Keith Benthin
Owner

Meet the owner of this family operated business! He is married to Cindy Dykens Benthin and has three daughters. His 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.

Cindy Benthin
Owner

Married to Keith, Cindy is completely invested in this family owned business.

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

Jim Lentz
Sales

Jim Lentz

Vince Morcombe
Sales Representative

Vince joined our team in the fall of 2019.

David Steele
Direct Sales

Joining our team in 2020, David represents Mulder’s commercial furniture division, Mulder’s Office Systems, and is a direct liaison for our commercial clients.  When he is not building relationships with current and future partners, he likes to camp, hike, and restore vintage tools in his wood shop.  David believes adventures are best had regularly, coffee is best served black, and music is best played loudly.

Moving Crew

Mike Huver
Operations 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.”

Mike Ambron
Warehouse Manager

Mike started with Mulder’s in the fall of 2019.

Chris Benthin
Crew Leader / Driver

Chris Benthin

Jason Hughes
Crew Leader

Jason Hughes

Joe Bolton
Crew Leader / Driver

Joe has been recognized twice for the Wheaton X factor Award, once in September 2018 and once in December 2018. This is quite an honor as  individuals across the nation are nominated for this award. Each time, Joe was nominated by a customer for going the extra mile to provide outstanding customer service.

Ron Bolton
Crew Leader / Driver

Ron Bolton

Marty Faltin
Crew Leader / Driver

Marty Faltin

Warren Trowbridge
Driver

Mike Furlow
Crew Member

Mike Furlow

Brandon Carothers
Crew Leader / Driver

Brandon Carothers

Geovante Weston
Crew Leader / Driver

Geovante Weston

James Howard
Crew Leader / Driver

James joined the team in the summer of 2018. He has fourteen years of moving experience and has enjoyed every day of it! He truly cares about doing his job well and ensuring that our customers have a great move. “My favorite part about working for Mulder’s is that I feel like I am working with a family again. I mean something to a big company instead of being just another name on a payroll.” When James is not on the job you can probably catch him out on the water. Him and his family love to fish!