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For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on 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.
Charlotte, NC/Jan 5-8, 2004 - Brian D'Antonio's route for making Berger Moving & Storage "number one" in office moving is simple. He believes the road to success is paved with training.

"The easy part of the moving business is buying equipment. The hard part is recruiting, hiring, training, and managing the labor. We're committed to training and supervising all of our employees from sales people to entry level movers. We’re going to be number one," D'Antonio said.

For the second time in less than five months, Berger called on Trainer Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute for a three-day seminar, this time at Berger's Charlotte, NC location.

As Berger's office moving division director of sales and a full participant in both recent training sessions, D'Antonio believes his is a support function to help all branches become successful. He sees a tremendous opportunity in office moving and envisions Berger at the top of the heap.

"Conditions affecting our business are changing and on-going training will help us turn change into opportunity," said D’Antonio.

With the number-one spot on the horizon, D'Antonio shifts Berger into the passing lane.

Jodi Hill proudly displays her
Certified Office Moving certificate from the International Office Moving Institute.

"Thanks to Ed Katz for providing
the most comprehensive and beneficial office moving seminar available. We
have already experienced an increase in our office moving, and look forward
to an exceptional future in the
Charlotte market."

Jodi Hill
Office Manager

In practical and classroom exercises, Megan Clark with Berger's Charlotte location learns IOMI's proprietary estimating formula. Megan gave up a great career in media production for what she sees as a tremendous opportunity with Berger in the office moving arena.
Every aspect of office moving, including project management, was covered in Berger's three-day IOMI seminar.
Using miniature furniture, Jeff Swim, Jr., Berger operations manager, learns IOMI's easy way of loading a moving van.

Berger identifies building protection as their single most important landlord-friendly activity to getting recommended to tenants. Tops in Berger's building-protection arsenal is The Mat-A-Door®, shown here shielding a vulnerable glass entry door.

Brian D’Antonio, left, director of sales for
the office moving division, and Steve Hunt, general manager, focus on making Berger the best office mover in the USA.

Comments From Attendees

"Thank you . . . for putting up with us . . . three days. I did enjoy your ideas, as well as, your zeal. I will keep an eye out for my diploma and I will work on my handshake!!"
Jackie Chambers

"I have to share with you just how energized I am. I am confident that Berger LA will crush the competition. We will not give away the service and material... instead we will provide a better alternative. I will be the first to admit that I am not the most creative person so having the tools (your quote template, pen light and tape measure, picture book, and the training on how to interact with the prospect, as well as a scientific method of estimating) . . . will lead to success. I am hard at work implementing the changes that will take place in my sales approach, our Customer Service department and of course Operations. Thank you, Ed, for really pouring out your heart and soul and for sharing your years of hard work and wisdom."
Mark Kligerman
Berger LA

"Thanks Ed! It was a pleasure learning your system. You're a great teacher. I have already studied some of my past moves and have identified where I can save time and become more accurate."
Ken Walter
Berger Dallas

"Thank you Ed! The conference was the most informative one I have ever been to. I appreciate your time and your clear teaching method. I went out on a survey today and am using your method."
Paul Waickman, General Manager
Berger Cleveland

"I enjoyed the education, and look forward with excitement to its use."
Doug McBride
Berger Chicago

"Thanks, Ed. I had a great time and learned a great deal . . . I look forward to putting this knowledge to the test."
Eric Coons
Berger St. Louis

"Thank you Ed. I not only enjoyed your seminar very much with the real life moving day stories, but I gained some great knowledge from it that I can put to use."
John Bazaco, General Manager
Berger Austin

"Thank you again for the information . . . it will definitely help my company in the Charlotte market." 
Steve Hunt, General Manager
Berger Charlotte

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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Certified Office Mover®

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