Last Updated on December 6, 2022 by Kari-Ann Ryan

When your company is making a big move, you don’t want to trust just anyone with your belongings. But how can you narrow down all professional movers in your area?

Look at each company’s credentials.

Our movers at Mid-West Moving & Storage have been prepared for any commercial move with certification from the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI). With this training, we can more accurately estimate man-hours, volume, logistics, and the overall cost to our customers thus reducing relocation downtime.

What Is an IOMI Certified Mover?

The International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) offers a variety of resources and training to assist commercial and office relocation companies. IOMI is an independent, unbiased organization that advocates responsible business practices and training for moving companies. A mover trained by IOMI can use a precise formula in order to give you, the client, a more accurate estimate. We calculate how many trucks will be used, how long the move will take, and how many man hours will be necessary. We’ll also consider volume and logistics. All of these factors result in an on-time move that won’t go over budget.

IOMI movers will:

Manage your project so you will be 100 percent ready to move when the crews arrive. Training improves such skills as identifying the client’s needs to determine the scope of service; identifying tasks and assignments; minimizing the risk of damage to property (furniture, computers, walls, carpets, doors, etc.); and coordinating vendor services to enable a smooth move with few to no conflicts or interference.

Load furniture onto the van using an easy and efficient method known as “floating.” This method keeps the furniture on the dolly and on the floor in moving van.

Move furniture, computers, and other items without damaging them. These workers have been trained in the best-practice methods of moving, and as a result, IOMI movers experience a reduced number of Workers’ Compensation injuries over traditional moving companies. They are also trained in the areas of customer service and professionalism while on the job.

At Mid-West Moving & Storage, our certified IOMI movers are ready to get you moved quickly, minimizing downtime and offering excellent service that is quick and efficient. We know you want to get back to work, and we have the training to make it happen.

Our team of professionals provides residential and commercial moving services to individuals, families, and businesses in the Chicago area. We have years of experience relocating clients to and from apartments, houses, townhomes, retirement communities and condos. We will provide you with customized services based on your unique needs.

Give us a call at 847-593-7201 or fill out a contact form to receive a free estimate on your next move.


Reviews from Our Clients

Review by Kristin Welsh
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"I had a great experience with Midwest. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward. I have actually used them twice. I had different employees each time, but both crews of men were equally prompt, professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend Midwest."
Review by Selene
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"The movers did an incredible job! Our second experience with your company is just as wonderful as our first. Your driver is an incredible leader. The rest of the crew was impressive as well. They all worked tirelessly through out the whole time. This move was stressful with the all the school closings and work changes but they made the whole experience much better."
  1. In-home Estimate Face-to-face service may be your preference. Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. We will come out, tour your home in person, and provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  2. Real-Time Video Survey Would you like to have a live video survey done by one of our senior relocation managers? Schedule a phone appointment that is convenient for you. We will connect via an app on your phone and virtually tour your home with you, then provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  3. DIY Video Survey Pressed for time or prefer to do it yourself? Download our virtual move survey app. Follow the process to record the items to be moved, hit send, and get a free move quote shortly after. We will handle everything via phone or email.