Our Story

Our Approach

Our Standards


When we jump over the bar, we raise it, again and again. ISO Certification requires us to continually measure and improve our quality. We also developed a unique system called SEMI (Supplier Evaluation Metrics Information) to raise the quality our contractor network.

Training Program


Our office staff follows a personally designed curriculum in MSS University which is required learning for new and current employees. Our technicians attend MSS Tech U and come for in-house training at our facility complete with working appliances, grandfather clocks and much more.

Skilled Technicians


Other specialty service companies cannot match our commitment to quality. We are the only service company to employ a full time Field Network Manager who travels the country auditing, training and certifying our contractors.

It’s obvious that you have hand-picked members of your team to support your business. Their performance reflects the commitment and loyalty they have to MSS and how strongly they believe in your goals.

Shari Blackburn-Barber and Donald Hill, Alexander’s Mobility Services

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Award Recognition

MSS is proud of the recognition we have earned over the years from our customers and industry peers. In 2009, we were the first recipient of the AMSA Supplier of the Year Summit Award, voted for by the top movers in the country. We were honored with this prestigious award once again in 2014. We have also been recognized as the "Industry's Innovator" by the largest relocation management company in the world. Locally, we have been voted as one of the Philadelphia Top Workplaces for six years in a row.

Leadership

Timothy P. Hughes

President/CEO

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Tim Hughes started Movers Specialty Service in 1978 out of his one-bedroom apartment. He has built his life on developing relationships, not only with his nationwide client base, but also by actively supporting his employees and the community. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and purposeful focus on building this business, MSS has grown to become a leader in the relocation industry, known for innovation and exceptional customer service. Tim believes his employees are the heart of the business and has always concentrated on taking their best interests into consideration, resulting in our designation as a Philadelphia Top Workplace for 7 years in a row. He has demonstrated his passion for serving the community through his active involvement with and donations to children’s special needs and educational establishments, in addition to his environmental advocacy efforts.

Prior to starting MSS, Tim worked as a dispatcher for a nationwide van line where he developed his concept of a one-stop shop – a single tradesman who possessed all the necessary skills needed to serve the requirements of a relocating family. He also started and owned a variety of other businesses including fine wood restoration, off-site storage and software.

Tim holds a BS in Business Management from Saint Francis University. He has also served on several boards and advisory councils, including the AMSA Board of Directors and Worldwide ERC’s US Advisory Council.

Tim Hughes, Jr.

Vice President, Strategy & Marketing

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It would not be a stretch to say that Tim “grew up” in the industry. From an early age, he watched his father build the business from his family’s garage into the leading nationwide provider it is today. While growing up, Tim worked various summer jobs within MSS. He officially joined the company in 2004 after graduating college. Since then, Tim has made significant contributions in a number of areas across the business. He spent 5 years as a Nationwide Dispatcher before transitioning to Manager of Local Operations, where he was responsible for overseeing our fleet of local trucks and service technicians. 

Today, Tim is accountable for developing and implementing our corporate and organizational strategy across the three divisions of MSS, ensuring that daily business operations are consistent with the strategy and vision for the company. Tim’s role includes integrating company departments and processes with one another and ensuring that the company vision is carried out, while also helping to maintain high quality standards both internally and externally.  

Tim holds a BS in Business Administration from Bucknell University.

Jacqueline Reinhart

Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

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Since joining MSS in 2012, Jackie Reinhart has led our organization’s efforts in both Talent Management and Marketing. She has made a significant contribution to our nationwide recruiting efforts and manages the full life-cycle of Human Resources, including on-boarding, benefits and compensation, legal and government compliance, reporting, and talent development. In her Communications role, Jackie has led the efforts in the development and implementation of our rebranding and corporate communication strategy. Through managing daily operations, Jackie ensures that our branding, design and messaging represent who we are, both internally and externally. She also leads our health and safety program and employee appreciation initiatives.

Prior to joining MSS, Jackie spent 20 years working in the Human Resources field, most recently as the Managing Director of Human Resources and Talent Management for a global consulting company.

Jackie holds a BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. In addition to her advocacy roles for Girl Scouts and Great Valley Food Cupboard, Jackie currently serves on the board of directors of Variety – The Children’s Charity, supporting youth with physical & developmental disabilities.

Christopher Hughes

Vice President, Integrated Operations

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Chris has been with MSS for 33 years, holding a variety of leadership roles during his tenure.  Most notably, he served as a Field Technician, Branch Manager, Service Manager for Network & Business Development, and finally Chief Operating Officer. In his current role, Chris leads our Precision Crating Division, in addition to overseeing our Local Third Party Operations. He also manages our Subcontractor Network relationships.

