Reliable and Accurate Estimates
A written estimate is curtailed in choosing a moving company for your commercial and office relocations. Our estimates are provided at no charge. Our consultant will work with you to obtain a visual survey of your environment. They then detail the costs for packing, moving and unpacking with no hidden fees. You select only the services you want to include.
The key to a well run project is the ability of the moving company to assist in the project engineering, based on expertise and experience. Anderson Brothers will arrange and direct pre-move planning meetings with all your coordinating staffs. These meetings are designed to outline the project, direct areas of concern and reach consensus on coordination and engineering. Our presentation will include explanations of labeling, color coding, packing, personnel disbursement, layout and the sequencing of preparations.
Anderson Brothers crews are in constant communication with each other and with the supervisory staffs. We utilize both portable cellular phones and high-powered wireless communication devices to accomplish this level of communication. Communication is critical in larger relocation projects, and our experience has taught us well how to meet the project objectives through clear and immediate contact between operations.
Consolidation and Overnight Storage Advantages
We accept, consolidate and deliver new furniture and equipment that may require storage for an interim period. Our location and accessibility make consolidation a reliable and effective option for your relocation planners. We also can hold furnishing overnight for carpet installation or panel reconfiguration.
Site Protection Systems
Although we use large rubber wheel dollies which are designed to minimize wear and tear on flooring surfaces, we will use plywood and masonite to cover any areas which are of particular concern. Additionally, entrances and corners are covered where needed to reduce the risk of damage.
We hold a complete certificate of insurance. These certificates will be delivered to any building manager who requires proof of insurance, but most large office buildings in Chicago have our certificates on file. Property protection, workmen’s compensation, and the specifics of coverage are all detailed in this certificate of insurance.
Professional Union Labor
We employ full time professional union movers (Local 705 of I.B.O.T.). Some of our movers and supervisors have been certified and tested to work in one of the most restricted and sensitive areas in Illinois, which is Commonwealth Edison’s Nuclear Power Stations. They are routinely screened for drug use, and have passed a five years Federal Bureau of Investigation background check. Our Supervisory and Engineering staffs are the leaders in the industry, and have broad backgrounds in related fields.
Where the project warrants, Anderson Brothers will schedule one or more supervisor’s to direct the moving activity, on site, for the entire project duration. This method of on-site management enhances the moving crew’s ability to work effectively. This site manager is your liaison. He will direct the work crews, make adjustments to plans and/or schedules, and focus on your complete satisfaction.
Modern equipment is another key to efficient relocation projects. Not only does up-to-date equipment reduce the risk of injury, it makes the moving process faster and more cost effective. Our trucks, pads, dollies and other tools are the best available. All equipment is carefully checked and calibrated to offer maximum performance. Anderson Brothers also innovates in the area of office equipment. We were one of the first companies to utilize book carts as a tool to move files, completely eliminating the need for packing cartons.
The labeling process begins with a careful review of your new space. The Anderson Brothers Project Engineer will help design a color coded identification system that will expedite the project. We can provide peel-off self adhesive labels that will be attached to every item being moved. Typically, these labels are distributed to your staff with an instruction sheet which outlines label placement and individual office letter assignments.
A Full Service Company
In addition to commercial moving, Anderson Brothers offers a full line of commercial support services which greatly enhance our ability to serve you better such as Off-Site Records Management, Commercial Storage and the finest Residential Moving available. Custom Installation of Modular Furniture and Furniture Repair and Refinishing are also available.