Every year NJWMA awards the Mover of the year to the company that best demonstrates the criteria set by the Board of Directors. It is difficult to name only one company as mover of the year because there are many deserving companies. We look at companies large and small that exemplify quality. This may be in the form of internal training, mission statement, local community services, and consumer referrals. We also consider the overall appearance of offices & vehicles and company standards as well as involvement with Association meetings and programs. This year’s company more then meets those qualifications.  

Main Street Movers was founded with one focus in mind delivering the best client experience. Tom Mantzouranis grew up wearing many hats starting as a helper in 1978. The move to starting Main Street Movers was a natural progression that followed his almost 40 years of experience in the moving industry. Karen Mantzouranis, Co-founder of Main Street Movers was an advertising industry veteran, where she spent over 30 years working in diverse management roles in prominent New York City ad agencies. She subsequently transferred her expertise to Main Street. Karen and Tom have been married for more than 36 years and the close bond they share has a ripple effect that sets the tone for the family feel of the company and the caliber of service provided to customers. 

Karen and Tom not only spend their time in the office…. they have a passion for helping others. They hosted a coat drive and collected over 300 coats and purchased 144 pairs of gloves and hats for the kids of Burch Charter School in Irvington. They also sponsored Burch by covering the cost of having a “Girls on the Run” chapter at the school for a whole entire year. If you don’t know about Girls on the run, they are awesome and help build self-esteem and help kids with skills to combat bullying.

They hold Move for Hunger Sotheby’s food drives frequently.

The one charity that is near and dear to their heart is KCCure, a kidney cancer research foundation.  Tom and Karen paid for marketing materials and donated 1% of all of their July household moves to help with research. They actually asked Karen to Chair their Fundraising committee, which she now serves on.

Monthly donations to the Humane Society and Popcorn Zoo.

Supplies dinner for 6 families and did free pick up and drop off of furniture donations for Interfaith Hospitality Network.

They provided a free move for a mother and daughter of the housing authority of Elizabeth

They moved an agent of Keller Williams at no charge whose family fell on hard times due to husband’s illness and hospital bills.

They delivered wreaths for Wreaths Across America to 6 locations and also purchased wreaths as client gifts.

They donated and delivered dog crates and clothes dryers to St. Hubert’s.

They were awarded Bekins Hauling Excellence – over $250,000 in hauling for low claims and high customer satisfaction scores and Recipients of the Bekins Spire Award – overall high customer satisfaction, low claims and includes feedback from other agents.