Austin is an industrious city with people from all walks of life coming together to create amazing new things and collaborate on exciting projects. Austin Commercial Real Estate is on fire, and we find that teams are relocating every day, whether they’re moving their company to Austin, or they need a new space in the city they already occupy.
If you’ve never hired a moving company to help relocate a office or commercial space, here’s a little guide to help you get started.
Finding a Commercial Moving Company
There are a lot of great moving companies in Austin, and sometimes it can be hard to pick the right one. When booking a mover for your office move, here are some things to keep in mind.
Is the company licensed and insured? Now, it’s always a good idea to go with licensed and insured professional movers, but more so when moving offices. A lot of commercial buildings will require all contracted professionals who enter to not only be insured, but to have a minimum amount of general liability insurance. Find out if the spaces you occupy have such requirements, and then find out if the company you are interested in meets them.
What needs to be done?
This might seem like a no-brainer, but when you get down to it, a lot of office moves require more intricate practices and attention to specific details than your typical residential move. Find out what you need done, and what’s unique about your circumstances, and see if your moving company can accommodate. For example, are you moving cubicles and do you need a crew that is proficient in disassembling and reassembling them? Do you have several monitors that need to be safely packed and transported? Is there restricted access to elevators? Call your moving company and talk to them about these things.
What’s the company’s reputation and experience like? There are a lot of moving companies out there who do a great job delivering furniture and moving homes and apartments, but as mentioned above, office moves are a bit of a specialty. Does the moving company you want to hire have experience moving offices, and do they have a reputation for doing a good job?
If you’re ready to book a moving company for your upcoming office move, reach out to Groovy Movers, and make your commercial move as Groovy as possible!