OFFICE FURNITURE ASSEMBLY - 9 REASONS TO HIRE FT PROPERTY SERVICES INC.
Written By Steve Hyde | Updated December 7, 2020 | Calgary, Alberta
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Opening a new office or expanding your current office can be a lot of work. Once you factor in things like finding a suitable space, getting licenses and permits, hiring staff, decorating the walls and selecting the furniture you want, office furniture assembly is probably one of the last things on your mind.
Similarly, working from home can also have you thinking about office furniture assembly. While there are a lot of perks to working from home like not having to commute, being able to be around your family and wearing comfy clothes, you will need a place to do your work. If you don’t already have a home office set up chances are you will be looking for a desk, chair and filing cabinet at the very least.
While many office workers are smart and able to accomplish some pretty high level tasks, many of them aren’t the best when it comes to working with tools. This isn’t meant as an insult, most people who assemble furniture wouldn’t last a day working in an office either. We all have different skill sets and experience and that’s a good thing!
As someone who has been doing office furniture assembly for years I can tell you that without some experience and technique, it can be a time consuming and frustrating experience. The instructions are usually terrible, the boxes are heavy and many of the pieces are confusingly similar. Once you multiply the time and frustration it takes to assemble office furniture for one person by the number of people in the office needing furniture assembled it can make you want to give up before you really get started.
If you are planning on opening a new office, expanding your current office or setting up a home office, it is probably a good idea to hire a professional office furniture assembly service. You’ll save yourself and your staff the time and frustration of doing it and you’ll be able to use that time for something more productive. Below are a few reasons why you should consider FT Property Services for your office furniture assembly needs.
HERE ARE 9 REASONS WHY FT PROPERTY SERVICES SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE FOR OFFICE FURNITURE ASSEMBLY:
1) We will save you time and frustration.
If you took the time to read the introduction to this blog you are already aware assembling office furniture can be time consuming and frustrating. Things like desks, filing cabinets and wardrobe style cabinets usually have a lot of parts that are very similar and easy to mix up. The thing about this is you usually don’t realize you mixed a part up until you are almost done, meaning you’ll have to backtrack and take a bunch of stuff apart to fix the problem.
Another reason why office furniture assembly can be time consuming and frustrating are the assembly instructions. In all the years I have been assembling office furniture professionally, I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen good instructions. Most times the instructions don’t even have words and that can be like reading hieroglyphics. When you are lucky enough to get instruction with actual words, they look like they were translated from English to Mandarin to Latin and back to English again. Recently I have been seeing instructions written entirely in Mandarin with no English characters at all. Very Confusing!
Fortunately for me, I studied mechanical engineering in college so I understand how to decipher engineering drawings, even terrible ones. Studying mechanical engineering also taught me about “design intent”, which is understanding what the designer had in mind when they designed the furniture. This is super important when you are dealing with assembly instructions that are outdated or are missing altogether.
In addition to this, as I mentioned, I have years of experience assembling office furniture. I am familiar with how things typically go together, regardless of make or model. Over the years I have learned all the tricks and trade secrets to doing the job efficiently and properly.
Without this education and experience I don’t think I would attempt to offer office furniture assembly professionally. There are just too many factors that can turn something that is supposed to take 2 hours to assemble into something that takes 4 hours plus a lot of unnecessary frustration.
2) We value your time and keep our appointments.
One of the main complaints I hear from clients about other office furniture assembly services is that they don’t value their time. I have heard more times than I can count about other services making appointments and not showing up. Many times these clients don’t even receive a phone call to tell them the assemblers won’t be by.
While there are many reasons for this to happen, it usually boils down to whoever makes the schedule at these companies not really understanding how long things take. These people are usually hired for their managerial skills and typically have no experience actually doing the assembly. In the past I worked for a furniture assembly contractor and this was a huge issue. It ultimately led to the company going out of business.
When I started this company I knew that offering excellent service was just as important as doing outstanding work. When you schedule your office furniture assembly with us you can feel confident we will show up on time. We realize that you are trying to conduct business and delays in getting set up can have a huge impact on that. At FT Property Services I make the schedule and I ALWAYS make sure there is enough time to get the day’s work done.
3) We are licensed, insured and accountable.
It seems like this should go without saying but we are licensed and insured. You may be asking yourself “how does someone get licensed to assemble furniture?”. This is a valid question… the truth is their is no such license, at least in Alberta.
That said, since the majority of the work we do is handyman work, we are actually a licensed contractor. While this may seem like overkill for a furniture assembly service, I mention it because part of getting a contractor license in Calgary is passing a police background check. You can feel confident having us in your place of business and around your staff, the police have checked us out!
