DATE: 10/31/2014

Moving your San Antonio office from one location to another can be an exciting time for a company. Unfortunately, moving is also particularly stressful and frightening because there is so much you need to keep track of in order to make the move go smoothly and minimize downtime.

The best way to ensure that your move is stress-free and handled as efficiently as possible is to work with an experienced San Antonio office relocation service. But how do you know that you’re hiring the right one?

If you haven’t hired a relocation service before, you may not know what to look for, which is why we put together this checklist for you.

Are they experienced? You want to ensure the company you choose has been doing this type of work for at least several years and has a track record of success. You might save a few bucks by using a fly-by-night operation, but there’s no way to know what kind of job they’re going to do.

Do they have good references? The only way to really confirm their track record is to get on the phone with a past client. Be sure to ask how well the company handled any emergencies or unexpected obstacles that arose. In almost all moves, at least one thing doesn’t go as planned, so getting an idea of how the company handles those types of situations will give you a better sense of their abilities.

Do they possess knowledge of the area? Local San Antonio office relocation services are often more effective and efficient than big national companies because they will have more intimate knowledge of the area and can better plan to get you into your new location in the fastest and safest way possible.

Can they handle a move of your size? Some relocation companies may be very good at moving small businesses into new spaces, but have little experience dealing with large corporate entities and all the moving pieces that entails. Or vice versa. When looking for a relocation service, be sure to ask them about previous clients so you can see if those companies are similar to yours.

Will they move everything? When you hire a relocation service to move your office, that’s what you expect them to do – move all of it. Unfortunately, some companies just don’t have the knowledge or ability to move certain specific items from location to location. Common unexpected issues include:

  • Not being able to move items mounted on walls, such as flat-screen TVs
  • Not being able to transfer server rooms or other types of computer or telecom equipment
  • Not being able to move medical furniture or machinery

Even if a company says they are able to move these types of items, it is in your best interest to check to confirm if they have experience doing so. You probably don’t want a company that’s never moved medical equipment before learning on the job with you.

Ultimately, you want an office relocation company that comes highly recommended and is willing to provide you with a clear, straightforward quote that itemizes everything they’ve agreed to handle for you so you know exactly what you’re getting.

To find out more information about CBI Group’s office relocation services, contact our team today.