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The Exodus Difference is People

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.

Community Exodus

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.

For more information on any of the above please visit:

http://www.choosepeople.com/

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

http://www.fairygodmothersinc.com/index.html

http://www.themetromile.com/

http://www.donorschoose.org/

http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/

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/

Mark Kruse &Exodus Partner Spotlight (Part 2)

In continuing with our partner spotlight, the following is from an interview we recently did with Mark Kruse explaining why he recommends Exodus Moving and Storage to all his clients.

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

1)      Reliability

2)     Insurance- Safety

3)     Services Offered- distance/storage

4)     References

I usually find that people are worried that their things will be broken during a move. I had a client hire “random other movers” that had offered them a good rate. They told me that in the middle of the move the moving company actually held the clients belongings for ransom on the truck and tried to re-negotiate the contract before unloading. Another client hired a company that only got ¾ of their stuff across country. The client had gotten a cheap bid and taken it, only to find that the most valuable things such as art and antiques were never delivered.

I recommend Exodus because I know them so well. I really trust them and the work they do. They are easy to refer because I get so much positive feedback from my clients who use them which constantly turns out to be a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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

I feel that there are two things that set me apart as a realtor: my commitment to education and my extensive network of fantastic business referrals. I am huge into education. I want my clients who have already bought 7 other homes before to turn to me after buying one with my help and say “wow, no one has ever explained this to me so well.” I love informing and empowering people by making them understand the process. I enjoy giving useful neighborhood statistics, outlining the buying/selling process and answering questions anytime and every time.  I truly believe there are no stupid questions. In this way people and their experience during the buying/selling is my main focus.

Exodus is also totally committed to people, which is why we work so well together.  In my business, personal recommendations mean everything. I get phone calls about Exodus all the time.  Joel comes over to provide an estimate and from then on everyone just raves about the entire process. They say things like, “Exodus did everything they said they would and made it all so easy.”

I had a client whose house was expected to sell in May or June during which time we were also expecting for her New Build Home to be completed. Instead, her property sold in April. She was concerned about beginning the move ASAP but continuing to have access to her stuff as she had 2 children under the age of 5. At my suggestion, she called Exodus and they came over to pick up the boxes she needed to store but didn’t want to move yet. They kept it all for her until they moved her into her newly finished home. She was so thankful for the great service, dependability and help that she has already recommended Exodus to a few of her friends.

I feel that the work I do is complimented by the work of Exodus Moving and Storage. Together we represent a full service, comprehensive purchase/sale & relocation experience.

At Exodus, we are proud to say that the feeling  is very mutual! For more information about the fantastic work Mark does please visit his website at:

http://www.krusedenver.com/

Repeat Customers- The Secret to Exodus Success

There is a reason we receive glowing recommendations from our customers over and over again. Not only do we care more about the little things during your move but we work harder to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Nobody likes moving. Regardless of the reason for the relocation, it is almost always a stress ridden process. But at Exodus, we take great pride in being the ones you can depend on from start to finish.

Complete Estimates

When we send someone to your home to do an estimate, we send a trained professional. A person with the right amount of experience knows what to look for, the right questions to ask and the kinds of things that should be considered. Every move is different which is why we focus on customized quotes that are comprehensive, personal and surprise free.

Teamwork & Positive Attitude

In the moving industry, it is common for large companies to outsource labor. This can help them to manage costs but can have an extremely negative effect on quality. Because our employees are on staff, we know them well. This creates accountability that is virtually unequalled in other moving and storage companies. They are trained by us and they know how to work together. We operate our business as a family and in turn our employees work together to make your move easier. We support them so that they can support you. And because we provide a happy place to work we find that the positive attitude spreads.

Work Ethic

Our hiring process is rigorous. We consider the background and future goals of every employee we select to represent us. Often, we hire ex-military because of their capacity for hard work. But as a general rule, we maintain extremely high standards when it comes to finding people that share our belief that hard work is a) important and b) should be rewarded. We believe in reciprocity and we employ those who think that any job worth doing should be done right.

