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Where CrossFit Meets Moving

July 30th, 2017

Where-Crossfit-Meets-MovingCrossFit. It is the exercise that has taken the world by storm.

Not only a workout, but for those who adopt the practices CrossFit embodies it becomes a lifestyle. Its reach can be seen from the CrossFit athletes on social media and TV screens; to my dad applying the movements he learns at the gym in his job at Professional Movers.com.

 

Professional Movers.com Team Member shoulder presses weights high above his head. This kind of movement mimics one of the many techniques needed when lifting furniture.
Professional Movers.com Team Member shoulder presses weights high above his head. This kind of movement mimics one of the many techniques needed when lifting furniture.

For those unaware CrossFit is a high intensity fitness program that incorporates elements from several sports and types of exercise. The purpose of the movements practiced in CrossFit is to make everyday life easier.

Evan Jacobson, CrossFit athlete of 7 years and Rogue Fitness employee says “It is a lifestyle” and CrossFit is “Centered around the thought that I want to be healthy and active in all stages of life”.

CrossFit enables people to partake in all aspects of their live and not sit idly by and watch opportunities to live pass them up.

Workouts for CrossFit are intense. They push the athlete to their limit.

A typical workout begins with a warm up, then weight training, after this is the final workout. This extreme of a workout can sometimes seem daunting but anyone has the capability of becoming a CrossFit athlete. Men and women of all different ages can be found at these gyms practicing this lifestyle. A positive mindset is all that is needed to secede in CrossFit.

While the motions practiced in CrossFit may come off as intense they all serve a purpose. All movements used are modified from motions used in everyday life. Because, one of the main goals of CrossFit is to make day to day life easier it is important that the movements practiced at CrossFit are able to be applied to everyday life. CrossFit enables people to become an active participant in their own lives.

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A major part of life is moving.  Moving homes, office spaces, and heavy furniture, can seem like a daunting task and are all occasions that the movements CrossFit teaches can come into play. It is important when moving to keep a strong core and have the proper from of squat to prevent injury. Both of these movements are learned, practiced, and refined properly in a CrossFit gym.

Professional Movers.com knows how important basic skills are for moving. Team members are shown the proper from and safe way to move items. Team leaders teach other movers proper moving technique on every job. Much like CrossFit, moving is as much about the individual as it is about the goal and the team.

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The safety of their team members and a smooth move are very important to the Professional Movers.com family. They train their team members to be the best they can be and lead a healthy lifestyle. Professional Movers.com is a family who takes the care and safe keeping of that family extremely seriously.

Much like the CrossFit community, Professional Movers.com knows how important it is to be able to live a life and not watch it pass you by. Which is why when they move business, families, and individuals they aim to make the move as easy as possible so everyone involved can go back to enjoying the fun things in life.

Both of these communities support their team members and encourage individual growth within.

If you have an upcoming move and need to hire team focused professionals, fill out the form above or call
248-926-9999 to schedule a free in-home estimate with
Professional Movers.com.

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As the main provider of CrossFit equipment and gear Rogue Fitness is a company that believes in an active lifestyle. They also believe in supporting their workers and community. Using the concept of the Industrial Revolution 2.0, they make everything in Columbus, OH. This ensures their customers receive a quality product made in the United States. Much like Professional Movers.com they understand the power the community around them holds. Rogue Fitness: a company that is building stronger businesses, better products, and a happier workforce.

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About the Author:

Stefanie Jacobson is currently a Senior at Central Michigan University. She is perusing her degree in Advertising in hopes of taking products to the next level. By day an amateur adventure and by night a wannabe movie critic. Find her on Twitter @stefaniejacobso and Instagram @stefaniejacobson

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Professional Movers.com Supports Royal Oak Public Piano Project

May 24th, 2017
Professional Movers.com Supports Royal Oak Piano Project

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 was great day of community as Royal Oak artists, students, families, and even the Mayor and Assistant to the City Manager joined forces together to help sand and paint 6 public pianos.

The event was hosted at Professional Movers.com warehouse; where the volunteers were asked to work together to creatively bring a specific theme to life on each of the public pianos. The themes varied from “Alice in Wonderland” to “Zentangle” and the artistic designs and vibrant colors are giving each of the originally donated pianos a second lease on life.

Artists painting “Zentangle” theme on street piano inside Professional Movers.com Warehouse.
Artists painting “Zentangle” theme on street piano inside Professional Movers.com Warehouse.

Painting the pianos was part of The Royal Oak Public Piano Project and was one of the final hurdles before the pianos are officially delivered to downtown Royal Oak later this month.

