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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.
IOMI® trains
Move It Now
headquarters


CLEVELAND, OH JAN 27-29 2009 -- Is now the time to expand office moving services? Move It Now's corporate bosses turned to the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) to find out.

Based in Cleveland, OH, Move It Now has offered moving service franchise opportunities since 2004. The slumping housing market and the more recession-proof commercial moving business prompted Move It Now to explore office moving training for their franchisees.

Unlike household goods, companies still move during a recession.  Companies consolidate, store excess furniture, and move to more prestigious space for less because motivated landlords offer incentives such as paying for the move or free rent.

All key Move It Now employees at corporate headquarters completed training and became IOMI® Certified Office Movers®.


Move It Now Director of Operations Dale L. Mowdy, left, and General Manager Dan Hall admire their new Mat-A-Door®, freshly customized with logo and phone number. Here, the patented doorway protector is installed on an office door at corporate headquarters.
GM Dan Hall, left, and CFO Ed Hammer take inventory during IOMI® formula estimating training. Dale L. Mowdy, director of operations, learns the IOMI® proprietary estimating formula.
GM Dan Hall, left, received his IOMI® Certified Mover® certificate from Instructor Ed Katz.
Move It Now's Phil Kubec, chief executive officer.

Attendee Comments

IOMI's® commercial moving pricing method is an accurate, efficient and easy to learn method.
Edward Hammer, CFO

Learning this estimating process is very exciting. I am anxious to implement the process for the benefit of our customers.
Dan Hall, GM

Ed really knows his stuff. After 10 years in the moving business, learning as much as I did in 3 days was extremely exciting!!
Dale Mowdy, Director of Operations

Why hire an IOMI®
Certified Officer 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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IOMI® Certified Office Mover®

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