Estate Managers

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SERVICES FOR ESTATE MANAGERS

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As an estate manager, when your homeowner sells their estate there are many details that need to be worked out for the movement of their items in the home. The homeowner has many irreplaceable items which they have collected and, often there are multiple locations that items need to end up at. Having everything go smoothly is a juggling act and, selecting the right moving company is not an easy task.

William C. Huff Companies understands the pressures put on the estate manager and has spent years specifically training staff to meet all the needs of a large estate move. From formal art/wine handling training by the industries finest professionals to the protocol and image training from other top former Major Domos, William C. Huff Companies have spared no expense to be prepared for any scenario we might encounter.

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As an estate manager you are fully aware that one of your biggest responsibilities to the owner is to be fiscally responsible when choosing any service provider. It is never easy to navigate between a good price and the best service, when presenting a proposal to the estate owner. However, a poor choice in service providers can ultimately cost the estate owner considerably more in mistakes, delays, damages and poor service, than the original “cheaper” price they paid.

At William C. Huff we do not ever try to give an owner the impression that our pricing is the lowest. However, we are very confident in letting our prospective clients know that we are always priced properly for the services we provide. Our confidence is backed up by the fact that the company has survived and thrived for over 100 years of up and down economies and, against other “cheaper” companies. “If we were over-priced, would over 40,000 home owners have used our services over the years”, is a typical response to estate owners who ask about our prices.

The number two concern of a private estate owner is TRUST. “Can I trust the people in my home” is what they always are thinking when someone new enters the home. It is up to the estate manager to ease the homeowner’s mind by ensuring that the those entering the house have been thoroughly vetted. The more new people who enter the home, the more complicated the vetting is.

At William C. Huff Companies we pre-screen all all new applicants not just for background and drugs but with a lenghty 4 part interview that is specifically meant to help vett any potential liabilities for our company. In addition to the lengthy vetting, our company does not allow any staff member into a private estate without first having spent several months working in our warehouse under close supervision and then gradually into non private homes. Only after passing clearance with our most senior staff, are newer staff allowed into private homes.

When an estate manager hires William C. Huff Companies they can be 100% assured that anyone from our company is trustworthy at all levels.

When a home or condo is being remodeled many times a designer is involved with the architect and new furnishings are selected. So, in addition to needing items moved out of the home, a place has to be established to receive the new furniture.

The William C. Huff Company works side by side with the builder, architect and designer to simplify the logistics for all aspects of the remodel. We can receive and inspect the new furnishings, pack and remove the existing items and even make items available for reupholstering, rug cleaning and reinstall and unpack everything and the end of the remodel.

“PRIVATE CLIENT” means just what it says, the client wants to remain anonymous and anything seen or heard while at a private clients’ house is never mentioned in public. And, that the clients’ name is never mentioned outside of the William C. Huff Company. Some estate managers have had issues with service providers taking pictures while at the private residence. These are never an issue with William C. Huff staff members. Privacy training is one of the biggest parts of our company policy for new staff.

+ Price

As an estate manager you are fully aware that one of your biggest responsibilities to the owner is to be fiscally responsible when choosing any service provider. It is never easy to navigate between a good price and the best service, when presenting a proposal to the estate owner. However, a poor choice in service providers can ultimately cost the estate owner considerably more in mistakes, delays, damages and poor service, than the original “cheaper” price they paid.

At William C. Huff we do not ever try to give an owner the impression that our pricing is the lowest. However, we are very confident in letting our prospective clients know that we are always priced properly for the services we provide. Our confidence is backed up by the fact that the company has survived and thrived for over 100 years of up and down economies and, against other “cheaper” companies. “If we were over-priced, would over 40,000 home owners have used our services over the years”, is a typical response to estate owners who ask about our prices.

+ Trusted

The number two concern of a private estate owner is TRUST. “Can I trust the people in my home” is what they always are thinking when someone new enters the home. It is up to the estate manager to ease the homeowner’s mind by ensuring that the those entering the house have been thoroughly vetted. The more new people who enter the home, the more complicated the vetting is.

