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The TEST in Testimonials

At Exodus we move people. It’s our job and our pleasure. It’s the reason we get up in the morning, to do good work. It is clear to us that we simply can’t overstate this- our commitment to being the best Moving and Storage Company in Colorado. We give honest quotes to our customers and fair treatment to our employees. We work hard to earn the respect of the community. And this comes from the very top all the way down to the bottom so that everyone can feel the momentum. We spend our days moving the people who trust us with their possessions, the companies that trust us with their equipment and the customers that allow us to be a part of their lives.

We accomplish all kinds of moves and store for all types of clients. Handling residential moves with care and precision and handling commercial moves with professional expertise and planning, we have the opportunity to come in contact with a lot of people. Every time we receive a comment card we carefully and anxiously read it. How did we do? How did our customer feel? Did we help to minimize the stress during a time that is notoriously full of hassle and frustration? Did we make the difference we so earnestly want to make?

The following are excerpts from two of our latest “How Did We Do” Surveys on Apr 4th:

Moving Crew: Eddie, Jason and Donny

Client Name: Devon

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:

Everyone was so helpful and went out of their way, it was a pleasure!

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

Moving Crew: Joe H, Therion, Chris B, Jesse, Robert

 

Client Name: Marie

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 crew was friendly and worked efficiently.

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

Safe and Complete Office Moving

42-17157888When the announcement is made in a company of impending corporate relocation, most people instantly feel the stress. From the bottom of the ranks all the way to the top, the pressure can be felt. Questions about how best to handle the organization and the packing and how much downtime for the business will be involved begin to swirl around the workplace. How will things change? What kind of new space will be in once it’s complete? Will everything make it from point A to point B in one piece?

Time

Hiring a professional mover is a vital part of moving any office, big or small. There are main core values that are the reason for this: time and money. By hiring a professional company you can minimize your use of human capital to accomplish the move. Professional office movers can streamline the planning of even the most complex office move, keeping valued employees with their head in the game of the business as opposed to putting energy toward a move. And if your moving company specializes in offices moves like Exodus does, they can move you in the evening after the work day has ended and everything will be all set to start business the next day. Getting things done right and fast saves time.

Money

But how could hiring a moving company save you money? While this idea may seem at first blush a bit counter intuitive, when looked at, it becomes obvious. Broken, damaged and destroyed office equipment can happen in moves with “non-experts”. Also when dealing with issues such as expensive IT equipment and complex set ups and cable networking, it can be very expensive to repair damage done by an improper install. Another way that hiring a moving company can exponentially improve a corporate relocation experience is through minimal downtime, offering the opportunity to get back to the business of doing business sooner.

The Exodus Difference

At Exodus we specialize in office moves and corporate relocation. We offer the expertise that other moving companies don’t. With things like specially designed anti electromagnetic bags and shrink-wrap that we use to package everything in the office on site from monitors to drawers, we insure that no dust or water can get in and no items of value can get out. We are incredibly thorough in our packing and unpacking. And perhaps most importantly, our employees are our employees, not outsourced day laborers. This makes them both well trained and able to take true ownership and responsibility for your move. With care and expertise, we specialize in not only saving time and money for our clients but in creating a true sense of peace of mind.

How to Choose a Corporate Relocation Expert

Every year approximately 25 billion dollars is spent in the US alone on corporate relocation. That’s a pretty penny. And while there are various motivations for moving the office, the employees or both, the main goal is always the same: to improve the quality of business operations and to ultimately contribute that gain to the bottom line.

But what is the bottom line when it comes to relocating? It’s obvious that key issues involved include the place, the people and the market but that’s only the first step. Once the decision has been made to move, the next part can be tricky. The second phase of office moves comes when you realize that no matter how organized you are, you would be well advised to find yourself a hardworking professional mover with corporate relocation experience. That’s where we come in. But it is important to shop around so we offer the following tips to make sure you get the most out of your search.

Make sure you get an accurate quote.

