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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.
NOVEMBER 7 - 8, 2006 - After 9-11, instead of following the actions of other furniture dealers by making cuts, reducing overhead, and playing it safe until the economy turned, Today's Office simply asked clients what they needed. As a result, total sales are up more than 40 percent at the Little Rock Steelcase dealer and Arkansas’ only IOMI® Certified office Mover®.

“Our customers told us they didn’t want the administrative headache of dealing with multiple contractors,” said Rhonda Bradley, president of Today’s Office.

The company spent a year carefully evaluating options and determined if their fate depended on diversifying, they would leverage their trucks, equipment, and existing customers and offer office moving services. They contacted the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) for the training needed to pull it all together.

Rather than ask employees to learn the moving business and risk possible ill-effects on its furniture trade, Today’s Office went outside the company and hired move personnel. To meet the growing demand for services, the company’s 30 new employees along with its freshly recruited operations vp just completed two days of IOMI® recertification training.

Besides increasing sales, the new business model is opening doors.
“We’ve not only handled moves for long-standing contract furniture clients but doors are opening to competitive accounts. We’re turning moving customers into furniture customers,” said Bradley.

Bradley credits their training program with driving the company’s success. “Recruiting and ongoing training are key,” Bradley said. Ed [Katz of IOMI®] has been here on an average of every six months to support our training initiatives.”
Intstaller Neil Stockli hooks a logistic strap to "E-Track" inside one of Today's Office's new customized moving vans while the class and Larry Vander Laan, right, VP of Operations and director of Quality Control looks on. Vander Laan has spent most of his career in operations and quality control at Steelcase Corp. in Grand Rapids, MI.  He joined Today's Office this year and brings a tremendous amount of experience in managing people and making customers happy by delivering what is promised. 
New employee Thomas Chunn, left, practices dollying up a vertical file cabinet with the help of Tom Moody, move team supervisor. 
Dave Dobrovich, left, and Tom Moody demonstrate the best practice for dollying up an executive desk.
Dave Dobrovich teaches the class how to use Space Gobblers™ on desk drawers. Space Gobblers™ eliminate the need to shut down the day before the move to box up desk contents.  Today's Office is the only service provider in the central Arkansas market that offers the "boxless" move.
Tom Moody, move team supervisor, loads a stack of Tyga Boxes onto a Today's Office moving van. The Tyga Box system of plastic pre-built moving crates complements "boxless" move technology by making it easy for customers to pack the contents of furniture such as bookcases that must be emptied before a move.
Today's Office's new fleet of customized moving vans were designed and built from the ground up to minimize the risk of damage to precious customer cargo.

2005
Fellow TODAY'S OFFICE employees assist as Tom Moody, holding the roll of stretch wrap, practices protecting desk-top glass from breaking using Comp-U-Wraps®.


TODAY'S OFFICE
First big move goes off without a hitch

DECEMBER 19-22, 2005 - During the last weekend of January, TODAY'S OFFICE moved Heifer International into brand new headquarters in downtown Little Rock. After earning Certified Office Mover® status by the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) last May, the Steelcase furniture dealer began offering office moving services. The Heifer move was a big one, nearly 50 truck loads of furniture, computers, and contents. According to the customer, the move went without a hitch and they were open for business the following Monday morning.

Last December, before their first big move, IOMI training is key to the company's future.

"I am excited about the development of [Commercial Relocation services] department because I know what it means to the long-term growth and development of our company," said Bradley. "I can't tell you how much I appreciate the fact that you are on call 24 -7 to ensure the success of my team. Thank you again for your knowledge, enthusiasm and sharing your true talent of teaching and training."

TODAY'S OFFICE Owner Marvin Moles learns to dolly up furniture during IOMI recertification training.

TODAY'S OFFICE President Rhonda Bradley admires their new Mat-A-Doors®. The company promises customers to protect office space with extensive building protection, including Mat-A-Doors® to minimize damage to lobbies, doors, and elevator entrances.

Operations Manager, Missy Holley, marks the floor plan in preparation for the largest office move of the year in Little Rock, Heifer International. 
Movers learn dollying best practices.
Jeff Lebeau, one of the company's newest employees, learns to inflate Space Gobblers™ in a desk drawer. After Jeff and his family lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, including his job, they left New Orleans for a fresh start in Little Rock. This brave and optimistic young man chose to become a survivor instead of a victim waiting for a govenment bail-out. He has several years of experience in the furniture business.
TODAY'S OFFICE trucks lined up at the loading dock during the Heifer International move.

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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IOMI® Certified Office Mover®

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