Q&A with our Senior Moving Consultant Chris Hess
When approaching a big move to the city, searching through the number of Cincinnati moving companies to find the one you trust can be overwhelming. Of course, you can scour the websites of all the Cincinnati movers and you can visit each facility, but sometimes that’s not enough to make you feel secure. After all, your belongings are not just items; our Cincinnati movers recognize that they’re your life.
Enter Senior Moving Consultant Chris Hess. We sat down with Chris to learn what has kept him around for nearly two decades—and what sets Leaders apart.
Q. How is Leaders different from other storage companies?
A. Our household mentality. When a person chooses to move with us, an assigned mover will inventory, label and protect each of your belongings before packing them into a container, or vault, right at the individual’s home or business. Although it takes longer than just putting it into a truck, it minimizes handling. The more times you handle something, the better chance of damage. Once your belongings are in there, they stay until you’re ready for it again.
In addition, our software tracks where everything is throughout the whole building.
Q. How long will clients store their belongings?
A. On average, anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Sometimes it’s a week, sometimes it’s a month, sometimes years. It just depends. When they’re ready for their items, we ask that they give us at least a 24-hour notice, but we pride ourselves on servicing you quickly, if you need your container.
I recommend to anyone looking for storage to go out to look at the facility.
Q. What are the advantages of choosing Leaders Moving & Storage?
A. First, our storage facility is temperature-controlled and secure, and you won’t have to deal with the monthly overhead of a self-serve storage facility or worry about purchasing protective pads or blankets. We’re not like a mini-storage facility at all.
Also, we price a little differently when it comes to moving. Most companies give you an hourly rate or an estimate. With us, you request a free estimate over the phone, online or on-site and we’ll give you an exact price. If you need box materials, we’ll sell you sturdy boxes and we’ll buy them back for 80 percent of the cost.
Not to mention the unique services we offer. For instance, if you’re a client in Cincinnati that orders something online in California, we can receive it, inspect it and call you when it’s here
Q. You’ve been with the company from the start. Why so long? What’s kept you?
A. My first couple days, I went out with the owners. I started in May and by late June I was in the office. I was in operations for almost 15 years, although the average span of an operations manager is 3 to 5 years. I lasted so long because of the way this company takes care of its employees—the quality equipment, stocked breakroom and pay structure with a 401k, benefits, bonuses and awards. Since then, I’ve transitioned into sales.
Your move deserves the care that Cincinnati movers give
Not all Cincinnati moving companies are bred to give as much attention to your belongings as they do their own. Employ a moving company that believes in that value allows you peace of mind. To get your guaranteed quote, call Leaders Moving & Storage toll free at (800) 481-6843 or get an online quote today.