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Sales Team

Paul Badalamenti Senior Residential Manager – 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 has moved up the ranks in Mid-West Moving & Storage starting as a receptionist.

Max Bengtsson Senior Residential Manager –  Max brings to the table 10  years’ experience in the moving industry working on both sides of residential moving including a vast knowledge of containerized as well as full service. Max knows Chicago very well and can help his clients logistically with their move in and out of the city.  He is an avid softball player and dabbles in photography in his spare time.

Karen VaneéCommercial Business Development –  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.

Bill Carlstrom Senior Commercial Relocation Manager –   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 Morrison Senior Commercial Relocation Manager – 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 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.


Luis Toledo – President and CEO Luis Toledo brings over forty years of management and industry specific experience to the Mid-West Moving & Sotrage 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 Mid-West Moving & Storage. Today, Luis has grown both Mid-West Moving & Storage 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

He recently won the Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite Executive Award of the year.

Jim Welsh – Senior Vice President –  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/ 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 Deignan, as the Controller for Mid-West Moving & Storage, manages all aspects of the internal accounting processes and a team of 3 others.  He is responsible for the company’s financial reporting, cash management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bid review and analysis, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses.

Robert has been with Mid-West Moving & Storage for 5 years, in the moving industry for 10 years total and a financial manager for over 15 years.  With his extensive knowledge of the industry, corporate accounting, company consolidations, and process improvement and documentation expertise, he brings a structure and solid financial foundation to the company.

Robert has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Accounting from Loyola University.  He is married with two children and is a bowling enthusiast and avid league participant for over 15 years.

Kevin Reinhardt – Manager of Technology and  Kevin maintains and supports all hardware and software technology needs for the company and staff both internally and externally. He is an expert in technology process efficiency, mobility, and proprietary industry software solutions.  Kevin manages multiple internal workflows that govern the day to day business and feed all processes and departments.  He supports all department managers in evaluating processes, workflows and campaigns running through the company.

Kevin has been with Mid-West for 9 years and in the IT field for over 15 years total.  He is an Excel master and a trusted problem solver. He also has a programming background including java.  Kevin has a bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Central Florida and is a Boston Terrier rescue dad and enthusiast of the breed.

Kari-Ann Ryan – Corporate Brand Ambassador – 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."
  1. In-home Estimate Face-to-face service may be your preference. Schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. We will come out, tour your home in person, and provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  2. Real-Time Video Survey Would you like to have a live video survey done by one of our senior relocation managers? Schedule a phone appointment that is convenient for you. We will connect via an app on your phone and virtually tour your home with you, then provide a free no-obligation move quote.

  3. DIY Video Survey Pressed for time or prefer to do it yourself? Download our virtual move survey app. Follow the process to record the items to be moved, hit send, and get a free move quote shortly after. We will handle everything via phone or email.