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Professional Movers.com Opens New Office in Rochester, MI

April 15th, 2019

Professional Movers.com Opens New Office At OU INC

Professional Movers.com, 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 Entreprenuer.com as a “Top 3 Close to home Logo” for Brand Inspiration will be responsible for bringing the much adored Professional Movers.com brand to Rochester, MI and surrounding communities.  

Don Crowley, Branch Manager and Director of Business Development

In the coming months, Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com Is Not Your Typical Moving Company

Beyond the standard residential and office moving services, Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com sister brand, Rental Crates.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com to open a Detroit office, hire more Team Members, purchase new trucks, and invest in the development of new technology.

In 2016, Professional Movers.com developed the online tech widget, Moving Calculator.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com became the first Moving Company in Michigan to bring about the availability of renting Plastic Moving Boxes for residential moving services.

Why OU INC?

In searching for a new office in Rochester, Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com, (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 Movers.com. “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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com, and son enjoying an OU Grizzlies basketball game

As Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com is offering flexible work schedules, higher than industry pay, a convenient proximity to classes,  and a stepping stone to their life goals. Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com plays an important role and their individual skills will have a place to shine.

Professional Movers.com Gives Back To the Communities They Serve

In ways both big and small, Professional Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 Movers.com 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 www.ProfessionalMovers.com or call 586-371-7777.

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For questions regarding this post, please contact Andrew@ProfessionalMovers.com

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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.

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.

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. “

 

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.

Detroit_Moving_Incentives_Logo
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.

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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