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Business Partners

A Business Partner is an individual or company that manufactures, distributes, or sells organizing industry-related products or services. Business partnership is an excellent opportunity to consistently network with professional organizers and productivity consultants, make presentations, and increase your client base.

NAPO-CT members and their clients continually look towards our Business Partners to augment and complement the organizing and productivity services we offer. We are thankful for the following companies that collaborate with our members. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Katie Banser-Whittle Doyle

Katie Banser-Whittle – The professional staff at Doyle stands ready to guide clients through the entire appraisal, consignment and auction process. Clients consign their property to Doyle knowing that we commit our scholarship, market knowledge and global outreach to every sale.

Marilyn Burlenski & Kathy Reilly Senior Care Planners, LLC

Marilyn Burlenski & Kathy Reilly — The comprises highly skilled Registered Nurses with decades of professional expertise. Our company provides extensive clinical insight into the sometimes baffling and complex aspects of the Continuity of Care process. We help to customize and support optimal choices that meet each client’s unique needs. Our services are tailored to the specific circumstances of each individual client.

Some challenges faced by clients include (but are not imitated to):

  • Need to downsize living arrangements
  • Death of a spouse
  • Family moving away
  • Supportive housing
  • Non-medical senior living options
  • Supportive in-home services
Mark Chisholm – Clancy Relocation & Logistics

Mark Chisholm

I’ve spent a lifetime around the moving & storage industry. From my father’s company founded before I was born, through my association with John Clancy’s company now. I’m always up for a cup of coffee to elaborate.

Heather DawsonMaxSold

Heather Dawson was born and raised in Bernardsville, NJ. She works as an international account manager on the business development team at MaxSold. She brings over two decades of experience in the auction and appraisal industry. In addition, Heather founded Heirloom Downsizing Solutions of Denver, Colorado, and Hilton Head Island, SC where she has run nearly 50 partner-managed MaxSold auctions for her downsizing clients. We make a difference in people’s lives every day by delivering an efficient, reliable, and safe solution at an important time in their lives. MaxSold’s purpose is to provide the most streamlined process to deliver an efficient, safe, and reliable sale of goods solution to clients who are downsizing or settling an estate.

Suzanne DawsonDownsize Managers

Suzanne Dawson at Downsize Managers understands that downsizing can be a challenging and emotional experience. That’s why they are grateful for clients’ trust in Downsize Managers to guide them through this process.

Whether you are preparing to sell your home or liquidating a loved one’s estate, we are here to help. With care, humor, honesty, and gentleness, we approach each situation to make it a positive and manageable experience.

Sam GrossmanClearing House Estates

Clearing House Estate Sales is the tri-state area’s answer to complete household liquidation. We handle down-sizing and estates with care, sensitivity, and professionalism. We believe it is our responsibility to simplify the process and maximize your financial returns.

All of our estate sales are conducted online and we have found that the expanded audience and bidding enthusiasm generated on the Internet increase sale proceeds by 30-50% over traditional estate sale formats. Additionally, this format maintains the seller’s privacy and limits the risks and exposures associated with a conventional estate sale.

If you are an estate executor or attorney, down-sizing, relocating, or managing a divorce settlement get in touch with us today to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation on-site evaluation of your property by a member of our experienced staff. We offer highly competitive commission rates, and since our sales are conducted online, sellers receive an itemized inventory list and settlement check.

(203) 327-2227

Ed Knight – Transference, LLC
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Ed Knight of Transference, LLC writes:

Newly appointed executors and divorcees too often find themselves burdened with enormous administrative responsibilities. Transfer those responsibilities to Transference and we will bring calmness to the chaos and confusion.

Our main goal is to alleviate all the administrative stress.

Tom LarsonJust Dump It

Tom Larson of Just Dump It provides full-service residential and commercial junk removal and rolling dumpster services.

