Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

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As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process, as circumstances require.
  • Hansen Bros. is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Hansen Bros. is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

Team

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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.

Drew Eriotes, Vice President – Operations

Drew joined Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage in early 2017, bringing 30 years of experience in the moving, storage, and logistics industry. He has worked for several moving agencies in addition to serving in management roles at SIRVA, Inc. (Allied Van Lines & North American Van Lines) for 19 years. Drew holds a degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He is excited about his new role at Hansen Bros. and looks forward to capitalizing on his knowledge and experience to help the Hansen Bros. team continue to grow and improve. Drew is thoroughly enjoying the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and his wife, two college age sons, and family dog are relocating from Indiana to join him here. In his free time Drew likes hiking, yoga, running obstacle course (Spartan) races with his sons, and visiting wineries with his lovely wife.

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.

Pete Winchester, Relocation Consultant, Seattle 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.

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.

Will Chapin, Relocation Consultant, Newcastle 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.

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 cross-country hauling tradeshows and electronics. 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 8 ½ 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.

Bruce Crabtree, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office

Bruce started with Hansen Bros. in 1998 and has successfully served in many capacities including Operations Management, Outside Sales, and Inside Sales. Bruce likes the variety of his job and working with people that really appreciate the assistance he provides. Bruce is proud to be a Seattle native – his great grandfather moved to Washington state from Maine in 1908 and his family has been here ever since! In his free time, Bruce enjoys travel, golf, photography, gardening and fine food.

Kevin Woodward, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office

Kevin joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2019. He brings over 10 years of moving industry experience in sales, operations and interstate dispatch. He enjoys helping his customers through the relocation process and truly taking the stress out of moving. Kevin lives in Marysville with his fiancé and their son. In his free time he can be found spending time with his family outdoors  spending time camping, hiking, riding dirt bikes and playing 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

Alex Cashman – Accountant

Alex joined Hansen Bros in early 2019, bringing more than 5 years of accounting experience. His favorite aspects of his job are interacting with customers and helping to improve Hansen Bros. accounting processes.  When not at work, Alex is busy studying for the CPA exam, playing sports and hanging with family and friends.

Interstate

Pat Waters, Interstate Claims Manager

Pat started with Hansen Bros. in January of 2012, bringing an additional 27 years of Allied experience to our Interstate Department. His responsibilities include managing interstate claims, customer service and move management. Pat’s professional passion is ensuring that our interstate customers are provided with the best moving and storage experience in the industry. Pat is a native of Seattle and an avid Husky – having graduated from the UW far too many years ago! Pat enjoys reading, collecting 1st edition literature, and spending time with his daughters and granddaughter. Pat lives in west Seattle with his wife Peg.

Denise Johnston – Interstate Dispatch

Denise joined Hansen Bros. as our Interstate Dispatcher in 2019, bringing her 20+ years of experience in the moving industry including local and long haul dispatch for both commercial and household Goods. She takes great pride in sharing her knowledge and experience with a team focused on bringing the best possible experience to our customers as well as our drivers, vendors and fellow employees. Denise is a proud mom of 2 daughters and 3 young grandsons that keep her running! In her spare time, Denise enjoys cooking, gardening and refinishing/restoring/re-purposing old and neglected furniture.

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.

Tiole Maluafiti – Customer Service

Tiole joined Hansen Bros. in 2019. Born and raised in the Seattle area, she’s a single mother of two young boys and has unmatched expertise in multi-tasking, time management, and successfully fulfilling many responsibilities at once while still seeing the bigger picture! Tiole always welcomes new challenges and believes that making mistakes and finding ways to overcome them is what makes learning an exciting adventure. Her professional background has primarily focused within the customer service industry – helping people is a hobby for Tiole both at and outside of work. When not at work, Tiole spends all of her free time being Super Mommy to her boys and Super Daughter to her mom. Her personal philosophy is that life isn’t worth living if the time she spends isn’t with the people she loves the most.

Seattle Branch

Rich Larsen, Branch Manager

Rich has served as the Seattle Branch Manager with Hansen Bros. since 2002. Prior to that he worked for over 20 years in the truck rental industry. Rich prides himself on serving the needs of customers and enjoys when a customer calls to share how hard the crew worked, how courteous they were, and that they made the move a lot easier than expected. In his spare time, Rich may be found at local car shows proudly displaying the 1967 Shelby Cobra replica that he built in his one car garage! His other interests include home remodeling and repair.

John Smith, Operations 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.

Newcastle Branch

George Walker, Branch Manager

George originally joined Hansen Bros. in 2006 and then left in 2011 to pursue another opportunity in the moving industry. Fortunately for all involved, he returned to our team in 2018 with his over 40 years of experience in all facets of the moving business. George is excited to be back with Hansen Bros., helping the company to lead the market for quality moving services and satisfied customers. George resides in Puyallup, WA where he enjoys spending time with his family and following professional auto racing. His favorite part of being a member of the fourth-generation, family owned team is meeting customers whose families have been loyal to Hansen Bros. for as many generations.

George Erickson, Operations Manager

George joined Hansen Bros. in 2018 after a successful career in the Self Storage and Property Management. He started in the spring of 2018 on the trucks as a helper and driver. Then in December 2019 he was promoted to our Lynnwood commercial warehouse to assist with the management of our large FF&E storage accounts. George was then promoted in 2019 to be the Operations Manager at our Newcastle office. The aspects of the position he enjoys most are the wide range of duties, and solving the daily challenges that arise. When not at work, George enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, especially anything water related.

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 hold responsibility for managing our professional crews and ensuring the quality of services we deliver. He 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

Rick Rahn, Special Projects Manager

Rick joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2001 as a helper and worked his way through positions of increasing responsibility. In 2011, he was promoted to be the Manager of the Newcastle Branch. Rick enjoys working with customers and staff to ensure that the entire moving process goes as smoothly as possible. He is a hands-on manager and regularly visits jobsites to both make sure that the move is going well, and to teach his crews a few tricks of the trade. In his spare time, Rick enjoys brewing beer, and camping.

Jim Van Tighem, Special Projects Warehouseman

Jim joined Hansen Bros. in May, 2019.  He manages the warehouses (2810 & 2902A) dedicated to commercial storage and special projects. He enjoys working with clients and solving problems collaboratively with colleagues on the Hansen Bros. team.  Jim, originally from Southern California, moved to Seattle after finishing college. He also had the opportunity to live in Boston & New York prior to returning to Seattle 30 years ago.  Jim recently moved from Sammamish to Edmonds and his passions are wrapped around his wife, 3 children/spouses, 5 grandkids and an English Bulldog named Mattie Mae.  He plays a little tennis and loves watching college football, the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners & the Dodgers!

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