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July 2014 Your crew is fantastic. I have moved 5 times prior to this and never had walls wrapped on stairwells and banisters protected. Extremely organized and made me feel like this is their property they are taking care of.
18 Dec 2014 // from

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff. But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.”
 
I recently sat down with Taylor McFarland, JK Moving Services’ International Coordinator and Project Manager, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is a little of what he shared:

 

 

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3 Dec 2014 // from

Each quarter, JK Moving Services picks one of our commercial clients to be awarded the “Commercial Move of the Quarter.”

The honor recognizes and showcases outstanding commercial relocation projects. The award criteria are based on the scope and nature of the move, with an emphasis on projects that have unique components or that helped the client solve a challenge. The award is given to one commercial client each quarter.

JK is pleased to announce its Q3 2014 Commercial Move of the Quarter to Cvent.

JK's Bryan Martin (left) and Jim Stevens (Right) presenting the Q3 Commercial Move of the Quarter Award to Cvent's Senior operations manager, Jason Wooten (center).

JK’s Bryan Martin (left) and Jim Stevens (right) presenting the Q3 Commercial Move of the Quarter Award to Cvent’s Senior Operations Manager, Jason Wooten (center).

“JK’s Commercial Division was established almost 20 years ago, and since that time, the scope of our projects has expanded well beyond moving office equipment,” said Charles Kuhn, JK’s Founder, President and CEO. “Although traditional office moving remains a staple of our work, we have been honored to partner with our clients to solve unusual relocation challenges. With this award, we recognize and thank Cvent for their confidence in us.”

The third quarter award recipient provides cloud-based, enterprise event management platforms to event planners, the hospitality industry, and companies around the world. JK provided a myriad of relocation services to Cvent, including electronics recycling, PC Tech Services for 750 workstations, cabling de-fit services, relocation of a 2,700 sq. ft. server room, and JK’s largest document destruction project for 2014.

“JK was flexible to our changing needs and our specific timing. We were concerned when we realized our move was about double the size we thought it would be. Also, with global clients counting on us, employees had to be up and running on Monday morning after the move,” said Jason Wooten, Senior Manager, Operations, Cvent. “We need not have worried. Although we threw a few challenges at JK – especially with the IT aspects of our move ─ their efficiency and resources ensured that the relocation was seamless.”

Cvent is the third winner of JK’s Commercial Move of the Quarter. The award has previously been given to Global Impact and ASIWorks/PSI Family Services.

Help us in congratulating Cvent for being our Commercial Move of the Quarter.

19 Nov 2014 // from

A recent regulation in Maryland is dissuading real estate agents from making referrals to service providers including mortgage brokers, home inspectors, home contractors, electricians, and yes, moving companies, to name a few.

The new regulation went into effect as of August 2014.referrals-21

According to The Washington Post, agents can be fined up to $5,000 if they violate the regulation by not making a referral in writing.

Before referring a service provider to a client, real estate agents are now required to verify the service provider has a current state license, provide the date in which they last checked the state-licensing database, and provide an electronic link to clients to the licensing record.

While the new regulation is intended to protect the public, it has created extra work for agents, which may impede many from making referrals out of fear of being fined or even losing their licenses.

According to the article, while Maryland has implemented the new regulation, Virginia and D.C. do not have, nor intend on having, similar regulations.

JK values its relationship with Realtors®. To make it easier for our friends in Maryland, we have posted a link to JK’s Maryland Business License, which is currently valid until April 2015.

11 Nov 2014 // from

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Maryland’s largest technology trade association for life science and technology, The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM).TCofMD_Logo_FINAL

The partnership is designed to support higher education in science, technology, engineering, and math, (STEM) and to deliver informative programming to the Council’s members.

Beginning in 2015, JK will award a $2,500 scholarship to a student pursuing a STEM degree at a Maryland college or university. Criteria and application details for the scholarship will be announced in early 2015.

“JK has always sought to assist children and families in need throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region through our involvement with causes such as Fight for Children and Toys for Tots, to name a few,” said JK’s founder and CEO, Charles Kuhn. “Our partnership with the Tech Council of Maryland provides a new opportunity for JK to serve the community that it has been a part of for more than 30 years.”

TCM is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow, and succeed.

“JK approached us with a unique strategic partnership, which went far beyond a traditional membership or scholarship program,” said Philip Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “We look forward to working with the companies to bring greater value to our membership as we continue efforts to ensure that Maryland high tech and life sciences business communities are world-class.”

In addition, JK’s sister company, CapRelo, will host a series of programs to educate TCM members on talent management strategies. The first event, a Talent Acquisition Roundtable, is scheduled for November 20 and will focus on strategies for STEM-related talent recruitment and retention.

To learn more about the Tech Council of Maryland, please visit their website.

31 Oct 2014 // from

In the spirit of Halloween, we asked some of our sales team about some of the creepiest things they have been asked to move over the years. We put some of their responses in this infographic! Click the image below to see some of our “Creepy Moving Stories.”

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Happy Halloween! From JK Moving Services.

23 Oct 2014 // from

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff.  But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.”

I recently sat down with Aaron Shaffer, JK Moving Services’ Senior Project Manager in our Commercial Services Division, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is a little of what he shared:

Who is Aaron Shaffer?

I was born and raised right here in Loudoun County where I have lived my whole life. I went to Broad Run High School in Ashburn and graduated in 2001. I am happily married and have two young daughters.Aaron Shaf

What are some of your interests outside of work?

In my spare time I enjoy composing music. I play the guitar as well as a few other instruments. I am also a member of a local band where I play lead guitar and share in the singing duties. We’ve performed at many local venues and primarily perform original music.

What is your role at JK?

I’m currently a project manager for the commercial services division. I am involved with the planning and execution of some of the largest moves in the DC area. The constant changes and demands in this industry create many challenges. Finding solutions to overcome those challenges keeps me interested in this industry.

How long have you been at JK and what is your favorite experience or moment been so far?

I started at JK when I was in high school and am finishing up my 14th year with the company. The many friendships I have built through the years are irreplaceable and make this such a great place to work. The best experience is always at the end of a job, knowing you ‘wowed’ the customer and proved why our team is the best.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

I always enjoyed playing football and nothing beat the thrill of playing under the lights. Those are the times I really wish I could re-live.

What are your future goals?

I am currently enrolled at NOVA where I am close to earning a degree in business management. I don’t plan on stopping there and am still considering what school I am going to transfer to. I believe the education I am receiving will give me the tools needed to keep my career progressing in the right direction.

10 Oct 2014 // from

Moving can get tiresome; packing, carrying and loading/unloading boxes, and then having to unpack it. The good news is you will probably be burning more calories while moving than you would on a typical day at the gym. We’ve put together an infographic of some of the most common physical activities that take place during a move, and roughly an idea of the calories burned while moving.

You will want to go to myfitnesspal.com, or download the mobile app, and enter things like height, weight, and amount of time you spent on each activity for the most accurate calculations.

 

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