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Jacob Franklin Lehmkuhl



Jacob co-founded OBAY Moving & Courier LLC with his wife Chelsey in the late summer of 2017.  Both natives of Sterling, they seized an opportunity to move back to the community they were raised in to open a business.  After market research, start-up cost evaluation and listening to community needs, they purchased their first moving truck off a popular bidding website and traveled to Illinois to bring it back to Sterling in order to begin providing moving services. In the beginning, Jacob traveled to the Front Range weekly just to book enough jobs to get by.  Over time, OBAY Moving gained the trust of and got the word out to Sterling, Fort Morgan and the surrounding communities of Northeast Colorado.  Today, that market represents the majority of business they do and they still rely heavily on word of mouth advertising.  Jacob says that he has learned a lot along the way but listening to customers' needs-a skill he attributes to watching his father run a small business-is still the most important part of making a business successful.  Jacob and Chelsey have two daughters.  They enjoy boating, camping, hiking and enjoying the great geography we are blessed with in the state of Colorado.  Jacob enjoys creating, whether that be music, basketball or home improvement projects in his free time.  He thanks his family for their sacrifices made in order to start a small business and all the guidance and support he has received in particular from his wife Chelsey, his brother John, his parents John and Rose and his in-laws Mark and the late Carrie Bauder.


John Mikael Lehmkuhl

Lead Mover

John has been with us since the company's inception.  He was recruited away from his manufacturing job to join OBAY and chose to stay with us.  He is now a lead mover and a customer favorite.  John displays a notoriously positive attitude no matter the number of stairs, weight of the furniture, or state of the weather.  He has completed more than 200 moves and has become very knowledgeable with his technique.  John's specialty, besides the superior customer service he provides, is disassembling and reassembling even the trickiest of furniture pieces.  If something isn't going to fit through a doorway, John will find a way to make sure it does.  John enjoys the outdoors, gaming, and spending time/entertaining family and friends in his free time.

Alexander Raine Werhan

Driver/Professional Mover

Alexander chose a time of unexpected turmoil to join OBAY Moving & Courier LLC.  He was hired to be our full time driver near the end of February 2020 and just as he was getting his feet wet in the industry a global pandemic struck.  Although this has delayed his training, Alexander has maintained a positive attitude and proven to be a quick learner despite his limited experience.  Alexander came over to OBAY Moving after driving for a local taxi service.  So, although he was new to moving, he is an experienced commercial driver that knows how to safely transport items (whether that be people's household goods or people themselves) from point A to point B.  Alexander has now completed hundreds of moves and has become a vital part of OBAY.

Photos by: Denice Webb Photography

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