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Your New Office Space Isn't Finished? Here's What to Do...

February 6, 2017 / by Tommy Twardowski

When you embark on an office move, understandably you want it to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Every day the process drags on is another day your team must work under less-than-ideal conditions. You countdown to move-in day with great anticipation -- and sometimes you receive an unwelcome surprise: Your space isn't ready. Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry. It's when your office move runs into a snag like this that you'll be glad you didn't choose your office furniture mover solely based on the lowest bid. You'll find out precisely why it's smart to hire an office furniture installer rather than a mere office mover. Here's what an office furniture installer will do for you that most office movers will not.

Store Your Goods Until You're Ready to Move In

Not only will a professional furniture installer create a temporary work environment, it will store or hold your boxes, equipment, furniture and inventory until your space is ready. Installers usually have warehouses available so they can transfer your goods quickly and won't have to research storage facilities. You'll be more at ease during the delay knowing that your valuables are secure.

Set Up Your Team in Temporary Work Stations

The best office furniture installers will assign each client an experienced project manager who you'll meet face-to-face and who will guide the entire process. When unexpected situations arise -- such as discovering your space isn't ready -- this person will take charge and implement a Plan B. If you have space available, your office furniture installer can set up temporary work stations for your team. Don't risk being left in limbo by a regular office moving company. Choose a furniture installer that provides invaluable value-added services. 

Add Crews to Speed the Installation When Your Space Finally Becomes Ready

One of the biggest benefits of using an independent office furniture installer is that the company has complete control and flexibility. There's no red tape to cut through. Many traditional office moving companies are franchises. The movers' hands are tied (and your progress is halted) until the corporate office OKs a change order or authorizes an expenditure. When your space becomes available, your assigned project manager at an independent furniture installer can quickly hire additional crews to accelerate the installation and minimize your delay. Your project manager can also approve overtime hours for these crews. They will do whatever it takes to get you settled into your new space as quickly as possible.

Nothing in life is guaranteed -- including your contractor meeting their deadline. If your move is delayed because your space isn't ready by deadline, your office furniture installer will become your new best friend. Even better, though, when you hire an independent installer, you get a project manager who will keep a close eye on the schedule, thereby reducing the risk that your move will be delayed in the first place.

If you're in charge of an upcoming office move, plan in advance for the what-ifs and unknowns. Houston Installation Services is a professional furniture installer with more than 35 years of experience. We'll pack and move everything in your office, and then we'll skillfully reassemble your furniture for you. We encourage you to contact us for more information.

 

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Topics: Office Relocation, Office Move

About The Author

Tommy Twardowski

Tommy Twardowski

Tommy began his career in the office furniture installation business in 1978 and started his full-time career in 1981 with Houston Installation Services. Starting as a furniture installer, he developed a passion for the process of installation and learned to install all major manufacturers’ lines.