There is no doubt that moving a business or Office is a stressful and mission critical event. Irreplaceable records must be transferred securely, delicate office machines moved with care – all with a minimum disruption to your employees and work routine. To ensure your office relocation is efficient, cost effective and trouble free it is essential you choose the right company for the job, one who has the experience and knowledge to execute a problem free office move. Family owned and operated since 1938, we pride ourselves on being one of the largest and most respected office movers in Western Canada. Our full time moving coordinators combined with our experienced staff and specialized equipment has made Highland the choice of hundreds of Alberta companies. From single proprietorship to the largest office tower, we are dedicated to providing your company with a relocation that is quick and efficient at a competitive price.
Estimating, Planning and Attention to Detail The first step for any successful office move is to obtain a detailed and accurate estimate from one of our qualified and experienced moving consultants. This same consultant will be in contact with you and keep you informed throughout every stage of your move. After carefully assessing your needs you will be provided with a detailed moving plan including the number of people and trucks you will need and how long you can expect your move to take. Our moving consultant will forecast any possible problems and implement steps to avoid them. Your consultant will also develop a strategy that will factor in access points, elevators, parking, stairs, loading ramps, and take note of any special equipment that may be needed for your move. Expert advise, when you need it!
Packing and Special Handling
- Packing Desk Contents: Highland will provide you with colored labels to keep track of each item that is to be moved. Proper identification and labeling will speed up the moving process as well as ensure correct placement at your new office. Highland uses plastic office moving bins for packing files and desk contents. Although we recommend packing be done by our professionals, bins are available to rent if you and your employees wish to pack the contents yourselves.
- Moving Filing Systems and Libraries : Highland also has numerous “file carts” for the transfer of libraries and large filing systems. As well as reducing packing time, these carts allow for continuous access to your files and ensure a completely organized file transfer.
- Moving Computer Equipment: Highland uses special computer dollies, designed to protect and carry up to 12 machines at a time. Our air-ride trucks and special handling equipment will give you peace of mind when moving your sensitive equipment.
Third Party Services
Often outside experts have to be called in to perform special services. Extra large items may have to be moved on the top of an elevator, or particularly heavy items such as safes may need rigging and winching by professionals. We have established relationships with specialty service providers. Our moving consultants know who to call to get these jobs done most effectively.
Protecting Your Goods
Because of the many precautions we take to safeguard the contents of your office in our care, only a small number of our customers have a need to file a claim. We are nonetheless human, and upon occasion, mistakes do happen. We want to make sure you are fully protected during your move, so when moving with Highland , you can choose to purchase a valuation option that protects you, including special certificate insurance for high value items.