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About Mentors Moving & Storage

Mentors Moving & Storage was founded on the principles of hard work, superior customer service and an eagerness for community involvement. Mentors Moving & Storage 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 Mentors Moving & Storage was able to offer an even higher level of customer service.

The People behind Mentors Moving & Storage

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 Mentors Moving & Storage 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 Mentors Moving & Storage

Mentors Moving & Storage 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. Mentors Moving & Storage 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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  • JR's ability to make the process of a stressful situation is extremely fluid, he's taken the proper precautions to ensure a safe move giving you the confidence you need.

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    Chrysti K.
    5/20/2020

    5 star ratingDid a local move in May of 2020 and Mentors Moving and Storage was great to work with. Did a local move in May of 2020. Alex and Joseph did a great job!! (hopefully I got their... read more

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    Jonathan P.
    6/01/2020

    These guys were great! Very timely, nice, professional and we loved their mentor program part of their service. Daniel was a fantastic lead, and Jose and Elejon treated each item with care, worked efficiently and got everything done without skipping... read more

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    Rachel K.
    6/07/2020

    5 star ratingI would definitely use Mentors Moving for all my moves! The movers I had (Ramon and Francisco) were on time, friendly, and got the job done in less than 4 hours. I moved from a 2 Bedroom apartment to another... read more

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    Amanda S.
    6/22/2020
  • We had the Mentors team out today and I’m so happy with their service. Their reviews were spot on. Excellent service, careful, friendly and reliable. Their quote was accurate and was well worth it.

    Thank you team. Shout out to...
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    Allie D.
    6/23/2020

    5 star ratingMentor Movers Joseph, Lind and Austin helped me move today. They were absolutely amazing! They got my stuff pack into the storage unit fast and efficiently! True professionals! I will request those men to help unload when I need to... read more

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    Stacey B.
    6/27/2020

    Great experience all around! They came in and immediately got to work moving things out of my apartment. Very professional, very friendly, and very responsive to what I asked of them. One of them lifted my 9 foot couch all... read more

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    Allie L.
    7/02/2020

    Excellent job by Alex, Axel, & Francisco! They were on time, efficient, courteous, & careful.
    They greatly reduced my moving stress and I am so grateful. Highly recommend.

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    Laura S.
    7/26/2020