John Birbaum President

John Birbaum

John Birbaum started with Union Transfer and Storage in 1979, worked part time as a mover and helper in the old Union Transfer and Storage warehouse at 155 E. Wilson St. in Madison. He trained with the local moving crews, drove straight truck and then tractor trailer hauling Mayflower customers across the country. He later moved into the office and managed operations and staffing. Mr. Birbaum bought out the existing ownership in 1999 and moved operations into our current location at 5034 Voges Rd. Madison, in 2001. A 36,000 square foot heated warehouse facility, Union Transfer and Storage Inc. is an approved military moving storage facility, approved for University of WI contract moves, a State of WI and a federally approved vendor. We have been a Mayflower agent in Madison since 1932 and locally owned and operated since 1893.

Lisa Pokorsky Move Coordinator

Lisa Pokorsky
Move Coordinator

In 2016 Lisa Pokorsky was named by Mayflower as one of the best Certified Moving Coordinators nationwide, the Heart of Quality award recognizes excellence among the move coordinators who are the key point of contact for our customers and service providers to provide a successful and stress-free relocation. Lisa coordinates and communicates on all aspects of the moving process from the time the move is scheduled through the post delivery call. Lisa is our prime contact and coordinator for our local, long distance, and international moves, she is our customer contact before, during, and after delivery. With over 15 years of experience as coordinator, it is Lisa’s goal to make sure your move is handled as safely and smoothly as possible, with outstanding coordination & customer service. Please note: Customer surveys and review requests are normally are sent out via email or snail mail after your move is completed, we encourage all our customers to participate, and promptly fill out the forms when they arrive.

John Moen Estimator, Move Consultant

John Moen
Estimator, Move Consultant

John started with Union Transfer and Storage, Inc. in 2003, he and his wife, have 3 wonderful kids and the family dog. He is a graduate of UW Whitewater in business & marketing. John is a customer oriented person, he is our fulltime estimator and provides free in home surveys, and long distance move pricing with a guaranteed pricing, and accurate pricing for your local moving and storage needs. Call John whether you just need an estimate for a possible relocation, looking to make a local move across town, or planning a Mayflower move out of state, you need to call and make an appointment with John Moen, to discuss your moving plans.

Employee At His Desk At One Of Our Moving Companies Location

Eric Ihland

Eric joined the Union Transfer & Storage family in February, 2016. Eric is experienced in the industry, he has 18 years estimating and serving customers for Atlas, North American, and now Mayflower. Eric and his family are long-time Madison area residents, he is a detailed individual, and a pleasure to work with. He is an excellent addition to our team.

Employee For Our Moving Companies

Vickie Welsh
Accounting and Billing

Vickie joined the Union Transfer & Storage family in January of 2016. Vickie is our Accounting Dept. and is well seasoned in the moving industry she’s been involved in the industry since 1984. Vickie takes care of all our invoicing and receivables, storage, local, international & military moves, as well as setting up and entering payables. Vickie originally grew up in Evansville and has relocated back to WI to be with her family & 3 grandchildren.

Employee For Union Transfer Moving Companies

Migeal VanAllen
Operations & Dispatch

Migeal joined the Union Transfer & Storage Inc. team in 2013 as a packer and mover. Migeal and his family have been in involved the moving & trucking industry most of his life. He is a fast learner and quickly moved up to dispatch and operations within our family. He is quick to take on new technologies, and quickly learned to be an experienced trainer. This made him a good fit for our team, moving from paper to a digital industry, working with smartphones, tablets and iPads to better service our customers and staff. Migeal is an early riser and is always happy to go the extra mile to support our customers and staff. He is RIM certified for International shipping, and he is a Certified Trainer for Mayflower. He was the recipient of the 2015 Sustainability Challenge Award for all Mayflower Agency's nationally. Migeal is an excellent addition to our team.