ARRIL 20 – 22, 2010 FRANKENMUTH, MI – Sometimes you just need to get away. For Stevens Worldwide Van Lines headquartered in Saginaw, getting away now not only means “out of the office” but separating itself from the competition with new tools for business success.
All key employees from all company-owned branches earned IOMI Certified Office Mover status during training held at the magnificent Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth.
An employee expressed it best.
“This was a great experience. It makes you think outside the box on how to conduct business,” said Paul Van Oosterhout, a relocation consultant.
Outside the training facility, near the Cass River, turns out to be a great place to think.
(L-R) Joe Zabukovec, territory manager, Carmen Puliafico, GM, Harold Marcum, Jr., supervisor/contractor, and Pete Stevens, regional sales manager
(L-R) Brian Cross, GM; Ken Holmberg, project manager; Jeff Thomas, GM, and Vice President Al Wenzel
(L-R) Mike Sturm, supervisor/contractor; Pat Bourcier, GM; Kevin McKenzie, project manager; and Paul Van Oosterhout, commercial sales rep
(L-R) Paul Kerby, commercial sales rep; Galen Swab, national account rep; Chuck VanDoorne, new business development; and Brad Binder, project manager
(L-R) David Best, GM; Rick Terbush, commercial sales rep; Jaden Clobes, vp FF&E sales
Ed Katz, trainer and head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) with Stevens Worldwide Vice President Al Wenzel.
Mike Sturm, supervisor/contractor and Brad Binder, project manager
Rick Terbush, commercial sales rep
Alan Cousino, commercial sales rep
Brad Binder, project manager and Brian Cross, GM demonstrate the ‘shotgun method’ for dollying up a vertical file cabinet.
Ed is an awesome speaker. I learned that to be an industry leader, you have to do what others don’t. IOMI separates you from the ‘old school’ conventional office movers.
Pat Bourcier, GM
Ed made office moving organized and easy with the tools and structures he provides.
Kevin McKenzie, project manager
You kept my attention for three days and created a fun atmosphere.
Brian Cross, GM
Great job, Ed. You kept everyone interested and involved.
Jeff Thomas, GM
Ed was engaging and allowed the group to have fun while keeping us focused on the material. I took this seminar a few years ago and now realize that many of the good habits I thought I had developed on my own were actually from Ed’s training from before.
Paul Kerby, commercial sales representative
Finally; a total systematic approach that anyone can follow and turn a complicated task into a smooth process that works!
Alan Cousino, commercial sales representative
Ed is the best teacher; practical and thought provoking. He kept everyone involved. I’m better prepared to serve my clients.
Rick Terbush, commercial sales representative
If you follow the IOMI process, you will be successful.
Jaden Clobes, vp FF&E Sales
Ed was very informative and knew what he was talking about. I look forward to our company using the IOMI process.
Brad Binder, project manager
Ed did an excellent job—I really enjoyed the seminar.
Ken Holmberg, project manager
Many thanks for a great seminar, Ed. The IOMI process is a complete, structured approach to office moving.
Al Wenzel, vp Moving & Storage
I can’t wait to implement the IOMI procedures because I know it will make everyone’s job easier. It was a great seminar.
Mike Sturm, supervisor/contractor
I’ve learned the skills to enable Stevens Van Lines to be the leader in office moving.
Pete Stevens, Regional Sales Manager
Ed is a terrific role model; he’s a footprint in my business.
Harold Marcum, Jr., supervisor/contractor
I really enjoyed the time we spent learning your systems and formulas. I’m anxious to start implementing and improving the way we do business.
Chuck VanDoorne, new business development
Great presentation, Ed. I appreciated the fact that you have ‘walked the walk’ – a real life, realistic presentation.
Galen Swab, national account executive
Thank you for the valuable tools, Ed. Your presentation was smooth, witty and educational. I now know how to price office relocations and make sure they finish on-time for the price quoted. Your expertise is second to none.
Joe Zabukovec, territory manager
This was a great experience. It makes you think outside the box on how to conduct business.
Paul Van Oosterhout, relocation consultant
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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.
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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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