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The Big Move

This is an excerpt of a news article from The Record Searchlight’s Redding.com website on July 22, 2010 by David Benda.

“With business so dependent on the housing market, it’s been a difficult few years for full-service movers. “With the economy the way it is, people are not buying homes — they are not moving,” said Robert Wilson, who co-owns Hemsted’s Moving and Storage in Anderson. But Wilson isn’t letting the tough economy stall his plans for growth. Hemsted’s is in escrow to buy a 25,200-square-foot building at East Lake Boulevard in Redding where it will move its headquarters.

Wilson’s plans were approved by the city of Redding Board of Administrative Review earlier this month. He hopes to be in his new building by the fall. “I want to centralize my location. There is more opportunity there and it is easier for people to find, due to the location being right next to WaterWorks Park,” said Wilson, who started driving for Hemsted’s in the mid-1970s before buying the business.

The move will coincide with Wilson’s plan to turn his business into a one-stop shopping place for would-be customers, a strategy he thinks will make Hemsted’s more competitive and ultimately help his business. Wilson will tell customers how much it will cost to do the move themselves, the cost to hire his people to help with a portion of the move, or hire Hemsted’s for a full-service move. Eventually, Wilson wants to locate a Penske franchise at his East Lake Boulevard location, so do-it-yourselfers can rent moving trucks from Hemsted’s. In 2004 and 2005, when the housing market was booming, Hemsted’s Moving and Storage had 30 drivers on the road at any one time. “We were the No. 1 rated hauling agency for North American Van Lines. We are down to eight drivers,” Wilson said.

“To be honest, I think it’s going to take another couple of years,” Wilson said of an overall turnaround for Shasta County. “We have some signs of pickup in the southland (Southern California).” In the meantime, Wilson will invest more than $150,000 in the property on East Lake Boulevard by repaving the parking lot, painting the building’s trim, and re-landscaping the property. Wilson declined to say how much he is paying for the building, a portion of which is occupied by T-Shirts Unlimited.”

Hemsted’s Moving & Storage

When it comes to moving, nobody does it better than Hemsted’s Moving & Storage. We start by showing up on time, and our staff of moving professionals will assist you with moving your belongings. We make sure to treat your belongings like they were our own. We are committed to making sure things are packed properly and conscious about preventing any damages during the move. Don’t be fooled by others offering pricing that is too good to be true. We make sure any estimate we give is accurate and specifies exactly what we do.

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Testimonials

PAT & ED COX

Thank you, Bob, Sam, Ron and Alan.  You guys made our move to Reno pretty stress free.  Moving can be traumatic but you guys are real “pros” and you went beyond our expectations.  Again, thank you.

Pat and Ed Cox
October, 2011
2013-05-13T03:39:15+00:00
Thank you, Bob, Sam, Ron and Alan. You guys made our move to Reno pretty stress free.

ROBIN KLEP

Just wanted to let you know what a great job Todd, Kyle, and Jayme did on my move.  “It is the best Professional Move I’ve ever had!”
2013-05-13T03:41:17+00:00
It is the best Professional Move I’ve ever had!

Anne and Jim Grant

Mark,

Jim and I wanted to send an email and let you know we were very pleased with the job Todd and Arnie did in moving our storage items into the house. They were pleasant and considerate in how they handled our belongings. I have also never had anyone so thoroughly go over the final paper work and explain responsibilities in the past. I appreciated that.

Thank you,

Anne and Jim Grant
2013-05-13T11:47:04+00:00
Mark, Jim and I wanted to send an email and let you know we were very pleased with the job Todd and Arnie did in moving our storage items into the house. They were pleasant and considerate in how they handled our belongings. I have also never had anyone so thoroughly go over the final paper work and explain responsibilities in the past. I appreciated that. Thank you, Anne and Jim Grant

First 5 Shasta

Dear Joe,

I am writing to thank you and your crew for your help in moving the First 5 Shasta office. Your careful assessment of our needs and guidance about how to conduct our move most efficiently made for a smooth move.

At every step of the process we found Hemsted to be dependable and the confidence we place in you was confirmed. Your crew was skilled and professional and, at the same time, helpful, friendly, and patient.

Without hesitation, I can recommend the services of Hemsted Van & Storage to others needing assistance in moving an office or business.

With sincere thanks,

Mary Berryhill

Executive Director
2013-05-13T11:55:51+00:00
Dear Joe, I am writing to thank you and your crew for your help in moving the First 5 Shasta office. Your careful assessment of our needs and guidance about how to conduct our move most efficiently made for a smooth move. At every step of the process we found Hemsted to be dependable and the confidence we place in you was confirmed. Your crew was skilled and professional and, at the same time, helpful, friendly, and patient. Without hesitation, I can recommend the services of Hemsted Van & Storage to others needing assistance in moving an office or business. With sincere thanks, Mary Berryhill Executive Director

Kaye McShane

Good Morning Sonia. I wanted to let you know how terrific both of the guys were who came to move me last Saturday. Arrived on time, worked their "behinds" off, never complained (and I have some really heavy things) ... I never even saw them take a break! Then when we got to the new house, they put everything where I wanted it, put the bed back together, etc.... All I have to do is unpack boxes!

2013-05-13T11:58:17+00:00
Good Morning Sonia. I wanted to let you know how terrific both of the guys were who came to move me last Saturday. Arrived on time, worked their "behinds" off, never complained (and I have some really heavy things) ... I never even saw them take a break! Then when we got to the new house, they put everything where I wanted it, put the bed back together, etc.... All I have to do is unpack boxes! (more…)