About Bulldog Cartage

Bulldog Cartage is a Porter Family company that offers premier specialized shipping, storage and handling, as well as unique job services to provide professional solutions to any logistical challenge. We strive to provide innovative solutions to bring value and professionalism to every project that we approach.

Our continuous evolution is solely driven by the goal of providing valuable service above all else. We know that true success only occurs when we are able to make our customers lives better.

From piece of mind, to financial sense, we are on your team, and we will be passionate about making a positive, professional impact on your next project or challenge.


Our highest priority is to provide valuable solutions. Whether it is a customer, vendor, carrier, or 3rd party our goal is to build a lasting relationship that is truly mutually beneficial. You are important to us and you can rest assured that we will be committed to building a lasting partnership. Team work, professionalism, collaboration and coordination are the cornerstones of our service foundation. We are excited to earn your business and committed to building lasting partnerships for mutual success.


In late 2011, an idea began to hatch between three men. The idea came about in a fortunate building acquisition that gave Porter Pipe & Supply Co. a unique opportunity to expand its headquarters facility by more than four times it’s previous space.

With so much additional space at hand, Jim Porter, Bud Porter and Nick Porter began to brain-storm together to find ways to make all that space work towards strengthening the customer relationships and partnerships that had been forged through Porter Pipe, since 1976. There were certainly some key factors that laid the ground work for a new business, and the familiarity with the construction and mechanical contracting trades, the adeptness in trucking and overhead crane rigging and working all combined to offer a solid set of professional skills.

After talking and listening to the many friends that had been made in the industry over the years, the idea to form a unique and specialized staging, storage and delivery company was born, and Nick Porter was given the reigns to head up and develop the new business.

With the valuable guidance of Jim and Bud Porter, and the help of Ralph Strzewski, a loyal Porter Employee and Friend, Bulldog Cartage has quickly grown into a market-leading specialty service provider for construction industry. With the new state-of-the-art 60,000sqft dedicated storage facility completed in fall 2020 we are more efficient and more capable than ever. Bulldog Cartage has been steadily growing by providing truly world-class service and flexibility, along with competitive pricing and a real dedication to providing solutions above all else.

Today, Bulldog Cartage leverages its team more than anything. With Nick Porter as President, Ralph Strzewski as Operations Manager, and Kevin Traver leading business development Bulldog Cartage has been growing through its dedicated team of professionals and team members.

Sharing the same focus on faith in God, honest business and clear integrity as the parent company, Porter Pipe, Bulldog Cartage has been able to provide an exceptional experience for all its stakeholders. It is through this core devotion to greatness by each and every member of the Bulldog Cartage team that the company will continue to grow, to expand its services and capabilities, and to be able to provide solutions to the many needs of the modern business world for years to come!

Bulldog Cartage, LLC

A Porter Family Company
401 S. Rohlwing Road
Addison, Illinois 60101

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(630) 426-4000

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Our Team

Meet Team Bulldog

Like our parent company, Porter Pipe & Supply, the values established by the founders of our company shine right through to Bulldog Cartage. As a services-oriented business, we realize that the people we employ are the heart and soul of our company.

Each and every day our employees act out our mission to ensure complete customer satisfaction. They do an outstanding job carrying out this mission and we take great pride in that.

John Taylor

Business Development Specialist

Photo of Nicole Paez from Bulldog Cartage

Nicole Paez

Business Development Specialist

Nick Langton

Business Development & it Specialist

Carla Garozzo

Facility Manager

Santina Gearhart

Billing & Office Services Specialist

Johnny Garcia

Rigging Professional

Anthony Bartolone

Warehouse & Transportation Manager

Fernando Martinez

Delivery Professional

Francisco Gonzalez

Delivery Professional

Jose “Jmez” Jimenez

Lead Delivery Pro

Berna Reyes

Delivery Professional

Ryan Saucedo

Delivery Professional

Dan Fraga

rigging Professional

Brad Diederich

rigging Professional

Carlos Martinez

Delivery Professional

Isaac Garcia

delivery Professional

Erica Williams

Inventory Specialist


Kris MacMartin

delivery Professional

Brandun Underwood

Delivery Professional