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The project is being spearheaded by Jason Gittinger, chairman of the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts and Owner of The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music who along with Live the Music Foundation had the vision to bring dazzlingly painted public pianos or “street pianos” to downtown Royal Oak for the public to enjoy.

As Jason Gittinger describes it, “Music is a visceral experience and the street pianos will make for a communal opportunity where people can gather around the player and smile together.”  The pianos will be for anyone and everyone.  Little kids may play chopsticks with their parents, a walker by may sit down and tickle the ivories to some Beethoven, or curious souls may be drawn in to just tapping the keys to see if it works.

So far, the Royal Oak Public Piano Project has been off to a terrific start, receiving a lot of positive local support.  Professional Movers.com was one of the first local businesses to join the cause, offering to donate moving services to pick-up the pianos and then eventually deliver the pianos to the business storefronts. In all, Professional Movers.com Team Members have picked-up 7 pianos so far and have been holding onto the pianos at their climate-controlled warehouse where they hosted the piano painting event.  Andrew Androff, Co-Owner of Professional Movers.com said, “From  repurposing of pianos that were going to be discarded, to the collective artistic paintings that showcase positive messages, to the pianos eventually becoming a gathering place for public music, I believe this is project that will have an lasting impact and create a catalyst for conversation. We are absolutely honored to be part of such a positive project for the community.”

Andrew Androff, Jason Gittinger, and Don Crowley
Andrew Androff, Jason Gittinger, and Don Crowley

All of the street pianos have been obtained through generous donations from the community.  Some from people who heard about the project and contacted Jason Gittinger directly to let him know they wanted to donate their piano. Other pianos were found thorough craigslist ads and gifted to the project in exchange for the project hauling them away for free.

These are pianos that if not for the Royal Oak Piano Project, might have otherwise found their way to a dump. Instead, the amazing and talented cast of volunteer artists have made the pianos look incredible.

Royal Oak Artists, Ella & Ava Schwartz painted positive affirmations on one of the pianos
Royal Oak Artists, Ella & Ava Schwartz painted positive affirmations on one of the pianos

The businesses who are fortunate to have one the pianos installed in front of their business will be getting not just a piano, but a piece of artwork that will draw much notice.  The Royal Oak Arts Commission is still in the process to make arrangements with business owners on the where the six pianos could be placed.

Artist, Alexandria Androff & supermom Katie Androff painting
Artist, Alexandria Androff & supermom Katie Androff painting

As part of the painting event, Professional Movers.com was able to select a theme for one of the pianos to be painted.  It was Nine year old volunteer artist, Alexandria Androff who suggested that the theme for the Professional Movers.com piano appropriately be “kindness”.  Alexandria said, “I think we should paint the piano with words that make people feel good.” So with the help of many, the volunteers sanded, primed, and brushed a fresh coat of white base paint, then young artists filled the piano with words of affirmation.  Royal Oak Resident and Professional Movers.com Director of New Business, Don Crowley was on hand for the painting event. He said, “I am so proud to watch as the Royal Oak community comes together. I see neighbors here, moms and dads with kids, the mayor, business owners, all of this young creative talent and it just makes me so proud to live in Royal Oak.  I am inspired; these pianos make me want to take music lessons so I can play in public.”

All street pianos will be delivered at the end of the month and ready for public use.  The pianos will remain throughout the summer months. So when you are out an about in Royal Oak and see a street piano, please be sure to sit down, invite others to join you, make new friends, and play some music.  Don’t forget to post your experience on social media using the hashtag, #ROPublicPianos

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Special thank you to Jason Gittinger and The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music for inviting Professional Movers.com to be part of such a worthy cause.

For more information regarding the project, please contact Jason Gittinger at info@detroitschoolofrockandpop.com.

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About Professional Movers.com

Professional Movers.com is an award winning, customer focused moving company with offices in Detroit, MI and Walled Lake, MI. They specialize in providing local, long distance, and international relocation services for people and businesses. Professional Movers.com also offers piano moving services on residential and household moves. In addition, they have a delivery and freight division that offers courier, flatbed, lift-gate, and general freight delivery services.

The company first opened in 1978 in Northwest Detroit and is known for providing intelligent, friendly, and highly skilled movers who take pride in their work. The company has been featured in the National Best Selling Customer Service Book, “Who’s Your Gladys” and has been voted “Best Moving Service” by Readers of the Oakland Press for five consecutive years (2011- 2017).

For more information, please visit www.ProfessionalMovers.com 
or call 248-926-9999.

 

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Professional Movers.com Opens New Detroit Office

May 5th, 2017
From left to right: Don Crowley, Patrick Crowley, and Andrew Androff announce grand opening.
From left to right: Don Crowley, Patrick Crowley, and Andrew Androff announce grand opening.

