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National Roadcheck – Check!

The National Roadcheck 2020 Developed by the Department of Transportation, each year the National Roadcheck focuses on different issues for their roadside inspections such as brakes, tires, lights, and driver fitness. It is an effective method to create awareness, as companies and drivers know in advance, which ensures they are taking care of compliance issues. […]

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Moving Senior Citizens is Our Specialty

Moving Senior Citizens Want to know why moving senior citizens is our specialty? We recently moved a retired Kenosha senior citizen couple from a multi-level home they built over 25 years ago, to a single-floor condo that will allow them to age in place. This couple downsized from almost 2,500 square feet to 1,400 square […]

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Geared up for Covid-19

Covid-19 Kits Keeping our customers and crew safe is of the utmost importance to us. We’d like to share with you the kits we use to keep everyone safe. All of our service teams have these kits on-hand. They contain: hand sanitizer face masks disposable gloves roll of paper towels disinfectant spray (for our service […]

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A Family Affair

We had a recent move in Duluth, MN, and all of our long-distance drivers were assigned out. George and Shelby Follensbee – a father/daughter duo – to the rescue! A Flawless Move in Duluth This was a three-day move, the first day and a half for packing, and the last day and a half for […]

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It’s Cookie Time!

Helping Our Local Girl Scouts Each year we donate space in our warehouse to store cookies for our local Girl Scouts troops. This year we’ve got 9,000 boxes ready for distribution! Soon enough, the Kenosha-area will be enjoying their Thin Mints and Lemonades!

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The Original Two Men and a Truck

Kenosha’s “Two Men and a Truck” Check out Kenosha’s original “Two Men and a Truck”! Taken at some point in the 1930s, this photo features Tom Nelson’s Grandpa Otto (right). It was taken in front of the old office on Roosevelt Road and 22nd Avenue in Kenosha, where the fire station is now. Our family […]

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An Unexpected Change of Events

George was recently at a family’s home on a revisit for a move from Union Grove to Indiana. A woman, who was planning a move near her daughter, fell down a few steps as she, her son, and George were both walking downstairs. George held her leg to immobilize as she thought it was broken. [...]

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Welcome to Our New Website!

It is with great excitement that we introduce you to the new and improved! Our New, Responsive Website When we set out on this endeavor, our main goal was to create a site that was easily accessible on all devices from a smartphone to a large desktop computer, and everything in between. We know you, […]

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We’re Hiring!

OTTO NELSON MOVING & STORAGE IS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS & MOVERS ARE YOU ENERGETIC?  INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY?  WANT TO GET PAID TO KEEP IN SHAPE? WE’RE HIRING! Must be able to lift up to 125 pounds unassisted, and 200-300 pounds when assisted by another person; lifting and carrying up and down […]

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Van Operator of the Month

United Van Lines Operator of the Month We’re proud to announce that our very own Davie Loeffler was recognized as United Van Line’s Operator of the Month for February 2019. United Van Lines recognizes its most outstanding van operators each month during the year. Davie won their Household Goods Miles Great Lakes/SE Region award. As […]

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2019 Heart of Quality Award Winner

Brag Alert! We are incredibly proud of our very own Mikki Rodriguez, recipient of the 2019 Heart of Quality Award. Presented by Unigroup, our parent company, the award is given to moving coordinators with excellent customer service. This award is based on the feedback of the most important critics – our customers. Mikki has earned […]

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A Friday Night Blowout

Some Friday nights bring more excitement than others! We were recently requested to assist a local manufacturing company in Pleasant Prairie transport product from their facility to a local warehouse for storage and shipping. We were handling up to 250,000 pounds per day as most loads were over 40,000 pounds each! Flat Tires Happen to […]

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Reviews Can Be Powerful

Have you ever tried your very best, while being honest and forthright, and you still get burned? Unfortunately, that has happened to us over here at Otto Nelson recently. Anyone who knows us knows customer service is ALWAYS at the forefront of what we do. But as in life, sometimes circumstances can veer outside of […]

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The Big Hoist

We did one of our first relocations for the Foxconn project on Hwy KR for a nice couple that was in an older farmhouse with barn, pole building, and detached garage. They really did not intend on moving…ever. George had filled in on the moving crews this day as we had one of our local […]

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Happy Customer = Happy Otto Crew

In a recent move we like to call “The Big Hoist” we moved some items out of a farmhouse with a narrow staircase by going through a second-floor window and carefully lowering to the ground with a large crew and a ladder. Happy Customers Are the Lifeblood of Our Moving Company Why do we do […]

