Commercial Movers Save ChristmasNicolas Robertson isn’t an industry leader… Yet. He is a man who started out with a small space in San Diego, and soon found himself searching for office movers in San Diego to help him with his office space relocation. Despite the opportunity to grow his business in the financial district of San Francisco, Nicolas made a mistake when planning his office space relocation. He had a few struggles, and almost lost everything. While we aren’t allowed to share his business info, he gave us a green light on sharing his experience
In October 2013, Nicolas received the great news: his bid for a new project in Northern California was accepted, which would require relocation to San Francisco. The project duration was an estimated 5 years to complete, but would put his company on the map as the standard for his type of work. With little time left and a desired start time of January 2014, Nicolas began assembling his moving plan. Despite the profitability of his new project, he still wanted to keep costs as low as possible. He said, “I know how expensive moving is- but I had to budget in the fee to break our lease at our San Diego space. There was no use in keeping it since we would be tied up in Frisco for the next 4 years. I looked on Craigslist for office movers in San Diego, and found a small commercial moving company to move us to San Francisco for a fraction of what the other guys were asking. I caved, and had them come in for an estimate on how long it would take to move our office computers. I gave them my credit card info to hold the appointment.”
According to Nicolas, the Craigslist moving company showed up at his offices for the estimate, and took pictures of the layout. He assumed this was common practice, until they asked what time the office was usually unoccupied. Their reasoning was that it would be easier to move items when there were no employees around to get in the way. Raising an eyebrow at their request, Nicolas said he would speak with customer service to set up an adequate window for moving. The moving company reps seems upset at Nicolas’ hesitation, but agreed. Two days later, Nicolas was trying to purchase supplies for the office with his credit card and discovered its balance was maxed out. After communicating with the credit company, he discovered that charges for gas and other random purchases were made with the card- around the same time the moving company reps had left. Also, he was informed he would have to wait 30 days for a claim to be investigated, before a new credit card could be issued. Nicolas said, “I can’t imagine what would have happened if I would have allowed them to come in off-hours to move our office computers- we would have lost everything.”
Luckily, Nicolas found TCM. While complaining to his credit card company about the situation, the service rep referred him to us. After hearing his story, we worked out a way for Nicholas to receive full planning, storage, and moving services without affecting his business credit. We also reminded Nicolas that price quotes and estimates on moving should always be free- and to never leave his credit information with an unknown company. Nicolas said “The only commercial moving company to move us to San Francisco or anywhere in the state is Commercial Movers. It was a little over my original budget, but the customer service and reliability were well worth it. “
Nicolas moved into his new space on Powell St. in San Francisco with plenty of time to enjoy the New Year. He used Commercial Movers for both his personal and commercial move. We look forward to seeing where life takes him when his project is over. And this time, he’s got us saved in his address book. #movingcompany #savemoney #officemove
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