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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.

Berryman Transfer Supervisors Brad Pharo, left, and Mike Ward with Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute during two-day certification training.

When Dave Carlson contacted us about training, he took an important step toward the future direction of Berryman Transfer. As owner, Carlson has built a sterling reputation in premium local residential in the Joliet, IL area, and was looking for tools to help Berryman render the same level of service for office moves.

"Dave told me he called us because he wanted to do it the right way," said Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI).

"Hopefully I helped operations appreciate how difficult it is to get business, and helped sales recognize the challenges of rendering the service," said Katz.

Service After The Sale

After their training, Berryman personnel were eager to try out the estimating formula they had just learned, but weren't sure they had figured it correctly. A call to IOMI, where Katz went over the figures with them, provided a safety net of reassurance.

"The Berryman crew are good students. They had figured it right," said Katz. "Since learning the formula meant we could talk the same language, it was easy to help them determine if their estimate was correct.

"Part of 'doing it right' means giving customers accurate estimates. Berryman is on the right track," said Katz



Several of the 18 sales and operations personnel of Berryman Tranfer to attend certification training by the International Office Moving Institute Feb 16 & 17, 2003.

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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