Mulder’s Moving & Storage has been a staple Kalamazoo business for over seventy years. This locally owned and family operated company has built a reputation of performing premier move jobs while treating customers with integrity. Their “Red Carpet Commitment” goes beyond protecting homes with iconic red runners. It is a promise to treat every customer with the excellence that they deserve. Fair and honest pricing, efficient and courteous movers, and a business model that truly preserves the relationship between business and client has helped the business grow over the past seventy years – and now, they are expanding.
The new division of Mulder’s Moving & Storage – Mulder’s Office Systems – aims to bring modern and functional office systems to Kalamazoo and beyond starting in the spring of 2019.
For a moving and storage company with an already existing installation team, expanding into the office design business was a natural fit.
“For years our commercial moves have consisted of deconstructing, repairing, and re-installing of modular office furniture and equipment. Now, as an authorized dealer of Trendway Corporation, Mulder’s Office Systems has the ability to work with customers to design their new office space and bring the concept to life by building the structure,” Keith Benthin, owner of Mulder’s Moving & Storage, explains.
Keith’s wife and co-owner of the company, Cindy, is excited about the potential in the new division. “We are excited to introduce the ability to not only create the office space that our customers dream of, but helping that vision come to life from the design conception through the end result,” She explains. “Before our partnership, we couldn’t provide the vast number of options that we can now. Business owners now have the ability to choose every aspect of their office design right down to each accessory item that they want to incorporate.”
The Trendway Corporation, located in Holland, Michigan, is a premier manufacturing company that produces office system furniture. Their cutting edge technology and designs allow business owners to incorporate the most modern technology while maintaining their vision for their particular office space. As Trendway celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2018, Mulder’s Office Systems feels confident in the longevity and the vitality of the company in which they have partnered.
“Whether a business has an existing furniture layout that they are looking to revamp or they are looking to start from scratch in a new environment, together we can design a space unique and functional,” Benthin says. “The advantage of working with us as an authorized dealer is that it takes the coordination off of the shoulders of the business owner. Once we create the design and know what the customer wants, we will place the order with Trendway, pick up the elements and assemble everything into place. This means that once the customer meets with us and gives us the green light on the purchase, we will get everything else done on their behalf. This saves time and money for our customer.”
“Trendway has the expertise and experience of outfitting the most prestigious offices all over the country, and we are excited that we will be able to offer business owners in the Kalamazoo area those same options,” marketing manager, Alyssa Sonnevil, explains.
“Through our partnership, we will be able to bring to reality unique and functional office system designs. Businesses opting to keep a traditional feel can incorporate more private spaces with wood tones and conventional office elements. Those looking to burst into modern designs can choose bold colors, unusual office furniture, and movable walls to create a more collaborative environment. We are also seeing the benefits of incorporating green spaces in the workplace and have a variety of options to accomplish that,” Sonnevil says.
All-in-all, Benthin explains that the overall goal with the expansion is simple. “Our goal is to make office restructuring simple and efficient for our customers. We are excited to work with our customers and with our Trendway partner to bring the most premier office systems to this area.”