Keith and Cindy Benthin

Keith and Cindy Benthin
Owners

Meet the owners of this family operated business! Together they have three daughters. Keith’s parents purchased Mulder’s in 1976 from Don Mulder. A lot of people think, or assume, Keith’s last name is Mulder because of the name of the business. However, Bob and Esther continued on with the name after they purchased the business. Keith started working for Mulder’s in 1975, working for Don Mulder. He worked for Mulder’s for 27 years until 2002 when he felt a calling to go into youth ministry. After lots of prayer, Keith felt called to leave his current employment and come back to Mulder’s and continue the company. He wanted to continue Mulder’s not only because it was a family business, but for all the employees that relied on him to provide a job for them. He wanted Kalamazoo to continue having a moving business where their customers receive everything they have been promised. Hard work and honesty is something he requires of all his employees, asking that they always deliver more than expected.

Karel Shadley
President

Karel brings lots of experience to Mulder’s from working at a variety of different jobs. All of this experience has helped Karel as she now manages Mulder’s Moving and Storage. She left a 16-year job with a national retail company to come work at this family-owned company. “It was an easy decision. My husband and I have been friends with Keith and Cindy and their family for over 30 years. I wanted to be a part of something special. Mulder’s is unlike any other company I have worked for. Everyone works together striving to achieve two goals – to make Mulder’s the top moving company in Kalamazoo and to make an impact on our community. I believe in Mulder’s Mission Statement ‘To be a company of excellence and integrity by taking care of our employees and customers. We will strive to give back to our community and leave it better than we found it.’ I considered it a privilege being asked to join Mulder’s in August of 2013 and to be a part of that mission. I always said that when I became a manager I wanted to treat employees how I wanted to be treated while honoring the company I work for. I use this same philosophy when dealing with customers.”

Michele Schulz
Accounting

Michele began her journey at Mulder’s in August of 2017. She attended Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s in accounting. She continued her career, taking positions in office management and accounting. “I love being a part of the Mulder’s Family. It is wonderful to work for a company that truly cares about its customers, employees and the community.”

Erin Gillis
Accounting

Erin joined the Mulder’s team in the Summer of 2020. She comes from a customer service and office organization background and is excited about furthering her career at Mulder’s. As a transplant to the Kalamazoo area she’s excited to take on new tasks and challenges with a smile. “It’s refreshing to work for a company that deeply cares for customers and employees alike.”

Payton DeYoung
Move Coordinator

Payton started her adventure at Mulder’s in July of 2020 after graduating from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is the Move Coordinator and her job is to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. She has a proactive approach and can cover all the information regarding your move. In her free time, Payton enjoys riding her horses, Max and Hank!

Alyssa Sonnevil
Marketing Manager

Alyssa graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in public relations, advertising and promotion, and event management. She accepted a position at Mulder’s Moving and Storage in the spring of 2018, and loves the emphasis on local marketing for this locally owned and operated small business. “It is very rewarding to see success from your marketing efforts for a small business like Mulder’s Moving and Storage. Mulder’s has a focus on treating clients and employees well, and to do good by the community. I am very grateful to be a part of a team that genuinely cares about their reputation, staff, and customers.”

Sales Team

Keith and Cindy Benthin

Keith Benthin
Owner

A lot of people think, or assume, Keith’s last name is Mulder because of the name of the business. However, Bob and Esther continued on with the name after they purchased the business. Keith started working for Mulder’s in 1975, working for Don Mulder. He worked for Mulder’s for 27 years until 2002 when he felt a calling to go into youth ministry. After lots of prayer, Keith felt called to leave his current employment and come back to Mulder’s and continue the company. He wanted to continue Mulder’s not only because it was a family business, but for all the employees that relied on him to provide a job for them. He wanted Kalamazoo to continue having a moving business where their customers receive everything they have been promised. Hard work and honesty is something he requires of all his employees, asking that they always deliver more than expected.

Ron Bolton
Sales / Interstate Driver

Ron joined Mulder’s in April of 2013.  He brings many years of moving experience.  When Ron isn’t taking a truck load out of state for a customer, he can be found managing a crew for special projects.  Ron wears many different hats for his career with Mulders.  For example, Ron is one of our top trainers.  Having someone like Ron share his experience with new employees is priceless.  When Ron isn’t working, he loves spending time outdoors with his wife Sylvia and their three sons.

Moving Crew

Mike Huver
Warehouse Manager

Mike started as a helper in March of 1984, and trained with Brian Benthin as an over the road driver and obtained his class A license in 1990. He actually ended his employment with Mulder’s as lead driver in 1997 to join up with a couple of great guys he knew in North Carolina who had just taken over a failing Mayflower agent. In eight years, they turned that failing company into the #1 moving company in the nation. That year, he was awarded the “Van H. Finch Award” for outstanding customer service. He was the lead supervisor at the time and then moved into dispatch for 2 ½ years. Mike returned to Michigan and Mulder’s in 2010. Mike has found it a fulfilling challenge as a mover, salesman and now operations manager to help grow Mulder’s into Kalamazoo’s elite mover. “I feel so blessed working with the outstanding, dedicated people at Mulder’s.”

Chris Benthin
Project Manager

Chris leads by example on his jobs. As a leader, he holds his crew to remarkable standards and strives for excellence on every job. He accepts nothing less than the best, making him an incredible asset to our team. As a part of the Benthin family, Chris is committed to continuing to grow this family business!

Jason Hughes
Project Manager

Jason is sure to make you laugh during your move. He is hard working and fun loving, making an awesome combination and an asset to our team. He is a superb team leader and expects nothing but the best from his crews on jobs.

Brandon Carothers
Crew Leader / Driver

Brandon is a quieter member of the team. He works tirelessly to move our customers efficiently and safely. He is committed to excellence and it shows through his work ethic.

Geovante Weston
Crew Leader / Driver

You may hear him being called “Geo” on the job. Geovante is a hard working crew member and committed to upholding the positive reputation that Mulder’s has built.

Joe Bolton
Crew Leader / Interstate Driver

Joe brings lots of experience to Mulder’s.  He began his career at Mulder’s in June of 2014 but worked for other moving companies prior to joining us.  He is the employee we look to for handling interstate moves.  He has received the “X Factor Award” from Wheaton twice.  This is due to exceptional customer service!!  In his spare time he likes to fish and camp.

Marty Faltin
Crew Leader / Driver

Marty Faltin

Warren Trowbridge
Driver

Jorge Aponte
Crew

Mike Furlow
Crew

Mike Furlow

John Hughes
Crew

Bert McWilliams
Crew

Cyrus Miner
Crew

Javier Ortiz
Crew

Luke Peebles
Crew

Enrique Peterson
Crew

Shane Sell
Crew