Art and Furniture Transport, Storage, and Installation Since 1994.
Jules Smith started the original incarnation of 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 long term employee Michael Topley has decided to move forward with his vision and is keeping the name (who wouldn't?).
Jules Smith - Original Founder
Jules started the company in 1994 with 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 Topley - Booking and Logistics/Art Handler
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.
Joe Brendel - Art Handler
Joe has been a member of the Annie Hauls team since March 2016. As both an active musician and administrator at a community art space, he is conscious of the roles that the creative process and its resulting objects of beauty fulfill in bringing people together.
Bryan Brems - Art Handler
Bryan Brems is an artist and a professional art handler. He earned his degree in painting at the Tyler School of Art, and he shows his paintings in galleries throughout the region. As an art handler, Bryan has had the unique opportunity to work closely with world-class works of art, and has participated in significant projects for the Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, where he currently resides.