Ron Barthelette, the president and owner of Small Moves Specialists, started out working for his father in the moving business during the 1970s. A lifelong resident of western Massachusetts, Barthelette grew up in Chicopee and now resides in South Hadley. His father started his own successful moving business back in the 1940s! Barthelette not only moved with and for his father for decades but, along the way, he learned all of the nuances associated with the moving business — everything from logistics to the importance of customer service. By the 1960s, the Barthelettes began doing interstate moves and, in the 1970s, Ron Barthelette assumed ownership of the business from his father and established an association with North American Van Lines soon thereafter.