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Team

Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is proud of our team of dedicated professionals, many of whom have had long and successful careers with our company.

Larry Nelsen, Owner and President

 

Born in Seattle and raised in Edmonds, Larry has strong ties to the community and is Owner and President of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage. He is the fourth generation owner of the business started in 1890 by his great grandfather, Peter Hansen. Starting full-time with the company in 1970 as a helper when the company consisted of 2 trucks and a 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse, he purchased controlling interest from the family in the mid 70’s. Through the years, by finding great team members and implementing innovative systems, Hansen Bros. has become one of the most respected movers in the industry. Larry takes great pride in the company’s historical roots and the many awards Hansen Bros. has earned over the years, including winning the KING 5 Best Mover in Western Washington in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016!

Management

Dave Cullen, CFO

Dave joined Hansen Bros. in 1991 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the company. Dave has lived in Seattle for over 40 years and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business. Dave enjoys working for a family-owned business that is committed to providing the highest level of service to its customers. Dave is proud of the fact that Hansen Bros. is not content with being “just a moving company”, but is continually seeking innovative ways to meet their customers’ transition needs. Dave lives in North Seattle with his wife and daughter and, in his spare time, enjoys golf and his daughter’s many sporting events.

Rhonda Nelsen, Vice President – Human Resources

Rhonda has worked at Hansen Bros. for over 30 years. She directs the Human Resources Department and assists the Accounting Department with payroll and other day to day operations. Rhonda enjoys providing excellent customer service and believes that exceeding customer expectations is the best way to stay ahead of the competition and ensure repeat business. A lifelong animal lover, Rhonda volunteers as a docent at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pigs Peace Sanctuary. Rhonda lives in North Seattle with her husband and enjoys visiting their Whidbey Island getaway to look for rocks, view raptors and watch our beautiful Pacific Northwest sunsets. In addition to being an avid reader, Rhonda loves to garden, golf and cook, trying new recipes every chance she can!

Marketing

Eric Rovner, Vice President – Marketing

Eric joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2009 when Benevia, the company he founded in 2006, became HB Move Management, the “Senior Relocation Division” of Hansen Bros. In addition to leading this specialized division, he is responsible for managing all marketing, PR, advertising, and online presence for Hansen Bros. Eric’s professional background includes retirement community marketing and sales, most recently serving as the Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing for one of the most well respected retirement living development/management companies in the Pacific Northwest.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Whitman College.  Eric resides in North Seattle with his wife and two boys. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, furniture building, and doing just about anything with his family.

Sales

Alan Holm, Vice President – Sales

Alan has managed the Sales Team at Hansen Bros. since 1994 and is a Certified Moving Consultant. Alan draws from his 29 years of moving industry experience to help coach, motivate, and challenge each member of his Sales Team to become the “go to” professional for any moving and storage needs by their friends, neighbors, relatives, and professional network. Alan grew up in the Everett area, graduated from Central Washington University, and met his wife the first day of class. Off time is spent camping, salmon fishing, traveling, and landscaping.

Michael Stepney, Commercial Projects

Michael began his career in the moving & storage industry as a teenager working in the family business in British Columbia. After moving to Seattle to attend The University of Washington, he continued to expand his knowledge of the industry both in operations and in sales/project management. In 1996, Michael joined the Hansen Bros. commercial sales team with the primary responsibility of developing and promoting the commercial relocation services division of the company. Since then, he has assisted more than 4,000 businesses with moving their facilities and their employees to a new office locations and homes. Michael currently lives in the Bothell area and when he isn’t helping his clients with their moving needs, he enjoys spending time on home improvement projects, camping and especially windsurfing.

David Albaugh, Relocation Consultant, Seattle Office

David began working for Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage in 1996. He enjoys offering exceptional customer service throughout the moving process. David understands moving is usually a stressful time and excels in listening to the customer and offering solutions that are cost effective and individually appropriate. He also specializes in tailoring corporate relocation packages for individuals and groups. David lives in Edmonds with his wife and two children. He and his family enjoy the outdoors; especially fly fishing, backpacking and soccer.

Nicole Nicholson, Relocation Consultant, Seattle Office

Nicole originally joined the family of Hansen Bros. companies as a Move Manager and subsequently assumed the role of Services Manager for our Move Management Division before becoming a Relocation Consultant. With a background in interior design and construction management, Nicole has a strong understanding of the variables and time involved in sorting, packing and handling a client’s belongings. Working out the details and finding solutions to the challenges that can arise for families making a move is what gives Nicole the most satisfaction in her role as a Relocation Consultant. Nicole lives in Ballard with her family and enjoys practicing yoga, playing with her kids and riding motorcycles.

Riley Lanfear, Relocation Consultant, Seattle Office

Riley joined the Hansen Bros. team in January 2021. He was born and raised in Seattle and enjoys working for a company that shares roots in the city’s rich history. Riley takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service with a strong emphasis on timeliness and attention to detail. He holds a BA from the University of Montana where he studied organizational communication and fly fishing. In his spare time, Riley enjoys cheering on the Mariners, salmon fishing, and rebuilding his family cabin in the South Puget Sound.

