February 07, 2024

How to Select the Perfect Cleveland Moving Company to Move Your Business

So you've decided to relocate your business. You've meticulously weighed the move, done your due diligence, found a new location, and are have everything in place to make the move. Just one final task remains: choosing the best moving company to handle the relocation. So, how do you pick the right Cleveland commercial mover for your business? After all, not every moving company is up to the task.

A mover experienced in workplace relocations will work with you to create a detailed action plan to help cut your company’s downtime. No matter the size and magnitude of your move, the right moving company will make sure 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 hundreds of movers to choose from in the world, yet only a small fraction of those are truly able and knowledgeable in office and industrial relocations.

Here are a few hints to help make the process of researching and selecting easier for you:


Get references

Ask the mover to give you multiple references of recent moves they’ve executed for other businesses that are like yours. Some movers who will advertise themselves as Cleveland commercial movers typically only handle residential relocations. These companies will be unable to provide any references of companies in your industry that they have recently moved. Asking for moving references will certainly help you differentiate the unqualified companies from the professionals.


Certificate of insurance

Ask the mover if they will issue a Certificate of Insurance on their insurance coverage, showing your company and/or the building owner as “additional insured.” This offers important protection against property damage and/or workers compensation claims. This is a standard request. If the mover is reluctant or opts out, they might lack a strong safety track record or lacks experience 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 action plan along with their pricing estimate. The plan should give important information, such as how many trucks, men, and support equipment they’ll commit to your project, the flow of the move, and the estimated time from beginning to end. Ask yourself: Is this a reasonable proposal, and does it meet my goals and expectations?


Hourly rates vs. net cost

Do not make the mistake of focusing solely on hourly rates. There are many examples of companies choosing a moving company based on the lowest hourly rate only to find out their move took much longer than estimated. This will cause the final cost to be higher than what would have happened with a more exerpienced and well-organized commercial moving company. If a mover’s estimate is too good to be true, it likely is.

If you adhere to these tips and thoroughly research, you will be able to find a Cleveland commercial mover that sits above the rest. Expect a a hassle-free, effective, top-notch yet affordable relocation, and don’t settle for less.