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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. At what stage of my office relocation should I contact D.J. McGauley & Associates?

A: We invite you to contact us at any stage of your office renovation or relocation plans, but as we are a full-service provider, you can get seamless coordination right at the start of the process. We save you time, frustration and money by managing and implementing your entire project – from site selection and construction, to moving in and setting up. Please keep in mind that lead times may vary from 1 to 24 months, depending on the size and complexity of your project. Read more about our corporate renovation, relocation and project management services or feel free to contact us to find out how we can help you.

Q: What sets D.J. McGauley & Associates apart from other corporate relocation companies?

A: We act as a single point of contact for your entire project from start to finish. We hire and coordinate suppliers throughout every stage of your renovation or relocation, and we make sure that they seamlessly blend with your staff to make your move run smoothly.

Q: What services do you offer to growing companies?

A: Our project management team offers every service related to corporate expansion, including design, construction, project management, budgeting, move management and facility maintenance. Read more about our renovation, relocation services to find out how we can help you at every stage of the process, or feel free to contact us.

Q: Do you ever work with the general public or do you only work with businesses?

A: We stick to what we know best, namely facilitating corporate renovations and relocations, from the early planning stages to post-move management.

Q: What size businesses do you generally work with?

A: We usually help small to mid-sized companies with offices between 1,000 and 50,000 square feet.

Q: Are you able to move specialized equipment?

A: Yes. Our knowledgeable team of project managers have planned and successfully relocated a wide variety of specialty equipment, such as operating room equipment, computer rooms, trading room floors, safes and priceless artwork.

Q: How can D.J. McGauley & Associates save me money?

We pass savings from our volume purchases directly on to you. In addition, by taking on all of your tasks, your employees will remain focused and productive during your corporate transition.

Q: What is the biggest mistake people make regarding relocation?

A: They start the planning process too late and lose the opportunity to save time and money through good preparation. This often leads to leaning heavily on employees to help with the move, which will interrupt production and bring productivity to a standstill.

Q: Who is D.J. McGauley?

A: D.J. McGauley is Daniel John McGauley – our founder. Dan started the business in 1992 to address the many needs of companies that weren’t large enough to have staff dedicated to renovation and relocation. His goal was to make projects easier, more efficient, less stressful and more cost-effective for small to mid-sized corporations. Since Dan’s death in 2006, his son Mike has continued to run D.J. McGauley & Associates with the same efficiency, integrity and transparency as his father.

Client Testimonials

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  • You Really Came Through for us

    You Really Came Through for us

    “You really came through for us and we appreciated how professional and organized you were throughout the move. Everyone at Bilingual Recruiters Inc. commented on how well the relocation to our new home on Yonge Street turned out. I would recommend your firm to anyone having to go through the stress of relocating their office. ”

    Louis Cavalaris, V.P and Treasurer


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  • Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation

    Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation

    “Your expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation to our complete delight was invaluable. From evaluating our moving needs to completing repairs to the landlord’s satisfaction, to managing the renovations and fit-out of our new location and the office and warehouse move… everything was seamless and painless as something like this can be.”

    Mark Thomas, Vice-President


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  • Stellar client service

    Stellar client service

    “What singularly impressed us was that you did not just attend at our office to give it a cursory once-over look and then submitted an estimate for moving, but that you discussed our company’s relocation policy and process, spent time ascertaining what we were moving, and wanted to view the office space we were relocating to.”

    Abena Buahene, BA, LL.B, Registrar & CEO


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  • Very pleased with how smoothly our move went

    Very pleased with how smoothly our move went

    “We are very pleased with how smoothly our move went and we highly recommend D.J. McGauley’s. Initial consultation and assessment, purchasing and delivery of furniture, coordinating the moving of our existing office to our new office, Leasing hold improvements, coordinating the relocation and installation of our phone system/cabling.

    Rachel Oldfield, Manager, Finance & Administration


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  • Careful Planning & Strong Project Management

    Careful Planning & Strong Project Management

    “I appreciated your responsiveness, careful planning, strong project management and professionalism throughout the course of the move. Your willingness to assist in problem-solving unexpected issues and concerns as they arose was greatly valued.”

    S.M. Cheng, Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association


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  • Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track

    Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track

    “They developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track while minimizing surprises. Assisted with furniture purchasing and coordinated the acquisitions and installations of all furniture for our new offices. All outstanding deficiencies were fixed and we restarted our business in our new premises as if we’d always been there.”

    Christine Hughes, CFA, President and Chief Investment Strategist


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  • "McGauley's were fantastic

    “McGauley’s were fantastic, right from the first phone call: always responsive, great problem-solvers, kept us fully informed of all the options at each stage and calm in the face of every crisis. I can only imagine how much hard work they were doing behind the scenes that we never saw. We would recommend their services without reservation.”

    Helen Leask and Nancy Richardson, Partners


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  • Professionals we could count on

    Professionals we could count on

    “Originally, we were searching for a moving company but with your company we benefitted from a suite of services and most of all professionals we could count on. What sold us from the beginning was the knowledge, contacts and peace of mind that you bring to the table and we weren’t disappointed.”

    Margaret Eaton, President


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  • Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition

    Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition

    “Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition and we greatly appreciated your assistance and your expertise. Helping to organize the phone installation and dealing with the communications this transaction required really helped us to settle into our new space quickly and seamlessly.”

    Miriam Adams, C.M., Co-founder/Director


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  • Completed construction and move on time and on budget

    Completed construction and move on time and on budget

    “I had the pleasure of working closely with Mike and Tony on every aspect of the move including premise design, selection of materials, furniture planning, selection of general contractor and trades, permitting, scheduling and moving logistics. Very professional and competent in their roles and demonstrated their experience through expediting many processes, presenting innovative solutions and controlling costs.”

    Kevin Feeney, CFO


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  • Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling

    Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling

    “It was very reassuring for us at Infinite to be dealing with a team that had your knowledge and experience moving from one A-class building to another. The costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling.”

    Ali Zahedi, Managing Director


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  • You Really Came Through for us
  • Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation
  • Stellar client service
  • Very pleased with how smoothly our move went
  • Careful Planning & Strong Project Management
  • Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track
  • Professionals we could count on
  • Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition
  • Completed construction and move on time and on budget
  • Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling