Craters & Freighters Franchise Company is pleased to announce that Matthew Schmitz, President/CEO acquired full ownership in 2022.

Craters & Freighters was founded in 1990 by Diane Gibson and has since grown to 65 franchise locations across the United States. After much consideration, Ms. Gibson chose Matthew Schmitz, President, to take over full ownership of the company. Mr. Schmitz joined Craters & Freighters in 2013, and as President/CFO has developed and implemented strategies across the board to help drive Franchise success and overall company growth.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead this team and continue Diane’s legacy of this great Brand. She has built an extraordinary business and it is my honor to be her torchbearer going into the future. We have thousands of loyal customers worldwide, a dedicated group of franchise owners, and an experienced corporate staff which enables us to charge into the future. Our goal is to build Craters & Freighters into the largest custom crating and packaging company in the United States”, says Matthew Schmitz, Owner, President & CEO of Craters & Freighters.

“It is with great pleasure and confidence that I have been able to seamlessly hand over the reins of Craters & Freighters to Matthew Schmitz”, says Diane Gibson. “Matt has done a wonderful job with my company, and I am excited to see him innovate and grow this company to its full potential. I will still poke my head in from time to time, probably more than he would like”, says Diane, “but as the founder of this company, the people will always be family to me.”

About Craters & Freighters:

Craters & Freighters was founded in 1990 and since has become a national leader in specialty freight solutions. Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, Craters & Freighters has expanded through franchising since 1991. We are a full-service, worldwide logistics provider that offers specialty crating, packaging, and shipping solutions for residential and commercial clients.