Brad Schuster, Relocation Consultant, Newcastle Office

Brad joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2012, bringing with him nearly 10 years of prior experience in the moving and storage industry. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the moving business and has held roles in operations, interstate dispatch, and outside sales. Brad is passionate about making sure that his clients can rest assured that he and his team have all their needs and worries covered come moving day. He enjoys serving in various roles at Reach Church and spending the rest of his time becoming the best husband and father he can be. Brad resides in Monroe with his wife Carissa Anne and their daughters Paisley Anne and Prairie Anne.

Paula Seward, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office

Paula has over 35 years of experience in the Moving & Storage industry, starting at the corporate level and then driving electronics cross-country. In 1983 she went into moving sales in our nation’s capitol and has been helping people with their relocations ever since. For the past 10+ years Paula has focused on serving retirement communities and she takes great pride in helping seniors navigate the relocation process and reducing their stress during a challenging time. Paula and her boyfriend of 18 years live in Edmonds with their two dogs and enjoy spending weekends at the family lake house fishing, hiking and gardening.

Pete Winchester, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office

Pete initially joined Hansen Bros. in 2006 as a moving helper and has since held roles including mover, driver, operations manager, and inside sales. He enjoys helping clients and takes great pride in his ability to creatively solve problems. Pete was born in Homer, AK and has been a resident of Washington state since 1998. He currently lives in Everett, WA with his girlfriend, her son, and their two cats. Pete spends his free time hiking, drinking local craft beer, reading, and playing guitar.

Will Chapin, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office

Will has been a part of the Hansen Bros. team since 2011. He was born and raised in Washington and is proud to work for a company that was as well. He has over a decade of moving experience, beginning as a helper on the trucks moving furniture and leading to his current position of Relocation Consultant. He takes great pride in being a problem solver with a strong work ethic and has received company awards for providing exceptional customer service. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with family, playing softball and enjoying a good round of golf.

Quality Assurance

Dave Jedlicka – Quality Assurance Manager

Dave started with Hansen Bros. in 1994. He has held a variety of positions in the company and is now the Manager of Quality Assurance. Dave works to make sure that Hansen Bros. is following the highest standards possible, both internally and in compliance with state and federal regulations. Dave and his wife of over 20 years live in Bothell. He formerly sat on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Wrestling Association, where he was also the official State Photographer covering the sport at the high school, college and senior level. He is also a huge trivia, music, and TV buff.

Administration

Quang Ha – Accountant

Quang joined the Hansen Bros. team in January 2021. His favorite aspects of his accounting position are working with highly experienced and knowledgeable colleagues throughout the company and expanding his knowledge of the moving industry.  Quang enjoys his office work environment, describing it as fun, productive, and supportive. When not at work, Quang likes to slow down and enjoy being in the present by hiking and spending time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

Interstate Department

Ray Breshears – Interstate Dispatcher

Ray started in the role of Interstate Dispatcher in June 2021. Growing up as an Air Force brat, he became very familiar with the process of moving at a very young age. Ray became a truck driver in 1999, joined Peasley Transfer & Storage as a household goods driver in 2013, and continued driving as an owner operator when Peasley merged with Hansen Bros. in December 2015. In addition to his extensive driving experience, Ray has worked as a General Manager and holds a BA Degree from Boise State University. He enjoys hiking and fishing as well as spending time with friends and family. Ray also spends much of his free time doing charitable work for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Mark Hoffman – Customer Service

Mark started with Hansen Bros. in 2017. He is very excited and proud to be part of the Hansen Bros. team with their long history and dedication to customer service through their 127 years of serving the public here in Seattle and beyond. He has multiple years working in customer service in both the hospitality and retail industries. He has a BA from the University of North Texas (Go Mean Green) and is a proud backer of his beloved UNT Eagles. He and his wife Marjorie are recent transplants from Texas via a short stop in Florida. In their free time they love exploring the great state of Washington, cooking, wine tasting and enjoying Sounders FC games.

Amanda Rivas – Customer Service

Amanda joined the Hansen Bros. team in early 2023 as a Move Coordinator following many years of professional success in both the hospitality and customer service industries. Amanda has extensive experience in project management, logistics, and event management – all highly applicable to coordinating moves! Her favorite aspect of her role is being able to reduce the pressure and stress that customers often experience when making a long distance move. help people be less stressed for their move and knowing that I’m able to take some of the pressures that one may be going through. When not at work, Amanda enjoys going on adventures and trying out new things with her two children; Ulysses (15) & Odessa (6).

Seattle Branch

John Smith, Branch Manager

John joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2010 bringing 5 years of customer service experience with him. He began his employment at the Seattle Branch, subsequently worked at both our Lynnwood and Newcastle branches, and then returned to manage the day to day operations of our Seattle Branch. Even though he was born and raised in New Jersey, John now calls the Pacific Northwest his home. John loves his job but he also enjoys watching sports, hanging out with friends, and playing guitar. He lives in Bothell with his wife, daughter, and two cats.

