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About Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA was founded on the principles of hard work, superior customer service and an eagerness for community involvement. Smooth Move USA has humble beginnings and was founded in 2006 by JR March. With a wealth of moving knowledge and experience, JR broke from the large national chain of moving companies to start out on his own. After several years of hard work, and excellent customer service JR decided to try his hand in other ventures, and set off for greener pastures. At that time the company was sold to Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp. Under new this new partnership Smooth Move USA was able to offer an even higher level of customer service.

The People behind Smooth Move USA

Jesse Lovan was born in Fountain Valley, California just a little over 100 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. Jesse’s family moved to Bakersfield, CA at the age of 4 years old where he attended and completed his childhood education. Jesse graduated in the top 5% of his class in 2002 from Liberty High School where he was involved in student government and many sports during that time. Jesse also received several academic scholarships during his time in high school. After high school Jesse attended Bakersfield College while working construction during his off time. Once college was finished, he went on to a career in sales and marketing. In 2010 Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp devised a plan to go into business together. No stranger to hard work, Chris and Jesse set out on the journey to become a successful moving and storage business. Now almost 10 years later, Jesse operates one of the largest moving and storage businesses in the county. Jesse enjoys traveling with his wife and family when not working. Now as a pillar of the local community Jesse, Chris and Smooth Move try to give back to their local communities wherever possible.

Chris Shipp was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and is proud to call it home. He attended Rio Bravo Greeley from kindergarten through 8th grade and then went to Liberty High School where he played football. Chris and his team won the first section championship of school history. After finishing high school at Liberty, Chris continued his education and football at Bakersfield College. After graduation, he decided that it was best to help run his grandparents farm. That lasted about 4 years until they sold it and retired. Chris wasn’t exactly sure yet, which way he wanted to take his career path, so he decided to get into sales. He knew that sales would be a great foundation for his future in business. After a couple of years of sales, Jesse and Chris had the opportunity to start their own company. Both knew, they wanted to be in business for themselves for a long time and they now finally had the chance. It was humble beginnings of very long days with no free time, but as they were grinding through the dog days of summer, Chris and Jesse knew that if they kept putting their customers first and doing a great job it would finally pay off. Now they instill the same beliefs into their Smooth Move USA employees. Chris continues to follow his passion of football coaching at Garces High School for the last 10 years. Chris’ favorite hobbies are snowboarding, Mountain biking, anything outdoors, and helping out the community any way he can. Last but certainly not least Chris’ greatest joy of all is being a husband to his beautiful wife and father to two amazing girls.

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Our Mission at Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA hold its self to higher standards. We do this by employing only the best and most skilled movers and personnel. Most of all we make sure that they are trustworthy, hard working, and in good standing with the community. Secondly, we really do care about your move and you will see the difference from the very first point of contact. You will never be treated as just another job, no matter how big or how small. Most of all, we are honest and upfront in all aspects of your move from first consultation to your final bill. Never any hidden fees or surcharges. Smooth Move USA is licensed with the CA Public Utilities Commission, and you should always beware of rogue/unlicensed movers offering low ball pricing!

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  • Have never experienced a relocate that was soo easy and gratifying. Everyone from the sales rep to the pickup, storage & delivery performed
    beyond my expectations during this rather difficult 3 month period (i.e...COVID-19). But here we are, and I will...
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    Thomas L.
    8/11/2020

    Great moving experience. They were on time and professional. We also used them to move a large desk/hutch and again perfection. Have recommended them to family and friends.

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    Sally E.
    8/14/2020

    4 star ratingLuis Lopez was amazing! Prompt, efficient and very professional. Our loading crew was great and made things so easy. I'm deducting one star because, although Luis was on time and ready to unload, the crew that was supposed to meet... read more

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    Renee F.
    8/29/2020

    Smooth Move was on time and the movers were courteous. They took care with furniture.

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    Google U.
    8/31/2020
  • What an incredible moving Co. Very easy to set up and schedule for my move.
    Moving is usually very stressful, but the crew at Smooth Move made it quick and easy from the initial scheduling to the finish of the...
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    Gregory T.
    9/04/2020

    Amazing experience. On time, friendly, professional. As stressful as moving out of state is, especially for seniors, the Smooth Move team made it happen without a hitch. Keith came to my house and gave a firm estimate which became the... read more

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    Jeff H.
    9/07/2020

    5 star ratingExcellent!! They were quick, friendly and incredibly helpful. They moved about seven truckloads of equipment out of our building and relocated it without any damage to the equipment or building. Jose and his team removed one incredibly large, heavy piece... read more

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    Keith B.
    9/14/2020

    Matt && Noel thank you so much for your fast moving friendly and professional services I will definitely recommend

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    Kionna L.
    9/17/2020
  • Expert packing, wrapping, and teamwork. The name of the company says it all.

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    Google U.
    9/11/2020

    Haddon was cool and creative coming up with a solution for my move. Aaron was a great first contact and accommodating and Andrew delivered and took excellent care during moving day. Moving house is a stress. They made it easy... read more

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    Mark D.
    10/08/2020

    5 star ratingI highly recommend Smooth Move USA. From booking, to moving day, they didn't disappoint. The four movers were prompt, professional and took such great care of our things. The pride in their work was evident. Supporting... read more

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    Janet B.
    10/18/2020

    5 star ratingI really appreciated David K's honesty. I didn't realize when requesting a quote that they were based in Bakersfield, and David was upfront with the service costs that would be charged to make my move happen. If I'm ever moving... read more

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    Nicole M.
    11/10/2020
  • Andres does a great job every time I come across him for my moves. He is a great and professional worker! I recommend him for my moves EVERYTIME. Great business 🙂

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    Monica S.
    11/10/2020

    Great job!! From first contact until last item was unloaded. Very helpful with everything. Great folks to work with. Thanks!!

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    Google U.
    11/30/2020

    I recently moved using Smooth Move (Mentors Moving and Storage). An unfortunate situation occurred where during my upload, someone stole my computer out of the back of their truck. The Operations Manager replaced my stolen computer at their expensive and... read more

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    Jon S.
    12/14/2020

    5 star ratingThey were respectful and because of COVID kept their distance and worn masks properly the whole loading and unloading process

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    Katie L.
    12/16/2020