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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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MENTORS MOVING & STORAGE

  • Marcus and Francisco were wonderful. They were very professional, protected my door frames from damage as they moved furniture thru them. Wrapped my mattress so it wouldn't get marked up etc. Really took the time to... read more

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    Patti T.
    5/05/2021

    *****There was an issue related to my recent move, but it's in progress to being resolved. I spoke to one of the owners who was very professional and is helping me with it. I'll update this review in the near... read more

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    Ann R.
    5/14/2021

    This was my second time using Mentors. The people on my crew were Lind, Larry, and Marco. All three of them we’re superbly professional and loaded my truck promptly. They answered all of my questions and worked to ease any... read more

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    Michael M.
    5/21/2021

    If you are moving DEFINITELY hire Mentor’s Moving & Storage. We had a crew of 3 people and one truck. We had things moved from storage unit, our old house, and moved it all to our new house so 3... read more

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    Erin R.
    6/07/2021
  • The best moving service and pricing around! The team showed up on time and got the move done quickly. These guys have perfected the art of moving quickly without sacrificing on quality. You can tell that quality... read more

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    Mykal Y.
    6/08/2021

    We had an amazing experience with Mentors Moving &Storage! Three professional gentleman, Marcus, Allen and Kyle all showed up on time and worked hard to make our move so smooth. They carefully wrapped items, used blankets and padding for furniture... read more

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    Mindy J.
    6/10/2021

    5 star ratingMentors Moving did a great job!! Daniel was very responsive and professional during the scheduling process. The crew he sent out, Marcus and Allen, were fantastic. They were on time and did everything possible to make sure our stuff was... read more

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    Dave T.
    6/15/2021

    5 star ratingShowed up on time, picked up everything we packed and packed some stuff for us. Everything made it safely to our new home.

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    Paul F.
    6/25/2021
  • What a great company! The packing crew was fast, careful, and efficient. I was amazed at how fast they packed all of our stuff. The moving crew was upbeat and professional. They were careful with our stuff, the inventory... read more

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    Sean K.
    6/25/2021

    I have been a mover and truck driver for 18 years. I have worked for several agents and I take pride in my work and i love what I do. Working with Mentors moving and storage has definitely been the... read more

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    Gary H.
    6/30/2021

    Our movers arrived on time, we’re friendly, professional and fast. Mark, Maurice and Oscar did an amazing job of unloading, placing and assembling our furniture, all with smiles on their faces. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

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    Sherry L.
    7/22/2021

    I had a small job and they have a 3 hour minimum so I feel I overpaid but honestly I don’t mind. They showed up the same week that I called and everyone who came to move was very kind... read more

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    Paris H.
    7/23/2021
  • The guys at mentors were top rate! Everyone was so professional, took amazing care of our things, and were so kind. Highly highly recommend, especially Rick, Brandon, and their respective teams.

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    Michaela F.
    7/24/2021