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Local Franchise Launches in Western Montana

Mike Fikany and Stefanie Silvan are pleased to announce the launch of their new, full-service relocation, downsizing and estate sale business, Caring Transitions of Western Montana.

Caring Transitions’ specially-trained team can handle organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions specializes in managing senior relocations, but the services are also perfect for busy families and individuals in need of assistance. No matter the transition challenge that a family may be facing; a job change/corporate relocation, divorce, disability or a downsizing need, Caring Transitions can help. Caring Transitions of Western Montana serves Missoula, Hamilton and surrounding areas.

“At Caring Transitions, we are an end-to-end, full-service solution for whatever transition you are facing. There are movers and estate sale companies out here, however when you hire Caring Transitions, you’re hiring the only company in Western Montana that can handle everything for you with one phone call. You don’t have to worry about all the pieces of the puzzle because we are here to help and manage that for you,” Fikany said.

Caring Transitions’ services are ideal for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so clients only pay for the services they need – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing or just getting someone resettled into their new place.

Additionally, they are Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists (CRTS™), a designation bestowed by an independent organization that evaluates and certifies providers of senior relocation services.

Fikany is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. He has been working with senior-focused businesses for the last 15 years and was looking for his next opportunity when he heard about Caring Transitions. Silvan is married with two young children and has 15 years of customer service and management experience. Fikany asked Silvan, who had been working in retail, what she thought of opening the business together – it didn’t take much convincing.

“The best thing about working in retail is being able to help people – whether it’s finding something they need, something they love or both. I love interacting with people and, with Caring Transitions, I get to do that in a new and exciting way that truly makes a difference in people’s lives,” Silvan said. “We live in a rural area and this is all about neighbors helping neighbors through what can often be a challenging time.”

Caring Transitions of Western Montana is a local company, and is part of the national Caring Transitions franchise, which has industry-leading resources as well as a top-notch reputation for integrity and quality. The Caring Transitions franchise includes more than 200 franchises across the United States.

“Even though we are a new, local, small business, we are not a fly-by-night moving company. Caring Transitions is a full-service professional solution and the company has been in business for more than a decade. When you work with us, you are working with your neighbors and people who understand your values, and you also have the support and backbone of a major, national franchise,” Fikany said.

Caring Transitions of Western Montana is bonded, insured and their W2 employees have been background checked. For additional information, call (406) 203-0162, email, or visit

About Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With more than 200 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, auctions, rightsizing and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. For more information, visit or visit us on Facebook.