We, The Professionals Moving Specialists, are fully licensed and certified. While this may sound impressive, they are only words of a page. So what exactly do these words in relations to us as a company and you as a consumer?
Basically being licensed and certified is a guarantee of our honesty and ability. In order to get the credentials, the company has to go through an approved and recognized association. Here at The Professionals, we are associated with the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association.
The IMAWA was founded in 1906. For over a hundred years, they have been servicing the Illinois area and helping moving companies. Not only do they provide education, but they serve as a liaison to the government as well. They help both large and small businesses, educating them when needed and aiding them with any problems to ensure only the best work in the Illinois area.
The main purpose of IMAWA is to help the customers. They provide these services for the company not only to help them be the best they can be, but also to guarantee that the consumers are getting the help they paid for. Along with brochures and various media references on how to choose the right mover, they also have consultations if needed.
The association works very closely with the government. Some examples are the Illinois Department of Agriculture which deals with warehousing, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration which is involved with interstate moving, and the Illinois Commerce Commission which regulates moving in general.
Having existed for so long, the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association did not get its current name until 1953. Instead, they cycled through various other names before finally deciding that this was the one that best fit their purposes. Currently, 80% of all licensed movers in Illinois are part of IMAWA. About 44% of all these companies have been with the association for twenty-five years or more.
The best way to avoid getting swindled by a fraudulent moving company is to make sure they are properly licensed. If the information isn’t on their website, then contact them and ask them to provide the information. It may seem tedious, but the information is there for you, the consumer. Legitimate companies want you to know that they can be trusted. Fraud companies rely on the fact you might not want to bother.
The Professionals Moving Specialist are proud to say that we are licensed by the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association. Look us up before you hire us and see some of the reviews that were given about us. We have nothing to hide.