The following is an excerpt from one of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys:

Date of Move: May 23rd, 2011

Moving Crew: Javier, Donny & Richard

Client Name: Debbie

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the following?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 10

Work Ethic Efficient 10

Overall Impression 10

Please Write any Comments or Suggestions:

We were very impressed with their attitude, very hardworking and great teamwork…Excellent Company!!!

 

Would you recommend to others? YES May we use you as a reference? YES

Fresh Place Friday Spotlight on Glendale Colorado

infinityAs a national and international moving and storage company we see a lot of places. We consider it to be one of the perks of the job. Meeting new people and getting to know new neighborhoods keeps the work we do interesting. It keeps our minds open and our perspectives fresh.

But as a moving company in Colorado with local sensibilities, we also make connections as a result of our community interactions. Philanthropy and volunteer involvement is one of our top priorities. And as a result of our co-sponsorship of the Metro Mile with the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, this week’s Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to the City of Glendale Colorado.

Glendale Then & Now

Originally settled in 1859, the city of Glendale has undergone many changes since its inception. Completely surrounded on every side by the city and county of Denver, this centralized location is now home to over 5,000 residents. This modest population accounts for the small town feel that the city is best known for. Sometimes referred to as a “village”, it continues to grow in leaps and bounds while maintaining its community focus.

Glendale Government

One of the main goals of the City of Glendale in recent years has been to provide an excellent environment for new business development. In an effort to encourage growth, the city remains “thin” with regard to the usual red tape and bureaucracy that comes when trying to start or expand an organization. The government is small, agile and has been known to be very responsive when it comes to answering inquiries. Ongoing education is highly encouraged for all city employees resulting in a strong foundation for the growth of the area.

Life in Glendale

Brimming with young professionals, the City of Glendale currently has a median age of 29 years old which is below the average of many surrounding areas. But in addition to the enthusiasm and energy so often embodied by youth, Glendale is committed to innovation. Additions such as Infinity Park, a state of the art sports center, event area and world class Rugby field, insure residents are provided many opportunities for both fitness and entertainment. Couple this with friendly people and there is no doubt that the City of Glendale has a bright future ahead.

For more information about one of the most up and coming developments in the City of Glendale, check out the following:

http://glendaleriverwalk.com/

Office Downsizing

Downsizing. The mere mention of the word can strike fear in the hearts of many. It’s barely ever considered a good thing- when your company has to make the often difficult decision to maximize effectiveness by minimizing resources. Rest assured we all prefer it when the business is thriving, the employees and customers are happy and the money is pouring in. But in today’s economy, this dream is often not the reality for so many struggling businesses. And so, faced with financial hardship of all kinds, the case for managing costs becomes a more potent option.

Often, office downsizing includes layoffs. This unfortunate result of cost cutting can leave lives in disarray. The company loses people and decides to give up some space. At Exodus, we specialize in office moves and we take measured care to make things as stress free as possible during these important life transitions. We can help with office moves to a smaller facility, furniture and document storage during temporary downsizing efforts and the relocation of the employees affected by these important changes. We take pride in being a preferred Colorado Moving Company and we take seriously the job of caring for your employees and co-workers.

Temporary Downsizing

During uncertain economic times, many companies are deciding to attempt to downsize for a short period of time. This often requires less layoffs and focuses the cost re-allocation to the physical property being used as office space. In this case it’s important to get proper storage. If you are considering temporary downsizing ask yourself the following:

What is a realistic amount of time the office will need storage?

What items need to remain readily available for everyday business needs?

Understanding your Space

Asking yourself the right questions when it comes to office space evaluation can make or break your cost cutting efforts during downsizing. It is important to take an inventory of the existing space, understanding not only its capacity but its potential for adaptation. Go into detail with your office lease agreement, exploring the options to minimize square footage being rented. In some cases this might create a need to extend the lease term but could end up being cost effective when considering the implications and expense of total business relocation. Check on your options for subletting to businesses with complimentary services. By allowing other professionals to rent space from you, you may be able to avoid having to make a move while simultaneously expanding your business portfolio.  By keeping a cool head during a stressful time, you may be able to save both money and sanity.

