Office Moving FAQs How do you minimize downtime for my business? Given that A-1 Freeman has been in the moving business since 1974, our people know a thing or two about moving offices and workspaces efficiently. It’s not an exaggeration to say we’ve developed our process into something of an art. That’s why we’ve consistently made good on our promise to move businesses in a way that keeps their downtime minimal and their profits flowing. With us, that’s a top priority. In order to keep your company’s downtime minimal we’ll do a number of things, including … work with you to develop a thorough Needs Analysis and Survey, arrange a Pre-Move Planning Meeting between you and the A-1 Freeman Project Manager and Crew Supervisor we’ve assigned you, make sure you understand the equipment we’ll be using for your move, such as cranes and rigging, assign the appropriate number of trucks and docks to accomplish your move seamlessly, instruct you and your employees on the preparations you must make before our crew arrives on moving day, make sure everyone is clear on what you’ll pack and we’ll pack, take extra precautions that all packed items are properly labeled so they can be placed correctly in your new offices, thoroughly familiarize ourselves with the floorplan of your current and new offices as well as building hours and your company’s hours of operation, disassemble and pack necessary items as arranged with your beforehand, handle the disconnect and reconnect of your IT equipment, taking special care to keep your server downtime minimal, walk through your offices after loading to ensure that nothing has been missed, cycle our trucks and crew between your current offices and your new offices for maximum efficiency, reassemble items taken apart for the move, and install items in your new offices as necessary and prearranged with you. For full details on everything we do to minimize your company’s downtime, review What to Expect with Your Office Relocation. How do you estimate the amount of effort and cost for an office move? At A-1 Freeman, we do a thorough survey of your offices and workspaces. We also work with you to develop a comprehensive Needs Analysis that details every aspect of your move. This, then, is the basis for our estimate of what your move will cost in terms of time, effort, and money. We prepare a final written estimate for you, too – so there’s no doubt as to what you’ll pay for your move. As numerous clients will attest, we have a solid track record for arriving at remarkably precise figures. For a better idea of what our final written estimate takes into account, review What to Expect with Your Office Relocation. Can you provide move help for IT systems? Yes, we can help you move your IT systems. Specifically, we’ll … provide IT experts dedicated to handling your systems during the entire move process, handle all cabling, disconnect you in your current offices, reconnect you in your new offices, get your system up and running with minimal server downtime, and provide expertise in a variety of IT testing management services. Over the years, A-1 Freeman has proven itself adept in taking down, reinstalling, and providing service for even the most complex and challenging computer systems. The work of our IT experts is coordinated with your IT team and our move crew by the A-1 Freeman Project Manager assigned to you. To learn more about the IT services we provide for your office and workspace move, take a look at our Professional IT Systems and Server Relocation Services page. Can you help us dispose of old equipment, furniture, and electronics? Liquidating or disposing of old furniture, office equipment, and electronics is an option we offer as part of our total office and workspace moving services package. It’s one more way we can help streamline and simplify the office relocation process for you. Just let us know in advance what you want us to handle and how you want us to handle it. We’ll include the cost of this service in our written estimate, and our expert moving and IT crews will take care of it. Can you disassemble and reassemble modular furniture systems? A-1 Freeman will tear down and set up any modular furniture system as you require. We’ll do it with our usual speed, efficiency, and care, too. With almost half a century of experience behind us, our crews are skilled at configuring modular systems to suit any business client’s needs in their new offices. Rest assured, we’re familiar with a wide range of modular office, industrial, and systems furniture – everything from Allsteel and Herman Miller to Steelcase and Trendway and many other manufacturers’ products as well. Our modular furniture services include … setup pre-planning, providing consultation and project management, tear-down for transport, packing, working with bar-and-color-coded inventory systems, handling office filing and shelving systems, handling attendant office furnishings, handling electronic equipment – computers, printers, copiers, phone systems and more, setting up modular systems to fit your office requirements, ordering additional parts, if necessary, providing warehousing for move storage, and taking care, if you like, of old furniture disposal or liquidation. For more information, see our Modular Furniture Disassembly and Assembly page. Do you have a large enough crew and the equipment for a large office move? A-1 Freeman, a trusted mover since 1974, can handle office and workspace moves of any size, any complexity, and any distance. It helps that we’re one of North American Van Line’s largest, fastest-growing agent families and that we’re backed by NAVL’s innovative moving solutions. We have the people, the equipment, and the service capabilities to take care of … every office moving need, including crane, rigging, and heavy-duty moving equipment IT moving air-ride-equipped transportation and freight services for delicate, fragile, high-value items climate-controlled shipping for sensitive artifacts refrigerated shipping for perishables lab relocation services, including packing, crating, pad-wrapping, air-ride transport of sensitive electronics, and relocation of chemicals, tissue samples, and plug-in freezers full-service loading, moving, unloading packing assistance provision of packing materials for self-pack Tear-down/packing/reassembly/reinstallation Furniture liquidation You can trust that our crews are highly experienced, too. Expert crew supervisors and project managers oversee their work throughout the move process. What’s more, A-1 Freeman trains these crews thoroughly in the tear-down, packing, and reassembly/installation of virtually every type of office furniture, modular system, IT and electronic equipment, business machine, and other staples of the office environment. Our huge fleet and global footprint also make a difference in our capabilities. We have the right type and size of truck for any move. And we routinely move companies anywhere from across the street to around the world. Storage is also a consideration in many office and workspace moves. A-1 Freeman offers complete short-term and long-term storage solutions, with more than 1 million square feet of premium domestic storage space, total, to accommodate our business customers. Beyond that, A-1 Freeman is well connected. We mentioned our affiliation with North American Van Lines. But we’re also affiliated with STI, being one of only 30 select agents for this national logistic brand that specializes in handling sensitive, high-value, white-glove, pad-wrap moves. And we’re affiliated as well with CRST, one of the nation’s largest transportation companies. Whatever you need in the way of services, whatever the size or complexity of your office and workspace move, A-1 Freeman is clearly the mover to choose. For further details, check out The A-1 Freeman Difference in Office Relocation.