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Our Story

Our Story

When You Need the Best in Moving and Storage

Moving to a new home or business location can be a big hassle. The process is time-consuming, stressful, and physically taxing. And, when not packed properly, items can easily be damaged or broken in transport. However, the professional movers at Ernie’s Van & Storage can help make your next relocation simple and easy, giving you back your time and peace of mind.

Here at Ernie’s Van & Storage, part of the Sowell relocation group, we’ve been a family owned and operated business since 1935 and have grown to become Northern California and Western Nevada’s most trusted moving company, providing both residential and commercial moving services no matter the distance. When you work with us, you know you can rely on our team to provide expert moving services that exceed your expectations.

Ernie’s Van & Storage Through the Years

Ernie’s Van & Storage, part of Sowell Relocation Group, was founded in Berkeley, CA, in 1935 by James “Ernie” Sowell. Ernie was born in Tennessee and several years earlier he, his wife, and their newborn son had made their way out West with $5 and the hope of making a better life. After a bout of malaria and some time working several odd jobs, Ernie managed to establish a reputation for hard work and fair pricing, which led to him starting his own moving business. His company grew quickly, and before long Ernie’s Van & Storage had acquired a sizable fleet of vehicles and a long customer list.

Eventually, Ernie retired to Grass Valley, CA, where Move Sowell is still headquartered today. Today, his company is thriving and is still known for the same high level of customer service. Move Sowell has locations in Grass Valley County, Placer County, and Washoe County, and is able to serve customers throughout Reno, Tahoe, Gold Country, Sacramento, and the surrounding areas.

Contact Ernie's Van & Storage Today for Your Moving Needs

Ernie’s Van & Storage is Northern California and Western Nevada’s #1 choice for comprehensive packing, transport, and storage services. We specialize in providing high-quality local and long-distance residential moving services, whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, and even offer senior-specific moving services tailored to the needs of elderly clients.

We also provide commercial moving services, including corporate relocations, government and military moves, and packing and transport of specialized equipment. In addition to traditional moving services, we also have self- and full-service storage and warehousing solutions and packing materials available for sale to the public.

Ernie’s Van & Storage is committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations, and our team would be happy to provide you with a personalized quote for your upcoming residential or commercial move. Contact us today to get started!

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