Who we are and what we do are one in the same. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to provide quality. They claim that customer satisfaction means everything to them. And that may be true even and especially when it comes to the bottom line. But at Exodus, people are the single most important thing in our business. And that applies all around, to our employees, our clients and our community. We put our money, time, effort and heart into the things that matter most to us. And that is what makes us better than any other Colorado Moving Company. The Exodus difference is people.
We Choose People
Exodus is a Choose People company. This means that we pass the test and come out on top as a great place to work. We work hard, we play hard and we value family and balance. Unlike many others in our industry, we have real employees doing all our moves providing unequalled accountability in our market sector. We provide consistent schedules, family friendly offices and competitive salaries making our employee turnover rate lower than any other Denver moving company. We firmly believe that happy employees are better workers, parents and citizens at large. For this reason, the Exodus difference starts with our people.
People Choose Us
We are constantly in a state of collecting feedback from our customers. Moving is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. We strive and work hard to go the extra mile to make it easier, less hectic and to create a sort of calm in the storm for our clients. Thanks to this commitment to service, our track record is pristine. Our client surveys come back consistently with glowing recommendations and most of our clients go on to recommend our moving services to family and friends.
Whether it is pianos that need moving for art projects (Pianos About Town) underprivileged teens that need dresses for Prom (The Fairy Godmother Project) a race that needs run to donate supplies to school kids (The Denver Metro Mile benefiting Donors Choose) or our own in house tree planting for every move we complete (in cooperation with Trees, Water & People), we are committed to being involved in the neighborhood around us. We love Colorado, we love our country and we love our world. At Exodus, we show value to our community by not only showing up when they need us most but by finding creative ways to be involved, everyday.
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Sometimes we visit new places in Colorado that we have never been. It’s one of the “perks” of the job really- this built in ability to explore. Every day we come in contact with new people who need answers to their moving and storage questions as well as tangible aid in moving from point A to point B. But we are always pleasantly surprised to find out that there are so many cities in our great State that provide such carefully thought out communities. This week we decided to highlight a place on our Colorado State map which is both little known and widely loved. This Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to an area called Highlands Ranch.
The History of Highlands Ranch
Originally populated by nomadic Native American tribes including the Arapaho Indians, the area that is now considered Highlands Ranch was sold to the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. There were no permanent settlers to the area until the issue of water supply was solved in 1870. Remaining a group of random farms and ranches strewn throughout the area just a few miles south of Littleton CO, parts of the area were bought and sold over the next 175 years but very little was actually organized or developed. But in 1978 the Mission Viejo Company purchased the area and the first homes were built in 1981.
Highlands Ranch Today
Today Highlands Ranch is a thriving metro district that includes over 95,000 residents making it the most highly populated city in the US that is still unincorporated. It exists and is developing as a “master planned community”, and is 23.5 square miles in size. This year the area is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Sometimes called a “bedroom community”, Highlands Ranch is often the living place of choice for those who work in larger cities nearby because of its proximity to them.
The community of Highlands Ranch has been created with the central idea that an active approach to both your health and your environment is a very positive thing for life. Boasting state of the art recreational facilities, 23 parks and 70 miles of trails, there is no shortage of natural wonder. And with well known opportunities to be active such as the Backcountry Wilderness Area, the Open Space Information Center and various environmental education programs available to its residents, the focus on nature is clear. And with programs such as the “Healthy Steps Program”, dedicated specifically to encouraging the community to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle in addition to the myriad of sports offered including football, soccer, rugby, baseball and tennis, there is always something to do .
For the high quality of life enjoyed by so many of the people that are fortunate enough to live in this community, it’s no wonder Highlands Ranch continues to receive national recognition for being one of the best places to live in the United States.
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.
