OUR STORY

Established in 2008, Mulder Brothers Brokerage is a growing transport logistics business with nationwide coverage and world-class support.

Mission

Mission

To be faithful stewards of the business God has given us by serving with integrity and exceeding the expectations of our customers, carriers, vendors, and coworkers.

Mulder Brothers Brokerage is backed by Art Mulder & Sons Trucking (AMST)— a family-owned and operated business founded in 1971. Other brokerage firms have little to no experience in trucking. They have never owned a truck or delivered freight on their own. Mulder Brothers Brokerage; however, knows trucking inside and out. And we have an entire fleet right behind us. This sets us apart. Our strategic relationship with AMST allows us to provide other solutions for our customers including: warehousing, cross-docking, redelivery, and frozen LTL shipments.

Our Values

HARDWORKING HARDWORKING Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
LOYAL LOYAL Staying faithful and committed to our relationships.
HONEST HONEST Doing what is right when no one is looking.
STEWARDS STEWARDS Using, managing, and nurturing our resources for God’s glory.
RELIABLE RELIABLE Consistently following through on promises.
CARING SERVANTS CARING SERVANTS Putting our customers, suppliers, and coworkers’ needs before our own.

Service First™ is a priority at Mulder Brothers Brokerage. Our mission is to serve with integrity and exceed expectations. We accomplish this by providing reliable 24/7 support to both our customer and carrier partners every day. Our team is committed to responding to each call within 15 minutes with a solution. We have carefully-selected a strong, consistent, independent carrier base to meet our customer’s objectives. Because we are a smaller firm, we are fast, flexible, and family— we know our customers and carriers by name. We welcome the opportunity to build a long-term relationship with you.

Meet The Team

Chad Mulder

Chad Mulder

Owner

Greg Mulder

Greg Mulder

Owner

Peter Mulder

Peter Mulder

Founder

Hanz Mulder

Hanz Mulder

Founder

Phillip Mulder

Phillip Mulder

Founder

Alex Fleming

President

Erik Kellum

Dispatch Sales

Tommy Salinas

2nd Shift Dispatch

Charlie Talboys

Dispatch Operations

Felina Salazar

Logistics Coordinator

Chad Mulder

Chad Mulder

President & Owner

Chad grew up in the family trucking business. “During my elementary years, I swept, raked, mowed, and washed trucks,” reflects Chad. Throughout high school, he drove forklift, counted freight, loaded trailers, completed bills of lading, and did whatever needed to get done in the office or warehouse. By his senior year, Chad was a co-op student, spending half of his day at school and the rest of his day at AMST learning the dispatch trade.

After high school, Chad pursued his Associates in Business at Davenport College then completing a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Cornerstone University in 2005. While attending college, Chad continued working as a dispatcher, a load planner, and in customer service for Gordon Food Service and AMST.

Chad became a full-time employee at AMST in May of 2005 working primarily in dispatch, customer service, and load planning. In 2008, Chad and his cousin, Greg, started to assume operational leadership roles while their father’s served as working mentors. As Operations Manager, Chad began to oversee the insurance, safety, human resources, finance, maintenance, and equipment areas of the company.

In 2018, Chad was promoted to the role of President of AMST. “I love working at AMST. Each day is uniquely filled with problem solving, critical thinking, data analysis, planning, and forecasting,” states Mulder. “Continuous improvement is what really gets me excited,” smiles Chad. “Using my skills and abilities for God’s glory while serving our customers and employees to the best of my ability is what I strive to do every day.” Chad and his wife Jill live in Holland with their three daughters. They also do refugee foster care.

Greg Mulder

Greg Mulder

Owner

“I remember when I was three or four years old and being super excited to travel with my dad,” reflects Greg. “My brothers and I would fight over whose turn it was to ride with him.” His passion for trucks and heavy equipment never stopped. Greg spent his early years at AMST in the same Mulder tradition— mowing, sweeping, and washing trucks. While in high school, he worked in the warehouse and shop. During his Junior and Senior years, Greg was a co-op student at Careerline Tech Center and earned a Diesel Mechanics Certificate and Heavy Equipment Mechanics Certificate.

After high school, Greg obtained his CDL license and began driving for AMST. In 2004, he graduated from Cornerstone University with a BA in Business Management and Marketing. With his degree in hand, Greg began his full-time career at AMST starting in the shop and six-months later in dispatch. In 2008, Greg shared the operational management responsibilities with Chad.