John Melrose, Operations Manager

John began with the Hansen Bros. team as a Mover in 2009. In 2012, he relocated to Chicago, IL and worked for another moving company where he was promoted from being a Mover to a Move Manager position. His experience in Chicago was exceptional and the many over the road moves he performed allowed him to visit & explore most of the East Coast and a portion of the Midwest. John’s enduring passion for the Northwest brought him back to Seattle in 2016 and he was immediately welcomed back to our team as a Driver/Mover. Then, in 2023, John was promoted as the Operations Manager for our Seattle branch office. In this role John is responsible for scheduling crews, ensuring customers are well informed about their moving process, and handling questions and challenges both before and during the move. When asked what he likes most about his new role, John said he enjoys dispatching because he knows what it’s like to be a mover and finds fulfillment in connecting with his crew members. John lives with his wife and two cats in North Seattle and, when not at work, enjoys writing music, playing sports, and making homemade science projects.

Newcastle Branch

Adam Trueax, Branch Manager

Adam joined Hansen Bros. in 2021 after spending the previous 10 years in Texas working for a large multi-division moving agency. He has a significant background in high volume distribution, household goods, and commercial moving and warehousing. Adam is a proud father of five children, 3 girls and 2 boys. He is originally from Oregon and grew up all over the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys the outdoors and family activities including hiking, fishing and camping.

Jordan Brown, Operations Manager

Jordan joined Hansen Bros. in 2018 as a moving crew helper at our Lynnwood branch and quickly proved himself to be a hard working and valuable member of the team. Over time he assumed more responsibilities including mentoring new crew members and completing moving paperwork with customers. In 2020, Jordan “graduated” from the helper role and became a driver. His great attitude, customer service, and moving skills were well appreciated and he earned his way toward being a lead driver, still at the Lynnwood branch. In 2022 Jordan was promoted to the position of Operations Manager at our Newcastle branch. His favorite aspect of his job is using his experience and creativity to overcome the inevitable challenges that arise during the process of performing a move. He also highly values the camaraderie between the moving crew members and the management, and the amazing feeling of satisfaction when a job goes exactly as planned. When not hard at work, Jordan may be found serving his church, enjoying the outdoors, and relaxing with friends and loved ones.

Lynnwood Branch

Jim Mueting, Branch Manager

Jim joined Hansen Bros. in 1986. He is one of only a few employees who have held the position of mover, salesman, warehouseman, and dispatcher. In 1995 he assisted in launching a division for new product distribution. In 2000 Jim left Hansen Bros. to pursue other interests. 2003 Jim returned to Hansen Bros as the Newcastle Branch Manager. He transferred to the Lynnwood Branch as the Branch Manager in 2006. Among his top priorities are continually improving how Hansen Bros. conducts business and building the company’s presence in Snohomish County. Jim and his team are committed to ensuring that our customers’ experience is the best possible. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in Lincoln, NE.

Carl Kendall, Operations Manager

Carl joined Hansen Bros. in 2015 as our Administrative Assistant for the Lynnwood branch. In 2019 he was promoted to the Operations Manager position where he still holds responsibility for managing our professional crews and ensuring the quality of services we deliver. Carl draws great satisfaction from working with customers and crew members on a daily basis. A lifelong Washington resident, Carl enjoys the outdoor activities the state offers including; golfing, fishing and attending an occasional Sounders game. He lives in Lynnwood with his wife Karrina.

Special Projects, Freight & Shipping

Colin Kusuda, Commercial Projects

Colin joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2022 as a Commercial Accounts Project Manager. His professional background includes serving as a Visitor Service Representative at the Future of Flight/Museum of Flight, working as a Maintenance Parks Assistant responsible for the Mukilteo Lighthouse beach upkeep, and managing a PC gaming Café in California where he coordinated with game companies to organize events with rare prizes. He earned his BA degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington with a concentration in Technology and Innovation Management. Colin’s primary responsibilities at Hansen Bros. involve accurately maintaining clients’ inventories using warehouse management software, tracking the weight/space of stored goods, and working closely with our  operations team to coordinate delivery and installation needs. His favorite aspects of working at Hansen Bros. are the friendly and willing-to-help work culture, the busy but satisfying work days, and his goofy coworkers. It’s often said that the people you work with make or break a job, and he completely agrees with that statement. Outside of work, Colin’s greatest passion is playing video games with his friends and family, specifically League of Legends. When not gaming, you can find him trying new food spots/cuisines, hanging out and swimming in lakes with friends on hot, sunny days (he was actually a competitive swimmer for nearly a decade), and watching a wide range of movies/shows while being enveloped in a soft blanket.

Why Choose Us

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History

Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is locally owned and operated by the same family for four generations, since 1890. We have a well-established reputation for service quality and reliability with a high percentage of repeat household and commercial clients.

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Professionalism

We’re a certified ProMover by the American Moving and Storage Association with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, voted “Best in Western Washington” in 2009 and from 2011 to 2016 by KING5. Our company is fully licensed and insured and member of WMC and AMSA.

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Value

Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage provide free, no-obligation in-home estimate and competitive rates, including low minimum rates for shipments moving under 300 miles. We’ve set a refund policy for unused packing materials and three Puget Sound locations to help clients save on travel fee costs.

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