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Mandatory Water Use Fines Up for Consideration in California

Friday, July 11, 2014

Airtalk on Southern California Public Radio recently aired a story regarding California's consideration of mandatory water fines. We here in the San Diego area could be seeing some tougher regulations on our water use coming up in the near future. If you’re moving to the San Diego area it’s a good idea to keep on top of this issue especially if you’re moving in to a place that has a larger lawn or will need more watering than normal. As the water restrictions grow tighter so does the ability to maintain your lawn. If you are coming into the area and are looking for movers to make the move go smoothly contact us for top quality moving services.


Profesional Movers

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
To: Maria Rubalcaba
Subject: Renee Anthony

Below is an email I received from Mr. Anthony about the debris pickup today.  This is very professional and impressive.  Thank you
Please pass this on to their supervisors.

Hi Lisa,
The crew was here today to pick up the boxes.  There were four people.  They each shook my hand and gave me their name before starting work.  They were done inside of ten minutes.  Thanks for following up on this for me.


Lisa Cleary

Relocation Specialist



Goldfarb Storage and Move

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Hi Jim:

Thought it appropriate to send you a note to tell you how happy my husband and I are with the service we received not only from Oakley Relocation, and also from North American Van Lines.

Everything went like clockwork since the first time you walked in our door on Daisy Avenue in San Diego. Never was there a glitch, a problem of any kind. We were treated with respect throughout and were impressed and pleased with the spirit of team work from Oakley and North American. You guys were absolutely great.

Thank you for everything. It was a pleasure doing business with you, Oakley and North American.

Patty Goldfarb

Successful Delivery to Grover Beach

Friday, May 02, 2014
To: 'Traci Rader'
Subject: Delivery to Grover Beach



Our shipment (Walker) was delivered this morning. Thank you for your help in setting up this transaction for our office.

We want to particularly thank your driver and his assistant. Their professionalism and courtesy is worth noting to you. These two employees made sure that your organization is well represented in the field.

Colleen Arnold
Assistant to J Johnson
J Johnson Law Office, Inc.
PO Box 3
Grover Beach, CA  93483 

Great San Diego Move

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is with delight that we are writing this letter to you in regards to the superior service we received during our recent move from San Diego to Ogden, Utah on October 1, 2013. 

Most of our furnishings are Asian antiques with intricate and delicate details throughout.  We realized they were vulnerable but were reassured from the outset by the Oakley Relocation representative, Jim Wilkinson, that our items would receive the gentlest of care.  On moving day, the North American driver/team lead, Johnny Rosario again reassured us that we were in very caring hands.

Jim Wilkinson made the statement that “you will be amazed at how respectfully and carefully the movers are… they are professionals.” That statement proved true!

 From our first encounter with Jim to the subsequent calls and meetings for advice on packing, Jim was courteous, professional, and thorough.  He took time explaining every step of the move and what we needed to do to make the move successful.  His attention to detail and professionalism stood out remarkably from the other three moving companies that provided estimates for our move.  Jim provides excellent customer service.

When moving day arrived, Johnny Rosario and his team (Fernando Dominguez, and Dean Keaton) showed up precisely as scheduled, friendly, eager and energetic beyond imagination!  Johnny announced that we were all a team and was skilled at providing direction.  It was obvious how much respect each of the team had for Johnny and that respectful team included us!  We were treated to the same terrific treatment on the delivery end as well.

We are both professionals in senior management and we can spot skilled leadership.  We are inspired to write this letter to comment on Johnny’s natural flair for leading in a calm and professional manner.  His professionalism, friendly style, reassurance, and ability to manage a stressful situation while putting us at ease are remarkable.

Our move went without a problem from my first phone call to Oakley in San Diego to the final departure of the North American Van from our new home in Ogden.

A sincere “Thank you!” and “Wow!”  What an awesome job your company and staff did.  Please recognize your movers well.  We applaud their dedication.  Attached are photos of Johnny and his team during the offload in Ogden. Left to right: Dean Keaton (on ground); Fernando Dominguez; Johnny Rosario; Covis Law (Ogden-based contract mover)

Most sincerely,

Dr. Pamela Chapman

Assisted Living Moving

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Oakley Relocation specializes in helping seniors and their families when moving to a new residence, nursing home or retirement community. Our compassionate and caring staff understands the stress involved in making such a move, and excels at providing the personalized service needed to reduce the stress of a move.


Oakley Relocation is a preferred mover of elderly persons and our dedicated sales consultant for these moves is ready to assist. Please contact Stephanie Lewis at 858-432-3960 to learn more about how we can help you.

