Tim Howard, JK Moving Services

Meet the People of JK: Tim Howard, Customer Care Coordinator

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 Tim Howard, JK Moving Services’ Commercial Customer Care Coordinator, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is what he shared: To learn more about the people at JK, check out our YouTube playlist where we highlight some of our employees.

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Modular furniture installation

5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Computer Network Relocation

In the mid-1970s, companies both large and small turned to personal computers (PC) to automate functions and manage databases. Then in the early 1980s, PCs entered the home. And in the four decades since then, personal computers have evolved extensively. However, in the 40+ years since the introduction of PCs into the workplace, two things have remained consistent: personal computers play an integral role in business operations, and they are here to stay. What would happen if the computers at your business went down for an hour? Even worse, what if the computers were inaccessible for a full day? More […]

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Wood Office Furniture

Yuck — What Your Furniture Says About Your Company

Worn down. Grimy. Tired. Outdated. In need of a face lift. If your furniture is dirty, dinged, or blemished, that’s what your customers (or potential employees) may be thinking when they walk into your office. First impressions last a life time, and if you don’t maintain your office furniture, those impressions can cost you money. Luckily, we’re here to help. Office furniture can be quite expensive, but it should also be a long-term investment. The goal is for office furniture to last for a while. However, desks, chairs, and workstations get used on a regular basis, picking up dings, scratches, […]

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How to Evaluate Office Movers the Right Way

Residential and commercial moving present different challenges. Residential moving involves the packing, loading, and moving of household goods for families and individuals. Office moving involves disassembly, moving, and installation of cubicles. It involves disconnecting, moving, and reconnecting PCs and other computer equipment. It involves archiving of wanted documents and shredding of unwanted ones. Another key difference between the two types of moves is the need for specialists. It is possible to move your home on your own, but moving your business requires experts. Both office moving and residential moving place stress on the people relocating. In uncertain economic times, as […]

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aaron shaffer jk moving commercial training manager

Aaron Shaffer Has Grown With JK Commercial Over 15 Years

Aaron Shaffer began as a part-time move helper for JK Commercial 15 years ago, when the business unit only contained 20 employees. Now, he is JK Commercial’s Training Manager, responsible for guiding new members of the team and helping existing employees achieve their goals through training and retraining. “Training helps you build your strengths, helps you look at your weaknesses, and helps you grow with the organization.” Aaron is passionate about the Commercial Services JK provides, and hopes to continue rising through the ranks at JK Commercial. Watch Aaron’s full story below. This video is part of JK’s #TalentTuesday series, […]

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JK is Committed to a Culture of Safety — JK’s 2016 Move Manager Workshop

Recently, all of JK Moving Services’ Move Managers came to JK’s headquarters in Sterling, Virginia to attend our annual Move Manager Workshops, a series of training sessions that recommit our long-distance drivers to the top safety practices. Move Managers Why do we call our drivers “Move Managers?” Because they are much more than drivers. Sure, they drive the vehicles, but they are also responsible for the crews that load and unload your belongings. JK’s Move Managers know the best packing and transporting procedures – how to prevent damage to your items and home during the move – and are up […]

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