People are of paramount importance to the success of our company. And at Exodus we believe that good management and happy employees are the keys to operational success. Because we treat employees well, they are happier in the office and in the field. And because we only worked with hired employees instead of outsourced “hired guns”, the accountability and communication is secure. It’s a chicken or the egg concept: do our employees take pride in what they do because we take pride in them or do we take pride in them because they take pride in what they do? Regardless of the order, the outcome is evidenced by delighted customers just like Marge and Joe:
Feb 28th, 2011
1730 E Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Re: Our recent move from Fort Collins, CO to New Bern, NC
To Whom it May Concern:
We would like to thank Frank for the highly professional service he gave us when delivering our household goods to New Bern on Feb 18th. Frank worked tirelessly and carefully supervised the work of the others until the job was done.
Frank is a very dedicated employee and should be commended for his hard work, kindness and for going above and beyond. Please share the attached copy of this letter with him.
We would also like to thank Jason, Account Manager, and Sergio moving Scheduler for their assistance as well as the team who packed dishes for us on Feb 7th and removing everything on the 8th in very inclement weather conditions.
Thank you for the wonderful dishpack boxes you provided as well. In our opinion, Exodus does an excellent job at what they do and we are very satisfied. We are recommending you to the folks that bought our home as well.
All of you helped to make a very stressful experience easier and we thank you.
Marge & Joe
At Exodus, we are happy to be premier Colorado movers. Because of this we get to see so many wonderful parts of our state. In a continued effort to showcase the beauty offered by this place, this week we are highlighting a city in Colorado that some people call, “the city nestled between the mountains and reality.” It’s a unique place that continually ranks highly in various national studies that cover a multitude of things that people look for when they want to create a happy and fulfilled life. This area is renowned for combining its outdoor recreation offerings with a myriad of metropolitan opportunities.
Our Fresh Place Friday this week is all about Boulder Colorado.
Just off highway 36, Boulder Colorado sits 5,430 feet above sea level. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the city is primed for outdoor adventures of all kinds and the main area spans just over 25 square miles. With 300 miles of hiking and biking trails flourishing beyond the hustle of the center and an estimated 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no wonder why so many people flock to this city for some action packed open air experiences. Add to this rock climbing, skiing and fly fishing and you have a nature lovers paradise.
The Southern Arapaho Indian tribe were the first people known to inhabit what is now called Boulder. In 1861, when Colorado became its own territory, the city of Boulder began to grow as a result of the miners who would set up base at the foot of the mountains before going hiking in to search for gold. Seeing a need to build stores, lodging, restaurants and bars to support this new influx of fast fortune hopefuls, Boulder rapidly developed. With the eventual completion of a functional highway to Denver, the city of Boulder has now grown to over 100,000 residents.
Because of its location and history, the city of Boulder has developed a very unique personality. The people enjoy fantastic food and shopping, art, music and theater as well as award winning spas. In 2010 Portfolio.com voted Boulder the “Brainiest City in America.” Bon Appetite Magazine voted it the “Foodiest” town in the US last October and in 2009 Forbes Magazine voted it the best place in the country to “Live Well In”. Known for personal health consciousness, committed to waste reduction and supporting a vast amount of fine microbreweries, Boulderites are happy to have you come for a visit or even make the move to Boulder.
At Exodus Moving and Storage we have been committed to serving our customers for several years now from our base in Fort Collins. We are excited to have just opened our new office in the Denver area. It’s great to be a part of one of the most vibrant metros in the fine state of Colorado. Our new Commerce City address comes complete with a new area full of new people and a new community we have the opportunity to get to know. Gaining knowledge about this place in an effort to better serve the people within it, we thought we might take this Fresh Place Friday opportunity to share a little bit about the new spot we call home.
The beginning of Commerce City was actually the result of a historical ride through town. Carried on horseback, a kid by the name of Herbert Hast Jr. gathered those inhabiting the land to create an important meeting. Voting for their incorporation in 1952, Commerce Town was established. It wasn’t until a decade later when the town decided to become a city.
Today Commerce City is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and was ranked 16th in this regard by Forbes magazine. Located in Adams County Colorado, this thriving areas population has been growing consistently in leaps and bounds since the year 2000. A suburban neighborhood just to the northeast of Denver, it boasts a cohesive combination of residential and industrial community. Hosting over 42,000 people, Commerce City covers 41 square miles and yet prides itself on maintaining a small town feel in spite of the fact that it is the 19th largest city in Colorado.