While Chad focuses on customer development and office duties, Greg concentrates on employee relations, the warehouse, and the shop. “Working, coaching, and growing our great team of employees is what I enjoy most,” comments Greg. In 2018, Greg was promoted to the Manager of Mulder Leasing Co. in addition to his responsibilities with AMST.

“Being part of something that started from nothing to a significant business is motivating,” states Greg. “I plan to carry on the legacy.” Greg and his wife Shannon live in Holland Michigan with their six young children.

Peter Mulder

Peter Mulder

Founder

A week before Peter graduated from high school, he began his trucking career. At a green 18, he delivered his first semi-load of hay to Lexington, Kentucky for his father. After graduating in 1976, Peter continued to farm by day and drive by night. Even for the Mulders, the pace became too much. In 1981, the family took a risk and sold all of their farming equipment to focus solely on trucking.

Like his older and younger brothers, Peter held a variety of roles throughout the years in finance, dispatch, driving, safety, and benefits. Eventually the boys gravitated to their natural strengths with Hanz overseeing long-term strategy, hiring, and finance; Philip managing the shop and mechanical operations; and Peter leading dispatch, employee benefits, and safety areas. Peter has also served as the Corporate Secretary for AMST since ?? Over the years, he has grown in his expertise in legal matters by attending various conferences, seminars, and industry events. Many of his peers look to him for advice and he enjoys sharing his knowledge.

“We have been blessed throughout the years and have learned what is important and what isn’t,” comments Peter. “My life verse is Isaiah 40:31: ‘But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ ” Peter and his wife Sally live in Holland, Michigan and have 5 grown children and 30?? grandchildren.

Hanz Mulder

Hanz Mulder

Founder

By the time Hanz graduated from high school in 1979, his father owned five semi trucks. Hanz decided to join his dad and brothers and became a full-time employee. It wasn’t long before he was on the road four to five days a week traveling throughout the Midwest while washing and maintaining the equipment on weekends. After getting married in 1981, Hanz’s responsibilities continued to grow.

While raising three kids and serving as Deacon at his church, Hanz worked 70 to 80 hours a week taking AMST to the next level. Hanz was responsible for scheduling, operations, driver relations, and customer service. “I remember taking calls till nine at night to serve our customers well,” recalls Hanz. “There was a time when we worked 24-hour days between the office and the warehouse. We were committed to making it work.”

Hanz has been the visionary leader for AMST. He orchestrated AMST’s first land purchase for the business in the late 1980s. To accommodate continued growth, Hanz championed the purchase, relocation, and building of AMST’s current 40-acre campus in 1998. He saw the opportunity to get into LTL freight and to form the brokerage. As he looks down the road, Hanz has dreams for the next generation to expand their frozen storage operation.

“I have served in almost every aspect of our business. I enjoy working and don’t have many regrets. As a family, we have worked through the hard times together. My life verse is Colossians 3:17, ‘And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’ ” Hanz and his wife Linda live in Holland and have three married children and four grandchildren.

Phillip Mulder

Phillip Mulder

Founder

As the oldest son of Art Mulder, Philip didn’t get into the trucking business until he completed a stint as a farmer. In 1974, the summer after he graduated from high school, Philip recalls bailing close to 1,000 acres of hay. Hard work is the hallmark of a Mulder. In 1976, Philip’s dad started to transition from his 40-acre farm in southwest Michigan into trucking with the purchase of his first semi. Philip couldn’t see himself behind a desk, so in 1977 he went full-time into trucking with his father.

Philip did whatever needed to be done for the family business. He drove truck, painted, repaired equipment, and dispatched. Any time he could get out of the office was a good day. Philip enjoyed building friendships with the employees, meeting the customers, and seeing the country. He still does.

Meeting the needs and desires of the customers has always been a priority to Philip and his family. Even when roads are closed, the Mulders always find a way to deliver. “I remember a snow storm that blew in over a weekend,” recalls Philip. “We had a large furniture delivery to make that Monday. We spent all weekend plowing, shoveling, and even picking up our drivers. We successfully delivered all eight loads of furniture. Our customer was stunned by our service because their own employees did not even make it in to work. We earned a lot of respect that day.”

“Building a small business with my dad and brothers has been worthwhile,” states Philip. “We have tried to serve the Lord all along the way.” Philip and his wife Robin live in Holland, Michigan and keep busy with their two married children and three grandchildren.

