Month: January 2017

FF&E Services You Need from Your Installation Company

Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment

The first impression your clients have of you and your company is extremely important. The client will build an expectation based on that initial impression and they’ll remember that impression when they leave, whether you exceeded it or not. The problem you’ll face will come when your office has seen better days and is starting to show age and wear. If that’s the case, your client will instantly have a poor expectation of the work or service you provide. After all, if you don’t take care of your office, how will you take care of them? You’re fighting an uphill battle.

Deciding to refurbish your office is an important decision that can have a huge impact on your client’s impression of your company. When choosing an installation company to help you transition with the new furniture, fixtures, and equipment you’ll need, ensure the company meets your expectations and needs in the following categories:

 Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment Services You Need

Selection and Shipping

Many relocation services are limited in their resources and partnerships, making the process of refurnishing your office much more difficult. At The Quality Group, we partner with interior designers that have extensive knowledge in furniture selection. This strong partnership helps to give you the options you’ll need to find exactly what furniture, fixtures, and electronics you want.

After our partners at the interior design company select the perfect furniture for you, The Quality Group can help to order the furniture within a reasonable time frame. If you have limited space in your office or you can’t receive a delivery at any time, we have the ability to receive the shipment of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for you. From there, it’s important to ask about storage and warehousing.

Storage and Warehousing

Your office has limited space because it’s already filled with furniture and fixtures leaving no spare room for new items on top of the old ones. This means you can’t store the new furniture in your office while waiting for all of it to arrive from the different suppliers. You also may want to do the update room by room to limit operational disruption. For thesefurniture storage reasons or others, if you want the new furniture, fixtures, and equipment to be stored off site until you are ready for it at your office, ensuring your installation company can store everything for you will be essential.

Ask your installation company if they have the storage room for your furniture and equipment. A professional installation company like The Quality Group will have warehousing space capable of storing your furniture until you need it at your office. They will also inventory check the items that you ordered for accuracy and quality control. Once your installation company has every item in, they’ll arrange for shipping to your office on your schedule.

Delivery and Installation

Updating your office is a massive project that can be taken in small steps or be done all at once. For your specific needs, verifying your delivery options with your installation company is important. The Quality Group can deliver your furniture, fixtures, and equipment in a way that is custom to your needs, whether that may be half of the new items at one time and half at another or all at once. Ask your installation company beforehand what your delivery options are.

properly installed furnitureYou’ll also want to check on the installation company’s installing process. Ensure that the company will not only install case goods, which are already assembled, but also knockdown items, which need assembly. This will prevent you from unexpected surprises.

Every installation company is not equal. For a full service installation company that partners with interior designers in order to take care of your every need, call The Quality Group, or ensure that the one you choose provides each of the above services. Your company update will go smoothly with a professional and customer centric installation company supporting you.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Hiring a Dependable Moving Company for a Good Price

Dependable Movers

Finding a moving service for your company can be a hassle. There are many listings online and they all say they perform the same service. Picking the right one out of all the choices is a little like throwing a dart at a wall and hoping for the best. It doesn’t actually have to be a guessing game though. With some due diligence, you can hire a dependable moving company and still stay on budget. Here are some tips for hiring a dependable and affordable moving company for your business.

Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company at a Good Price

Get a recommendation for dependable moving companiesAsk for Recommendations

Asking employees, other business owners, and friends about their experience with moving companies can be helpful in finding the right one to facilitate your business move. If the recommendation is positive and from someone you trust, then the likelihood of you also having a positive experience with the same moving company is high.

Poor reviews are also beneficial to you, as it will narrow down your list of potential movers. The recommendations from your friends will give you a good starting point and once you have a list of potential movers you can start to narrow down your options further with more research.

Review the Credentials

Recommendation from a trusted source can mean a lot but it’s always a good idea to do your own due diligence. Check the online reviews of the company to see if the recommendation matches up with the experience of others. Also, ensure the moving company has all required permits and licenses to avoid scams. Another aspect of a dependable moving company is their ability to provide insurance for the move. Check to see if the moving companies you are considering provide insurance.

Get Several Quotes

To find a good price on a moving company, it is important you get several quotes from different movers. Most moving companies have competitive pricing but until you check around and compare for yourself, you’ll never know whether or not you’re getting a good price. Moving companies will also budget your move based on a formula involving the equipment you have and the distance they’ll need to travel with it, among other factors. For this reason, it is important you get a quote from a moving company after they come and assess your office. You’ll be able to get a good idea of your budget with several accurate quotes.

Remember when you are comparing company quotes that you need to compare apples to apples. It’s very easy for a company that is not providing the same resources, insurance coverage, and the number of employees in your move to generate a quote cheaper than others. Always know what is included in your quote and ask about any differences.

Show Them All Your EquipmentShow your moving company all your equipment

When the representative from a moving company comes to assess your office for the quote, be sure to show him everything you want moved to the new location. Since movers are going to calculate the price based on your equipment amount and weight, it is crucial that all equipment be processed in the initial quote. Other items tacked on later in the moving process could result in higher moving fees.

Finding a dependable and well-priced moving company to move your office is not impossible. Checking with friends, reading online reviews, and doing your research on potential moving companies will result in you finding the right movers for your business. Good luck with your move and if you have any questions, the Quality group is always glad to help.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.