Trusted since 2009,
our team loves what we do!

"...and what we do is as much a ministry as a business."

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Our Story

Our founder, Jill Kearney, has moved seven times in her life — loving each process of starting over, making floor plans, packing and unpacking, and decorating her new home to make it hers. After a successful corporate career, she decided to pursue her passion professionally, achieving her certification in Real Estate Staging and Redesign in 2006.

In 2009, she added Move Management to her expertise and founded Senior Moves by Design, which has since grown from 2 employees to 25. Our team has successfully partnered with 1500+ households to joyfully transition them into beautifully designed homes, cottages, and apartments. She also began educating seniors and families all over our region and beyond, speaking at senior communities, organizations, colleges, and national conferences. In 2020, Jill also launched an online education campaign to help retirees plan for home transitions to make the most of their retirement, through online courses and free resources.

In 2021, the company expanded their offerings and became Specialty Moves by Design, supporting not only senior clients, but other clients moving under special circumstances or looking for a full-service luxury moving experience.

Meet Our Team

​We’d love to bring a team of our friendly, efficient and talented Move Managers, to partner with you on your journey!  If you’re already working with us, you've already experienced their great attitudes and love for their jobs and clients. If you haven’t worked with us yet, we’d love to have the chance to introduce ourselves and meet our team we've built over 10 years.

Our team is diligently following the CDC and Pennsylvania guidelines regarding mask wearing, social distancing, and hand-washing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more about what our company is doing to protect our staff and clients, click here.

Team of Move Associates wearing masks and practicing social distancing
Jill Kearney, Founder/CEO

Jill D. Kearney

Founder and CEO

Lori P. - Business Operations Manager

Lori P.

Business & Operations Manager

Leah K. - Senior Move Manager

Leah K.

Move Manager

Laurie H. - Senior Move Manager

Laurie H.

Move Manager

Pat N. - Senior Move Manager Mentor

Pat N.

Move Manager Mentor

Heidi C. - Liquidations Manager

Heidi C.

Liquidations Manager

Christine L. - Move Associate

Christine L.

Move Associate

Cynthia A. - Move Associate

Cynthia A.

Move Associate

Kyleigh H. - Move Associate

Kyleigh H.

Move Associate

Paul A. - Move Associate

Paul A.

Move Associate

Dave K. - Consultant, Human Resources & Finance

Dave K.

Consultant, Human Resources & Finance

Laurel K. - Social Media Associate

Laurel K.

Social Media and Office Associate

Our Credentials

Specialty Moves by Design holds the prestigious A+ Accredidation from the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers (NASMM). This is the highest level of professional achievement that a Senior Move Management company can hold, and includes a rigorous certification and peer review process.

Jill has been recognized by her peers as one of the industry's leaders and has served two terms on the Board of NASMM and is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), and other local groups.

In 2019, Jill was recognized as one of the top Influencers in Real Estate Staging in the US! In July, 2019, she spoke at RESACON, the nation’s largest staging conference.

Specialty Moves By Design is a member of NASMM, the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers, RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association, GLVCC, the ​Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and LVAIP, the Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Coalition. We also have on our staff an ASEL-accredited Professional Estate Liquidator.

Read more about NASMM's Code of Ethics, the highest ethical standards for Move Managers, to protect both the integrity of our profession, and the clients we serve. <Read more.>

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