With nearby entertainment including shopping and dining, Commerce City is a short hours drive to the middle of the Rocky Mountains. With a large community focus on making sure that its citizens live a healthy lifestyle, there are several sports leagues, fitness classes, parks and trails available. In addition to recreational camps, swim classes and golf tournaments, the people of the city have several annual community events and capital improvement projects at work in order to promote continuous solidarity and cultural improvement.
For more information about Commerce City, check out the official site complete with links to the City government and community resources.
Our very favorite thing about being a preferred Colorado moving company is the amazing people we meet and the interesting places are able to take them to. Recently, we had the opportunity to see a bit more of this big beautiful country of ours during yet another of many interstate moves. And so in honor of their move and in appreciation for their trusting us with it, we would like to tell you a little bit about one of the safest metropolitan areas to live and work in in the United States of America, State College PA.
A City Called College?
While State College Pennsylvania is the home of Penn State University, it is actually a separate metropolitan area. The largest borough in Centre County, it is home to over 40,000 residents. This once small village originally founded in 1855, has evolved over the years to accommodate the growth of its main focal point, the University. This somewhat intertwined identity often has people believing that the place and the school are one in the same while they have been and continue to be separate but supportive entities.
State College PA is often referred to as “Happy Valley” by outsiders and residents alike. Perhaps this is because of its continuing ability to rank in the top 5 safest places to live, or maybe it’s because it has been named one of the least stressful places to live in all the United States. It continually appears favorably on quality of life studies as a great place to live and or start a business. With a high population of singles and students, this metro seems to be just bursting with energy, innovation and possibility. Whether you like boating, dinning, mountain biking, fly fishing or just want to take advantage of excellent shopping, this city will keep you busy. Known for its live music scene, several galleries featuring local artists as well as a plethora a Penn State sporting events year round, no one is ever at a loss for entertainment. A great place to visit, State College is also a great place to move to.
When our drivers move you, they sometimes get to go far beyond their own backyard. This occupational exploration is just one of the major pros to working with Exodus. Recently, we helped with a move that took us a bit over the Atlantic to a fascinating place in North America that some people don’t know about. Our driver grabbed a few pictures before jumping back on the ferry in Port A Basque back to Nova Scotia. In this great opportunity to take a load of life to a very interesting place, we went to St John’s Newfoundland.
The most recent addition to the Canadian provinces, St John’s Newfoundland is a beautiful place with an extremely rich heritage. With visits from Vikings and ancient burial areas created by Native Americans, this area has a documented history that dates back over 9000 years. With about 500 years as a “colonized” location under its belt, it is rich with both native and European influences. Remaining an independent British colony until 1949, it is the youngest province in Canada which is surely a factor that contributes to its overall intrigue.
The capitol city of Newfoundland and Labrador, St John’s is the largest and most rapidly growing city on the island of Newfoundland. As the oldest English-founded city in North America and as a result of its location on the Avalon Peninsula, this place boasts both a dynamic historical and geographical draw. With over 3000 miles of snowmobile trails alone, this vast area is fantastic for fishing and hiking and is home to 3 national parks and 18 wildlife reserves. Animal lovers can enjoy everything from moose to whale watching. For those who enjoy natural wonders, St John’s provides everything rare flora and fauna, icebergs and berry picking. Because of its long history as a simple and relatively untouched place with regard to industry, it remains full of natural wonders offering solitude. But as a result of its somewhat recent Canadian status, it is increasingly becoming a center for art and culture as its community is building. It feels as though the past and present seem to collide in St John’s making it an amazing place to visit or move to.
Random Facts & Insights
Newfoundland has its own time zone as a result of its location and the fact that it was a separate dominion when time zones were originally created. For this reason it is 3.5 hours from Greenwich Mean Time year round.
Although English is the national language, because of the unique colonization in Newfoundland, the people have created their very own dictionary containing completely unique words and phrases called the Dictionary of Newfoundland English.
