February 07, 2024

Selecting the Perfect Auburn Hills Moving Company to Move Your Business

So it's time to relocate your business. You've thought about the move, done your due diligence, found a new site, and are have everything in place to make the move. There's only one thing left: picking the ideal moving company to handle the move. So, how do you choose the right Auburn Hills commercial mover for your business? After all, not all moving companies are up to the task.

A moving company experienced in workplace relocations will work with you to develop a detailed execution plan to help minimize your company’s downtime. Whatever the size and scope of your move, the right movers will ensure you have an efficient moving experience resulting in a cost-effective overall relocation cost.

It’s important to thoroughly research before choosing a mover. There are numerous movers to select from in the marketplace, yet only a small fraction of those are truly able and knowledgeable in office and industrial relocations.

Here are some hints to help facilitate the process of researching and selecting less daunting for you:


Get references

Ask the mover to provide 3 references of recent moves they’ve completed for other businesses that are in your industry. Some movers that advertise themselves as Auburn Hills commercial movers typically only handle household moves. These companies won’t be able to give any references of companies in your industry that they’ve moved recently. Asking for moving references will surely help you differentiate the unqualified companies from the experts.


Certificate of insurance

Ask the mover if they will issue a Certificate of Insurance on their insurance coverage, listing your company and/or the building owner as “additional insured.” This gives you valuable protection against property damage and/or workers compensation claims. This is a normal request. If the mover hesitates or declines, they might lack a strong safety track record or is not experienced in commercial moving and should be avoided.


Plan of action

Once you complete a pre-move survey with the prospective movers, require them to provide a detailed plan of action along with their cost estimate. The plan should have important information, like how many trucks, men, and support equipment they will allocate for your project, the flow of the move itself, and how long it will take from start to finish. Ask yourself: Does this seem reasonable, and does it meet my goals and expectations?


Hourly rates vs. net cost

Do not fall into the trap of only focusing on hourly rates. There are many examples of companies picking a moving company based on the lowest hourly rate only to find out their move lasted much longer than estimated. This will cause the actual cost to be higher than what would have transpired with a more exerpienced and skilled commercial moving company. If a mover’s quote is too good to be true, it likely is.

If you adhere to these steps and drill down into the details, you will be able to find a Auburn Hills commercial mover that stands out above the competition. Expect to receive a smooth, effective, top-notch yet affordable relocation, and don’t settle for less.