Tom announced that after celebrating the 10th year in business he was expanding and offering additional services! He now has a new hook truck in his fleet and is offering roll-off dumpster services to help with those larger estate and commercial clean-outs. He has both 20 and 25-yard dumpsters. He has also expanded into the storage container business and can offer short- or long-term storage needs on or offsite. He is very excited about the continued support by NAPO-CT and is looking forward to another busy year!

Tom served as NAPO-CT Director of Business Partners in 2014-2016.

Sarah LuckartThe Junkluggers

Sarah Luckart, Business Development, The Junkluggers in Stamford

The Junkluggers is an eco-friendly junk removal company committed to the environment and the communities we serve. The amount of residential and commercial waste that ends up in landfills daily is astronomical. The Junkluggers is striving to eliminate 100% of reusable waste from landfills by the year 2025. We believe that it’s critical to take care of our planet today to ensure a bright future for our children tomorrow.

2024-25 NAPO-CT Director of Business Partners

Kimberly MansfieldLet It Go Resale

Kimberly Mansfield, owner of Let It Go Resale, supports our clients by reselling items on a variety of resale markets (Poshmark, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, etc). Our specialty is mid-to-luxe fashion items, but are open to discussing opportunities to sell other items should there be a resale value. We are able to gain a wider reach for items through the variety of sales platforms used, resulting in faster and more valued sales than a local consignment store. We look forward to helping your clients sell their items!

Renee Mizrahi Renee’s Resale Clothing Outlet
Alex ModicaShelfGenie

Alex Modica of ShelfGenie builds and installs the amazing Glide-Out Shelving System turning cluttered cabinets and pantries into beautifully organized spaces.

ShelfGenie’s designs provide more space, better organization, and easier access resulting in less stress every day.

Alex served as NAPO-CT Director of Business Partners 2016-18.

Robert ParadisJunk Bear LLC

Robert Paradis owner of Junk Bear LLC, is the founder of a full-service junk removal and light demolition company based in Southington, CT. He and his team of haulers remove Connecticut’s junk six days a week, cleaning up our community with the help of their 3 dump trucks and trailer. Rob is ecstatic that his growing business has made incredible strides since his humble beginnings making local dump runs with his pickup truck.  

In October 2019, Rob wanted a side hustle on top of his corporate day job as an Operations Manager at Yarde Metals. “So, I started hauling junk!” he says. “I’m a ‘pick it up, put it down’ type of guy, so we thrive at hauling unwanted items with a smile!”

Junk Bear’s philosophy is to delight the customer during every step of the removal process. Throughout the whole scheduling and moving process, we keep communication, safety, efficiency, and honesty at the forefront of our decision-making. 

The 7 R’s to focus on junk hauling: Repeats, Referrals, Reviews, Recycling, Reusing, Repurposing, and Reselling. 

We have a few ex-military team members and a strong appreciation for what you do to make America great, which is why we provide 10% off discounts for any customers who are ex-military and/or first responders!

NAPO-CT members receive 10% off as well!

In our CT community, Rob at Junk Bear says, “Let us BEAR your junk!”

Toni Riordan & John Chopourian Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NE Prop

Toni Riordan & John Chopourian

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. a worldwide holding company based in Omaha, NE, is one of the most admired companies in the world. Its chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, is often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha”. Berkshire Hathaway is the No. 4 company in Barron’s ranking of the world’s 100 Most Respected Companies; it ranks at No. 3 in Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies survey; and is No.4 in Forbes World’s Largest Public Companies.

Matt Stevenson ServiceMaster

Matt Stevenson — For over 35 years, ServiceMaster has provided professional cleanup and disaster restoration services to Greater Waterbury and surrounding communities. Our experienced technicians are trained in the latest technologies and use only the safest and most effective cleaning solutions available. We provide FREE estimates and guarantee your satisfaction.

Emergencies cause upheaval. You may feel desperate and unsure of the appropriate next steps. Don’t worry! While this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for you, we deal with situations like this every day. We know what to do to get things right again.