Caring Transitions of Madison Wins Xcel Award from MegaEstateSales

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Locally owned and operated company recognized as the top estate sales company in Wisconsin.

Don Ashbaugh

Caring Transitions is truly a one-stop-shop – we fill in the gaps wherever you need help and, if you need a service we can’t provide, we have a trusted network of partners we can call.

Local business owner Don Ashbaugh is pleased to announce that his company, Caring Transitions of Madison, has been recognized with a national Xcel Award from

Caring Transitions of Madison has been in business since early 2015. Ashbaugh’s specially-trained team can handle organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. 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. Caring Transitions of Madison serves all of Dane County. is a website designed to help people interested estate sales to find “sales and auctions close to home as well as online estate auctions you can shop from anywhere.” The Xcel Awards recognize excellence in estate liquidation. Businesses submit their companies to be in the running and then users from around the country vote on the business they feel deserves to be recognized. Caring Transitions of Madison received the most votes in the state of Wisconsin.

“MegaEstateSales is the primary website I use to advertise our online estate sales and it has been a great experience. Winning the Xcel Award, especially after just two and half years in business, is a huge honor and I think it speaks to the quality and professionalism of my employees and the work we do. I am thrilled to be recognized,” Ashbaugh said.

Prior to launching Caring Transitions, Ashbaugh studied and published articles regarding the use of age in business research and age discrimination during his career in academics. He has also had successful careers in insurance, appraisal and photography. All of the steps in his career involved helping people, but he was ready to do something that made a more immediate and tangible impact in his community when he launched Caring Transitions.

“I’ve always been passionate about helping people in my work as well as through volunteering in my community. I was ready for a career change and I wanted to do something that gave people immediate results,” Ashbaugh said. “I enjoy working with seniors and their families and, when I found Caring Transitions, I saw an unique opportunity to bring a much-needed service to this community and build a business. Caring Transitions is truly a one-stop-shop – we fill in the gaps wherever you need help and, if you need a service we can’t provide, we have a trusted network of partners we can call.”

Whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family, assisted living, or into a safer living situation as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations, but the services are also perfect for busy families of all ages.

Caring Transitions of Madison is insured and all W-2 employees have had a thorough background check. For additional information, call (608)332-9840, email DAshbaugh(at)CaringTransitions(dot)com 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.

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