Lowball offers are an exercise in futility. Some movers will rope you in with cheap estimates and then load you up with hidden charges. Smart moving shoppers know to look carefully for the signs of things that might be missing. A good rule of thumb in this case- if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Watch the Weights

It is always a good idea to get at least 2-3 quotes before you select a company to help with your office move. When you get these quotes, make certain to look at the weights that they have estimated.  What things weigh can make all the difference when it comes time for the bill. Keep in mind that what you are actually charged in the end will be based on how much weight you have and how complicated it is to transport that weight from point A to point B.

Knowledge is Power

Perhaps the most important thing to do to get solid quotes and complete information from moving companies is to ask a lot of questions.  If you are unclear about any part of the moving process as it is outlined in an estimate, ask questions. If you feel like you understand completely what is being explained to you, ask questions to clarify. A knowledgeable and professional estimator will both welcome any questions that you might have and readily provide you with the answers. In this case it is important to remember that there truly are no stupid questions, especially when the future of your company and its employees are hanging in the moving balance.

Corporate Relocation- Planning the Logistics

Once the decision to move your company has been made and your goals for relocation have been clearly outlined, the real work begins. With so many things to consider it can be hard to know what to do first. It is a valuable practice to get as organized as is humanly possible before putting the wheels of your corporate relocation in motion. We recommend the first steps as follows:

Do Location Research

When you have figured out what you need from your new office you should spend some time really researching the area in which you plan to move. You will of course need to know a lot about this new city before you can commit to setting up shop in it. Take advantage of various reference materials such as the US Census Bureau Statistical Abstract by State in order to get the demographic details about your potentially new location. It can also be a good idea to subscribe to a few local papers for a couple of months before making the move. This will give you an idea not only about what is happening in the area but how the people in the area interpret these current events. Invaluable cultural insights can be surmised from reading local publications and can give you a better idea if this city is the best match for your business.

Create a Timeline

Sit down with those who are most strategically involved in the relocation planning and make a preliminary list of what needs to be done. Be realistic in this and make every effort to consider three main concepts: the physical office, the employees and the customers. Once you have decided to make a move, it can be easy to get caught up in the pace and excitement of the process. But time will fly during your logistical planning so creating a schedule that allows for real life and all of its delays is a key point. Ask yourself, will this move take 3 months? Will it take a year? After this, create your timeline accordingly.

Find a Professional

Once you have decided where and when to move, it is a good idea to assign someone in your company to be in charge of the overall process. Realizing that this will take up a good amount of their time should be a consideration when choosing an employee who already has a rather large workload. Beyond this decision, it is time to select a moving company that can help you with the logistics of you move. Considering that not only does your office need to be moved but also in most cases, your people and their families, it’s a good idea at this point to start shopping for experts in the industry. This part of the process will be easier once you have asked yourself the important preliminary questions. Knowing what you want and when you want it will make it easier to identify which moving company best suits you and your company’s goals for corporate relocation.

Corporate Relocation- Defining Your Reasons

Pad of Paper & PenThere are many factors involved in a process as complex as corporate relocation. Many entrepreneurs, owners and managers are faced with a difficult host of decisions when the concept of moving an office comes into play. With the obvious advantage of having already done business in one place for a while, each organization has a feel for what works and what doesn’t. With the benefit of this experience it is, of course, easier to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a new place. But there are other things to consider such as how much the business disruption will cost the company and what are the new and differing environmental and regulatory concerns that may become a factor once the move has been made. The following are the first two steps before deciding to make a move.

Be Clear About WHY

While there can be many reasons for moving, making certain to completely articulate your primary goals is a vital activity before deciding to relocate. Are you looking for a more skilled workforce in a specialized field? Are you seeking to lower the operating costs of the company or to improve the quality of life for your employees? Perhaps you are looking to expand your market and have found that a new location would aid in this pursuit. Or maybe it’s truly just an issue of having the physical space you need to realize the growth that you desire. By being as specific as possible about why you want to move, it is much easier to realize your goals and make the best choices in order to maximize a relocation opportunity.

