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5 Essential Traits Commercial Moving Services Must Have


Within the last few months, our team at Priestley and Sons has noticed an uptick in requests for commercial moving services. It is no surprise, especially with how many companies have opted to move their workforce to remote positions or smaller office buildings. During this difficult transition for many companies and their employees, we are happy to help.

If you are looking for a commercial moving service in Gresham, we are your go-to service. For nearly 100 years, we have been the preferred commercial moving service in Gresham and other surrounding cities. We know what it takes to make a big commercial move happen, which is why we are detailing the five most important traits any commercial moving service should have.

If you are in the Gresham area and need commercial moving services, please contact Priestley and Sons today. We are currently scheduling commercial moving services for our customers in Gresham and other surrounding cities for the 2021 year.

If you are ready to schedule commercial moving service in Gresham, call now: (503) 661-7920

If you live outside of Oregon and want to make sure you find the right moving service for your company, read on!

Commercial movers working for Priestley

Make Sure Your Commercial Moving Service Has These 5 Traits!

The following traits described below or non-negotiable. Commercial moving services should inhabit a wide variety of traits and skills, however, these are the top five that we have identified that are most important. With something as large and overwhelming as a commercial move, having the right commercial moving service by your side is essential to keep yourself and your workers as stress-free as possible during the transition.

1 – Transparency

The first trait you want to look for in your commercial moving services is honesty. This includes honesty about pricing, the estimated time the move will take, and other factors that are relevant to the move itself.

Transparency is required in the state of Oregon especially when it comes to pricing. Pricing for all commercial moving services is the same, according to Oregon law. This means that one commercial moving service cannot have a different price scale than what is mandated by Oregon state law.

Because the pricing of commercial moving services is regulated by state law in Oregon, you can easily verify if you are being jerked around by a service in the state if their prices are higher than what is mandated by law.

2 – Packing Efficiency

While it is inevitable that most commercial moving services will be able to haul your stuff from one location to another, do not neglect that packing efficiency is critical for the move. Your commercial moving service will not only need to transport your belongings safely, but package them in a way that reduces the risk of damage to your items.

Depending on the nature of your work, (if you are a tech company, for example), it is likely that you will have computers and other expensive equipment that cannot be damaged during the move. From this perspective, you can see why it is so essential for commercial moving services to not only have strong experience movers, but expert packers as well.

Office cleared out during office move

3 – Effective Communication

Moves are complicated whether they are residential or commercial. But it is safe to say that a commercial move is much more expensive and complex compared to a single household move.

In order for all of the pieces and moving parts to coordinate efficiently during your commercial move, it is imperative that you find a commercial moving service that communicates well and often.

Be sure to ask your commercial moving service if they can communicate with you in a way you prefer most. Whether you prefer email, text, or calls, your commercial moving service should be willing to be flexible and communicate with you in a way that is easiest for you as the client.

4 – Storage Options

It is especially important that you find a commercial moving service that offers storage options. Priestley and Sons knows how critical it is to have storage space and a little extra wiggle room during a big move.

We reserve our storage units solely for our moving clients to accommodate larger commercial moves and local residential moves. Knowing that a commercial moving service has ample storage space can help ease your mind when an unexpected lack of space creeps up or you know for sure that your new space will not accommodate all the items your business currently has.

5 – A Detailed Action Plan

Last but not least, your commercial moving service should be organized and think ahead. Having a detailed plan before the first box is even loaded in the truck will help prevent delays and frustrations down the line. Be sure to communicate with your commercial moving service to ensure that you are all on the same page and that you and your employees are well aware of the moving plan and critical dates.

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Request Commercial Moving Services | Gresham, Oregon & More

Priestley & Sons is ready to help with your commercial move in Gresham or elsewhere in the Willamette Valley. For nearly 100 years, we have been the preferred commercial moving service in Gresham. We are proud to assist our friends, neighbors, and local businesses with moving to and from the area. We look forward to working with you and making your upcoming commercial move as smooth as possible!

Check out what one of our recent clients had to say about working with our team:

“We have used Priestley Moving twice now – both moves went smoothly! They are very professional, punctual, and great to work with. ”
– Beth B’s 5 Star Google Review

In addition to our Commercial Moving Services in Gresham, Priestley & Sons offers the following services:

Long-Distance Moves
Residential & Local Moves
Storage Services

Schedule Commercial Moving Services in Gresham now: (503) 661-7920

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“Teresa, Thank you so very much for sending Robert, Kameron, Andrew and David to my home to move our large items last week. The professionalism shown by your crew was incredible! They made what could have been a very trying day into a pleasure. They were quick, effecient, and very nice to work with. Thanks again!”

-Debra and Jon, SE Portland, OR

“We had Priestly and Sons relocate my Mother into an assisted living apartment. Robert and Cameron arrived on time and checked in with facility staff on how to access the apartment and started the move. They worked quickly and efficiently with no impact to other elderly residents. After my Mothers furniture and belongings were relocated they loaded up the truck with the excess furniture and delivered it to a couple our relatives. It was a long day with a lot of milk run type stops to drop off this and that. The two guys were very courteous and pleasant for the entire day. Most all of our family uses Priestly for their moves and in our extended family there has never been a discouraging word about the Priestly company or employees. Job well done Robert and Cameron.”

-Doug J.

“I am so pleased and impressed with the move efforts & performance by the Priestley team, including the initial contact, the from-to move site visit, and the actual move itself. The movers - Robert, Zach, & Matt Z. were fantastic! They were curious, professional and committed to make the move go without a hitch. Everything was perfect and most importantly, there was no damages of any type. A great experience and I would highly recommend Priestly & Sons for your moving needs.”

-Jim N.

“It has taken me too long to give a review. I'm still up to my neck in boxes. But I really wanted to share how fabulous these guys were to work with. So very professional, and also just all-around nice guys. I really felt that my things were in good and capable hands, and nothing was damaged at all. I really appreciated the way they taped the boxes up with the edges of the tape a little loose. Seems an odd thing that I would mention that, but that little extra courtesy made it so much easier to unpack the boxes later. I would highly recommend Priestly to anyone considering a move. Thanks, guys!”

-Lesley N.

“By far the best moving experience (& I’ve had quite a few moves unfortunately) but the guys were super quick, thorough, stacked the boxes nicely in my storage & provided several walk ways which no other company has ever done. I definitely feel like they went above and beyond. I tried to get them again & they were booked out too far but I don’t blame them for being busy they rocked. The movers weren’t creepy either like two other local companies I’ve went through. They were just ideal & went above & beyond”

-Jessica R.

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Gresham, OR. 97030

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