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History Of Gentle Transitions Senior Move Management

A National Visionary

Gentle Transitions founder, Mercedes Gunderson with her son Greg Gunderson, owner of Gentle Transitions, California.

Gentle Transitions founder, Mercedes Gunderson with her son Greg Gunderson, owner of Gentle Transitions, California.

In 1990, Mercedes Gunderson founded Gentle Transitions — very likely the first corporation in the country dedicated to senior move management. She is truly one of the founders of what is now a full-fledged national industry. In 2001, cancer took her life, but as a result of her vision, today, Gentle Transitions stands as a leader in the Senior Move Management field and is one of the oldest and largest companies of its kind in the nation. In 2003, husband and wife owners Bill Lehman and Diane Bjorkman were proud to be passed the torch to carry on her legacy. To this day, the company holds true to its original mission — “to ease the relocation process and provide our clients with peace of mind”.

Greg Gunderson (Gentle Transitions of CA) and Gentle Transitions of MN remain close friends and allies to this day, committed to the betterment of the senior move management industry as a whole and dedicated to offering each client an outstanding experience including the highest standard of customer service.

Accepting the Star Tribune Top 150 award for the sixth consecutive year

Accepting the Star Tribune Top 150 award for the 8th consecutive year

(left to right) Bill Lehman, Julie Ronning (Operations Manager), Lee Syndergaard (Managing Director), Jill Freeman (Marketing Associate), Diane Bjorkman (President)