Family and female owned since 1961, Berea Moving all started as a part time job to Cleveland Police Officer Willard Melton (Big Willy) and a full time job for wife and mother, Ardella Melton (Dell) as owner, manager of operations and logistics while raising two young children. Their children, Woody and Lisa worked side-by-side with Mom & Dad. As young children they swept the floors and kept everything tidy. As young teens, Woody was moving and driving trucks while Lisa was answering calls and learning how to estimate. At 18, both Woody and Lisa were working full time at Berea Moving & Storage Co. What started as a part time job for a Cleveland Police Officer to supplement his income for his family evolved into a full time moving, storage and logistics company.
Lisa Melton Holly and Woody Melton became President and Vice President in 2006. Woody being a self-proclaimed music historian and having a passion for preserving history, has developed and evolved the business into International Art Handlers, moving priceless items for the Cleveland Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Orchestra and the like. Hence, a new division has formed:
Wood – Lee International Art Handlers.