Oakley Moves Seniors

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Did you know Oakley Relocation specializes in elderly relocation and storage needs in San Diego?

Our compassionate and caring staff understands the stress involved in making such a move, and excels at providing the personalized service needed to reduce the stress of a move. Oakley offers seniors professional moving consultants to help with every step of the way and over 80 years of expertise with packing/unpacking, storage, decluttering and moving services. 

      Oakley Relocation is a preferred mover of elderly persons and our dedicated sales consultant for these moves is ready to assist. Please contact Stephanie Lewis at 858-432-3960 to learn more about how we can help you.

      Packing Tips Video

      Friday, August 02, 2013

      First San Diego Move?

      Saturday, July 20, 2013

      Is this your first move? There are probably a million things to do for your move and you may not be sure where to start. You have heard the horror stories of moving and you are hoping to be the rule to the exception. To avoid the "first move woes" try following these tips to make sure everything goes smoothly:

      1. Don't be afraid to ask for help

      You've never moved before, so you're not really sure what you need or what the move is going to be like. So get someone who has moved before and ask for some advice. Whether it's about packing, things you need to bring, or just cleaning tips, an experienced mind can give you some valuable help. You'll be kicking yourself if you realize you forgot to bring a trash can, a blanket, a fan, dishes, silverware, socks, a toothbrush. A second mind can help make sure you have everything you need.

      2. Don’t loose your patience

      Unless you’ve lived on your own before, it’s hard to know how much you eat, especially when you’ve been sharing with your family for your entire life. So when you move to your new place, don’t over-stuff your fridge and cabinets with food because much of it can become spoiled. For the first month, just buy what you need for a few days. At the end of the month you should better be able to judge how much you really eat.

      3. Don't worry

      You probably will feel really exhausted after you move in. This is because you’ve been cleaning, shopping, organizing, working, and going to sleep late. Don’t worry about it. After you’ve really settled in and have everything cleaned and under control, you should get your energy back again. There are several ways you can relax without spending additional funds.

      4. Don't forget to eat

      I said not to worry, but I didn’t say not to eat. You may be so overwhelmed by your first move that you might forget to feed yourself. When you’re done with cleaning for the day, make sure you eat and drink something healthy. You need to replenish your body with healthy nutrients to give you energy. Even though you might not be hungry, you don’t want to go a whole day of cleaning without nourishing yourself. Keep on hand some trail mix, fruit, and water during your move.

      5. Don't forget to do you laundry

      Maybe your mom has been doing laundry for you entire life. During the move, clean clothes could get lost in the shuffle and you need to make sure you have set aside clean clothes for the next few days. You don't want to find yourself realizing you have no clean clothes to wear.

      Good luck on your first move!

      Announcing the 2013 AlliedHR IQ Research / Phase 1

      Friday, July 19, 2013

      For 2013, we will be releasing the first phase (1 of 3) of the AlliedHR IQ research. This phase will focus on the topic of “Telecommuting and Mobility” within the workplace. Given the recent media coverage on Yahoo! and its shift in workplace policies, we think this would be a great stepping stone for AlliedHR IQ in 2013; providing rich data and encouraging/generating dialogue to the talent management community.  Here are some quick highlights from this research:

      After Yahoo’s decision to end telecommuting earlier this year, Allied HR IQ also surveyed HR professionals on how telecommuting is viewed and used in their company with interesting results:

      • 46% of companies surveyed allow telecommuting and nearly 1 in 4 employees on average take advantage of it.
      • 65% of companies allow telecommuting to help employees achieve work-life balance.
      • 9% of companies felt their existing telecommuting policy was strong regardless of the size of the company.
      • A strong telecommuting offering was not a major factor for companies with “highly successful” recruiting programs.
      • Although HR professionals report that their companies’ telecommuting policies are weak, they believe their organizations are relatively strong in providing “flexible working arrangements” (which include flex hours, personal time off, liberal vacation policies, etc.)

      As it relates to mobility, the survey found that 61% of those 30 and under are the most willing to relocate with career advancement and salary increases it as the main drivers while a spouse’s job and children are the main drivers to not relocate.

      We anticipate in releasing the phase 1 research later this week and wanted to give everyone the “first-to-read” opportunity.  This is a perfect time in reaching-out to your B2B leads (specifically your HR contacts / prospects) and sharing these research findings.

      For more background/FAQ about the AlliedHR IQ program, please contact

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