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What to Ask Kelowna Movers When Moving Your Growing Business

Posted on November 21, 2017

If you’re a growing business and need to make a move, make sure you find Kelowna movers that will do the job right.

If you’re a growing business and need to make a move, make sure you find Kelowna movers that will do the job right.

Is your Kelowna business growing? Do you have an immediate need for more space? Do you need help moving? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, congratulations, you’re in a position that most businesses want to have. It’s called success. There is help out there for those growing businesses needing to make a commercial move. After you’ve found your ideal space, do yourself a favour and ask these questions of Kelowna movers to make the transition into your new space go that much easier.


Do you wrap it up and take it?

If your office works with computers or has other fragile equipment that needs to be moved, you’ll need to find a moving company that offers moving services such as content packing. Ask your office movers if they offer:

  • High-quality boxes that can stand up to the task
  • Specialty cartons for unusually shaped or overly fragile items
  • Packing materials such as paper, peanuts, bubble wrap, and packing foam
  • Wood crating services for valuable art, furniture, and antiques


Can you handle a heavy load?

If you are a business such as a restaurant or manufacturer that uses heavy machinery or equipment, you’ll want to look for a Kelowna moving company that offers delivery, pickup and installation of said equipment.

Look for Kelowna moving companies that know what they are doing and offer specialty moving equipment such as cranes, skids, dollies, and even protective covers for flooring. Ask if they can safely move and install:

  • Safes
  • Vending machines
  • Industrial equipment
  • Large kitchen appliances such as fridges, gas ranges, etc.
  • Heavy and/or large office furniture


Do you offer storage?

A moving company that offers short or long-term commercial storage space can be a godsend, especially if you are renovating your new business and need last minute movers to come pick up items from your old space to hold until your new space is ready. If you have fragile and valuable items such as artworks and antiques, ask if the storage space is temperature controlled and is located in a secure facility.


Who do you think you are?

When attaining moving quotes from your business movers, make sure all your bases are covered. Get an onsite quote and find out what insurance packages are available. Most importantly, moving companies need to have knowledgeable and conscientious staff that can use their discretion to do the job right. Don’t be afraid to ask about who will be conducting your move, and whether they will be hiring only in-house movers or outside of the company.


Are you an Okanagan business owner that has sensitive materials you need moved? Read our blog on How Bekins Kelowna Commercial Movers Helped the Kelowna RCMP Move into Their New Detachment.


Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage ranks number one out of moving companies Kelowna businesses trust to do the job right. Our moving team includes 25 professional movers and packers who have access to all the necessary packing materials as well as more than 30 pieces of equipment to lift fragile and heavy equipment. Our commercial and long distance movers also offer wood crating services for fragile items that need to be shipped. We also have a large and secure temperature controlled storage warehouse on our Kelowna property for those who require short or long-term commercial storage services.