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Professional Opens New Office in Rochester, MI

April 15th, 2019

Professional Opens New Office At OU INC

Professional, the award winning Moving Company known for doing things so positively different that they forever alter a customer’s expectations for the better, have announced it is opening its third location in Michigan.  The newest office will be located in Rochester, MI, inside OU INC, a SmartZone Business Accelerator on the Campus of Oakland University.  The new office will be a fully functioning service location, staffed with a full-time Branch Manager and Moving Consultant as well as  Team Leaders, Movers, and Moving Trucks.

Meet Your Moving Consultant

Local operations, sales, and market development will be handled by Branch Manager and Director of Business Development, Don Crowley. Don, who originally conceptualized and commissioned the federally trademarked Professional Movers logo that was famously featured on as a “Top 3 Close to home Logo” for Brand Inspiration will be responsible for bringing the much adored Professional brand to Rochester, MI and surrounding communities.  

Don Crowley, Branch Manager and Director of Business Development

In the coming months, Professional expects its roster of employees and a fleet of trucks in the new office to grow considerably so that it can handle the increased demand in residential and office moving services. Professional have already purchased two brand new Ford F-650 & Ford F750 Moving Trucks with specially designed Kentucky Trailer Moving Bodys to support the moving needs as they grow into their new location. In addition, a major push in employee recruitment has begun for Professional as they plan to add 8 jobs to the Rochester community in its first year and an additional 16 jobs in year two.

“We have always found that there is plenty of work in every market  for moving companies who just do the right thing and consistently deliver on their promises to their customers and their employees.  Over the last 40 years, we have delivered on our promise of quality at our Detroit Office and our Walled Lake office and now’s the right time to expand our service area to reach Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills,  Lake Orion, Washington, and Shelby Township, said Don Crowley, Branch Manager and Director of Business Development.  “We look forward to bringing the same great Customer Service, professional move experience, and industry innovations to the real estate professionals, families, and businesses here.”

What Customers From Rochester Can Expect

Professional specializes in providing local and long distance relocation services for residential and business customers. Each customer is assigned both a dedicated Moving Consultant to plan the move, guide customers through the process, and be responsive to their needs. Prior to any move, their Moving Consultants will schedule a time to visit a customer’s home or office to review everything to be moved.  The appointment time is based on the availability of the customer, not theirs. All pricing is completely transparent, easy to understand, and provided in writing.

Most importantly, the promises that they make are the promises that they keep.  All of their movers are background-checked, arrive to every job wearing uniforms, and drive clean trucks. Every mover is a company employee. They are intelligent, courteous, and highly skilled at moving.  Professional even assigns a Team Leader to every move to ensure complete accountability. From furniture to doorways and floors, protective materials are used to mitigate any opportunity for damages to occur while moving.  

Professional Is Not Your Typical Moving Company

Beyond the standard residential and office moving services, Professional has an extensive a-la-carte menu of services that go far beyond just moving boxes and furniture. They offer IT disconnection and re-connection services for corporate customers, installation of cubicle workstations, storage services, and moving of bulky items such as hot-tubs or pianos. They even have an entirely separate freight division that can provide specialty flat-bed and lift-gate delivery services. Their network of industry partners allow Professional to offer third party crating services of artwork, staging, and de-cluttering services.

The new Rochester, MI office will offer a full assortment of packing services and packing supplies. They will be the exclusive provider of Rental Crates, the plastic moving boxes that are way easier and less expensive to pack and move than cardboard boxes. Customer’s being serviced by the new office will no longer need to go to big box stores to try and determine how many moving boxes to purchase. Instead, the reusable boxes can be rented and ordered online directly through Professional sister brand, Rental and delivered to the customer’s doorstep in 24 hours. The company has taken all the hassle out of figuring out how many boxes a customer may need to pack and move by offering bundled packages based on the size of the customer’s home or office.  In addition, the plastic moving boxes arrive fully assembled and require zero use of tape, helping reduce packing time by over 50%.

