Angie’s List Award

Moving Ahead Services Selected as 2017 Super Service Award Winner

Angie’s List Award announcements are in and Moving Ahead Services was selected again as a superior service provider for movers in Ohio. The Angie’s List Super Service Award is a great way for our customers to easily and quickly recognize us as a trusted provider for their next move.

About the Angie’s List Award

The Super Service Award selection processed is based upon Angie’s List performance, including customer ratings and reviews, operational standards, background check completion and overall Angie’s List presence. Both our Columbus and Cleveland offices have won the awards for almost a decade, displaying a consistent service quality and a commitment to Angie’s List Customers.

A Look Back in Time

A lot has changed over the years, including within our business, with Angie’s List and with the Angie’s List Award itself. Over the years, Angie’s List customers have played a very important role in our business. In the early days, Angie’s List was one of our first customer bases and has maintained a significant impact on our offices.  Angie’s List has changed over the years, expanding to allow new features and easier ways to communicate with customers. Another huge change is Angie’s List dropping their subscription requirement – Meaning that you no longer have to pay to be an Angie’s List member as a customer. Angie’s List is harnessing the power of the internet and allowing customers to use the great platform without a monthly fee.

Today, Moving Ahead Services has grown to 4 offices in 2 states, completing thousands of moves each year. Our growth and success over the years is in large part to customers providing great feedback! Angie’s List provides an excellent platform for it, requiring reviews be verified and preventing false or misleading information.

Congratulations to our dedicated team, and thank you to our Angie’s List customers – We couldn’t have done it without YOU! If you’re planning a move soon, check us out on Angie’s List Cleveland or Columbus, or get your free moving quote today.

Columbus Mover of the Month

Columbus Move For Hunger Awarded Mover of the Month

It has been a busy year in Columbus and we are excited to announce that we are wrapping up the year with the Mover of the Month Award from Move for Hunger!  From our very own food drive to assisting other local organizations with the logistics of their food drive, we are happy to be a part of fighting hunger in our community.

We are also proud and grateful to have received a plaque presented by Leadership Excellence!

In September, Leadership Excellence hosted a great food drive that involved 5 local schools. They needed supplies and transportation help, and Move for Hunger knew who to call! Their food drive collected 600 pounds of food, over 500 meals for those in need!

About Move for Hunger

Move for Hunger is a program for Moving Companies to collect donations from customers that would otherwise likely be heading to the trash on moving day.  Unfortunately, moving day often means that items in your pantry that you no longer want or need to move, get tossed aside.  As part of the Move for Hunger program we provide a box or boxes and allow customers to fill them with donations. On moving day, we collect the items and then donate them to local organizations like the Dublin Food Pantry.

Move for Hunger has also evolved over the years for non-relocation companies to get involved as well!  Most recently, we assisted Leadership Experience and McKesson Corporation in their food drives.

To date, Moving Ahead Services Columbus has collected 2,500 pounds of food – over 2,000 meals for those in need!

Read the full article here, including an interview from our very own Taylor Hope!

We are grateful for our hard working teams and generous customers in Columbus! Thank YOU!

Holiday Referral Program

From now until the end of the year, join us in spreading holiday cheer!  Our holiday referral program is a great way to reward yourself for telling family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about Moving Ahead Services.

Simply refer us to someone you know that is planning a move!

 

 

Cincinnati Movers – New Office

Announcing the New Moving Ahead Services’ Office in Cincinnati

We are excited to announce our new office space in Cincinnati!  Our team is ready to wrap up 2017 and kick 2018 into high gear. Our new space in Cincinnati has even more office and storage space, in addition to being in a great location to serve our customers!

 

1-513-284-3031
607 Shepherd Dr. Unit 8
Cincinnati, OH 45215

 

New Cinci Office

Holiday 2017 Events

The Holidays are (Almost!!) Here

Holiday 2017 plans are in motion! Join us in collecting donations and spreading cheer this holiday season. If you are interested in contributing to any of the organizations we work with, please let us know!

It is incredibly important for us to give back to the communities we work and live in, and to ensure that our family, neighbors, friends, team members and customers understand that every little bit helps – A single $1 goes a very long way.

