Palmer Moving and Storage provides many services for our corporate clients in need of office moving services. We execute office moves with proficiency and the expertise needed for a streamlined and successful process. From policy management to furniture installation, we manage every aspect of your office move, ensuring a stress-free and well-handled experience.
As part of our office moving services, we provide you with many tools to assist throughout the process. From a moving checklist to office moving tips, Palmer Moving and Storage offers many resources that are useful in every stage of an office relocation. We are the one source for a customized office move any time, anywhere in the world.
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Office relocation doesn’t have to halt productivity at your company. We are experts at managing an office relocation that caters to your needs and budget while minimizing downtime.
Office Installation – Our professionals have the competency to install modular office furniture and systems during an office relocation. We are the experts when it comes to office installation and the rest of the services needed during relocation.
Office Moving Checklist – This checklist will help you with every stage of an office move, from choosing a mover to final touches. Palmer’s office moving checklist will help you get organized for a well-planned relocation.
Office Moving Tips – Our office moving tips are useful tools that address what needs to be done in preparation for the move and while the move is in progress.
Office Moving Glossary – Palmer’s glossary of terms will familiarize you with words and phrases you should know for an office relocation.
Office Moving FAQ – Our comprehensive FAQ will answer many of the questions you may have regarding office relocation.
Office Relocation- Business Relocation - Detroit, Michigan (MI)
During the office moving process, it is probable some segments of your company will be essentially out of business. Files, computers, records and phones will be inaccessible. Your staff may not be able to access the tools they require to serve your customers’ needs. Can you afford to trust your future to a Michigan office moving company that may not perform? At Palmer Commercial Services, we specialize in commercial moving and have built our business on a reputation for excellence. This simple business philosophy has propelled us to success as Michigan office movers.
Your business is exposed to risks well beyond the cost of the Michigan office movers you engage. Hiring an experienced, commercial Michigan office moving company will assure your business is moved quickly, efficiently and cost effectively, minimizing downtime while maximizing productivity. Your employees should leave work at the close of business and arrive on the first business day following the move prepared to continue with their normal assignments. At Palmer Commercial Services, we perform most relocations after regular hours and on weekends, at your convenience, in order to allow you to do what you do best – run your business uninterrupted.
Consider the alternatives:
The moving company underestimates the amount of work required to do the job right the first time, and the move is extended two more days than originally planned.
Critical client files are packed backwards and misfiled when unpacked.
Personal Computers are not properly disconnected or reconnected. Valuable and sensitive office equipment is improperly packed and damaged in the move.
Our customers trust Palmer Commercial Services as their Michigan office moving company because they know we have the depth and experience to manage moves of virtually any scale, quickly and efficiently. As Michigan office movers, our service network is unparalleled, and our facilities are conveniently located near major roadways and are fully equipped with vehicles, specialized equipment and a professional, trained labor force. You can rest assured that with Palmer Commercial Services, your move will occur on time, within budget and most importantly, transparent to YOUR CUSTOMERS.
Does your office have any modular or systems furniture? Are you thinking about re-configuring your space, purchasing new or used systems furniture or perhaps you just want to move to another location? Palmer Commercial Services has installed or reconfigured systems furniture for hundreds of clients all around Michigan, Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. We are the Michigan office installation experts.
Whether you are planning to occupy a new building under construction or an existing facility, Palmer Commercial Services has the service teams to meet your Michigan office installation needs. We can even assist with light carpentry work, construction and demolition for remodeling requirements. Helping you keep up the appearance of your office, rearranging your work space for your ever-changing needs, miscellaneous additions of furniture and equipment – let us help maintain your space!
Palmer Commercial Services provides:
Knowledge – Palmer Commercial Services is the modular furniture specialist. We provide trained technicians individually certified by the major manufacturers. Our installation team averages 10+ years experience in the major modular systems. We continue to train on the latest systems so you can be sure you are getting the most up to date level of experience.
Availability - Our customers need a Michigan office furniture installation company they can rely on, whether the job is months away or hours away. We have the resources to ensure we support all of your needs, even with last minute notice.
Nice People - Our installers and project managers always place the customer first. We will work hard to earn and keep your business by solving problems as we help create an enjoyable work environment.
Exceptional Value - Our goal: To be your first choice in Michigan office installation companies. Our account managers and project managers will work closely with you to create a schedule and a pricing strategy that makes sense. Whether you need to install one office or 1,000 offices, we have the tools, the training and the commitment to get the job done right.