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Outing at Kenosha Kingfish

We had our summer employee appreciation party with the Otto Nelson crew at the Kenosha Kingfish game on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Employee Appreciation Jeff had arranged for George to throw out the first pitch, but something went “foul” on the plan and George wasn’t on the list to participate… Oh well, there is always […]

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Customer Service is Key

Recently, George flew out to Arizona to pick up Tom and Donna Nelson and drive them back… No motorhome this time though! On their way up, they ate dinner at an Olive Garden in Joplin, Missouri. Their server was Julia and she knew we were traveling through. Their server, Julia, was a very pleasant young […]

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Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  As a board member at Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, George has witnessed how beneficial these scholarships are for our community. They’re a great opportunity for someone who may not have the financial means to obtain a degree but would like to. Last year George was on the scholarship committee that interviewed 5 very […]

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Antiques on the Move!

We recently had a long distance customer from the Beloit area moving to Alabama by the gulf. There was an amazing amount of antiques in this home that were a treat just to see… with many one-of-a-kind items. The best way to protect for transport is to provide crating services. This order had 18 crates […]

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Another Great Year at Cheese & Beer!

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha‘s annual Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival is a fun and important event. This is their largest fundraiser. We get to meet a lot of nice people here, and have a fun time with our staff and the other area businesses that are there to support the Boys and […]

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Honorable Mention

United Van Lines has a Driver of the Month and Honorable Mention List for each area of the country of which there are 6 zones. We are in the Great Lakes region. Proud Accomplishments We are pleased that two of our drivers are acknowledged this month. Ted Steele and Michael Villarreal – great job guys, […]

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2018 Readers are Leaders

We had a great time at United Way of Kenosha County‘s Readers are Leaders event! Helping Our Kenosha Community Each year we love to participate in this event that brings volunteers into schools to read to children and help cultivate a love of reading. The Otto crew included Kim, Rachelle, Mikki and Tori.

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Kenosha Expo

We’re proud to help sponsor the Kenosha Expo, hosted by the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 at UW Parkside. Rubbing Elbows With Local Businesses Stop by to see George working the admissions area on Sunday. This will be a great event to check out local businesses and what […]

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Delivering the Nelsons

Another successful delivery! We safely delivered Tom and Donna Nelson to their condo in Arizona. Cruisin’ Class B RVs Cruise America had 6 brand new class B RVs that were in Chicago and they wanted them in Mesa, AZ. We joked we should be paid to do this, but they had very reasonable rent for […]

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Fast Five Recognition

We are beyond humbled and excited to be a recipient of Kenosha Area Business Alliance‘s 2017 Ovation Fast Five Award. Tonight we will receive the award at their event. Letter of Recognition We’re also flattered to receive this letter from Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefish congratulating us. As always we’re happy to be open for business […]

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Fresh Paint!

Graebel Moving and Storage was an established Wisconsin moving company started by the Graebel family. Unfortunately, they went out of business earlier this year. Refurbished Trucks George and Tom did some research and found where their equipment was being sold. We were fortunate to have purchased 3 of their trailers at 2 different sale locations […]

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We Love Satisfied Customers!

“We were 100% pleased with your service. Even though there was a miscommunication in boxes delivery (I should have checked) you guys went out of your way to get them to us on delivery day.  George was very good.  And, Will and the moving crew were amazing.  I will recommend you guys to anyone that […]

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Mail Carriers Food Drive

Otto Nelson Moving & Storage donated two trailers to the Mail Carriers Food Drive in May 2017. Our role was easier than the mail carriers as all we needed to do was provide the trailers and driver to deliver. Helping Those in Need George participated at the Shalom Center – he had to brush off the barnacles […]

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Readers Are Leaders

This week, members of our team participated in the annual United Way of Kenosha County’s Readers are Leaders. Otto Nelson & Community Support Kim, Rachelle, Mikki and Tori (Kim’s daughter) read Dr. Seuss books at a local elementary school. We love participating in community events such as these!  

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Residential Protection to the Rescue!

Included in our services is the process of protecting your home. Floor runners and carpet shields are used for floor protection. In the past these were more like painter’s tarps that were canvas in nature. These were fairly slippery on hardwoods as well as some tile flooring. Today’s product is more rubberized with a non-stick […]

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Cookie Day!

Saturday, February 18, was Girl Scout Cookie Day here in Kenosha! For the last several years at Otto Nelson we have donated our warehouse and 4-5 employees to receive and help load up all cookies sold in our area. This year it was just under 12,000 cases of cookies! Proud of Our Local Girls The […]

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We’re Invested!

