Stephen Weitekamp, 2023 Hall of Honor Recipient

Stephen J. Weitekamp has spent his professional life working in the moving industry on a career path that has led him through almost every job in moving and storage. Working for one employer for 26 years has helped to make him uniquely qualified to represent the industry. He personally handled moves for President Ronald Reagan, along with numerous dignitaries and celebrities, including traveling from Hawaii to New York City to oversee unique moving installations.


Steve has been active in California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA), a not-for-profit trade association representing over 350 licensed California moving companies and almost 200 affiliated businesses operating within the state, for more than thirty-five years. He has served at both the chapter and state level of CMSA since 1988. Steve was elected to CMSA’s Board of Directors in 1991 and elected Chairman of the Board for the 2001–2002 year. Since March 1, 2006, he has served as President of the California Moving and Storage Association.


Steve’s goals for the CMSA are to work with its members to improve the image of our industry with the moving public and the government agencies that regulate it. His goals include educating the public that an “internet only” mover is not a viable option when selecting a mover, and to offer quality endorsed programs and continuing education to make the CMSA an increasingly valuable asset to its members.


Steve serves on numerous industry committees and boards including ATA MSC, MSI, IAM, and NCMA. He also has been a member of the California Bureau of Household Goods and Services Advisory Council since its inception.

The full list of Steve’s contributions to the industry as a volunteer leader will be printed in the September/October issue of the Portal magazine.