About Us

admin-ajax.php   Bridget Donnelly

Bridget comes by her passion honestly – helping others deal with their stuff.  As the daughter of antique dealers, she tolerated an endless stream of treasures coursing through her home, which was downsized regularly to accommodate new finds.  Her family moved frequently, but unconventionally – carload-by-carload.  After her father sold the chandelier over the dining table during one Thanksgiving dinner, her mother resorted to placing “Not For Sale” stickers on the furnishings.

Upon graduation, Bridget took a traditional job in corporate marketing and advertising.  She earned frequent promotions and was relocated around the US, via professional movers, into tidy, uncluttered apartments.  She was very happy.

Motherhood followed, then reinvention of the unlikeliest sorts:  upon successfully liquidating her children’s accumulation of small plastic toys, Bridget found herself running her own antique shop, and designing custom furniture.

An opportunity to help a senior couple liquidate their art collection thrust Bridget into her current business.  She closed her shop, earned her certifications as a Personal Property Appraiser, Senior Move Manager and Estate Liquidator and began helping others downsize, liquidate and cope with the stresses of moving.

Since 2008, Donnelly’s Estate Liquidation & Appraisal Services, LLC has been serving the needs of older adults in transition.  Bridget’s background and experiences uniquely equip her to assist her clients with compassion and optimal results.

Bridget is a Pennsylvania State University (PSU) grad with a B.S. in marketing.  She and Bill are fortunate to live in State College, PA.  Bridget speaks frequently and has published numerous articles on topics related to downsizing and senior transitions.

 

   Bill Gardner

Bill is a minimalist by nature.  But he’s also a patient, compassionate soul who understands that it’s difficult to let go of what you love, and that time and space can often be the crowbar to pry it all loose.  Bill is also a stickler for detail and methodical in his approach to just about everything.  All of which serves our clients well.

Bill’s extensive knowledge and experience in the moving industry and in customer service equip him to expertly plan, manage and execute moves, and to deal sensitively with clients stressed by the process.  He is also the force behind our orderly, efficient and thorough liquidations.  Bill is certified as an Estate Liquidator and Senior Move Manager.

 

Client Testimonials

“Thank you so much for all of the help you gave my parents in their recent move. Your courtesy, efficiency and thoughtfulness made a tough experience a lot easier. We ALL so appreciate your work.” KD
“I cannot tell you how blessed my father and I are to have acquired your services – it’s like finding a diamond in the rough!” – BH
“You exhibited great care and concern for my mother and were very sensitive to the potentially traumatic effects such a move can have on someone who hasn’t moved in 40 years.” – CA

 

Professionals We Work With

“Bridget & Bill have great insight into the needs of seniors and estate executors and provide wonderful comforting care for seniors who are moving.” – Jerry Wettstone, Realtor Kissinger-Bigatel & Brower
“Donnelly’s tailors its services to meet the client’s needs, is organized, reliable and is a wonderful valued added service to Westminster Woods.” – Sue Deobil, Sales Director, Westminster Woods