Want to know what $830 looks like? Here it is! This pipe is no longer than four feet. It comes off the turbo charger and is routed under the cab on a 2010 International Prostar Semi Tractor. Not only do DOT regulations require trucks to be regularly inspected and maintenance files kept, but it’s just […]

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Receive and Deliver

We recently delivered furnishings to the Springs at Kenosha clubhouse, a new apartment complex west of I-94 on Hwy. 50. Receive and Redeliver This has been a warehouse receive and redeliver project. We receive all inbound deliveries and hold for a specific delivery date. In this case it was over the course of 2 months. […]

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Short and Sweet

We love hearing from our customers since our #1 goal is to treat them right! Here is a short and sweet review we recently received on a move from Brookfield, WI to Dunlap, IL. Short & Sweet Review  “Hello Mikki and Terry, we had a very good experience with your packing and moving services. The […]

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Setting up our new space!

This week we assembled pallet racking in our new addition. George laid out the plans himself and we enjoyed a few laughs at his expense as he hadn’t quite drawn the plans to scale. Nonetheless, it was exciting to see the space coming together as it was envisioned prior to the new build. More Space […]

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Otto Around Town

George just had the decals installed on his new truck. Crusin’ in Style He typically puts 500-700 (and up to 900) miles as he travels around our area providing transportation quotes. So, don’t be surprised if you see him around town! At Otto Nelson Moving & Storage we’re committed to providing service to anyone we […]

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The “Kringle Agent”

Otto Nelson Moving & Storage has been known as the “Kringle Agent” for a long time. We typically send out over 100 kringle at Christmas time to our agency partners and customers for some holiday cheer, and we have a lot of fun in the office as we do the packaging. Holiday Greetings from Otto […]

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It’s Black Top Time!

With the construction of our new addition complete, it’s black top time. For anyone living in southeastern Wisconsin, we all know it happened just in time for all of the December snow! Expanding with Our Addition Now we’re ready to rock and roll with our additional space here at Otto Nelson Moving & Storage!

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Happy Customer

Client Feedback is Important to Us! Doing right by our customers is why we’re in business. We absolutely love hearing feedback from happy clients! “Gary and I wanted to express our gratitude to Will and his team for a fantastic job! They not only faced the bitter cold and multiple items in Gary’s storage unit […]

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Why Hire a Mover?

By George Follensbee When considering hiring a mover I believe it really comes down to how much you value your own time and your physical capabilities. Most people have good intentions and quickly find out they may not be able to complete this task as easily as was thought. Besides the physical aspect, moving is […]

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Historical Inspiration

We loved the pictures we recently purchased at the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce auction so much, we had several of our own done the same way by Rode’s Camera & Photo Supplies! One of them shows members of the Otto Nelson family. Historical Kenosha Roots Pictured is Tom’s father, Nels Nelson, holding his sister Dolores’s hand. […]

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Near or Far

60.6% of the moves in 2015 were to another state. And, we know what you’re thinking. If you are moving somewhere beyond the community of Kenosha you can’t call a local moving company to handle it. Near & Far Think Otto Nelson can’t handle your out-of-state move? Wrong! As an agent of United Van Lines, […]

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Construction Progress

Progress is being made and construction is almost complete! We’re excited our addition is almost finished.

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Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

100-year Anniversary Gala On Saturday, October 1, 2016, George represented Otto Nelson Moving & Storage at the 100-year Anniversary Gala for Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce. He was the highest supporter of their auction items, including four photos printed on canvas from the historical society. The auction benefitted FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) as […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Representing Otto Nelson Moving & Storage, George, Sue, and Shelby Follensbee walked as a team at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 24, 2016, here in Kenosha. Fundraising Fanatics They made a team fundraising goal of $1,000. Thanks to the generous support of many, and some last-minute cash donations, they surpassed their goal by […]

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Happy 60th Work-iversary, Tom!

This year Otto Nelson celebrates a whopping SIXTY years with Tom Nelson! Tom officially started here at the family business when he was 17 years old in 1956. If you haven’t noticed, service is very important to us here. And we recognize our values start with our Otto Nelson family. Otto Nelson Through Tom’s Eyes Here […]

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United Hospital System Testimonial

We couldn’t be prouder of this testimonial from United Hospital System. Customer service is at our core! “I received a phone call [on a Sunday] at approximately 10:00 am requesting I somehow get someone to move a very large special gas cylinder for a Critical Care patient. Since our staff does not transport gas cylinders […]

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Otto Nelson in the Community

On May 9, 2015, we participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Feeding the Hungry Every year, Otto Nelson donates a trailer to the Pleasant Prairie Post Office where the postal workers fill it with all of the wonderful food donations they receive from the Kenosha community. This year […]

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