Alex Fleming

President

Alex has worked for Mulder companies since 2013 and accepted his current role as President in September 2019. He oversees the development of relationships with carriers and customers, focusing on the big picture and growth of the brokerage. While his work is less involved in day-to-day operations, he enjoys the planning and analytics of his position. He says, “it’s very rewarding to see growth of people. I love creating visions for the future and watching those goals come to fruition.” Alex’s entire career has been with Mulder companies, starting with AMST in high school and then with the brokerage as an undergraduate at Baker College. After college, he worked for AMST in customer service and IT, then returned to Mulder Brothers and into his current role at the brokerage. As a result, he says his background has had “a little bit of everything” over the years from data entry and bill sorting, to scheduling, to dispatch, to load planning, to customer service and IT support, and then to his current position. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and their three dogs and four cats. He also has several hobbies and interests, including airsoft and woodworking. “Work smarter, not harder, and figure it out” are the words that guide Alex at work and in life.

Erik Kellum

Dispatch Sales

Erik joined the Mulder Brothers Brokerage team in October 2021. Working in dispatch sales, his primary role is providing updates to customers and selling loads to carriers. He also tracks loads through the delivery process to ensure smooth and efficient transportation. Erik says there is something new to learn each day and loves working in a team environment. His background prepared him for his current work in logistics. He spent 10 years at a powder coating factory, first as a forklift operator on a production line, then working his way up through the receiving department, and finally as the lead on the shipping dock. An avid sports fan (“Go Cowboys!”), Erik and his wife have a five-year-old daughter. When asked for his words to live by, Erik says, “good luck has the smell of perspiration!”

Tommy Salinas

2nd Shift Dispatch

Tommy worked as a warehouse office clerk for Art Mulder and Sons Trucking before joining Mulder Brothers Brokerage in May 2021. Trucking and logistics are 24/7 operations, and Tommy provides vital support for carriers, customers, and Mulder’s first shift dispatch crew. He ensures the continuity of customer service, booking, and selling loads for timely delivery. He also works to resolve any carrier issues and concerns that arise.

Tommy’s favorite thing about working for Mulder is the great team atmosphere. He also looks forward to having different challenges each day. He enjoys working in customer service and having opportunities to meet carriers when they come into the office. Tommy appreciates the chance to help carriers and customers understand the range of work the brokerage does.

With a background in all things warehousing, Tommy has worked as a forklift driver, warehouse manager, lead, and invoicing professional. He also has a strong interest in IT, computing, and electronics, and is pursuing additional education in these areas.

Tommy loves to spend time with his two awesome sons and is a self-described “big nerd” when it comes to electronics and video games. His other passion? Cars!

Tommy says his motto is to live life as if every day were your last, adding that life is too short not to do what you love and that makes you happy in life and in work.

Charlie Talboys

Dispatch Operations

Charlie reached his goal of working for Mulder Brothers Brokerage in September 2019 after working in outbound trucking at AMST and obtaining his CDL. At the brokerage, he works in dispatch and customer relations and serves as a point of contact for carriers. While his exact duties have shifted over time, the primary goal has not changed: finding and supporting carriers to move loads for the best price. His favorite thing about his job is his coworkers at the brokerage and at AMST and the Cold-Link team. Charlie says in his time with the company he’s seen that even when the same types of challenges occur more than once, there are often different ways to resolve them depending on the situation. Charlie has a B.S. degree from Grand Valley State University and spent 15 years in the hospitality industry. He also brings over 20 years of leadership and management experience to his work at Mulder, starting in logistics as a lumper and later taking over as a site manager for a national lumper service. Outside of work, Charlie enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He is also a level 2 USAA Certified Archery Instructor. Charlie’s life philosophy is all about keeping perspective. He says, “a wishbone never took the place of a backbone,” and tries to remember that in many cases, issues we face would be small things to a giant.

Felina Salazar

Logistics Coordinator

Felina joined the Mulder team in November 2021. Her work in logistics supports the dispatch team to
update customers with real-time notifications about pickups and deliveries. She also ensures the web
dispatching systems are updated and answers customer inquiries.
Felina brings several years’ experience in supply chain management to the Mulder team. Her favorite
things about her job are the opportunity to interact with so many different people during the day and
working with her team.
She and her two daughters share a love of music and dancing. They also enjoy travelling and gathering
experiences and memories. Felina is working toward her B.S. degree in psychology as well.
Felina says words her father often said have stuck with her through the years: always try your best.