Professional Movers.com, the moving company known for pioneering the Detroit Moving Incentive Program to help entice businesses and people to move to Detroit, recently made an exciting move of their own.  Standing in front of Bedrock Detroit‘s towering  23-story 1001 Woodward Building, Professional Movers.com proudly cut through a roll of stretch-wrap to celebrate the Grand Opening of  their new downtown office space.

The company announced that as of May 1st, 2017, they have officially relocated their Detroit office to the WeWork Campus Martius space on the 5th floor of the 1001 Woodward Building. The announcement falls on the heels of continued explosive growth for the local office and residential moving company who have continued to hire new team members, purchase new trucks, and grow an impressive list of clientele ever since opening a Detroit office inside the Chrysler House back in 2012.

 

Professionalmovers.com performs office moving and residential moving services in Detroit.
Professionalmovers.com performs office moving and residential moving services in Detroit.

Co-Owner, Andrew Androff shared his experience on opening their office in Detroit, “Back in 2012, we tied our success and future of our company to Detroit and the opportunities that exist here.  Five years ago, we never could have predicted just how smart of a decision that was, how happy our team members would be, and how much it would fuel the engine for our growth.”

Flash-forward five years to today (2017) and Professional Movers.com has moved more companies and people to Detroit in these last five years than they had in their previous 30 plus years combined.  Andrew continued, “Detroit is where the big moves will continue to be made and our new office will continue to put our team in the epicenter of activity. Our new location ensures we can quickly visit customers to perform moving estimates or deliver moving boxes throughout Detroit while giving us access to network and enjoy all the amenities that come with working in a downtown environment. “

 

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Professional Movers.com Management Team of Don Crowley and Kris Bergstrom and will oversee the new Detroit office space. Their Moving Consultant team will focus on building the most accurate and cost-effective office move plans for the smallest start-ups to the largest fortune 500 companies relocating to Detroit. In addition, they will have a separate Moving Consultant team who will focus on providing residential move plans for people moving into Detroit’s lofts, condos, high-rise apartments, and homes.

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Professional Movers.com office will continue to offer the widely popular Detroit Moving Incentives Program which provides discounts and value added moving services to any company or individual who elects to move to Detroit.

 

Professional Movers.com is inviting anyone who is considering moving their office or home to Detroit, please call us at 313-964.4444 to schedule an appointment to have a Moving Consultant visit and provide you with a free quote.

 

Professionalmovers.com team members hanging out in the new great WeWork common space.
Professionalmovers.com team members hanging out in the new great WeWork common space.

Special thank you to the incredible Bedrock Detroit team of experienced real estate experts and in-house team members for the smooth transition and support during Professional Movers.com time as a tenant. You always make the Professional Movers.com team feel like we are part of the family and we appreciate everything!  Special thank you to Jordan Berry of WeWork for hand-holding us to make sure we found the perfect office space.  We look forward to connecting more, learning, and growing our network of new friends in the WeWork Community.  #WeMoveDetroit #ProfessionalMovers

Professionalmovers.com new Detroit address is listed below:

Professionalmovers.com
1001 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Suite 500

About Professional Movers.com

Professional Movers.com is an award winning, customer focused moving company with offices in Detroit, MI and Walled Lake, MI. They specialize in providing local, long distance, and international relocation services for people and businesses. In addition, they have a delivery and freight division that offers courier, flatbed, lift-gate, and general freight delivery services.

The company first opened in 1978 in Northwest Detroit and is known for providing intelligent, friendly, and highly skilled movers who take pride in their work. The company has been featured in the National Best Selling Customer Service Book, “Who’s Your Gladys” and has been voted “Best Moving Service” by Readers of the Oakland Press for five consecutive years (2011- 2017).

For more information, please visit www.ProfessionalMovers.com 
or call 313-964-4444.

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Parking Blocks to Bedrock Real Estate

August 4th, 2014

10446194_10152648973431514_5097300121142427377_oOur flatbed trucks and team were in action in Detroit helping move some cement parking blocks for Bedrock Real Estate Services. Much like all of their great spaces downtown, even their parking blocks are colorfully bold and full of personality. Nice work by Team Leader, Chis Heck and partner Nick Malles for facilitating the seamless transfer.

