Jules Smith started Annie Hauls in 1994. He spent ten years dealing antiques in New Hope, PA, at his shop "Atlanta Annie's". Jules bought a van to deliver the pieces he sold, and soon found himself doing deliveries for all of the other dealers in town. He decided to go with it, so he closed down shop and "Annie Hauls" was born. Jules had a textbook knowledge of art history, and because of his passion for art and antiques he brought a much needed thoughtfulness to the transport business. Sadly, Jules passed away in 2016, but his two long term employees have vowed to move forward with his vision.
Mike Topley and Rob Snyder are continuing the business together and are looking forward to providing the same quality of service that Jules provided over his 22 years running the company.
Jules started the company in 1994 and had an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques from his time as an antique dealer. Jules presented lectures for Princeton University on Art Deco History and Design, Furniture Refinishing and Restoration. His years of experience provided special insight into the proper handling of fine furniture, art, and antiques. Jules was born and raised Brooklyn, and spent a number of years living in Atlanta before settling in Bucks County. Sadly, Jules passed away in 2016 but we keep his spirit and enthusiasm with us on every assignment.
Mike was born and raised in Mercer County, NJ. Mike directs booking and coordinates with clients. His love of art brings a necessary enthusiasm to his work ethic. He is an active drummer and makes art in his free time. Mike has been with the team since 2013.
Creative Director/Art Handler
Rob was also born and raised in Mercer County. He is proficient in a number of artistic disciplines, namely woodworking, printmaking, painting, and graphic design. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture in 2013 from SUNY Purchase, where he worked as a wood shop technician for three years. His love of art-making and art history allows him to bring a thoughtful eye to the job.
HARTFORD ART SCHOOL
Studied Painting, 2008-2009
PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY
B.F.A., Sculpture, 2009-2013