News & Events from Kitchener-Waterloo Movers

December 11, 2013

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Heather @ 3:15 pm

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader’s Choice Awards for best moving company in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader's Choice Awards

In November,, a daily online newspaper in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario region, released the results of its tenth annual Record Reader’s Choice Awards. These awards allow local residents to nominate and vote for their favorite people and businesses that they trust within the community. The results of these awards can be very useful for those who are seeking trusted local professionals for specific products and services. For the winners, it  gives them more credibility and a new way to find new customers.

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader's Choice Awards for best moving company in Kitchener-Waterloo

In the professional services category, Westmount Moving won 1st place and was awarded Diamond for best moving company.

For more information on and to see the complete list of winners per category, click here.

July 9, 2012

Kitchener – Waterloo Mover’s Best Moving Tips

By: Heather @ 5:54 pm

When planning a move, decide what will move with you and what will stay behind. There may be items that you don’t need anymore or that aren’t worth moving or perhaps your move is temporary and certain unnecessary things can be put into storage.

No matter what the answer is, decide beforehand what stays and what goes. If you have items already in storage, make sure you take a thorough inventory to ensure you’re not moving items you could do without.

Filed under: News,Quality Assurance

June 1, 2012

Annual Operation Conference

By: Heather @ 4:46 pm

Westmount Moving Kitchener-Waterloo took part in their annual operation conference in Kitchener this week.

It was a great opportunity for the sales, office, and operation staff to get together to work on improving our B.E.S.T. Quality Program.

Themes of the meeting included preparing for the upcoming summer rush, stressing the importance of communication from sales to operations, and also discussing about additional ideas to get more people in the Kitchener Waterloo area to learn about Westmount Moving.

December 12, 2011

Holiday Celebration!

By: Heather @ 7:45 pm

Our movers and office staff celebrated the holiday season this Saturday with a dinner and dance. With over a 100 people in attendance, this was definitely our biggest Christmas celebration yet!

We also take this occasion to announce the quality award winners for our Montreal, Ottawa and Kitchener movers. Awards are presented to one employee in administration and operations from our offices in Ottawa, Kitchener and Montreal.

Congratulations to our winners for their dedication to outstanding customer service and representing our company in a totally professional manner:

Sandy McCormick
Mike O’Neil

Juni Desnoyers
Kyle Kavanaugh

Michael Warnick
Steve Oliver

November 17, 2011

Winter Driving Safety

By: Heather @ 5:04 pm

Safety is an important concern for us as we are operating large trucks on the road. Following these important safety reminders will reduce accidents in the wintertime for both commercial drivers as well as everyone on the road:

  • Maintain your vehicle: inspection of tire treads and proper inflation is critical for traction and steering control in bad weather;
  • Beware of icy conditions as driving “too fast for the conditions” is a common cause of accidents;
  • Use headlights at all times to increase visibility; and
  • Increase your distance.

We wish everyone a safe winter driving season!

October 11, 2011

Best Driver Recognition

By: Heather @ 5:11 pm

We are extremely proud to have these professional movers on our team and congratulate them for a job well done. We recognize that to receive these high scores from our customers takes hard work, skill and dedication to long distance moving and these three truly are professional movers

The award winners (all long distance movers for our Montreal office) are:

Simon Belanger
Rob Pukalo
Mike O’Neill

Keep up the great work guys!

July 10, 2011

Westmount Moving Kitchener Awarded for Quality!

By: Heather @ 8:16 pm

The Westmount Moving Kitchener location was recognized for providing consistent high quality moving services with the award based on customer responses. Our Kitchener movers provide local, long distance and international moving.

Filed under: News,Quality Assurance

July 1, 2011

Westmount Moving Drivers Recognized for Quality

By: Heather @ 8:15 pm

Congratulations to Niyazi, Rob and Don for their high quality moving services! Both Niyazi and Rob are long distance movers for our Montreal office and Don is a long distance mover in Kitchener.

Thanks for your hard work guys!

Filed under: News,Quality Assurance

June 30, 2011

Safe Summer Driving

By: Heather @ 4:58 pm

While wintertime is seen as the most dangerous time to be on the roads, along with the heat, summertime brings driving hazards as well. At Westmount Moving, we promote safe driving to ensure a safe and successful summer. All of our drivers have been provided with these simple tips and reminders.

These summer driving tips are important for all of us to keep in mind as we are on the road.

  • Watch for children. With school out for the summer time, extra caution must be used in residential areas and around playgrounds. When children are playing, their attention is not on safety and they may unexpectedly dart into traffic.
  • Obey all traffic laws. Always stay within the speed limit and maintain a safe following distance. The faster you drive and the closer you follow, the more difficult it will be to avoid an incident ahead.
  • Watch for tourists. Tourists present a roadway hazard because they don’t always know how to get where they are going. Watch for motorists who are distracted or reading maps and be prepared for sudden stops or last-minute course changes.
  • Obey all traffic laws. Always stay within the speed limit and maintain a safe following distance. The faster you drive and the closer you follow, the more difficult it will be to avoid an incident ahead.
  • Avoid distractions. Inattentive driving plays a significant role in many accidents. Safe driving demands full attention so avoid distractions while driving such as eating, reading and the use of cell phones or other electronic devices.
  • Wear seat belts. Seat belts save lives and should be worn even on short trips.
  • Exercise extra caution in Work Zones. Slow down, increase your following distance and stay alert.
  • Plan your trip and allow extra time. Leave early and expect delays so you can reach your destination on time.
  • Be patient. Most importantly, be courteous, patient and expect the unexpected!

June 27, 2011

Westmount Moving Site Visits

By: Heather @ 4:37 pm

As part of Westmount Moving’s B.E.S.T. Move Quality Program we conduct site visits of moves in progress. These site visits are conducted on a random basis by key members of the quality team – with the majority of inspections conducted by Florence Schaap, our Director of Quality. The purpose of the visits is to ensure that the quality guidelines we have established are being followed by our crews. The site visits are a great way to see moves in progress, identify areas where problems can arise and find solutions. A site inspection will cover the following:

  • The cleanliness of the truck and whether the truck is amply equipped;
  • Whether the home has been properly protected to minimize the likelihood of dmage, with floor and bannister protection and door jambs;
  • Whether the crew was in full uniform and have a professional appearance and good hygeine;
  • Whether the move in process is being conducted to high standards; and
  • The overall satisfaction of the customer with the crew and how the move is being handled.

We strongly believe that seeing moves in progess is the best way to ensure that the promises we make to our customers regarding quality are being kept on each and every move!

Filed under: Quality Assurance
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