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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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Chris, I just wanted to tell you that Carlos and Andre were FANTASTIC!! They were careful, fast, friendly, courteous, and amazingly helpful. I was blown away by their professionalism and wanted to commend them and YOU for your choice of... read moreJohn G.12/12/2018
On time and professional. Nick and Reggie went out of their way to be helpful moving our mother into assisted living.Rick J.1/06/2019
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Every guy that works there are amazing, honest caring guys!!!!!!
Thank you Smooth Move
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The move went extremely well. Manager Keith returned my initial call promptly and did a great job scheduling. Movers Carlos and Andre showed up right on time, and were extremely courteous and professional. They had a job... read moreThomas D.2/01/2019
Best moving company! At first, I was hesitant to move out during a rainy day but Jose, Richey and Carlos did an outstanding job moving my stuff safely. They will do the job during rain, snow, hurricane, drought.. I strongly... read moreAlex G.2/01/2019
Great experience....movers were very professional and worked at a great pace... i was concerned about the price initially, but it ended up being money well spent.... I am a very satisfied customer.Kevin B.3/29/2019
They 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 moreHillary S.3/31/2019
I 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 moreJason T.4/04/2019
They 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!!Kelly V.4/16/2019
Movers were very pleasant, accommodating and worked at a good pace. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.Google U.4/25/2019
Had 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... read moreAaron B.4/26/2019
I 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 moreAnthony M.5/06/2019
I 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.Chester L.5/11/2019
Thomas 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 moreAlaa H.5/24/2019
We 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 moreCathy C.6/05/2019
We 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 moreMiranda L.6/13/2019
The best in town. Hands down. These guys are truly top notch. You're in good hands with Smooth Move USA.Zakary C.6/16/2019
Wow! So impressed! Louis and his crew were incredibly helpful, respectful, and kind. They took care of the antiques and made sure everything was wrapped perfect. Each member of their crew were super sweet! They answered questions, we're polite, and... read moreAlyson Noelle B.7/24/2019
Very nice gentleman (did not get his name) saw 2 elderly women and a mom trying to load a matress on top a minivan and jumped in to help us while store manager and workers watch stood by to observe.... read moreSavein Y.8/12/2019
Our moving experience was fantastic. Jose, Brandon and Vincent were phenomenal. They were very careful with all of our stuff and worked so hard to get it all into our house. They worked for nearly 9 hours... read moreMrs. L.10/02/2019
Excellent moving company. They have helped us with our university relocation and they did an excellent job on such a large scale move. This company is very trustworthy and they do exactly what they promised; great customer care. Very professional... read moremisty g.9/06/2019
Smooth moves is the best moving company . Nick and Brandon were awesome . They were very kind and extremely professional. They helped us with our packing and the did a incredible job.
Brandon and Daniel packed and loaded... read moreWendy M.10/12/2019
JR was absolutely fabulous! We were moving out of town and required him to go to a location while we were not there and take care of emptying two storage boxes for us. I authorized his access and he took... read moreLara V.9/25/2019
This is the third time that I have used smooth move and they have been nothing short of fantastic. I actually requested the same two gentlemen my last two moves and they made the experience even better. I would highly... read moreP.K. Z.10/02/2019
I just moved after living at the same address for 21 years I decided to give Smooth Move USA a try because of the good reviews I read. Smooth Move USA was very responsive and very professional. My... read moreChris D.8/11/2019
They were worth the money! On time, professional, and friendly. This was an internal move at our business offices, and they were careful and speedy. They understood the scope of the job along with the many variables of what goes... read moreKaren D.10/21/2019
Smooth Move is the best! They moved us cross country and we couldn't have been happier with them. On time, professional, easy to work with. Nothing was a problem for them. We would highly recommend them. Carlos was the lead... read moreRandy A10/03/2019
Smooth Move did a great job getting our belongings to our new home. Thank you JR, Mario and Shawn. You lived up to everything you said. I'll definitely call if I need your services again.Cathy S9/12/2019
These guys are simply the best! They are so careful with the furniture and wrap each piece up so well. It is a pleasure to do business with them. The movers are very helpful and pleasant too.Terri C9/05/2019
Wonderful movers 3 very nice gentleman moved us. I wish I could remember their names.So friendly wrapped everything. I had a chair that was broken which I meant to tell them about buy forgot. They noticed immediately and took special... read moreDeb8/28/2019
Smooth Move provided the best quote, they were a little pricey, but considering everything they moved took two men or a two or four wheel dolly I think it was worth it... Thanks Smooth MoveRobert V7/15/2019
Smooth were the best movers we ever had. Having been in the military I moved a lot. Thanks for a job well done!!Tom G6/29/2019
Professional and efficient service from start to finish. Setting up arrangements was easy. No hidden fees or surprises. Movers were on time, reviewed the plan briefly upon arrival to make sure our requests were clear, which was appreciated. They took... read morePeg B5/29/2019