Forbes House for Holiday 2017 Season

This year, Moving Ahead Services will be collecting gift cards to donate to Forbes House.  Forbes House is a Lake County domestic violence shelter, providing a safe haven for women and children in abusive situations.  Forbes House visitors are not charged for their counseling, stay, food or support  – But rather are rewarded once they get their life back and maintain a safe living environment free from their abuser.

Forbes House is small but mighty, however limited in the space they have to store donations.  Gift cards are a great way for us all to make a big impact – Whether you can donate $5 or $500.  If you are interested in donating gift cards or would like to donate wrapping paper, or learn more about Forbes House wish list of supplies, contact us today!

Providence House

Each year our holiday season kick off is the Deck the House event with Providence House.  Deck the House is their large annual fundraiser, providing donations to operate the crisis nursery throughout the year.  Each year, Moving Ahead Services donates T&M to safely wrap, pack and deliver all of the auctioned decorated holiday trees.

This year, Tuesday December 5th is the Annual Deck the House event, and we hope you will join us!  If you are unable to join, please consider making a donation to Providence House this holiday season.  Just $80 can provide 5 kids with a safe place to sleep and meals to eat.

Move for Hunger

During the holidays and all throughout the year, all Moving Ahead Services locations can be a donation point for any non-perishable food items you’d like to contribute to local food pantries and organizations in need.  If you are a moving customer, we can also drop off Move for Hunger boxes for you to pack as you are getting ready for moving day and cleaning out your cupboards.

 Join us in celebrating the season by giving back in our community! As always, we are grateful for your support!

 

 

Moving Ahead Services Wins Fast Track 50 Emerging Business

Fast Track 50 Emerging Business Winner

Moving Ahead Services is proud and excited to announce – WE WON! At last nights’ Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Awards, Moving Ahead Services was selected as the 2017 winner for the Emerging Business Category.  We had a wonderful time, and are incredibly humbled and grateful for the recognition. The competition was fierce!

The third time is really the charm for our Fast Track 50 run! For the last 3 years, we were recognized as a Fast Track 50 top 25 fastest growing company in all applicants of Lake and Geauga County. Moving Ahead Services has also placed in the top finalists each year.  Taking home the prize for 2017 is a great achievement!

About Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50

The Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Awards celebrated the 25th anniversary last night at Lamalfa in Mentor with keynote speakers Ed and Nancy Brown of Ladies and Gentlemen. The awards began 25 years ago with founder Frank Suponcic – well known in Northeast Ohio for Skoda Minotti and Arabica Coffee Shop in Downtown Willoughby, among a variety of other professional affiliations in our community.

The entire premise of Fast Track 50 is to recognize businesses that have a positive impact on our local economies by fostering growth in both financial sales and employee count. As a top contender, our recognition was based on a 5 year sales and employee growth trend.  The break out determination is based upon 80% sales, 20% employee growth to determine the top contenders and ultimately, the winners.  The entire event is separated by category, beginning with Emerging Business (Up to $2.75M in sales), Established (Over $2.75M in sales for 5 years) and Non profit.

2017 Fast Track 50 Emerging Business Moving Ahead Services

We truly have an overwhelming amount of gratitude for the selection and support in our community.  From our customers to local organizations like Fast Track 50, The Western Willoughby Lake County Chamber of Commerce and BNI Executive Network to countless partnerships with local organizations – This all would not be possible without our fearless leader and our dedicated team. Every single day our administrative staff and our team in the field work tirelessly to continue to grow and thrive.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you!

View the News-Herald Article Here: Moving Ahead Services, JEMM Construction earn top awards at 2017 Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50

Shopper Approved Case Study

Moving Ahead Services’ Featured in Shopper Approved Case Study

Shopper Approved reviews have had a large impact on our business over the course of the last year.  Since moving from an internal review collection process to a third party option, we have seen an overwhelming response rate!  Reviews are an integral part of any service-based business.  Feedback is the single best way to reward our team, or take an opportunity for a learning experience.

If we have completed your move in the last year, you received a Shopper Approved review request!

View the full case study and learn more about Shopper Approved by visiting their website!

Shopper Approved Case Study

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Shopper Approved Case Study

Providence House Corporate Sponsorship

Moving Ahead Services a Providence House Corporate Sponsor

After partnering with Providence House on projects for the last several years, Moving Ahead Services has officially joined as a corporate partner! We are excited, and looking forward to the holiday festivities and the year ahead.

