We are proud to have such a qualified and professional team of employees and contractors. From our Professional Van Operators to our Relocation Specialists, each team member has years of experience in packing, moving, and storage. We hire only the best and keep one another accountable to always providing professional and honest service. As Tom Klause, A-1’s President, puts it: “It's not me, just a great supporting cast.” Every “cast member” plays an integral role in the company. Our awesome team is our greatest asset. We know they will be yours, too.
President of A-1 Moving and Storage
Tom Klause is the son of A-1 Founders, Louis and Jean Klause. Since 1986 he has served as the President of A-1, working in every part of the business. Tom currently oversees all daily operations at A-1 and enjoys motivating the team to have fun while working hard. He is the founding member of the Atlas Van Lines Quality Focus Group, past President of Business Ideas Group, and the past member of Kiwanis Club of Jupiter. Tom is a lifetime member of Harley-Davidson Owners Group, and a huge Gators fan. Tom and his wife Karin have been married for over 30 years and they have a son, Eric who works as a Professional Van Operator at A-1.
Vice President of A-1 Moving and Storage
and Relocation Specialist
Katie Klause-Newitt is the daughter of founders Louis and Jean Klause. She has over 30 years of experience in the moving industry and serves as the Vice President of A-1 as well as a Relocation Specialist. She has built great relationships with community leaders through her involvement with local charities and Realty organizations, Women’s Council of Realtors, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Realtor Association of the Palm Beaches, Jupiter, Tequesta Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, the Maltz Theatre, Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce and she is Vice President of TOP Networking Group. Katie’s takes pride in providing her clients with exceptional and personal service.
Director of Business Development
Andy Newitt has been with A-1 for 15 years and is the Director of Business Development. He is married to A-1’s Vice President, Katie Klause-Newitt. He is one of only three, dual-certified, Moving Consultants and Office and Industrial Moving Consultants in Florida by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). He is serving his fourth, two-year term as chairman of the Florida Movers and Warehouseman’s Association (FMWA). Andy is the president of TOP Networking Group, a member and committee chair of Florida Atlantic University’s Honors College Advisory Board, a member of the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council, a member of the PGA Corridor Association and an alumni of Leadership Palm Beach. Andy, the middle child of five, is a Florida native, born and raised in Clearwater. He lives in Jupiter Farms with his wife and their dog Charlie. When not working, he enjoys racing sailboats and photography.
Director of Operations
Dave Snook is the Director of Operations for A-1. He started in the moving business part-time after school and full-time during the summers in 1976. After graduating from high school, he became a local driver for a company out of Lakewood, New Jersey. By the age of 21, Dave owned a tractor-trailer and was making trips twice a month from New Jersey to Florida. In 1996, he wanted more of a challenge so he joined the Atlas family with a large agent in New Jersey, working on large, corporate moves. During the next six years, Dave logged close to a million miles on his truck, relocating customers and driving through almost every state and parts of Canada. In 2002, he relocated to Jupiter and joined the A-1 Family. Dave is proud to say that A-1 and Jupiter is his family and home. He started as a Professional Van Operator and is currently working as the Director of Operations.
Director of Accounting
Holly Vivolo has been part of the A-1 Family since she was five years old when her father worked at A-1 as a Dispatcher. Holly began her own career at A-1 in 2002 as an Operations Assistant. She became a Dispatcher and now works in the accounting department. Holly also manages A-1’s logistics for Play for Pink. She takes pride in supporting Play for Pink and knows she is supporting breast cancer research through her job. Holly views her career at A-1 as “meant to be.” She was looking for a job where she could be part of a team and feel accomplished when she goes home to her three sons at night. “I grew up in the moving industry and now it’s part of my life too. I love my job and the team here,” she says.
Operations Manager and Long Distance Dispatcher
Dawn McGuire joined the A-1 Family in 1988. She started out as a Receptionist, moved to the Accounting department, and is currently working as an Operations Dispatcher. Dawn takes pride in developing long-term relationships with customers. She makes sure that each move is done right with the appropriate crew, equipment and planning. “The people that work here are like family and that makes coming to work fun. I think the fact that everyone has been working together for so long gives us a sense of pride,” she says. When Dawn isn't working, you can either find her with her two year-old granddaughter or in the Florida Keys.
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It could be argued that Larry Schilder was predestined to become a mover. By the age of 18, he had moved 12 times with his family. Prior to joining the A-1 Team in 2004, Larry was a Professional Van Operator with Atlas Van Lines for 18 years. While on the road, Larry honed his skills and achieved numerous company and national awards for customer service, safety and compliance. Today, Larry works as a Relocation Specialist and enjoys helping his clients find solutions to their moving challenges. Larry is very active in the community and always willing to lend a helping hand. He is a member of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound Board of Realtors and Outreach Director for the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society, which donates time and resources to area schools science programs.
Anthony has worked for Atlas Van Lines for 27 years. He built his career with Mabey’s Moving & Storage in Albany, New York and in 2009 relocated to Jupiter to join the A-1 Family as a Relocation Specialist. Anthony loves helping people during what can be a very arduous and stressful time in their lives. He’s walked side by side with his customers through various types of transitions. His goal is always to relieve them of stress by being honest and accessible. He is also involved in the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy has worked in customer service for 35 years. She know she’s done her job well when she can hear a smile or the sound of relief on the other end of the phone. Cindy has worked in the moving and storage business for several years and in 2012, Cindy joined the A-1 Team. She is committed to accuracy, open communication and working collaboratively as part of the A-1 Family. “I am so proud to be a part of a team that constantly gets positive feedback from our clients regarding their moves,” she says.
Customer Service Representative
Born and raised in Florida, Nancy is familiar with the ins and outs of the moving business. Her husband Larry, a Relocation Specialist at A-1, worked for Atlas Van Lines for 18 years. In 2014, Nancy joined Larry and the A-1 Team and finds satisfaction in meeting customers’ unique needs. She enjoys interacting with customers from the start of their move until the end, ensuring they are given the utmost care and professionalism. Nancy is impressed by the teamwork and camaraderie at A-1. “Everyone here is willing to be a team player stepping in to help where needed. We all assure that our customers are important to us and have the best moving experience,” she says.
Corporate Customer Service Representative
Lee is the daughter of founders Louis and Jean Klause. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate customer service and manages the unique needs of the Corporate Relocation customer. Lee has an unwavering commitment to customer service, and the ability to build productive relationships. Lee acts as a liaison between customers and their relocation agencies to make sure that the lines of communication remain open. Lee is a life-long Floridian and currently lives in Homosassa, FL.
Katelyn Woessner officially joined the A-1 Family in 2015, but she’s been connected to A-1 since she was a child. Previously, both her father and uncle worked at A-1 and currently Katelyn’s cousin, Holly Vivolo, is A-1’s Director of Accounting. Katelyn believes accuracy and organization are vital to doing her job well. She really appreciates the “family” culture at A-1. “I like that the team here treats you like family. In the short amount of time I’ve worked here I have seen how genuine and caring the staff is. Everyone steps in when you have a question and is anxious to help the company succeed, as well as make you feel confident in any job you are completing,” she says. On the weekends, Katelyn enjoys travelling and spending time with family.
Professional Van Operator
Professional Van Operator