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Carillon to Oakland University

August 4th, 2014

10498271_10152628230441514_4571212947069400761_oToday was an exciting day as our Team Members helped to move Oakland University‘s 49-bell practice carillon through campus. The practice carillon that we relocated is almost identical to the performance carillon that will be housed inside the new 151 foot tall Elliot Tower that will have regular live playing schedule this fall. This odd-looking keyboard console is the heaviest of all extant musical instruments and its music requires a lot of muscle to play. The pounding of the batons with clinched, bare fists and the stomping on the pedals can be a total body workout. Coincidently enough, moving of this beautiful piece of equipment can be an equally exhausting total body workout. Luckily, Professional Movers.com Team Leaders Danial Parker and James Crowley were on-site to offer strength and moving expertise to safely position it into its new location. We look forward to stopping back on campus to listen to University Carillonneur, Dennis Curry and Oakland University Music students as they serenade students with the marvelous bells. The bells and the clock-related equipment have been manufactured by The Verdin Company of Cinncinatti and the Royal Bellfoundry of Perir & Fritsen, Netherlands. For more information about the Elliott Carillon Tower visithttp://www.oakland.edu/elliott-tower

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dPOP Steed to Chrysler House

August 4th, 2014

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So the Kentucky Derby is known as the “most exciting 2 minutes in sports” however today our Team of Moving Stallions had the “most exciting 30 minutes in relocation” as they helped transfer the dPOP steed back to her normal stable inside the basement of the Chrysler House. Visiting their workspace is always inspiring and fun. I mean, where else can you see a kitchen with walls and a ceiling that simulates dripping chocolate, a life-sized horse lamp, an astronaut spacesuit, or a bank vault repurposed into a dramatically elegant conference space? Want to check out dPOP!? Don’t get COLT feet. Come hang out during one of their “Workeasy” events. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, dPOP! welcomes anyone who wants to come work with its staff and see what it’s like to spend a day in creative paradise.

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Work for Us!

July 1st, 2014

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We are looking to add Team Members! We have openings on our moving division. Specifically, we will be looking to fill the role of CDL-A Drivers and Moving Supervisors. Candidates will utilize their people skills and moving acumen to problem solve and help ensure a successful move for residential and corporate customers. Both positions are leadership roles with opportunities for career growth. Hourly rates assessed upon interview/trial and based on a combination of skill, experience, and acquired licences. Call our Walled Lake Office at 248-926-9999 and ask for Patrick to schedule an interview.

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Vote for Us!

March 27th, 2014

Custom_BestofBest_Logo_OaklandPress_withNoYearBecause of passionate customers like you, this could be our fourth consecutive year that a small but mighty local based business can may make it to the final round of the 2014 The Oakland Press “Best of Best” Readers Choice Awards. Our initial goal is to receive enough votes to qualify as a Top 5 Company under the category of “Best Moving Service”. Voting for this stage of the Awards is open until this Sunday, March 9th, 2014. If you are interested in casting a vote for Professional Movers.com as the “Best Moving Service”, please feel free to call our office and we are happy to hand deliver a Hard Copy Ballot. Online voting is also available and takes less than 30 seconds by visiting:

http://mi.journalregister.com/theoaklandpress/bestofthebest/

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Brand Camp Testimonial

December 5th, 2011

Brand Camp IV Detroit, Wayne State University: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

 

“A Terrific First Experience”


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Whether you are a part of a large business or just creating a new business from the ground up; Brand Camp University was a terrific experience to learn how to make one’s self and their business a brand.

I am a recent college graduate that was just hired as the assistant accounting clerk at Professional Movers.com in Walled Lake MI; and I am very excited about learning how to better improve our business with branding.

I was very fortunate enough to get to hear many of Brand Camp’s speaker’s stories and advice for improving and even starting a whole new business. At Professional Movers.com we strive on creating a stronger business to better improve the quality of our service for each customer and client.

Hajj Fleming’s; the creator of Brand Camp’s presentation was very insightful. Hajj was very passionate about connecting emotionally with your business. He explained that branding your businesses is about making sure your customers and clients have an emotional experience with your company. Branding is more than just creating an image for your business; but creating something that people can passionately relate to and share with others.

One of my favorite presentations was from Josh Linkner. I’m very excited that he is managing the Detroit Venture Partner’s Project; to help rebuild the Detroit area with new strong businesses. I really respect what Josh’s is creating by bringing businesses back into Detroit. At Professional Movers.com we just launched our Detroit Moving Incentive; where our company’s goal is to help pioneer Detroit’s latest renaissance by providing relocation discounts to the businesses and people who are leading the way by investing and repopulating our downtown. Josh Linkner is truly an inspiration to me because he challenges conventionalism by creating a unique brand that gets people’s attention. He even recommended a new form of brainstorming, where you and your business partners “role-storm.” Josh and his partners pretended they were the characters from Madmen; it helped with his confidence and creativity. It is important to always keep challenging yourself.

