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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.

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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  • 4 star ratingWe used smooth move to help us move and over all we had a great experience. The movers were friendly and hard working guys. They didn't sit and play around. They got right to work. None of our items were... read more

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    Miranda L.
    6/13/2019

    5 star ratingWe had a great experience with Smooth Move with helping us move our daughter from Monterey back to Bakersfield after college. Our movers, Daniel and Kenney, arrived right on time and were very professional and friendly. They took extra care... read more

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    Cathy C.
    6/05/2019

    5 star ratingThomas and Reggie were amazing, as a pregnant women I had so much anxiety about this whole move and everything falling into place, they were sweethearts came on time.. and did everything INCLUDING taking apart my furniture and organizing the... read more

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    Alaa H.
    5/24/2019

    5 star ratingI recently utilized Smooth Move service for our move from Arizona to Bakersfield. Thomas and Joseph are very professional, courteous, and punctual.  Highly recommend their service.

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    Chester L.
    5/11/2019
  • 5 star ratingI was moving and Thomas took care of us and was very professional and courteous! Did an awesome job at my 2 bedroom apartment. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. It was quick and had great... read more

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    Anthony M.
    5/06/2019

    5 star ratingHad a great duo today helping me move my grandma from one assisted living facility to another a few miles away. They were kind & friendly, careful and quick!  They even made a point of calling my grandma by her... read more

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    Aaron B.
    4/26/2019

    Movers were very pleasant, accommodating and worked at a good pace. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.

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    Google U.
    4/25/2019

    5 star ratingThey were great! Were very helpful and very cautious of the fragile items. They were very efficient and obviously have their routine down to science. Would recommend to anybody!!

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    Kelly V.
    4/16/2019
  • 5 star ratingJose and Jacob moved my elderly mother and they were very patient with her. I appreciated them being very careful with wrapping furniture and it all arrived fine!  Would use them again!

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    Janet C.
    4/05/2019

    Fast and accommodating service 🙂

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    Ashkin D.
    4/04/2019

    5 star ratingI was relocating from los angles to Charleston South Carolina and contacted smooth move and from the first phone call they were professional, informative and answered any questions or concerns I had. I knew they were the company I would... read more

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    Jason T.
    4/04/2019

    5 star ratingThey were on time to my my elderly grandmas in a three bedroom two bath apartment. Loaded everything in the truck drove from Bakersfield to Visalia and unloaded everything in under 5 hours. I believe if my memory is correct... read more

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    Hillary S.
    3/31/2019