Prior to joining MSS, Chris was a business owner and operator in the Household Goods Systems industry.

Chris holds a BSBA from Georgetown University.

Suzann Torpey

Chief Financial Officer

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Sue joined MSS in 2003 and is responsible for all financial related activity for the organization. She began her relationship with MSS as a CPA, maintaining our company as a client for 19 years. Today as the CFO, Sue is responsible for the management of all corporate and financial accounting, tax compliance, corporate tax preparation, and reporting to management of all financial and operational matters. She is also an instrumental member of the company’s Fiduciary Committee and handles compliance matters for the company’s 401k Profit Sharing Plan.

Prior to joining MSS, Sue spent 19 years as a CPA performing compilations, reviews, audits and tax preparation for various small and medium-sized businesses.

Sue holds a BS in Business Administration from Kutztown University. She is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Mudditt

Vice President, Technical Services/CIO

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Mike is an Electrical Engineer and has been with MSS for 20 years. Since joining the company, he has been instrumental in designing and implementing all of MSS’ internal and external software systems. Mike is responsible for all information and communication technology systems and processes in use at MSS, including the Information Technology department and software development.

Prior to joining MSS, Mike, who is originally from the UK, worked in a wide range of industries, including High Voltage Switchgear, Utility Billing Systems and Defense Systems, specifically those for Torpedoes, Avionics and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). He was also responsible for certain Anglo-US defense joint projects, holding high-level security clearances in both the US and the UK, while at the same time acting as Security Officer for a Joint Operations office.

Maria Bunch

Vice President, Client Relations

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Since joining MSS in 1998, Maria has been instrumental in growing and developing the area of Customer Relations. Having served as Manager and Director of Customer Service for our organization, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her current role. Today, she is accountable for all things customer-facing. She is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily functions of the Order Processing, Customer Relations and Coordinator teams, in addition to her overall leadership of the Customer Service and Customer Care departments within Client Relations.  MSS clients utilize her as a “go to” person for troubleshooting and resolution of issues. Maria is also personally involved as an account manager for several of our top clients, and in the management of many sensitive and high-profile executive relocations.

Prior to joining MSS, Maria worked for a large East Coast moving company for 19 years. In that time, she was responsible for Household Goods National Account Coordination, Operations and Customer Service Management.

Dick McDonald

Vice President, Administration

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Since joining MSS in 1999, Dick has held a number of leadership roles in our organization, most notably Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations. Today as the VP of Administration, he is primarily accountable for our ISO Certification process and Quality Management System, leading our subcontractor compliance efforts and handling customer escalations. Additional responsibilities include subcontractor data profiling and distribution, quality assurance and best practices, select business and customer communications and reporting, and key customer oversight.

Prior to joining MSS, Dick spent 20 years in the Periodicals/Newspaper/Publishing industry as a regional distributor, with a focus on logistics, warehousing, sales and marketing to the retail and educational markets. 

Dick holds a BS in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College.

Jennifer Muehlbronner

Vice President, Operational Accounting

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Jen began her career with MSS 31 years ago, working full-time while also attending college. Her history within our organization is unique, as her roles have expanded along with the company’s growth and evolution. Her work and contribution over the years has touched departments across the organization, some of which include Operations, Claims and Accounting, most recently as Accounting Manager and Director of Accounting.

In her current role as VP of Operational Accounting, Jen oversees the daily operational roles and systems of our Accounting Department, working closely with the CFO. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the current client and accounting systems we use. She is responsible for all pricing and billing requirements, and supports the Sales Team with related conversations, reporting and documentation.
Jen holds a BS in Business Management from Philadelphia University.

Dave Brace

Vice President, Operations

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Since joining MSS in 2007, Dave has made a significant contribution to the establishment of the organization’s current structure, systems and processes. He was instrumental in creating, developing, and growing our Pure Install Solutions Division, as well as our Service Recovery and Quality Assurance departments. Today, Dave leads Pure Install Solutions in addition to overseeing our Nationwide Dispatch and Quality Assurance departments.

Prior to joining MSS, Dave spent 25 years in the Corporate Relocation industry maintaining various leadership roles, including Operations Management, Sales Management and Client Development.

Dave holds a BBA in Marketing from Western Connecticut State University.

We are dedicated to giving back

Last year we gave 10% of our profits to charitable organizations.