Some Moves Are Bigger Than Others (I)

15 Jan 2013

For over thirty-three years, Rose City Moving and Storage has served commercial and residential customers throughout the Portland Metropolitan area – Vancouver to Salem and Central Oregon to the Coast.

Every residential move, large or small, across town or across the state; and every office move, from a single office to the relocation of a Fortune 500 headquarters, is done the right way, the Rose City way: On time, on budget with a focus on complete customer satisfaction.

In the moving business, success is no accident. Nothing mysterious or magical, but lots of hard work, professionalism and performance. Little wonder that today more and more families, businesses and government agencies make Rose City Moving and Storage their mover of choice.

While no two moves are the same, they all share something in common. The common thread is the commitment to doing it right, every time. Rose City’s A+ Better Business Bureau rating and decades-long unblemished history speaks clearly to that, as does the planning and execution.

In a recent post I visited with a longtime Rose City customer and learned about the complex move of her manufacturing facility from Central Oregon to a Westside Portland suburb

Shortly after that, I met with senior Rose City executives and personnel and learned about aspects of the commercial moving business that, quite frankly, astounded me.

I’m talking about size, scale and complexity, and that prompted another question.

A residential move is a far cry from a major commercial move, how in the world do you ramp-up for it?

The answer came in two parts. First, you do it with an experienced and dedicated professional staff that understands the process. And second, we become their partner in the process.

It starts with a physical walk-through; the true scope of the job can only be grasped by seeing it.

This is followed by the development of the basic moving plan, the starting point with hours and labor requirements defined.

Next comes the formulation of The Moving Plan, complete with the projected costs, start and completion dates, which is presented to the client.

Collaborative fine-turning and refinement follows as the plan is finalized.

Upon acceptance – pardon the pun – the heavy lifting begins.

Next time: Just how big is big?


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