February 07, 2024

Selecting the Best Buffalo Moving Company to Move Your Business

So you've decided to relocate your company. You've carefully considered the move, done your due diligence, found a new location, and are prepared to make the move. Just one final task remains: selecting the perfect moving company to handle the relocation. So, how do you pick the right Buffalo commercial mover for your business? After all, not every moving company is up to the task.

A moving company experienced in workplace relocations will work with you to develop a detailed execution plan to help cut your company’s downtime. Whatever the scale and magnitude of your move, the ideal movers will make sure you have an efficient moving experience resulting in a low overall relocation cost.

It’s important to do the proper research before selecting a mover. There are numerous movers to choose from in the world, yet only a tiny portion of those are truly able and knowledgeable in office and industrial relocations.

Here are a handful tips to help make the process of researching and selecting more manageable for you:


Get references

Ask the mover for multiple references of recent moves they’ve completed for other companies that are in your industry. Many movers that advertise themselves as Buffalo commercial movers typically only handle residential relocations. These companies will be unable to provide any references of companies in your industry that they’ve recently moved. Asking for moving references will surely help you distinguish the inexperienced movers from the experts.


Certificate of insurance

Ask the mover if they will provide a Certificate of Insurance on their business insurance, listing your company and/or the building owner as “additional insured.” This gives you important protection against property damage and/or workers compensation claims. This is a typical request. If the mover is hesitant or declines, they either have a poor safety history or lacks experience in commercial relocations and should be avoided.


Plan of action

Once you conduct a pre-move survey with your prospective movers, require them to submit a detailed action plan along with their cost estimate. The plan should provide important information, like how many trucks, staff, and support equipment they’ll dedicate to your project, how the move will flow, and the estimated time from beginning to end. Ask yourself: Does it make sense, and does it match my objectives and expectations?


Hourly rates vs. net cost

Do not make the mistake of focusing solely on hourly rates. There are many examples of companies picking a moving company based on the lowest hourly rate only to learn their move took significantly longer than anticipated. This will cause the actual cost to be more than what would have transpired with a more reputable and well-organized commercial moving company. If a mover’s quote is too good to be true, it likely is.

If you adhere to these steps and drill down into the details, you will be able to select a Buffalo commercial mover that stands out above the competition. Expect to get a seamless, efficient, high-quality yet cost-effective relocation, and don’t settle for less.