Choosing where to move is just the beginning of a new adventure. Here at Exodus we want you to be full of facts and enthusiasm for the fresh place that you will be taking your family and or your business. We have just begun to talk about the new places just brimming for relocation. This week we are highlighting another city that is important here in our home state of Colorado: the fine city of Fort Collins.
Originally founded as a US military outpost in 1864, Fort Collins first name was actually “Camp Collins”. Residing in the Northern Front Range, this city assumes much its character and natural beauty from its location at the Rocky Mountain base as it sprawls alongside the Cache La Poudre River. From a small encampment all the way to a large city, this area now boasts an excess of 140,000 residents and is the 5th largest city in all of Colorado. With an average of 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder that it was widely known after its creation for its agricultural wealth and with over 1200 acres of developed parks throughout, its natural wonders never seem to disappoint.
Today Fort Collins has shifted its focus from crops to a more “high tech” economy, while simultaneously maintaining a keen sense of ecological friendliness. Somewhat immune to national recession averages, the city has experienced consistent growth both economically and socially. Home to Colorado State University and several other award winning schools, this place, despite growth, continues to hold on to a small town community minded approach. The Old Town area of Fort Collins hosts festivals and various artistic and cultural events throughout the year and in general music, theater, restaurants and exhibitions are plentiful everywhere inside the cities limits, not to mention the cities 5 local microbreweries creating an exciting environment for beer lovers and brew connoisseurs alike.
Random Facts & Insights
In 2010 Money magazine rated Fort Collins the 6th best city in the US to live in.
Fort Collins is currently a country leader in its efforts towards ecological sustainability. Utilizing an initiative called FortZED, they are working towards changing Colorado University and their downtown area into a place that generates for itself the same amount of energy that it uses. This will allow them to efficiently maximize renewable resources and minimize waste commonly creating by most other thriving metropolitans.
The only student run newspaper that is published daily in Colorado is created in Fort Collins at Colorado State University and is named the Rocky Mountain Collegian.
Corporate Relocation. The very mention of it can strike fear in the hearts of business owners and employees alike. This necessary evil can be time and energy consuming, often creating equal parts opportunity and headache. And despite visions of mangled computer cables and the hassle of readjusting in every way to a new corporate culture and community, the reality of Corporate Relocation surfaces more often than anyone might like. Sure, it’s an opportunity to start fresh in a new place. But in the interim it can be a time of certain chaos. For this reason we highly recommend that you do not try to do it alone.
What is Corporate Relocation?
Corporate Relocation is the movement of a company, and its employees, to a new city, state or country as part of the normal operations of the business entity. This can include everything from relocating the contents of a single office to a full corporate headquarter relocation including all office equipment as well as all individuals in the staff and their families. This type of full scale transfer is a common concept when companies are looking to both cut costs and expand their markets.
What Makes Corporate Relocation Necessary?
According to the American Census Bureau and the US Postal Service, approximately 40 million Americans relocate each year. While there are several different reasons cited for this, one of the most popular is employment opportunities. While moving is also said to be one of the top 20 most commonly stressful activities in life, sometimes the draw of a new place overrides this reality.
Some of the most popular reasons for Corporate Relocation from a business perspective can be similarly understood from a personal perspective. The strong drive to reach new markets and expand business opportunities is a logical rationale. Many companies also see corporate relocation as the best way to move an already functional company to a city that will help them to increase cash flow by lowering costs. And last but not least, many companies and individuals decide to relocate as a way to improve overall quality of life for the company and the individuals working in it.
What Does Corporate Relocation Require?
According to the Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey of 2010, most firms offered incentives to encourage employee relocations including temporary housing benefits, relocation bonuses and cost-of-living-adjustments. According to this study “About 9 out of 10 companies said extra incentives ‘almost always’ or ‘frequently’ convinced an employee to relocate.” But beyond convincing employees to “go with the flow’ and coordinating staff relocation, there are also plenty of logistical considerations such as finding suitable space, tax and other appropriate legal licensing as well as the actual move itself. Because of its complexity, Corporate Relocation should not be carried out alone. It takes the help and expertise of trained professionals.