About Us

The CMS Companies were formed in 2011 with the merge of Sullivan Moving and Storage and Corporate Moving Systems (now CMS Relocation and Logistics). The CMS Companies have grown and continue to grow with now 400 plus employees in 5 locations, Seattle and Redmond, WA, San Diego and Vista, CA and Phoenix, AZ. The CMS Companies are agents for United Van Lines, Mayflower Van Lines, UniGroup Relocation and United Container Services. We provide domestic and international household, office and logistics moving services for individuals and companies worldwide.

Rick Smith
Chief Executive Officer

Rick Smith

Rick Smith – Chief Executive Officer

Rick took the helm of Corporate Moving Systems, an agent for United Van Lines in 1987. With the help of an experienced team of industry professionals and the eventual merger with Sullivan Moving & Storage, the CMS companies are quickly becoming an industry leader. Rick serves on the board of UniGroupInc, which is the holding company for United, Mayflower and a number of other subsidiaries serving the moving and relocation services industry. Rick grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended the University Of Washington School Of Business.

Tami Levinson
Chief Financial Officer

Tami Levinson

Tami Levinson – Chief Financial Officer

In 2000, Tami began her CPA career in public accounting specializing in the moving & storage industry and financial audits. In 2005, Bekins Moving & Storage hired her from public accounting to become their controller. By 2009 she was CFO and a key decision maker for all financial business processes and procedures over their six branch locations and corporate headquarters. Bekins sold their business in 2013 and Tami began working for CMS shortly after as controller. In 2020, Tami was named CFO of the CMS Companies.

Sofia Marr
Client Services Director

Sofia Marr

Sofia Marr – Client Services Director

Sofia Marr is the Client Services Director at the CMS Companies where she oversees the development and implementation of service initiatives which align with the vision and high-quality standards of the organization and create a positive customer experience. Sofia assist with providing world-class customer service to customers and their families throughout the relocation process. Prior to joining CMS Companies, Sofia was an assistant relationship manager at Zions Bank, where she identified needs, presented appropriate financial solutions, and built beneficial long-term relationships with clients. Sofia received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah, where she received All-American honors for Alpine ski racing. Sofia is also an avid dog-lover and enjoys traveling.

James Amandus
Vice President and General Manager of Logistics – Kent, WA

James Amandus

James Amandus – Vice President and General Manager of Logistics – Kent, WA

James began working in the transportation industry in August 2001 as a dispatcher, managing crews and drivers, organizing routing, scheduling and estimates. James later became a logistics consultant for Lile Logistics, and through his hard work ethic and motivated selling, he created a new business line. In August 2003 James began his venture with CMS Relocation & Logistics; he has created brand/identity and market focus for a new logistics division, developed customer base from new relationships and much more. James quickly became a great asset to CMS Relocation & Logistics.

Justin Montgomery
VP of Hauling

Justin Montgomery

Justin Montgomery – VP of Hauling

Justin Montgomery, the Vice President of Hauling, works closely with drivers/owner operators and planners to assure the carefree transportation of our customer’s every belonging. Justin has a strong work ethic and a passion for finding solutions in the challenging and ever-changing moving industry. Justin has worked in the industry since 1998. He started working in the field locally at the age of 18. He has worked over the road, in the warehouse, and in the office at Sullivan Moving & Storage – San Diego, CA throughout his career. Justin enjoys helping families start their new beginnings.

Keith Engel
Vice President and General Manager – Kent, WA

Keith Engel

Keith Engel – Vice President and General Manager – Kent, WA

Keith Engel began working in the relocation industry in 1999 as a driver for Lile Moving & Storage in Eugene, OR. He worked through several positions in operations to dispatcher and then transferred this experience to in-home sales for the company. In 2005 at the age of 33, he was promoted to branch manager. After successfully developing the Eugene branch’s household and commercial moving production lines, he was promoted to manage Lile’s Seattle branch in 2013. While serving as General Manager in Seattle, Keith worked as project manager on some of the largest commercial moves in Puget Sound. His responsibilities included managing Lile’s sales divisions and serving on the executive leadership team. In July of 2019, Keith joined CMS Companies in Seattle to manage the household goods division for the United and Mayflower brands. He is looking forward to using his experience to help CMS Companies continue its strong tradition of success into the future. He has been married for over 20 years to his wife Julie and they love to camp in the Pacific Northwest whenever they can.

Steve Debolt
Vice President and General Manager – San Diego, CA

Steve Debolt

Steve Debolt – Vice President and General Manager – San Diego, CA

Steve grew up in the Moving and Storage Industry. He worked as a warehouseman while attending San Diego State University. After graduating with a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology he started full time as California Dispatcher for local Mayflower agent San Diego Van & Storage. He became Vice President of Operations in 1993 which gave him responsibility over the company’s five warehouses, Local Operations and the Interstate Fleet. In 2003 he received the Operations Achievement Award presented by Mayflower Transit. As his experience grew, he gained responsibility of Sales and Marketing for the Company in 2006. Steve has always been very active in the California Moving and Storage Association. He has served on the board and was Chairman of the Association in 2007-2008. Steve joined Sullivan Moving & Storage in 2016 where he currently is Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego branches.

Rob Lynch
Vice President and General Manager – Phoenix, AZ

Rob Lynch

Rob Lynch – Vice President and General Manager – Phoenix, AZ

Rob grew up in the industry as a second generation logistician and mover, starting in 1982 as a helper and warehouseman while attending school and began his full time career in 1985. Early on his focus was on customer service and local operations specializing in high value product distribution in the Southern California area. Rob moved to Arizona in 1993 and is currently the General Manager and Vice President of our Phoenix office.