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5 Ways Amateur FF&E Installation Companies Will Destroy Your Hotel Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Hotel Furniture Installation

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1. Cost Overruns

When the numbers are crunched, an amateur FF&E installation company is not just likely to exceed the estimated cost: it’s a foregone conclusion. This is because amateurs are notorious for offering as little as possible, and tacking on a variety of extra fees.

But really, is this a surprise? Yes, it’s one thing for an FF&E installation company to offer a price that may be (for example) 5-10% or so lower than a competitor. But when the difference is 30%-50% or more, it really begs the question: “Where is the savings coming from?” The answer is that the savings are an illusion – and the trick is played on the customer, as it always it. Some sage and timeless advice from 19th century social thinker John Ruskin is appropriate:

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7 Factors for Choosing the Right Office Furniture Installation Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Furniture Installation

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A business move isn’t over when your office furniture is successfully moved from point A to point B. Naturally, each item needs to be properly, professionally and safely installed as well.

To achieve this key goal, here are 7 factors to help you choose the right office furniture installation company – and steer clear of the wrong ones:  

1. Experience

There is no substitute for experience when it comes to installing office furniture – especially if the items being installed are older, or have been customized to fit spacing needs or work requirements.  

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7 Apps to Help You With Your Business Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Moving your business is no easy task! To help you remember all the necessary tasks it takes to move a business, we've rounded up 7 of our favorite moving apps:

1. Move Planner

Move planner is an iOS app that offers a range of relocation planning tools, including the ability to track the number of boxes required (and various sizes). The app also comes with more than 100 pre-loaded moving tasks, and task lists can be organized and sorted per various criteria.

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4 Reasons Why an Out-of-State Office Relocation Might Make Sense

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Here at Precision, for more than three decades we’ve had the privilege of helping businesses safely and successfully relocate their operations. And while many of these moves are within the same city or across the state, we’ve also helped numerous businesses move to other states – whether they’re heading “next door” to Illinois, Iowa or another adjacent state, or journeying across the country.

And while each of our clients is motivated by unique factors and details, generally speaking here are the four most common reasons why an out-of-state office relocation made sense for them, and why it might be on your horizon in the months to come:

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5 Key Questions to Answer With Your Office Relocation Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, reaching into a new market or consolidating your operations, an office relocation is a significant step in your business’s evolution.

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3 Tips for a Successful Business Move in the Rain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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According to WeatherDB.com, St. Louis gets an annual average rainfall of 43.42 inches – which is nearly 10 percent more than the national average. And as anyone who lives or works in the area knows, rain isn’t a seasonal thing, either: it’s a year ‘round experience, with between 2 and 3 inches falling from December through February, and around 5 inches in the summer months.  

All of this means that there’s a reasonably good chance that it could rain during your business move. However, don’t worry: this isn’t a baseball game, and unless conditions are severe and dangerous, there won’t be a rainout (followed by a double-header!). Instead, your professional movers will work with your team to plan accordingly so that everything is safe and protected from beginning to end. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind:

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5 Tips for a Successful Winter Business Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Let’s start with this: what many people around the country call winter is balmy, almost tropical compared to what happens in and around St. Louis from about Thanksgiving to late March. In fact, it’s not uncommon to be scraping off ice and shovelling snow into April (although this hasn’t stopped the fine folks at Riverfront Times from finding 20 reasons to love winter in St. Louis).

However, many businesses can’t put their office relocation plans on hold just because “the weather outside is frightful”. Take it from us: we’ve been around for more than three decades, and business moves happen throughout the year – even in the dead of winter. We’ve even moved several businesses during snowstorms!

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5 People That Should Be Involved in Your Office Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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In an article published by the About.com network, operations and technology expert James Bucki advises businesses to have a relocation option in the event of a disaster.

Clearly, that’s wise advice. But what happens if the office relocation itself is the disaster? Not necessarily of the life-threatening kind, but certainly of the “this office move is taking far longer than it’s supposed to and costing way more than it should” variety. Unfortunately, that’s what THOUSANDS of businesses experience each year – and most often, the root cause is that they didn’t have the right professionals on their moving team.

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The 6 Benefits of Ergonomic Office Furniture

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Furniture Sourcing

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One of the best ways you can boost everything from employee morale to bottom-line profitability is by adding ergonomic office furniture to your environment. Here are the 6 key benefits that highlight why ergonomic office furniture is an investment rather than an expense:

1. Cost Reduction 

The United States Department of Labor has notes that ergonomic office furniture can play a role in reducing worker compensation costs associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  

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5 Ways That Good Employee Communication Can Improve Your Business Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Jeff Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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When it comes to dealing with customers and suppliers, businesses know that good communication can make or break the relationship. Well, the same holds true when it comes to a business move. Knowing how, why and when to keep employees in the loop is a vital piece of the puzzle, and can ensure that the experience is successful, streamlined and stress free.

Below, we highlight 5 key ways that good employee communication can improve your business move:

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