At William C. Huff Companies we pre-screen all all new applicants not just for background and drugs but with a lenghty 4 part interview that is specifically meant to help vett any potential liabilities for our company. In addition to the lengthy vetting, our company does not allow any staff member into a private estate without first having spent several months working in our warehouse under close supervision and then gradually into non private homes. Only after passing clearance with our most senior staff, are newer staff allowed into private homes.

When an estate manager hires William C. Huff Companies they can be 100% assured that anyone from our company is trustworthy at all levels.

+ New Furnishings

When a home or condo is being remodeled many times a designer is involved with the architect and new furnishings are selected. So, in addition to needing items moved out of the home, a place has to be established to receive the new furniture.

The William C. Huff Company works side by side with the builder, architect and designer to simplify the logistics for all aspects of the remodel. We can receive and inspect the new furnishings, pack and remove the existing items and even make items available for reupholstering, rug cleaning and reinstall and unpack everything and the end of the remodel.

+ Privacy

“PRIVATE CLIENT” means just what it says, the client wants to remain anonymous and anything seen or heard while at a private clients’ house is never mentioned in public. And, that the clients’ name is never mentioned outside of the William C. Huff Company. Some estate managers have had issues with service providers taking pictures while at the private residence. These are never an issue with William C. Huff staff members. Privacy training is one of the biggest parts of our company policy for new staff.

Experience is not something that can be bought. It only comes only with time. William C. Huff Companies has been in business for over 109 years and has encountered almost any situation a homeowner may have. Many of our staff have been working in the company for more than 20 years which means their experience will always make a noticeable difference in the details and how smoothly a major estate move is conducted.

From the first phone call for an estimate until everything is totally settled, which sometimes takes years, the private family will feel a sense of security knowing that their needs have already been handled by the trusted, experienced professionals at William C. Huff.

Estate owners like to see the same people from the same company each time they use that service provider. Continuity leads to trust which allows a sense of safety and privacy, all of which are important to the private estate owner.

At William C Huff we have many staff members who have been in the field for over 20 years. We make it a point to track who has worked with which family and make every effort to have the same exact people work with that family for life. The Company has actually had one senior staff member crew lead a move for a young family from when they were first married and moved the family several times to several parts of the country. The last move was because the youngest child had just moved to college and they were downsizing. The crew leader, Jim, knew remembered the two children’s names and asked how they were doing, when the homeowner stopped by the office to reconfirm their moving dates and pick up boxes.

As your owners’ age the inevitable happens, a major lifestyle downsize. Many estate managers take on full-time responsibilities to help their estate owners sort through years of accumulation and help decide what can be kept and where everything else goes. Depending on the size of the estate and family connections, this process can take years. Not every average moving company can understand the enormity of the logistics to efficiently downsize large estates.

William C. Huff Companies not only has several experiences with downsizing larger estates over 20,000 sq ft but, the owner, Jim Henderson, spoke to the Domestic Estate Managers annual convention recently on the topic of estate downsizing. He has spoken to several realtor groups and has been quoted in the Real Estate section of the Wall Street Journal on the topic of home downsizing. The entire staff at William C. Huff are familiar with the complexities of major household downsizing and can make a daunting task…well…much less daunting.

Many private estates are filled with priceless art, heirlooms, antiquities and wine collections. It is not good enough to just have years of experience handling these items, often it is recognized by the families’ private insurers when the staff have undergone specialized training by industry experts.

The William C Huff staff has had art handling classes led by Merv Richard who is the Chief Conservator for the National Gallery of Art in D.C. Also, staff has been trained in wine handling by the owner of the International Wine Guild, Claude Robbins. Whether there is a collection of Warhols or 30 cases of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, the William C. Huff Companies is professionally trained to know exactly how to handle these.

“At William C. Huff our number one goal is to make our estate managers look good for their principles by consistently providing superior service.”
Jim Henderson Signature Text | William C. Huff Companies - Moving & Storage
President of William C. Huff Companies
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