We’ve been serving Northwest Arkansas residents and communities for 40 years. We credit both our longevity and successes to our employees, repeat customers, referrals, and general word of mouth. Our professionally trained, careful, and courteous personnel care about each and every one of their customer’s needs. Meet the team that makes us the most trusted moving company in the region.
Since my very first move in 1972 I have had a passion for the moving business. I worked each summer in high school and throughout college as an Atlas Van Lines crew member and became a qualified driver for Atlas in 1977. The next two years were spent over the road driving and working full time in the moving industry. In May of 1979 I was given the opportunity to relocate to Bentonville, AR with my soulmate, Joyce, to help run Helmuth Moving & Storage, an operation that my father, Waldo Winter, purchased from two wonderful people, Don & Mim Helmuth. They both stayed on after the buyout as operation and office managers assisting in the transition of the business; a relationship that evolved into actually becoming more like family than anything else.
In 1981 both Don & Mim retired and I took over the reins in running the business. In 1986 Joyce & I bought out my Dad and have been growing with Northwest Arkansas through the last 36 years. Over those years we have been blessed to have many great employees that have been a big part in helping us get to where we are today. We began this adventure with three trucks and seven employees and now have 23 trucks and 40 employees. We are proud to be recognized as one of the top Atlas Van Lines agents in the country. The partnerships that we have made with the companies in the area and our business relationships with the people of NWA, has made coming to work each and every day such a joy! And now the same passion that I have had in this business is being reflected in our family members who have joined us…driving us to a new level of service for our customers and their relocation needs whether the move is across the street or around the world. As it has been from the beginning, we will always strive to exceed our customer’s expectations on each and every move.
Vice-President, International and Military/Government
My husband, John, and I moved to NWA in May of 1979 to begin a new life. What a wonderful journey it has been. Leaving our families and friends in Nebraska, was difficult, but our lives have been truly blessed and I am so thankful to call this beautiful area our home. The growth in Northwest Arkansas has been phenomenal since the late 70’s and our company has expanded and diversified as well.
I handle most of the military/government business for the company along with coordinating international relocations. We have faced our share of challenges along the way but I am so very proud of our company’s accomplishments. The men and women of Winter Moving & Storage are our greatest assets and it is only through their hard work and dedication, that we are able to offer quality service to our customers and their relocation needs.
Operations Manager and Dispatch
Randy has been in the moving business for a total of 32 years. He was a driver for the first 18 years in the business. He acquired a position with Winter Moving and Storage as a Warehouse Manager. He continued in that position for four more years. He then advanced to Operations Manager where he has persevered for the last 12 years. This position touches many different aspects of the company. He dispatches all local and long distance hauling. All of truck maintenance and safety are his responsibilities and of course, operations. He was born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas. He is a loving husband and father of three children. He likes to spend time with his family, playing with his dogs, boating, camping, and hiking. He is a football fanatic and is a Vikings fan. Oh, and don’t forget about the Arkansas Razorbacks. Go Hogs! Fishing is one of his favorite hobbies along with doing home improvements.
Project Manager and Safety Manager
I was born and raised in Bentonville, AR but also into the moving industry, growing up around the business as a child. When I was 14 I started to work around the warehouse during the summer. Starting in Jr. High, I became a local crew member working in the field and really grew to enjoy all aspects of the moving industry. I loved the opportunity to meet new people, see different places, and in the end, provide customers with the best moving experience possible. These reasons became such a fulfilling and rewarding part of why I loved this industry.
I graduated from Bentonville High School in 2002, where I played football all through junior high and high school. As a senior oru team won the first football state championship in the history of Bentonville High School. I attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. All the while, I worked every chance I could and again in the summers perfecting my moving skills. I have now worked for Winter Moving and Storage for 16 years and counting. I’ve been fortunate to have worked in all different aspects of the company, and I am now the Project Manager and Safety Manager. Since my first move many years ago, I’ve never lost that desire to provide
customers with the BEST moving experience possible; there is simply nothing better.
Warehouse and Claims Manager
Since 2002, I’ve been working at Winter Moving and Storage, striving to deliver the best customer experience possible. I am the warehouse and claims manager. Prior to coming on board to Winter Moving and Storage, I was self employed in construction and farming for over 35 years. I’ve enjoyed living in southwest Missouri all of my life.
Originally from Ridgecrest, CA, I found my way to beautiful Northwest Arkansas by chance. I originally came here in January 2005 to help a friend open a restaurant. I had previously been in the restaurant business for 15 years working the ranks up to Executive Chef and General Manager. I have lived all over the country, including Puerto Rico, but am very happy to call Northwest Arkansas “home.” Not too long after I arrived in 2005, I met my beautiful wife, Amanda, and decided to translate my customer service background in the restaurant industry to the relocation industry. Being able to work with Amanda and her family members in a family-owned and operated business has been fulfilling on many levels. Nobody cares more about their employees and customers than they do! I really enjoy spending my time with family & friends whether it is on Beaver Lake, rooting on Arkansas or Nebraska Athletics, or at Talladega Superspeedway.
I’ve been with Winter Moving & Storage since 2004. I was a tractor-trailer driver from 2006 to 2012. During those years, I was able to see the beautiful countryside, meet great customers, build life lasting relationships and start a career with Winter Moving & Storage. In 2012, I was given an opportunity to move into sales.
Sales has allowed me to still do what I love, provide great customer service, give our customers an insight from a driver’s perspective, and customize a moving plan to our customer’s individual needs. I feel my over-the-road experience allows me to bridge the customer’s expectations with the operational guidelines.
I have an amazing son, Malachi and 2 gorgeous girls, Skyla & Freya. We enjoy Razorback Athletics and Dallas Cowboys Football!