Be Clear About WHAT

A good place to begin, once you have decided exactly why you want to move, is to make a list containing everything you will need for your new office. Again, being as detailed as possible with your location specifications is the key to clarity and ultimately success. Write down everything that is a priority such as the size you need the office to be, the physical placement and in what type of neighborhood, along with what kind of facilities and equipment you will require. In this case your reasons for the move become very important: If your main reason for moving is to find more qualified employees, it’s important not to get caught up in a wonderfully inexpensive new lease in an area where the demographics do not support such a specified labor force. Be clear with yourself about what is needed as opposed to wanted and create your list accordingly. This will ensure that there is less ambiguity and confusion when it comes time to make the most important decisions.

Corporate Relocation- The Ultimate Business Move

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.

Exodus in Denver- Opening the Mile High Office

Putting our heads together we were considering how to make our company that much better. After over 20 years of satisfied customers in Fort Collins and beyond, we have brought our uniquely caring and detail oriented service to so many. Still trying to figure out a way to improve, the answer was clear.

Exodus is proud to announce the opening of our new Denver office!
5700 E. 56th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022

In the end, it’s a no brainer. Denverites are finding out what so many other Colorado residents already knew: Exodus Moving and Storage is the best way to move. Unsurpassed service and a commitment to community has put our company head and shoulders above the rest.  Go ahead; we dare you to call us for free a quote!

303-442-3636

With the opening of our new Denver facility, Exodus Moving now offers even more uncommonly prompt, safe and reliable service to make your metro area move breezy. We are excited to have this new opportunity to serve you for your residential and commercial moving needs in northern Colorado and now throughout the Denver metro as well. We are proud to be the moving company and storage company that all of Colorado trusts!

Office Move? Tips to make it Nice and Smooth

  • We consider these responsibilities “tips” that will make your office move with Exodus go as smoothly as possible.
  • Disconnect all electrical equipment such as computer cables, phone cables, etc.
  • Keep all pathways as clear as possible to help the loading process go efficiently.
  • Clearly label items, IF an item is not labeled, we will not move it.
  • Have blue print(s) available for posting at new location prior to move(s). Layouts will be posted near building entrances, designated unloading areas, elevators, etc.
  • Make sure that adequate parking is available for the trucks at all loading and unloading sites. Inform employees of alternative parking if necessary prior to move.
  • Make sure alternative phone lines are available (i.e. cell phones) on day of the move if business phones are to be disconnected.
  • Pack all boxes full to the top, and tape or close containers before Exodus crewmembers arrive.
  • Please remove all items from walls including pictures, mounts, mirrors, etc. if they are to be moved. Be sure to place labels on these items as well. Set aside any personal items and items those do not need to be moved.
  • There must be no construction going on where the movers are working or near hallways or entrances that the movers are using.
  • Relax! Let Exodus take the worry out of your move.

Please call us at 970-484-1488 if you have any questions pertaining to these responsibilities.

Specializing in Commercial Moving

It’s important to know that we are the ONLY moving and storage company in Northern Colorado which is certified, trained and equipped to perform large commercial moves. If you need a commercial mover, we strongly recommend you choose someone you can trust – this is no time to make a mistake!

We focus on five goals when we perform your commercial move:

1) Be careful: to move all items—especially servers, computers and expensive equipment – from origin to destination in good condition.

2) Reduce downtime & expense: one way to reduce overall relocation expense? You can minimize downtime via our logistical processes. FYI – a Commercial Move Coordinator will give you a well-researched cost-of-moving estimate, so you’ll have a solid idea of how much time and money you’ll need to anticipate – long before your move begins.

3) Correctly place items: make sure all items—especially important and/or confidential files – are put in the correct area or office.

4) Keep safe and quiet: Exodus honors all corporate security and confidentiality requirements.

5) Keep on schedule: Exodus Moving and Storage makes a solid commitment to the schedule so that nothing falls through the cracks, all department-specific requirements are met and moving times are efficient. The sooner you get back to work, the faster you can get back to making money.

For the 12 years we’ve been in business in Northern Colorado, Exodus Moving and Storage has garnered praise and testimonials  from many satisfied companies. Our customers’ remark on our profound organizational difference: we move offices as they should be moved: with proper planning for space allowances, smart approaches to the transfer of files and ‘loose materials,” strong leadership demonstrated by our Move Coordinators, painstaking attention to detail, and commitment to your full satisfaction.

If you have a commercial move coming up, please contact us to see how we can help.

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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