I really enjoyed seeing Melinda Emerson (“the small biz lady”) speak; she was extremely funny and had a lot of advice for starting a small business from nothing and creating it into something strong. You have to start a business that people are willing to pay for; you have to make your business stand out. The best advice Melinda gave was to really think about your customer in detail; who they are and what they truly want. The best guidance that Melinda offered was to find a professional mentor. She recommended a terrific website Score.org; where you can get free confidential mentoring from someone who has experience working in your particular field. The ending of Melinda’s presentation was really entertaining because she discussed the importance of getting yourself pumped up by having your own theme song. Melinda ended with a dance to her own theme song.

Overall, I had such a good time at Brand Camp University. It was a wonderful learning experience for a recent college graduate. Everyone, including the presenters was extremely friendly to talk to. I learned a lot of valuable advice to pass along to better improve Professional Movers.com.

Best Regards,

carlee

Carlee Weinbaum

Professional Movers.com

Assistant Accounting Clerk

 

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Best Moving Service in Oakland Press!

June 29th, 2011

We were voted the Best Moving Service in the Oakland Press! Thank you to all of our customers, friends, movers, packers, consultants, and managers. We are truly honored to be awarded 1st Place!

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Marathon for Meals Food Drive 2010

January 10th, 2011

Marathon For Meals 2010We are proud to announce that we partnered with Marathon For Meals to provide a moving trailer that accepted non-perishable food donations for the 26th Annual Food Drive. Once the drive was complete, one of our drivers loaded trailer and delivered the donations to the Gleaners Community Food Bank.

 

 

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For 26 years, Detroit Radio Icon Bob Bauer, has been doing his Marathon For Meals to benefit local food banks, emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. This year, for 12 Days Bob was camped outside the Patrick Financial Building in downtown Brighton collecting non-perishable food donations. In this picture, Andrew Androff stopped by to visit with Bob and provide a donation.

 

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Interstate Moving Relocation Manager, Mike Bailey, delivers a food donation to the Marathon for Meals Food Drive in Brighton, MI.

 

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We donated our moving trailer to accept the donations and then transported the goods to the Gleaners Community Food Bank.

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Our Report Cards are in and we got STRAIGHT A’s!

October 18th, 2010

A PlusAfter a full summer semester of providing School Relocation Services, our Report Cards are in. Looks like our movers got STRAIGHT A’s. Thank you to all for taking the time to fill out our survey forms and send them back. This is one of main reasons we are able to continuously monitor and improve our level of service. We would also like to commend our moving teams for their consistent great work.

Click here to view the Report Cards

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The New Mack Truck

August 24th, 2010

Mack TruckGuess Who’s Mack… Mack Again…. Professional Movers.com is Mack, tell a friend. That is right friends; Professional Movers.com has expanded our fleet of moving trucks and has recently purchased a new Mack Truck. This truck is the 129th vehicle purchased in our 31 year history. Our new Mack Truck marks Professional Movers.com commitment to continually reinvest in our company and provide our customers with a clean, modern, and a safe fleet of moving trucks. Our newest moving truck also demonstrates our commitment to be a leader in environmental stewardship. The new Mack Truck is highly fuel efficient and boasts near zero emissions. Be sure to check out some of the pictures below: Read the rest of this entry »

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We are Hiring!

April 13th, 2010

Professional Movers.com - We are HiringProfessional Movers.com is looking for movers/drivers. The ideal candidates must be honest, hard working, reliable, clean cut, polite, and CUSTOMER-SERVICE ORIENTED. Must have minimum 2 years of verifiable moving and driving experience with a licensed moving company and capable of carrying heavy items. Candidates will be required to pass a physical, drug screen and nationwide background check.

We have openings on our Moving Division. Specifically, we will be looking to fill the role of TEAM LEADERS, SKILLED MOVERS, & APPRENTICE MOVERS. Candidates will utilize their people skills and moving acumen to problem solve and help ensure a successful move for residential and corporate customers. Both positions are leadership roles with opportunities for career growth. Hourly rates assessed upon interview/trial and based on a combination of skill, experience, and acquired licences. Call our Walled Lake Office at 248-926-9924 and ask for Patrick to schedule an interview.

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Welcome to Professional Movers.com Blog!

April 13th, 2010

We are proud to announce the Official website for Professional Movers.com! Take a look around and feel free to send some information for the Free Quote — it’s painless, quick, and of course free. Even if you don’t plan on moving right away, send in the request and be well prepared for task ahead!

Also, check back on this blog for Packing and Moving Tips, Special Discounts, Customer Stories, and More!

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