Professional development is a very important part of our mission at The Move Makers. Since our clients engage us to help them make important decisions about their personal belongings and navigate the process of moving and creating a new home, our Project Managers and Professional Organizers routinely earn professional certifications in several industry-related areas, the better to serve them. Here’s a snapshot of our achievements:
Operations Manager Rachael Langtry is certified as a SMM-C (Certified Senior Move Manager) by NASMM, the National Association of Senior and Specialty Move Managers. NASMM sets high standards and protocols for the senior move management industry, and, according to the NASMM website, an SMM-C certification “exemplifies an expanded knowledge of essential operation and client service issues unique to Senior Move Management.”.. Read the rest
Considering entering the job market? Join the Move Makers! Our awesome team members need assistance on our growing number of projects. We have a comprehensive training program, and work with some of the best clients in the Pacific Northwest! It’s a perfect part time job for people who like helping others, working alongside a team of caring professionals. To apply, check out our website here... Read the rest
2020 will go down in the books as one of the more challenging, strange and seemingly endless years in recent history. The stress of illness, politics, and economic downturn for many can make it difficult to reflect on what we are truly grateful for. But self-reflection and gratitude can be a healthy way of dealing with the present and help keep a focus on the future, with the hope of good things to come.
Our Move Makers team kept busy through the pandemic, and for that, we are most grateful. Adapting and working with our community partners and individual home owners has been challenging but we took it in stride and kept going. .. Read the rest
Our primary focus is doing our part to keep our employees, clients and the community safe, especially during the move process. We wanted to become educated and trained to enhance our ability to work safely as we are mindful of all of those who may or may not know if they are vulnerable.
Some movies make us laugh, some movies make us cry. But for Pete Wall, the film Pearl Harbor made him look at ways to help veterans. A few short months after viewing that fateful film, he formed Tools4Troops and has helped change the lives of veterans.
Pete, a retired sustainable construction specialist, teamed with Coast Guard veteran, Realtor and property manager Pat Dillow on a mission to deliver donated tools to both active duty and discharged veterans. Since 2014, Tools4Troops has supplied tools to over 4,000 veterans.
There is a real need for tools and supplies for veterans leaving the military and entering the job force. According.. Read the rest
Year number six is in the books for The Move Makers, and what a year it was! We continue to grow and have assisted with many move outs and move ins in 2019, all while taking the stress out of the process for our wonderful clients and their families.
In 2018, The Move Makers achieved A+ Accreditation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the leading professional organization for Senior Move Managers in the world. This year, our founder Carolyn Rowe was elected to the NASMM Board of Directors, and looks forward to her role on the leadership team... Read the rest
They’re one of the more ubiquitous items in our kitchens, often stuffed into a drawer or basket or shoved hastily under the sink. They’re plastic grocery bags and in Lake Oswego and other parts of Oregon, they’re facing a hasty demise.
As of July 1, 2019, Lake Oswego has ordered a ban on all plastic carry out bags in retail establishments over 10,000 square feet (think grocery and big box stores), with other establishments following suit by January 2020, according to Jenny Slepian, Lake Oswego’s Sustainability and Management Analyst.
Why the bag ban now? According to the town of Lake Oswego’s official city website, the goal is to change consumers’ behavior. .. Read the rest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lake Oswego, Oregon — The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has announced that The Move Makers has been awarded the NASMM A+ Accreditation for its excellence in the senior move management industry. Only 50 out of 950 member companies nationwide have achieved this distinction. The Move Makers is the only senior move management company in the northwest to earn A+ Accreditation.
“This accreditation decision represents the highest level of professional achievement that can be awarded to a senior move management company,” according to Mary Kay Buysee, NASMM’s Executive Director. “An organization receiving a three-year NASMM A+ Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process.”.. Read the rest