Company: Covington & Burling LLP
Scope of Services: The Covington & Burling project consisted of a liquidation of 15 floors in Washington DC for approximately 1,400 people. Assets also included storage, conference rooms, a daycare center, mailroom and open areas. The goal was to sell or donate all assets that could still be used for their original and intended purposes. All non-saleable assets were recycled or at worst disposed in landfill.
Company: Venable, LLP
Scope of Services: OLS was commissioned to liquidate Venable’s 235,000 square feet office in downtown Washington, D.C. over the course of one month. The location included office furniture, partner offices, a law library, high density filing, café equipment, and more. OLS was able to complete the removal 6 days early by removing 146 straight trucks of products via sale, recycling and disposal all while working around an NCAA basketball tournament, NHL and NBA games, and a snow storm.
REAL ESTATE / FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Company: CBRE (CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.)
Scope of Services: In 2009, CB Richard Ellis contracted OLS to dissemble and remove in excess of 200 assorted chairs, credenzas, desks, cabinets, lateral files, conference tables, round tables, hanging files, mail sorters, and other ancillary product from their Westpark McLean Virginia offices. Since then, OLS has been contracted to assist with many of CB Richard Ellis’s corporate and clients’ locations needs.
Company: Jones Lang LaSalle
Scope of Services: For the former Arnold & Porter, LLP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. For This project, OLS performed clean out of 988,000 square feet of product from there 555 12th Street location All furniture, high density filing, shelving and ancillary product was included. This project had two major challenges, 1) the client wanted us out in less than one month from the award of the project and 2) The loading dock height was 12’ high. OLS had to come up with a process using non-standard high trucks and containers to remove this product while meeting this aggressive schedule. In the end OLS completed the project in 21 days, soup to nuts.
MEDICAL /EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Company: American Red Cross
Scope of Services: OLS and the American Red Cross have had a professional relationship for 20 years commencing with the liquidation of their original headquarters in Old Towne, Alexandria. Since then, OLS has assisted the Red Cross on numerous occasions in securing reasonably priced furniture for National Chapters, consulted on furniture valuations, as well as disassembly, removal and liquidation of diverse assets – TVs, AV, VCRs, fitness equipment, portable generators, blankets, cots, loading dock equipment, cafeteria tables, chairs, library, racking, carpentry equipment, and ancillary furniture and equipment.
Scope of Services: OLS has had a strong continued relationship with MedImmune for over 10 years. With their headquarters right here in Gaithersburg, Maryland, when MedImmune is ready for a new project, OLS has been there to remove and repurpose the products for future use. Previous projects include: product updates, minimization of excess storage, relocations, renovations, and more.
Company: Chubb Holdings, INA
Scope of Services: For Chubb, OLS has completed multiple removals in the last two years. Most notably our first assignment was a 1,053,000 SF building that was filled with Chubb’s own products as well as storage from other vacated buildings. We finished the project, broom swept, in 25 days nonstop from start to finish. All product was sorted into metals and woods for maximum recycling. Since then, we have been asked to provide our services for Chubb under both their Facilities Management and direct company teams and hope to continue to grow our relationship.
Company: IBM Corporation
Scope of Services: OLS Trading, Inc. has been a strategic advisor to IBM since 2008, providing valuations for their negotiations, selling existing corporate assets, and facilitating disassembly. OLS has removed over 750,000 SF from multiple buildings varying from small in size to full campuses, nationwide including: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Texas. Product in these cases have been removed and donated, resold, and recycled for maximum credit off the cost of removal. Some projects have been completed with as little as 2 days notice. Currently we have multiple projects ongoing in the Boston area.
Scope of Services: Initially as a result of relocation, Accenture engaged OLS’s services 2001. Since that time OLS has been able to successfully develop, coordinate and execute inventory and disposition plans for Accenture in multiple locations throughout the U.S. With a variety of assets (ranging from commercial kitchen to AV & IT, to office furniture) and sometimes short lead times, however OLS has always met the time and budget requirements set forth by Accenture representatives.
GOVERNMENT & CONTRACTORS
Company: CNA Corporation
Scope of Services: For CNA, OLS performed a two-phase project to clean out a 6 story building in Alexandria, VA, including furniture, conference centers, mechanical and electrical equipment (such as generators, supplemental AC, UPS, PDU and fire suppressions), low voltage cable removal, building repairs, wall touch up to be paint ready, and miscellaneous other services above normal liquidation; a number of items being confidential in nature. Due to the scope this was an extended project.
Company: U.S. Government – Department of Labor
Scope of Services: The Department of Labor engaged OLS to remove their existing product and dispose of it during their renovation of some 1000 offices. As this entailed adhering to all applicable Federal laws and regulations as well as the disassembly and load out of occupied spaces, it was crucial for OLS to be diligent and sensitive to the agency’s normal operating procedures with as little disruption as possible.
Scope of Services: OLS partners with numerous local moving companies on a regular basis to assist in completion of product removal, relocation, buying, or selling, dependent upon the company’s directives and goals. Should you need a recommendation, we are happy to recommend a moving company in your area.