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!

MAS Hits 500+ Reviews in 7 months!

Moving Ahead Services Customer Reviews on Shopper Approved

Shopper AwardAs a new initiative in 2017, Moving Ahead Services enlisted Shopper Approved as a neutral, third party review site. Shopper Approved is a Google Trusted Vendor, which means that in addition to offering a great review platform, Shopper Approved customer feedback is also eligible to show in Google approved platforms.

Thanks to all of our wonderful customers, Moving Ahead Services has reached over 500 new reviews already in 2017! This speaks volumes about our loyal and happy customers, as well as our dedicated staff.

 

Reviews from Moving Company Customers

As with any service industry organization, a review about our business speaks volumes. This allows us to build trust and rapport with our customers, before we ever even have the pleasure of meeting them! In addition to using common review sites like Angie’s List, Yelp and Google – Shopper Approved provides us with a variety of tools to ensure our business is operating in tip top shape.

Reviews

Along with allowing us to provide an easy way to ask customers for feedback, Shopper Approved also stores and rates our reviews over time. This is essential to showing current and future customers that we are committed to providing and excellent service and moving experience.

Check out our full profile on Shopper Approved, including customer feedback!  For a free, easy estimate on your upcoming move – Contact us today or use our quick request for quote form.

 

Moving Ahead Services:

Cleveland / Northeast Ohio: 440-256-2224

Columbus / Central Ohio: 614-352-6444

Cincinnati: 513-284-3031

 

 

 

 

 

Win $10,000 – Ask Us How

Join us for a chance to win $10,000

We are upping the ante at this years’ Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing! Participants can play our island HOLE IN ONE contest, for a chance to win $10,000. Just $10 to play, with all proceeds benefiting the Chamber.

golf outing

Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Visit Moving Ahead Services at HOLE #8 for an island party, complete with drinks and more! 

Hole #8 – Par 3

167 yards

BERKSHIRE HILLS

JUNE 16, 2017

Live Auction

Join us 5/31 with Densmore Auction

Moving Ahead Services Surplus Auction | Wednesday May 31, 2017 | Preview 5:00 pm Auction 6:00 pm

35160 Topps Industrial Parkway, Willoughby

440-773-7771/440-428-6873

View Full Auction Listing Here.

1989 Ford F150 XLT Lariat-New Motor, Restored Body

1988 Yamaha Raptor 50cc

Office and Business Furniture:

  • Desks
  • Assorted Chairs
  • Bookcases and Filing Cabinets
  • Exam tables

Miscellaneous Items

  • Exercise Equipment (elliptical, treadmill, weight bench)
  • Animal Cages
  • Pool Tables
  • Grills
  • China Cabinets
  • Decor and Wall Pictures
  • Desks & More
  • Patio Heaters

Dining Room Furniture

  • Barstools, Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables and Sets
  • Buffets
  • Credenzas

Living Room Furniture

  • Couches (sectionals, pull-outs and more)
  • Seating Benches
  • Living Room Sets
  • Ottomans
  • Misc. Chairs
  • TV Stands and Entertainment Centers
  • TVs
  • Bookcases

Bedroom Furniture

  • Bedroom Sets (kids & adults)
  • Bed Frames / Headboards
  • Armoires
  • Dressers & Sets
  • Nightstands
  • Chests & More

The auction will take place at our building and adjacent warehouse, at 35160 Topps Industrial Parkway and  34999 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, 44094.

Directions:

34999 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094 – Enter at the plaza for TJ Maxx, Fitworks, Big Lots, etc.

34999 Is behind this building, facing SOM / Rt. 91.

Terms: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & Check

10% Buyers Premium (5% waived for cash or good check)

Auctioneers:

  • Barry Densmore
  • Gene (Thomas) Mattingly

Apprentice Auctioneer: John S. Britton Jr

 

2016 Super Service Award

Angie’s List Announces 2016 SSA Winners

2016 super service award2016 Super Service Award Winners have been announced, and we are proud to have both Cleveland and Columbus receive the award!

The Super Service Awards are granted to businesses that maintain an A rating historically and in recent transactions, and that have met all safety and background check standards.

Moving Ahead Services joined Angie’s list in 2009 and 2010 for Columbus and Cleveland.  Since joining, each year we have received the Super Service Award – A great display of our commitment to quality services and customer satisfaction.

 

The Evolution of Angie’s List and the 2016 Super Service Award

2016 saw over 1.6 million new members join as part of the free program initiative! Angie’s List has proven to be a more valuable tool than ever before. For our business, it has allowed our customers a great way to enjoy an easy communication process, see reviews and enjoy exclusive discounts. It has also held our team to the highest of quality standards in an industry that is notorious for stress!

The changes in Angie’s List program structures and membership base have proven to be beneficial.  The 2016 Super Service Award is further proof that the structural integrity of the platform is alive and well.