Community Service with a Green Focus

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/

AMSA Certification

When it comes to taking care of employees, no one does it better than Exodus. We take pride in putting our workers on payroll in an industry where temporary “hired guns” are the norm. We believe that our customers’ ultimate satisfaction starts with our staff. For this reason, our hiring process is rigorous including background and reference checks, drug tests and detailed interviews followed up with comprehensive, job specific training. The final step of the hiring process includes a personal orientation with our CEO to make sure the core values that we hold so dear are clear to our new hires. Not only does this process put us a cut above other Colorado Moving companies, it has earned us an employee retention rate that is 40% higher than the industry average. This is because we know who our employees are and they know what we stand for as an organization.

But creating company loyalty is not our only goal. We are also dedicated to expanding our employees’ knowledge about moving and storage so that their skill sets can continue to advance over time. One of the important ways we do this is by facilitating ongoing certification with the American Moving and Storage Association.

What is the AMSA?

The American Moving and Storage Association is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality standards of Moving and Storage companies throughout the US. Through education, certification, the creation of industry wide ethical standards, regulation and advocacy, the AMSA seeks to eradicate fraud and to promote positive consumer experiences during relocation. The organization includes a membership of over 3,000 movers and acts as a trade association contributing to the establishment of best practices among moving companies.

Jason Kendall CMC Certification

One of the important qualifications offered by the AMSA is the Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) certification.  This certification requires elite testing, a written commitment to a specialized code of ethics, and biennial renewal.  Currently, there are only eight CMC’s in the entire state of Colorado. We are proud to announce that Jason Kendall, our Account Manager, has received this coveted certification from the American Moving & Storage Association. Joining Exodus’ Ilan Levy and Jake Atchison who currently hold CMC titles, Jason and our team hold the only three CMC’s in all of Fort Collins, CO.

Exodus Definition of Success

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!”

~Jim Scheeler

“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?

Estimator 10

Office Staff 10

Overall Cost/Value 10

Moving Crew:

Friendly/Pleasant 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

Fresh Place Friday- Spotlight on Castle Rock

The purpose of our Fresh Place Friday blog is to highlight interesting cities throughout our great state. Colorado is a truly one of a kind location, somehow finding a way to masterfully blend the cosmopolitan and the cowboy. It’s a state known for its natural beauty and ecologically minded communities. It’s a place known as a hot spot for the gold rush in the 1850’s, the Centennial State and the home of the Broncos. And while we happily serve as both national and international long distance movers, Colorado is the place we call home. Today’s Fresh Place Friday is dedicated to a city called Castle Rock.

The History of Castle Rock

The city of Castle Rock was originally settled on a budget: $3,400 in total to be exact. Founded in 1874 as the county seat of Douglas County, “The Rock” was originally home to several Native American tribes including the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians. As a result of both its excellent location on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, this mild climate haven boasted wild livestock for hunting and abundant plant life for foraging.

10 years before the city was founded, the combination of the Homestead Act and the possibility of finding gold brought people to the area in droves. Jeremiah Gould is perhaps the most well known original homesteader and owner of this land before it became a city. Donating much of the land immediately south of the area to what is now considered Castle Rock, the plots where auctioned off for the previously mentioned meager revenue of $3,400 .

Castle Rock Today

Originally known for rhyolite and cheese, Castle Rock has come a long way since its inception 125 years ago. The 17th largest city in Colorado it is now home to over 46,000 residents. Renowned throughout various national publications for being a great place to live and work, this small town combines big city access with a hometown feeling. Gorgeous natural recreational opportunities abound in combination with various family oriented community events such as chili cook offs, live theater and pottery painting events.  And while many of the areas residents work in the Denver Tech Center because of its easy access location, the designer boutiques, public art exhibitions and fair grounds keep its residents from a moment of boredom. When history meets urban culture with such ease and compliment, its no wonder Castle Rock is such a great place to move to in Colorado.

http://www.castlerock.org/

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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