To make moving as simple as picking up the phone, while delivering meaningful and exceptional solutions for our clients and team members along the way.
Meet our co-founders
Pete Shrock and Craig Shealy
Pete and Craig came from different business worlds, yet they had two strong bonds in common: They each grew up in a family of helpers, and they were both on an unshakeable mission to make a real impact in people’s lives. WayForth was founded with a special focus on helping families navigate life’s many transitions with ease and grace at every age and stage. Meet the people behind our mission.
Our team is made up of more than more than 400 helping hands dedicated to helping you find your “way forth.” Every individual we bring onboard goes through an extensive 4-phase screening, training, and onboarding process.
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WayForth: a history
Browse every milestone and stepping stone that paved the way to where we are today.
Craig and Pete worked with Matt Paxton to formulate a vision.The three wasted no time setting their plans into motion.
Pete, Craig and Matt started WayForth (then known as Legacy Navigator).
August: Senior Move Management pioneer Moving Solutions joined the WayForth family. Founded in 1996 by Margit Novack, Moving Solutions was among the first to recognize the challenges faced by seniors in transition. Margit is also the founding President of the National Association of Senior Move Management.
December: Chaos to Calm joined the WayForth family. The Charlotte-based company helped expand the WayForth footprint to serve more families and communities.
January: Legacy Navigator rebranded to WayForth. As our business evolved to serve people going through life transitions at every age and stage, so did our brand.
March: Door to Door Solutions joined the WayForth family. As one of the most respected names in moving solutions, this partnership has helped WayForth elevate and refine its moving services to new levels of safety, efficiency, and exceptional service.
March: TAD joined the WayForth family. Founded in 2000, TAD had a long history as one of the largest senior relocation companies in the U.S. Susan Danick, Joel Danick and Siamak Masoudi brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to our leadership team.
August: Let’s Move joined the WayForth family. We were honored to welcome this respected name in move management to our team. Cofounders Kimberly McMahon and Allison Pihl joined our leadership team and add immense value every day.
August: Cofounder Matt Paxton gets back in front of the camera! Matt Paxton exits WayForth to pursue his TV passions and start a new show called “Legacy List,” which airs on PBS (check it out!).
October: Home Transitions Resources joins the WayForth family. The Boston-based company helped expand the WayForth footprint to serve more families and communities with a level of leadership professionalism Kate Grondin and her valued team continue to share with the WayForth family.
We became an AARPⓇ Member Benefits partner! We were honored to become a trusted partner of this global brand. To learn more, click here.
Major Move Alert: We moved the 88 residents of The Culpeper in Virginia from their old building to their brand new facility in 3 days
We hit 400 team members!
March: We assembled an Essential Needs Task Force in response to COVID-19. As we all grapple with this major shift to our daily lives, WayForth remains an essential service at both the state and federal levels. We have taken every possible precaution to put your health, safety and peace of mind first.
March: Developed standard operating procedures in response to COVID-19 called Promoting Health And Well-being Through Mitigation of Germs, Virus and Bacteria in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our clients and team.
April: Launched “Operations Continuing Education” sessions in response to COVID-19 as part of our WayForth University training program.
April: Developed and delivered mandatory health and safety training. No team member can be in the field without this detailed training on how to work within our WayForth standards.
May: WayForth proudly got back to work serving all our clients and community partners with enhanced safety precautions due to COVID-19. Read our full safety precautions.
In the Community
Giving back is at the core of our culture — and our mission to help families and shape more meaningful connections starts in our backyards.
There’s more to moving than, well, moving. From floor planning and packing to home clear-outs and donation runs, we’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to.