As your Michigan office installation experts, we offer on-site coordinators, project management, unparalleled resources and complete relocation services. You can rest assured that when you choose Palmer Commercial services, your Michigan office installation will remain on-time and on budget. Contact the professionals at Palmer today to arrange for our commercial services.
Price is, of course, one of the determining factors in choosing a moving company. But before you make a hasty decision you should evaluate the moving companies according to the points below. Look beyond the written proposal.
Is the firm considered reliable? Check on the reputation and background of each bidder. Former customers and suppliers are good sources.
Will some of the work be subcontracted? If so, to whom? Why?
Are all the bidders accustomed to handling moves similar in size and type to yours?
Do the proposals show exactly what is covered?
Which firm has the most comprehensive insurance coverage? Is there an extra charge?
Will the moving company commit to a firm - fixed fee?
After choosing a mover, sign the contract as soon as possible. A reliable moving firm can assist you in the planning stage of your relocation.
Check for building rules, regulations, and access
Restrictions of access? Are there any times during the day, or any days during the week that moving is not allowed? Check your old building as well as your new building on that score.
Elevators and loading areas available at the time your mover will need them? Again, the building you are in now is just as important as the one you are moving into.
Airtight commitments from the contractor who is preparing your new space that everything will be completed 24 hours before you are scheduled to move in? (This will allow you to check the premises and avoid delay or cancellation charges.)
Instructions on whom to contact in case of an emergency? Or how to contact the fire department, the security and elevator maintenance companies.
Select a Date
Whatever date you have in mind, be sure that you have talked it over with:
The contractors: the painters, paperhangers, carpet layers, plumbers, etc. Unless the building management handles all of this, moving day has to coordinate with the completion of your new offices.
The telephone company. To keep your business running continuously, your communications system has to be installed, at least partially, before your furniture and computers arrive.
The design firm. They should prepare complete furniture layouts, including location of files. (if you don't have a designer, prepare this placing yourself.)
A competent moving firm with years of commercial moving experience, such as Palmer Moving can be of assistance in helping you determine the most efficient use of space in your new office.
Systems furniture installers. Our sister company is a subsidiary specializing in the de-installation and re-installation of modular furniture systems. This activity must be closely coordinated with the move.
Prepare your employees
Your employees can make the move a pleasant experience, or they can make it a nightmare for you, for your customers and the moving firm. Generally speaking, employees who have been informed of the relocation well in advance will cooperate fully.
The information that is crucial for each person is: Date of move. Exact address and telephone number, including highway intersections and public transportation availabilities. Parking facilities (where, how expensive). Lunch and dinner facilities nearby.
If you are moving to a new building just for your firm, include a map of the building showing locations of copy center, mail rooms, lunch rooms, supply areas, etc.
In order to make the move smoother, assign one person from each department to coordinate preparations for moving of that particular section. Assign a person to handle the distribution of keys or security cards to authorized personnel.
Notify: The utilities. Water, gas and electricity, unless they are covered under your lease. Be sure to tell them the date on which you want the service switched. Janitorial and trash removal services. The alarm or security systems companies. If it is handled by the building management you don't have to worry about it, but if your business is contracting with a security systems company now and expects to use them in the new location they should be notified early enough to check out the new premises. The fire department, if this is not handled by the building management.
Notify: Computer and other equipment companies. Many electronic components need to be serviced by the vendor's representatives before being moved. Machines usually included in that category are:
PC's, Monitors and Servers
However, you may have other machinery and equipment that requires servicing for a move. You can either ask the vendor representative or your mover whether servicing is needed. A competent mover should be able to tell you whether it was necessary the last time they moved a machine like yours. Palmer has a Tech Services Division to assist you with preparing your computer equipment for the move.
OSHA: Contact for the necessary permits.
Building Management: A locksmith to provide you with the necessary keys, if they are not supplied by the building management.
Your Insurance Company: Remember to contact your insurance company.
The Post Office: Let them know about your move about 1 week prior to the actual move.
The circulation departments of the papers and magazines you subscribe to. (Allow 4-6 weeks if possible.)
Suppliers: Allow about two weeks for the information to go through channels to the mail room. If you have suppliers who ship to you on a regular basis, you could be held responsible for re-consignment charges unless you have given ample notice of your change of address.
Your customers: They deserve a good-looking, well-thought-out notification so that they know when you are moving, where you are moving and how you can be contacted in the future.
Remember your stationery: Ideally, all your business forms, from letterheads to statements, should be reprinted to reflect the new address and phone number (check the numbers very carefully in proofing the copy). However, if you have a large stock, an overprint of the new information may be possible. Allow ample time for either.
Since 1910, Palmer Moving and Storage has been serving Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor area residents for their relocation.