Since 2007, Hilldrup Atlanta has been helping families, professionals and businesses move. Recently, it was Atlanta’s turn to move…ourselves! Ed Haeussler, VP and General Manager, Atlanta and Brandi Hatch, Office Manager, set out towards the end of 2018 to look for a facility that would offer more space for both our employees and customers’ belongings alike. We’re proud to have found the perfect facility – now located in Dacula, GA, just 30 miles outside of downtown Atlanta!
Providing one of the best places to work for our employees and an award-winning experience for our customers are both at the heart of our organization. And that comes down to having plenty of space. Between wanting to offer enough square footage of space for our clients’ items to be stored safely, to creating an efficient workspace for our team, the size and location of the new facility was critical.
Originally located in Lawrenceville, GA, our warehouse space in the Atlanta area now totals 90,000 square feet with 7,000 square feet of humidity and temperature-controlled storage. Previously, Hilldrup Atlanta offered 62,500 square feet of storage space, 4,000 square feet of which was temperature-controlled. As far as mileage for the move, our team ended up moving just down the road – in fact, only two miles away!
“While we weren’t moving too far in distance, the move created a huge upgrade in Hilldrup Atlanta’s overall facility,” explained Ed. “We knew the move had the potential to impact employees because we were changing where we’ve always been so we wanted to keep that in mind and make sure employees wouldn’t be negatively impacted.”
The biggest challenge, however, was the volume of the move and the planning it required. Our team ensured that all departments – whether office staff or operations personnel – were able to operate as usual.
“This move required 150 loads of product, between office items, [Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment] FF&E, customer vaults and pallets,” explained Ed. “We needed to disassemble and then reassemble racks for the warehouse as well. We handled the logistics of all that while still taking care of our number one priority – our customers.”
While the final to-dos of the move are being completed – installing more security systems, upgrading technologies around the office and installing signage – the move experience couldn’t have been more well-strategized and executed.
“This is a new workspace that has never been occupied before,” said Ed. “Employees have been settling in to the new space and are extremely happy and impressed.”
Congratulations Hilldrup Atlanta on your new space! We look forward to the opportunities that this new location of our Atlanta branch will offer to our clients, contractors and employees alike!
Chris Driggers, Commercial Project Manager (left), and Jimmy Eloy, Commercial Team Lead (right), ensure that all items are unloaded properly from our truck to Team Atlanta’s destination – their new facility!
Christopher Driggers, Commercial Project Manager, and Kathleen Toney, Commercial Services Coordinator, assist with moving crates from our previous location to our new facility in Dacula, GA – just 30 miles outside of downtown Atlanta.
From left: Destiny Landing, OA/DA Coordinator; Kiera Thomas, Commercial Dock Coordinator; and Leah Calhoun, Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk, assisted with moving office items into Atlanta’s new facility.
With 90,000 square feet of storage, Hilldrup Atlanta’s new space offers customers plenty of storage options and solutions for their most valuable items.