Finding The Right Office Furniture Installation Company
Have you decided to update your office furniture and are looking for a trustworthy furniture installation company to install it? Choosing the best office furniture installation company is important to ensure that your investment in quality FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) does not go to waste. Yes, you want to hire a company that offers high quality services within your pre-determined budget, but ultimately, a company that puts you and your team’s needs first by becoming a part of your team is the way to go. Below are the main points to consider when seeking out a qualified, professional, and reputable office furniture installation company.
Establish Your Budget
Before finding a company that is the right fit for your business, it is important to have an idea of how much you’re willing and able to spend. A budget will help you narrow down the prospective companies in consideration for your cubicle or furniture installation. When receiving quotes from multiple businesses, keep in mind the service provider on the lower end could be of less quality, or tack on hidden fees throughout the project. Moreover, a company may have a lower quote because they know their team can finish the scope of the work on time and within the budget, without compromising the quality of their services. These are two examples of why when trying to decide which company to use, your budget should not be the only deciding factor. Take time and research your prospects to see if they are able to accomplish what they promise within the quote they offer you, or if they are only trying to secure your business.
Seek Out Reviews/References
The easiest way to research your prospective company is to read their reviews or consider references from colleagues who have used a similar business in the past. Reviews are extremely important when deciding which business to use, but please, make sure you read and fully understand them! If a company has outstanding reviews from the majority of their customers and only a few less-than-ideal reviews, take the time to look at them. Consider that the “1 star” review (with no context as to why they left the bad review) may just be a ploy to lower the overall rating of said company. The bad reviews that you should be taking into consideration are the ones that have actual, real-life experiences of poor service, not the ones that provide no detail at all. When you come across a company with bad reviews, see if they are taking time to respond to their previous customer. Are they actively trying to address the issues brought to their attention, or are they writing off their customer’s poor experience? The way a company responds to a less than ideal review speaks loudly about how they conduct their business and how they will treat you in the future.
Positively, with good reviews, you can gain a firmer grasp of the service you will be receiving. It is a great way to confirm that your investment is worthwhile. Some companies may not have a large quantity of reviews, but it is the quality of the ones they do have that is important. Look for reviews that offer real insight as to how the company operates; such as professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value! Reviews can also come from sources other than Google profiles. These include word of mouth, Facebook, and other search engines, so conduct thorough research, and find the company that is best suited for your needs.
Review Previous Work
Another way to determine the quality of service an office installation company provides is to view examples of their previous work. Take a look at the scope of their product variety. A great installation company has experience installing cubicles of all sizes, complexities, and brands. Conference rooms, private offices, lounge areas, cafeterias, lobbies, classrooms, locker rooms, etc., are all functional areas your installers should have extensive knowledge of. Have they installed brands of different varieties or are their pictures of one product line? Are their cubicles aligned, centered, undamaged, and leveled? Will they hang fixtures for you such as shelving, cabinets, TVs, whiteboards, or pictures? Can they accomplish the scope of work with confidence? These are all very important questions to ask yourself and your potential choice!
To find this information, many furniture installation companies have social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, which document their abilities via photos and videos. This is an excellent way to determine whether or not a particular company has the capacity to provide the type of furniture installation that you desire. Take advantage of the social media accounts of companies that you are considering so that you can see proof of the services they provide. Check out their website to see if they have a dedicated showcase page of their services over the years, and determine if they offer the services you require.
Consider Company Values
The way a company operates says a lot about how they will treat you as a customer. Along with considering reviews and references, you may want to take a look at the company’s website to get an idea of their values. If you are trying to form a long-term, professional relationship with a furniture installation company, look for one that has core values that align with your own. If it is important to you that a potential partner is communicative, transparent, and ethical, make sure to do your research and find a business that is the right fit for you. Companies that take pride in their team’s work instill a sense of ownership in everything they do, guaranteeing quality results over and over again. Try to find a company that values building strong, trusting foundations with their customers because those companies will do everything they can to keep their customers satisfied!
In all, selecting the best furniture installation company takes time and patience, but it is worth the effort to make sure that you are working with a company that can provide the high-quality furniture installation services that you prefer.