One of the most wonderful things about our great state of Colorado is its open hearted, community minded spirit. And specifically in Fort Collins, we have found so many wonderful ways to participate in the great things that are going on within the city. We have earned a reputation for being there when people need us and we are always happy to lend a helping hand for a good cause.

So, what happens when a community comes together for the purpose of highlighting both visual arts and music? Exodus Moving and Storage gets the unique pleasure of moving Pianos about Town.

What is Pianos about Town?

Established in 2010, Pianos about Town was born of the energies and ideas of the City of Fort Collins, the Downtown Development Authority and the Bohemian Foundation. The idea was simple: old pianos would be placed at random throughout the city. Local artists would be invited to publically paint their own designs and styles of art on each piano. The pianos would then be moved repeatedly throughout the city, arriving in various public squares and open air spaces. Local musicians as well as average residents would then have access to them as they go about their day. The idea being that this “happening” would encourage spontaneity, creativity and a positive community environment.

https://www.facebook.com/pianosabouttown

The Bohemian Foundation

In 2001, Pat Stryker founded the Bohemian Foundation with one main goal: making the world a better place. Placing infinite value on the worth of the individual human spirit and its potential for growth, creativity and innovation, this organization now works with other community organizations to encourage these core values. The foundation focuses on music as a primary avenue for facilitating personal expression, believing that it will ultimately foster society’s liberation from many of the social plagues of our modern age.

http://www.bohemianfoundation.org/

Downtown Development Authority

The DDA exists to help join together citizens, businesses and government in an effort to stimulate growth. It serves to provide guidance both organizationally and financially to evolving projects in downtown areas.

http://www.downtownfortcollins.org/

City of Fort Collins “Art in Public Places” Program

Established in 1995, the Art in Public Places Program is an initiative created by the City of Fort Collins. This program believes that quality of life is directly affected by the presence of art. It works with local artists to encourage and enhance opportunities for public art maintenance and exhibition throughout Fort Collins.

http://www.fcgov.com/artspublic/

The Metro Mile in Glendale Colorado

Health and wellbeing go hand in hand with happiness and ultimately success.  At Exodus Moving and Storage, we understand that our business is about people. Facilitating opportunities for both active living and philanthropy brings an energy and vibrancy to our neighborhoods that cannot be denied.  We are committed to giving our full support to causes and events that improve the social climates in which we live and work. In our endless quest to improve the quality of life in our communities, Exodus Moving and Storage is proud to team up with Larry Harte and the Glendale Chamber to bring the 5th annual Metro Mile to Denver.

What Is The Metro Mile?

The concept behind the Metro Mile has been simple since its inception: A mile long race created to bring the community together and raise money for charity. Neighborhood businesses come together to promote health and community involvement and runners get to test their speed. At 6:45 am the race begins on July 18th 2011. Each runner will be given a timing tag that electronically scores the race as well as a t-shirt and race bag filled by sponsors to commemorate their involvement.  All participants are encouraged to setup their own fundraising page, invite people to attend and participate as well as to donate to the charities being benefited. After the race, the day is filled with live music and excellent food in addition to a free movie night and family activities designed to celebrate the summer and foster a sense of small town togetherness.

For more information about the race and how you can participate and contribute:

http://www.themetromile.com/

What is Infinity Park?

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Metro Mile at Infinity Park. Centrally located in Glendale CO, Infinity Park is an 8 acre complex complete with a multipurpose sports field, walking and jogging paths, a BBQ area, a state of the art fitness center, the US’ first municipal synthetic turf rugby stadium and more.  Summer events include live concerts, movies shown on a jumbotron and sporting events of all kinds. Complete with free Wi-Fi throughout and a Pavilion including an International Ballroom able to host 1,200 people for a reception, this amazing park truly has something to offer everyone.

For more information, news and events at Infinity Park:

http://www.infinityparkatglendale.com/

Exodus and the Board of Realtors

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.

http://www.fcbr.org/

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.

http://lbaronline.com/

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.

http://www.nmdra.com/

With Exodus, Customer Feedback is Everything.

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 (Denver)

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.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/exodus-moving-and-storage-denver-commerce-city

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.

http://local.yahoo.com/info-19675893-levy-ilan-owner-exodus-moving-storage-fort-collins

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.

http://www.dexknows.com/business_profiles/exodus_moving_and_storage-b545567

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.

http://maps.google.de/maps/place?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivnscm&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=exodus+moving+and+storage&fb=1&gl=de&hq=exodus+moving+and+storage&cid=12593457488413268796&ei=VUy5TYL5FIvUsga87tXrAw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=placepage-link&resnum=2&ved=0CCgQ4gkwAQ

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!

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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