president of NorthStar Moving in Los Angeles, Ram Katalan began to see a sickening slide in his bookings about a year ago. When he realized his business was weakening most among middle-income clients, he refocused on the high end market…Katalan, 43 expanded his premium services and launched new ones, including Photo Perfect Packing. “It’s a lot more expensive” says Katalan. “But the people willing to pay for it are not as effected by the economy.”
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NorthStar Moving’s benefits extend to not only dependents but to domestic partners as well. Both the sales and moving teams are recognized for jobs well done with cash bonuses, trips, gift certificates, iPods, TV’s and other such gifts…Management positions at NorthStar are almost always made up of employees that have been promoted from within the organization…NorthStar Moving has set up their offices to offer a sense of home away from home to its employees…
[NorthStar Moving] CEO Ram Katalan says that his company caters to life in Los Angeles, where celebrities and production studios take advantage of the company’s 107,000-square-foot storage space, as well as services like discreet moving (using decoy trucks to avoid paparazzi), late night moving, and photo-perfect packing, where every item–from sofa to spoon–is replaced exactly where it was before the move.
Add Irvine to yet another top-of-this-and-that list. A Los Angeles-based moving company called NorthStar Moving Corporation crunched some numbers and blasted out a press release. The mover’s customers, apparently, prefer Irvine more than all other Orange County locales…
Inc. today ranked NorthStar Moving Corporation No. 2,563 on its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country, jumping up 638 spots from last year’s list…NorthStar Moving provides special care to ensure valuables are well protected — from convenient mobile storage, to luxury service packages including partnerships with professional organizers, home tech services, and even Oprah’s dog trainer.
“We noticed that there was a huge void in the moving industry,” says Laura McHolm, co-founder of NorthStar Moving Corporation in Los Angeles. “Service is important in any business, but the moving industry seemed to have forgotten that.”…Since its founding in 1994, the company has garnered eight “Honor Roll” awards from the Better Business Bureau and a long list of recommendations from high-profile clients such as Angelina Jolie, Diana Ross and Chuck Norris.
Through its partnerships with the California Cat Center and Oprah’s personal dog coach Tamar Gellar of The Loved Dog(TM), NorthStar Moving eases the stress for both pets and pet owners during a move. While NorthStar Moving provides the celebrity treatment to their clients, the company’s partners provide the ultimate red carpet treatment to their pets, eliminating the confusion and fear that cats and dogs experience with relocating.
To help ease packing anxiety, Laura McHolm, a storage and organizational expert for California-based NorthStar Moving Corporation, says “the key to packing the perfect suit case is doing your homework before you go on your trip.” Mcholm has offered some suitcase organizing tips to deal with the “Space Crunch” Put upon travelers by the airline industry.
Who Knew? NorthStar Moving, the LA based company that specializes in luxury based moving services and has a celebrity based clientele, recently added three new packages to roster. There’s “the Angelina” (for moving children, natch) and “the Britney” (for, you guessed it, sorting out the chaos at your new home), but our favorite is “the Paris,” which offers customized care for pooches while clients are in transit. Boarding, grooming, and even therapy are covered. “They can get a little schizo,” says NorthStar co-founder Laura Mcholm. We’re not sure if she’s referrring to the dogs of their owners.
Today’s Back to Basics tips come from Laura McHolm, the co-founder of NorthStar Moving & Storage Co., and who is also an on-site storage organizational expert…Pack one backpack that stays in the car. Include your maps, files with your reservation information, first aid kit, camera, tickets, etc…Wrap items like books with car games, deck of cards, sticker books…etc. as presents…When you make stops along your route place the presents on the kids’ seats.
Laura McHolm’s moving company is no ordinary moving company. NorthStar Moving Corporation is the “movers to the stars.”…”Every item on the property was handled with extreme care and precision from $100,000 pieces of art to a $50 lamp,” raved the production supervisors of hit reality TV show “America’s Next Top Model,”…In 1994, she started NorthStar Moving Corporation. Every year since then, NorthStar has been the darling of companies that award other companies for providing customers with red-carpet service.
Sometimes NorthStar Moving will even organize the move in the darkest of night o throw off photographers. And when it comes to service, no job is too small. In at least one instance, the company got a nighttime call from a celebrity requesting that someone come over and move a single chair from one room to another. The company obliged.
proving that Hollywood’s penchant for green is infectious to all industries, a moving company called LA Northstar Moving Corp has decided to travel in a more eco-friendly direction. The company, which counts such stars as Angelina Jolie among its clients – is switching to biodiesel across its entire fleet…We applaud NorthStar Moving for converting their fleet to biodiesel and other green additions!
NorthStar Moving, the leading residential and commercial mover in California, offering local, intrastate, interstate, and international moves, as well as storage services, announced April 22 that they have converted all of their trucks to biodiesel fuel…NorthStar Moving continues to find new ways to lighten its carbon footprint, now powering its vehicles with cleaner burning fuel made from natural renewable sources such as vegetable oils.
Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving Corporation has redefined the moving and storage industry. Recommended by The Franklin Report, MovingInsurance.com, and an impressive list of celebrity clientele, recipients of Angie’s List Super Service Award(R), “A” rated by the Better Business Bureau, and voted Citysearch Best Mover 2007, NorthStar Moving has proven the state-of-the-art way to move is with its red carpet service.
NorthStar Moving, a local moving company, has three new packages for its high-end clients: The Paris, which offers pet pampering during a move; the Angelina, which offers babysitting for kids; and the Britney, which offers the help of professional organizers to make moving easier…The program is the brainchild of Laura McHolm, NorthStar’s co-founder.
Storage and Organization expert Laura Mcholm of LA’s NorthStar Moving and storage suggests keeping track of the appliances you regularly use and the weeding out of those you don’t. “Get post it Notes and every time you use an appliance write down the date and stick the note on the appliance,” She says. The next time you use it you will be able to track how often. Do you find that you never use the appliance, or did you use it frequently when you first used it and then stopped. If you do not use the appliance it is taking up valuable space and you should consider giving it to charity.
It is essential to take the time to investigate a moving company’s reputation and capability and establish good two-way communication in order to have a successful move…Ram Katalan is the founder and president of NorthStar Moving Corporation, which specializes in providing moving and storage services.
To attract luxury customers, Katalan, 43, expanded his premium services and launched new ones, including Photo Perfect Packing, in which every object is photographed and inventoried before being loaded onto a truck… The service has been particularly popular with reality TV shows, including America’s Next Top Model, which contracts with NorthStar Moving to handle the temporary packing in homes borrowed for filming.
Ram Katalan is proud that his company’s revenues are holding steady – a feat he has worked hard to achieve, while many of his colleagues in the moving and storage industry are suffering 20% declines…When he realized his business was weakening most among middle-income clients, he refocused on the high-end market, which is less susceptible to economic fluctuations. Katalan has added services that include pet sitters, professional organizers, and nannies – as well as a decoy truck for celebrity customers.