Signs at the original location, 221 Broadway. At night, the sign is lighted in red. Arlene Mohler Johnson talks about the joy it gave her late husband Don to drive by the sign after an event downtown and even circle around back of the building.
BY SCOTTIE TAYLER IVERSON
Maybe you’ll just stay put in your current home. Just the thought of moving is often stressful and discouraging. Preparation is grueling and often mind-boggling. Imagine organizing a business relocation! Do you trust a company with your precious personal belongings and family heirlooms? How about your sensitive and valuable office equipment and furnishings?
Don Johnson with sons Mark and James “Jim” Johnson
Not all movers are created equal.
Johnson Storage & Moving has been making moving painless since 1900. The company began as one of storage in a former blacksmith shop on Broadway in downtown Denver, founded by the late Don Johnson’s paternal grandfather. Don related stories of his own about driving and loading trucks at age 16. He was proud to have been an “over the road” furniture moving van driver. After military service, college and a law degree, he re-entered the family business and retired in 1995 after serving as president and CEO. With leadership from fourth generation Johnsons – Don’s sons Mark and James “Jim” Johnson, Johnson Storage & Moving has grown to one of the largest national brokers for United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit. Now, its physical address and headquarters is at 7009 South Jordan Road in Centennial, and includes a museum of progress. It’s a global logistics company that helps families, government and businesses store and move their goods around the world. The company specializes in white glove service for residential and commercial moves, along with logistics and distribution – with the ultimate goal of making sure to treat all the belongings with utmost care, taking care of details and making the transition smooth. Johnson Storage & Moving has even developed a system of pods to store belongings room by room. The company has also expanded to multiple locations spanning six states – Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, Kansas and Texas. It prides itself in relationships with the community and charitable giving and often extends discounted services to nonprofits.
Mark and Jim Johnson in the 1995
The company is full service, has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and won the Torch Award for business ethics. It prides itself on western heritage and having the customer as its first priority. Over 400 business associates have the incentive to provide above and beyond service. Services include: storage, local, interstate and international moves; packing and unpacking, home staging and de-cluttering, office moving and certified moving. No move is too large or too small. Estimates in-home or office are free and regardless of destination, Johnson offers solutions.
The Senior Management Team at Johnson Storage & Moving
According to President and COO Don Hindman, who has videos with office moving tips and successful household goods moving, those selecting a moving company should consider many factors. The four Rs are important – make sure to do your research. Make sure the company is reliable, reputable, and has a recognizable brand. It should also have its own assets: a physical address and warehouse. Johnson Storage & Moving Company has an impressive list of clients and testimonials. It moves not just things, but people. For information: www.johnsonstorage.com or 303-785.4300.
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