Previous owner and founder Joey Maida started University Movers while still attending UCSB in 2000 with a goal of building a moving company that puts customer service first.

University Movers prides themselves on excellent customer service and being at the forefront of the moving industry. Over the last twelve years they have utilized technology and moving trends to make the moving process more environmentally and customer friendly by recycling leftover electronic waste, and by providing customers with plastic, reusable bins and wardrobe boxes for free. In addition they have been dedicated to helping the community by providing pro-bono services to local non-profits such as the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Unity Shoppe. That great reputation within the community and moving industry is a big reason why Kaila and Connor were drawn to University Movers as a business opportunity.

Kaila was born and raised on the Central Coast, and spent most of her working life in customer service, and most recently acquired extensive knowledge of the insurance industry while working for Beneflex Insurance Services. Similarly Connor gained invaluable experience and an appreciation for organization and customer service through his work history. He spent two years as a drummer for a touring band where he developed skills in managing, scheduling, and accounting. After settling in Santa Barbara, he accepted an apprenticeship with a local contractor and within a year was managing and running his own job sites. When asked about their new roles, Kaila said “We’re looking forward to building upon the great foundation that Joey Maida set as the founder of this company, and continuing to provide our customers with the best moving experience possible.”


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