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For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on officemoves.com as a steadfast source of best practices. We advocate, and through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), teach:

Minimizing the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors and elevators during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best practice methods for installing extensive building protection.

Minimizing the risk of damage to furniture and computers during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best-practice methods for wrapping every monitor, printer, CPU, server, and copier with two layers of anti-static bubble wrap (with the bubbles facing the bubbles) instead of pad-wrapping computers with filthy furniture pads.

Timing is of the essence on your office move. If your mover doesn’t finish the job on time, it can cost your company thousands of dollars of nonproductive downtime. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn an estimating formula that’s based upon man-hours instead of the unreliable method typically used on household moves that's based on weight.

The IOMI® proprietary estimating formula is uncannily accurate because it factors in not only volume but the unique logistics of both the building you're moving from and to.
| Boot Camp for Movers 2003 |

Gail Walker of Stress-Less Movers in Smyrna, GA proudly shows off her certificate presented after completing Boot Camp for Movers in Atlanta March 22, 2003.

Gail and 30 other moving professionals were drilled in getting leads and prospects, sales presentations, accurate estimating, techniques to reduce damage claims to furniture, electronics, houses or office buildings, working to a Scope of Services, completing moves on time for the price quoted, and collecting what you bill.

"Learned a lot of new ideas to take back to my company."

Gail Walker
Stress-Less Movers
Smyrna, GA

What they're saying about Boot Camp . . .

"Special thanks for a very informative seminar . . ."

Jerry Hurt, CEO
Starck Van Lines
Burgettstown, PA

". . . enlightening . . . you definitely know what you are doing. We are (no, I) smart enough to know we need help to be the best. Please make time to tutor us . . . P.S. We want to purchase three more sets of Mat-A-Doors"

John D. Flood
Flood Brothers, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

"Good marketing ideas . . . Valuable estimating and operational material . . . interesting & extremely informative."

Edna Huneycutt
Moving Details
Charlotte, NC

"It was a blessing . . . I actually had fun."

Bernie Walker
James Moving Services
Smyrna, GA

" . . . covered many of the issues I had only hoped would be included . . . It was great!"

Frank Taylor
Continental Van Lines
Birmingham, AL

"Very good ideas that I will implement quickly."

Dick Honza
Alexanders Mobility Services
Bloomington, MN

"I learned some new ways of networking and finding leads. Also learned new ways of protecting goods during moves."

Angela Hays
Paulk's Moving & Storage
Mobile, AL

Reinforcing Boot Camp's concept of intense basic training, instructor Ed Katz donned Army camouflage fatiques, complete with the insignia of a two-star general.


Boot Campers respond to Uncle Sam's question with a resounding 'yes.'


BOOT CAMP ATTENDEES

ALABAMA

Continental Van Lines, Birmingham
Paulks Moving & Storage, Mobile

CALIFORNIA

Dublin Worldwide M&S, San Leandro

GEORGIA

Cathcart Allied, Alpharetta
Flood Brothers, Inc, Atlanta
H & S Transfer Company, Augusta
McGregor Moving, Doraville
Trading Post Moving & Storage, Macon
Office Systems Installations, Marietta
James Moving Services, Inc., Smyrna
Stress-Less Movers, Smyrna

ILLINOIS

Hillier Storage & Moving, Springfield

MICHIGAN

DMS Moving Systems, Canton

MINNESOTA

Alexanders Mobility Services, Bloomington

MISSOURI

Vic's Moving & Storage, Blue Springs

NORTH CAROLINA

Moving Details, Inc., Charlotte

PENNSYLVANIA

Starck Van Lines, Burgettstown

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Why hire an IOMI® Certified Office Mover®?

1. On time for the price quoted

One of the biggest complaints about movers is that they often badly underestimate the cost of a move and then don't finish on time. An International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)-trained mover learns a formula for accurately estimating cost. By calculating the number of trucks and movers for how long, IOMI® Certified Office Movers® can base estimates on man-hours, volume, and logistics, and not weight, which household movers typically use when quoting an office move. As a result, the chances of a move completing on time for the price quoted is greatly improved.

2. Minimize risk of damage

IOMI® Certified Office Movers® learn the latest techniques to minimize risk of damage to furniture and computers, and are trained in extensive building protection to minimize risk of damage to carpet, walls, doors, and door jambs.

3. Minimize downtime

There is a better way! IOMI® Certified Office Movers® understand that their customers can't afford to shut down operations during a move, and are trained in techniques to keep client employees working. Many IOMI® graduates offer the "boxless" move -- moving the contents in the furniture instead of the contents and the furniture.

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