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.

Our Team

Specialty Moves by Design is staffed by talented, professional, and caring individuals. Meet our team below!

Jill Kearney

Founder & CEO

Lindsay Kearney

Director of Operations

Dana Potts

Client Experience Manager

Kim Lewis

Move Manager

Jamie Sacks

Move Manager

Heidi Carles

Liquidations Manager

ASEL Professional Estate Liquidator

Pat N

Senior Associate

Kyleigh H

Senior Associate

Christine L

Senior Associate

Cynthia A

Senior Associate

Maria R

Move Associate

Nettie N

Move Associate

Christine R

Move Associate

Sheri Z

Move Associate

Judy N

Move Associate

Leigh L

Move Associate

Sue L

Move Associate / Manager-in-Training

Julie S

Auction Associate

Jim H

Move Associate

Tory S

Move Associate

Mia K

Move Associate

Lupe S

Move 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.>

Interested in working with us?

We're expanding our business - and looking for team players! Our growing company has opportunities with great hourly pay for Specialty Move ManagersMoving Associates, Organizers, and Cleaning Personnel.


Moving (Downsizing & Organizing) Associates

$15/hr for packing/unpacking/downsizing/organizing.

Part-Time year-round AND Part-Time seasonal welcome to apply.

Seeking positive team players to join a local family business! We specialize in downsizing, decluttering, packing/unpacking, organizing, and making new spaces truly feel like "home".

The job: Associates report directly to the Move Manager and assist with sorting and downsizing, decluttering, packing, unpacking, and organizing our clients' homes. Many of our clients are over 65 and are facing the emotional process of downsizing - so empathy is essential. We are NOT the movers and do not lift over 25 lbs! As a function of what we do, we work in peoples' homes. This means the jobsite is constantly changing, so you will need reliable transportation and a willingness to drive on average 20-45 minutes to/from client homes. Staff is compensated for travel time and mileage beyond their "standard commute".

Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and 2 references to
Applications will be reviewed by Lindsay Kearney, Director of Operations.

Let's get moving.

Find out how we can assist you, your family, or a friend. We offer a free, one-hour, in-home consultation with no obligation. Join the growing list of our happy clients who are so pleased they made the call!

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*Please note, in-home consultations for Liquidations Services are $175 for one hour.