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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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  • The guys from Smooth Move in Santa Rosa are great. My move cost less than the estimate quoted and the movers were careful and efficient. I had a couple of extra wooden shelves which they
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    Li L.
    2/07/2020

    5 star ratingThis was a great end to a horrible moving experience! My household goods shipped from North Carolina and came in terrible condition. Regardless, of the condition of my belongings... Joe A. and Gilbert M. went above and... read more

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    Sondra H.
    2/21/2020

    Great group of guys and great customer service. Moving can be quite stressful and traumatic at times, but these guys know what they are doing. They allow you to be the boss for the whole duration of the move (my... read more

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    Sitizen K.
    2/26/2020

    5 star ratingWe called Smooth Move about 2 days in advance of our need to move our brother and mother into assisted living. They were one of two places recommended. Every one we worked with was friendly and helpful - from the... read more

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    Sally B.
    3/10/2020
  • 5 star ratingAmazing!!! We've used Smooth Move for our own move and now for my grandmother's from her home to an independent living community. Thomas and Gilbert were beyond patient and considerate during this high emotion move. They did a great job,... read more

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    Whitney D.
    3/14/2020

    Smooth Move was so flexible with us when we had to change our moving date more than once! We loved our movers, they were so fun and had such positive attitudes. They worked so hard and fast and... read more

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    Mylissa D.
    3/19/2020

    Great group of guys and great customer service. Moving can be quite stressful and traumatic at times, but these guys know what they are doing. They allow you to be the boss for the whole duration of the move (my... read more

    Gary C. Avatar
    Gary C.
    2/26/2020

    Excellent service. Very considerate, polite & helpful movers. Using your company, “Smooth Move” was most cost effective segment of our move & relocation. Your employees: Carlos, Michael & Robert (not sure if Robert correct name) were polite, respectful, helpful &... read more

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    Google U.
    4/27/2020
  • Fast, careful of my items and the surrounding house, and friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them. They give you an accurate quote and also email arrival times. Highly recommend.

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    Google U.
    4/02/2020

    5 star ratingThey were super fast. I didn't know they could go that fast. I also like how professional they were. I'm glad with them. I'll be using them again.

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    Camron C.
    5/31/2020

    What an Amazing Experience! Smooth Move responded to a request to move me across town with less than 24 hours notice, Amazing! The crew they sent out were professional, hard working, and even funny at times in a positive way,... read more

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    Duayne T.
    6/03/2020

    Very professional from the start. Excellent crew, easy to work with and accommodating. When job took longer, they honored the original estimate and gave me lower price. I would definitely use them again.

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    Bruce M.
    6/03/2020
  • Everything from start to finish was great. From setting up the appointment with friendly staff, the estimator, and then finally the move. The crew showed up on time, finished super-fast and they were incredibly cool guys too. There was nothing... read more

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    Kelly S.
    6/07/2020

    I would highly recommend this company! They were on time- efficient - careful- both professional and congenial- wore health masks for the COVID virus - went out of their way to accommodate me - and even cleaned the glass on... read more

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    Google U.
    6/25/2020

    The young men arrived on time. They were very courteous, polite, clean, and they answered all my questions. This move was very stressful for me and they kept reassuring me they would take care of everything not to worry everything... read more

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    Google U.
    6/29/2020

    My mom and aunt recommended Smooth Move after they had a good experience, and I'm glad I went with them. Tomas, Jacob, and Gerardo arrived on time and were very friendly, professional, and polite. They didn't rush anything... read more

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    Andy W.
    7/04/2020