Team

Experienced Moving & Storage Services in Chicago, IL

Sales Team

Paul Badalamenti Senior Residential Manager – paulb@midwestmoving.com With 30 years of experience he can provide knowledge to help with all your moving and packing needs. Paul is IOMI Homeland Security Certified. After working for Allied, United, and Wheaton Van Lines Paul has now been a part of the Midwest Moving team for 8 plus years.

Esther Theer Senior Residential Manager – esther@midwestmoving.com Esther has moved up the ranks in Mid-West Moving & Storage starting as a receptionist.

Max Bengtsson Senior Residential Manager – max@midwestmoving.com 

Dave Lenon Senior Residential Manager – dlenon@midwestmoving.com  Dave is a seasoned professional with over 26 years of experience in the moving industry having worked for 4 moving companies in 6 different states.  After 20 years working for Allied Van Lines in the Washington, D.C. area, Dave joined the Mid-West team in sales and customer service so he could live closer to his children and seven grandchildren.  He is one of our representatives who can provide video surveys for household moves.  When he is not working he enjoys gardening and attempting to play golf.

Karen VaneéCommercial Business Development – karen@midwestmoving.com  A former radio personality, Karen can (and will) talk to anyone. Having been an “Air Force Brat” she knows a thing or two about moving from your perspective. A skilled move counselor, here to help.

Bill Carlstrom Senior Commercial Relocation Manager – bcarlstrom@midwestmoving.com   Bill Carlstrom is our Senior Commercial Relocation Manager. As a Senior Relocation Manager, he is responsible for building relationships with Businesses that have relocation needs. His engagement includes pre-relocation evaluation, project management execution, and communication for all needs throughout the project and beyond. He has been in the relocation industry for over 33 years and has experience working with many different industries. As an independent contractor, warehouse manager, operations manager, project manger to now sales manger, he has earned an extensive knowledge of all areas of the industry. Bill specializes in:  Government Contracting, Federal Contracting, Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E), Hospitality Relocation needs, Warehouse Delivery & Installation (WDI), and Office and Industrial Relocation (O&I)30 years of experience he can provide knowledge to help with all your moving and packing needs.

Graham Morris Senior Commercial Relocation Manager – graham@midwestmoving.com With  As a Senior Commercial Relocation Specialist, Graham brings 36 years of project management experience in the relocation industry. Throughout his career, he has led top-performing sales teams that continue to exceed client expectations. One of his proudest career moments include restoring relations with a twenty-year estranged client. During his free time, Graham enjoys focusing on personal and professional development. 30 years of experience he can provide knowledge to help with all your moving and packing needs.

Ken Stone Senior Commercial Relocation Manager – Ken@midwestmoving.com Ken Stone has a proven sales and project management background in relocation, logistics, and commercial moving. He is skilled and experienced in space planning and installation, with local, national and global experience. With over 21 years’ experience in the industry, Ken has established loyal account relationships and pays close attention to detail and on-time performance, resulting in increased business and referrals based on trust, superior service and follow through.


Leadership

Luis Toledo – President and CEO luis@midwestmoving.com Luis Toledo brings over forty years of management and industry specific experience to the Chicago Office Movers’ team. Early in his career, Luis the Mover was a sought-after employee and was requested by name. He saved up to purchase his first moving truck and start Midwest Moving and Storage, Inc. Today, Luis has grown both Midwest Moving and Storage, Inc. and Chicago Office Movers into organizations that collectively have performed over 130,000 successful moves in 35 years. Over the four decades, Luis has focused on creating an environment dedicated to excellence.

Always striving to improve, Luis added to his long-time career by completing an Executive Program from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Luis is a member of the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He actively gives back to the community through volunteering his time and also donating to Move for Hunger which partners with local moving companies to stock local food banks. He also has a passion for reducing his company’s carbon footprint by recycling unwanted items left after a move and donating used furniture to help improve lives in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In his free time, Luis enjoys skiing, sailing and spending time with his family.

His certifications: SBA-8a, MBE, DBE, S, CMS, City of Chicago, GSA, DOD, MSDC,Cook County, License ICC 75042, USDOT 294025

Jim Welsh – Senior Vice President – jwelsh@midwestmoving.com  As the Senior Vice President for Mid-West Moving & Storage, Jim Welsh brings over four decades of leadership experience within the moving and storage industry. Through a long career focusing on management, operations, and corporate sales positions, Jim’s specialties lie in mentoring high performance teams, individuals and delivering total customer satisfaction. Jim serves on the Operations/Safety as well as the Driver Retention Committee both a part of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Illinois. He is a proud and very busy grandfather to nine grandchildren. Jim describes himself as a coach by heart and enjoys actively participating in his grandchildren’s activities.

Ruth BernalHR Director/Complianceruth@midwestmoving.com Ruth heads up our people and program initiatives.  She is a skilled human resource expert with an advanced degree in management.

Robert Deignan – Controller – robert@midwestmoving.com Robert heads up the finance and accounting department.

Kevin Reinhardt – Manager of Technology and ProcessKevin@midwestmoving.com

Kari-Ann Ryan – Corporate Brand Ambassador – Kari-Ann@midwestmoving.com Kari-Ann has been with Mid-West Moving & Storage since 2017 and manages all the marketing, and branding initiatives including but not limited to print, digital, relationship, brand and so much more. She comes to us with a long time background and experience in Management, Marketing, and Sales.  Kari-Ann is a certified business partner for Constant Contact email marketing and has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration Marketing from Western Michigan University.

Reviews from Our Clients

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Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"I had a great experience with Midwest. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward. I have actually used them twice. I had different employees each time, but both crews of men were equally prompt, professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend Midwest."
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Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"Midwest Moving worked with me and my grandmother to move her entire house across the country. Very professional and efficient. My family has a history of moving with Midwest and each time they have taken care of our belongings until we settled in. 5 stars and heavily recommended for moving across the Midwestern region."