We are also fully insured to protect you, your staff and your business. You can relax when you hire us knowing that if something were to happen, you are covered. Again, this is something that should go without saying but you’d be surprised by the number of smaller office furniture assembly services operating without insurance.
Finally, we are accountable. FT Property Services has been operating since 2015 and we have no plans of closing any time soon. Our reputation is important to us, much like your business’ reputation is important to you. We know that protecting our reputation means doing excellent work and offering high quality service consistently. When you hire us you can have peace of mind knowing that we truly want to do a great job and exceed your expectations.
4) We are professionals.
Acting in a professional way goes hand in hand with offering high quality service. To us, acting professional means more than doing great work and keeping our appointments. It also means we treat our clients with patience and respect, communicate in a friendly and effective way and dress in clean and professional work attire.
When we are in an office working around people trying to do their jobs, we make a point of being as quiet as possible. This means no music, loud talking or banging around. While there is obviously some noise from the tools, we try to minimize this as much as possible. We also try to stay out of your staff’s way and not leave stuff lying around for them to trip on. In addition to this, we clean up any mess we make as soon as possible.
We treat our clients and their staff with the same level of respect we expect to be treated with. There are no “stupid questions” with us and we will do our best to address any questions or concerns you may have in a friendly way. We go out of our way to be courteous and polite to anyone in your office, including your clients. We understand that we are disrupting your place of business and try to minimize this as much as possible.
5) We assemble ALL brands of furniture.
Something else that sets us apart from our competition is that we assemble all brands of furniture. If you have tried to get office furniture from multiple suppliers assembled in the past you are probably already aware most companies will not do this. Our years of experience is what allows us to do this. We have seen and assembled pretty much everything at this point and appreciate the variety!
6) We can hang your wall decor
While hanging wall decor has nothing to do with office furniture assembly, it is something we often end up doing while at an office doing an assembly. Part of having a positive and productive work environment is creating a great atmosphere. Things like artwork, mirrors, whiteboards and shelves can transform a dreary office into a place people want to be.
While hanging wall decor may seem pretty straight forward, getting everything lined up and level can be a bit more challenging. Without experience doing these things, it can easily end up taking a long time to do. In addition to this, heavy items like large mirrors or pictures need to be hung properly. These items can’t just be hung on a nail and failing to hang them properly can result in some pretty expensive property damage and personal injury.
Finally, there are usually a bunch of hidden wires and pipes inside of walls. If you don’t know what you are doing you can very easily hit these. As someone who has been shocked in the past I can tell you that isn’t something you want to experience! To add insult to injury, the wall would have to be torn open by an electrician to fix the damage. Hitting a pipe in the wall is also really bad, even worse than a wire as it will cause extensive water damage. In addition to a plumber having to open up the wall to repair the damage, you will also be liable for damage to any floors under your office.
7) We can wall mount your TV’s and monitors.
Something else we frequently do while at an office furniture assembly job is wall mounting TVs and monitors. This is getting more and more common as these screens are great for entertaining and advertising to clients, presentations and training staff.
While hanging a TV may seem like a DIY job, unless you have an understanding of how commercial buildings are constructed, it can be a costly ordeal. Without proper anchoring your brand new TV can easily fall off the wall, damaging it and whatever (or whoever) it lands on.
If you aren’t confident in your abilities to safely wall mount a TV or monitor, it is best to have a professional do the job. That way you can feel confident knowing things are done properly and you won’t have to deal with a broken TV!
8) We offer a wide variety of Handyman services.
As I mentioned earlier in this blog, we are a handyman service. Office furniture assembly is just a small part of what we do and we can help you with a wide range of repairs and installations at your office. A few of the things our handyman service can help you with at your office are drywall repairs, ceiling tile replacement, light bulb replacement, cabinet repairs and minor painting projects. If you’d like to learn more about the handyman services we offer, please check out out handyman page.
9) We accept Debit, Visa and MasterCard.
It can be a real pain trying to pay for something with correct change these days. A lot of people don’t even carry cash. In addition to this, if you are paying for something in cash on behalf of your company you’ll have a bunch of extra paperwork to do just to get your money back. Similarly, many people no longer use cheques and prefer to pay for things by card. That is why we accept payment at your premises by Debit, Visa and MasterCard. We do of course also except cash and cheques, we try to make payment as easy for you as possible.
So if after reading this blog you’d like to find out why our clients love our office furniture assembly service so much, contact us today. We service the whole city and would love to help you set up your office!
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