Providence House is a Cleveland crisis nursery, providing safety, food, clothing, shelter and more to at risk children and their families in Northeast Ohio. The work that Providence House does in our community is truly inspiring, and we are humbled and grateful to be able to provide support.

‘Tis Almost the Season

As many know, Moving Ahead Services has worked for Providence House for the last few years, providing transportation, supplies and storage for their annual Deck the House event at Cleveland Browns’ stadium. This wonderful event provides an excellent way for Providence House to spread the word, and an excellent platform for donors to give to this wonderful cause.

The work doesn’t end when the holiday lights come down though, and Providence House tirelessly advocates for those in need in Cleveland throughout the year.

We hope that you will join us at this years event, or even as a Corporate Partner of Providence House!  Learn more, and contact Providence House today!

Fast Track 50 Awards 2017

Fast Track 50 Awards Finalists Announced

Fast Track 50 AwardsFast Track 50 Awards finalists have been announced! For the third year running, Moving Ahead Services has landed on the Fast Track 50 list and again as a top 3 emerging business finalist! We are incredibly excited, and hopeful that the third time is in fact the charm. This years’ event is special given that Fast Track 50 began 25 years ago. Keynote speakers this year are two of Mentor’s most notable entrepreneurs – Ed and Nancy Brown of Brown Aveda Institute and Ladie’s and Gentleman Salon and Spa. It is going to be a great event!

About The Awards

Fast Track 50 applicants are judged based on financial and growth information. Dating back to the initial awards 25 years ago, applicants are ranked and selected based on 80% growth in sales and 20% growth in employment over a historical 5 year trend.  Winners for 2017 are evaluated based on sales and employment data over 2012-2016 operating years, with all information requiring confirmation from each companies’ business accountants. Companies must be located in Lake or Geauga Counties and must have a 2012 profit minimum of $250,000. Fast Track 50 is also split into two categories, Established Businesses and Emerging Businesses. This provides a means for smaller scale companies to compete!

In 2017, the minimum revenue for the Established business category is $2.75 Million. The Emerging Business Category requires $250,000.

Learn more about the awards and this history of Fast Track 50 here.

 

 

Moving Ahead Services Announces Acquisition

Moving Ahead Services Acquires Two Ohio Relocation Companies

Moving Ahead Services proudly announces the recent acquisition of two additional Ohio-based relocation businesses.  As of September 1st, 2017 Moving Ahead Services has acquired Northeast Ohio-based “Bright Eyed Moving” and Cincinnati-based “We Help Moving”.

“The decision to expand our footprint in Ohio was an easy one. The recent additions will allow us to better serve our customers in Northeast Ohio as well as in Cincinnati and Dayton”.  Jeff Collins, President and CEO.

Prior to this, Moving Ahead Services locations included Willoughby and Columbus, with plans to expand to Pittsburgh in late 2017.

Acquisition

Acquisition Details and The New Locations

Cincinnati customers of We Help Moving will receive information regarding the acquisition, as well as an invitation to utilize our moving services.  We Help Moving has been in business since 2004, and will now be operated as a Moving Ahead Services location. From training advancements to administrative staff growth, customers will enjoy all of the benefits of the acquisition along with an excellent service and support experience.

Northeast Ohio customers of Bright Eyed Moving will enjoy the same great service and support, with combined administrative efforts and access to all available resources that Moving Ahead Services’ customers have enjoyed for over a decade. Bright Eyed Moving will remain a separate entity as a ‘DBA’ of Moving Ahead Services. Started in 2015, Bright Eyed Moving provides an excellent relocation solution for any size move, locally and long distance.

About Moving Ahead Services

Moving Ahead Services was founded in 2004 by Jeff Collins, a veteran of the United States Marines and Northeast Ohio native.  These acquisitions are the most recent in a series of growth initiatives to maximize opportunity and service for both customers and team members.

The Cincinnati acquisition will allow the Moving Ahead Services’ Columbus team to focus on local efforts, and award current Cincinnati customers and customers of We Help Moving the same great service and support. Expanding coverage in both Central and Northeast Ohio was the next logical step, having long operated at peak capacity during the majority of the year.

We invite you to schedule your next move with Moving Ahead Services in Cleveland, Columbus or Cincinnati -or- with Bright Eyed Moving in Northeast Ohio. We look forward to serving your relocation needs!