Professional has always been known as a progressively different and a positive disruptor of the Moving Industry. In 2011, they pioneered the Detroit Moving Incentives Program, a company wide initiative to help encourage more people and businesses to consider moving Detroit. The program has been a supportive driver in Detroit’s latest renaissance with Professional moving more companies and people to Detroit the last 8 years than they had in their previous 32 years combined. The success of the program allowed Professional to open a Detroit office, hire more Team Members, purchase new trucks, and invest in the development of new technology.

In 2016, Professional developed the online tech widget, Moving to provide customers with a quick and easy way to receive estimated moving cost to move anywhere in the United States in under 30 seconds. This new widget is quickly rising up in search rankings while providing Professional insight into where people across the country are looking to move. To date, thousands of leads have come through the Moving Calculator widget. In 2017, Professional became the first Moving Company in Michigan to bring about the availability of renting Plastic Moving Boxes for residential moving services.


In searching for a new office in Rochester, Professional wanted to work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem where they could  be surrounded by others who share the start-up mind-set and embrace the use of technology to innovate their industries. Professional is not just a moving company, they have greater aspirations and did not want to just be buried in some industrial park with little access or exposure to entrepreneurial resources.  

Don Crowley (left) and Patrick Crowley, Co-Owner of Professional, (right) inside OU INC

“We are very excited to have become a Client Tenant at OU, Inc. This is a place where great ideas are being hatched and nurtured. Our new space will offer us a place to provide traditional moving services to a new market, while developing innovative technology that will drive our future growth. ”, said Andrew Androff, Co-Owner of Professional “In addition, the proximity to the high number of historic homes, new construction, condos, apartments, senior living communities, and Oakland University make this a perfect location for us to open our 3rd office.”

Professional has always had a natural affinity for Oakland University. Their Co-Owner, Andrew Androff is a proud alumnus of Oakland University, where he lived on campus while attending school. Over 17 years later and he still makes it back on campus as much as possible to support the University. He can often be found attending the Golden Grizzlies Basketball games. “I am particularly proud and excited to be bringing our company to a community that is so close to the roots of some of my fondest memories.” said Andrew.  

Andrew Androff, Co-Owner of Professional, and son enjoying an OU Grizzlies basketball game

As Professional continues to grow into the new Rochester office, they are hopeful to identify students from Oakland University who may be looking for work as Movers and Team Leader. Professional is offering flexible work schedules, higher than industry pay, a convenient proximity to classes,  and a stepping stone to their life goals. Professional has created an environment that is about developing his Team Members to uncover their strengths and offering them a path for growth and development. Whether they excel at loading a truck, taking furniture apart, packing china, or they have an incredible knack for communicating with the customer, EVERYONE at Professional plays an important role and their individual skills will have a place to shine.

Professional Gives Back To the Communities They Serve

In ways both big and small, Professional supports the communities they serve. Since 2017 they  supported the Royal Oak Public Piano Project by sourcing unwanted pianos from customers and various people willing to donate their piano to the project. Professional donates their services free-of-charge to pick-up the pianos and brings them back to their warehouse where they host an event for the community to come and paint all the pianos with artistic themes. Once painted, Professional Movers delivers the painted pianos throughout downtown Royal Oak so the community can play, enjoy, and become small gathering spots. The project was 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.

In 2016 when the City of Flint experienced their water crisis, Professional converted their Walled Lake warehouse to a community donation center to help accept bottled water donations. Their goal was to raise enough water to fill a 26-foot truck, but through the generous efforts of the community, Professional Movers was able to accept and deliver 22 pallets of water totaling 49,126 lbs. to the Flint Community.

Professional community efforts also include partnering with local Schools to collect donated food for local food pantries. In 2018, their company helped set a new donation and collection record of over 20,000 canned goods and various items. Professional donated their moving services to pick-up and the donated items, assist with boxing the items, and delivering to Open Door Outreach Center. The items directly had a positive impact for local families in need of assistance with food.

Andrew Androff and his daughter celebrating the opening at OU INC

Professional Rochester Office is located inside OU, Inc. at 419 Golf View Lane, Suite 133, Rochester, MI 48309. For job opportunities or to request a move estimate, visit or call 586-371-7777.


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