Testimonial

College Student Storage has been helping college students move, store and ship their belongings for over 20 years. Below are testimonials from previous CSS students, parents and the universities during that time.

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“Dear Michael, We wanted to let you know how helpful CSS was last summer with storing our son’s furnishings. It was so easy for Ryan to call and set up delivery of boxes and a pickup date from his dorm. Since we live in the Cincinnati area, we felt we did not have to worry about flying out and helping him. CSS made us feel very comfortable about this. When Ryan returned for the fall of ’08 and was moving into an apartment, CSS was very easy to work with for delivery of his furniture. Along with that, the additional furniture, Ryan had purchased from a graduating student there, was picked up efficiently, stored for two weeks, and delivered to Ryan’s apartment with his original furnishings you had picked up in the spring. This made move-in day into Ryan’s apartment so much easier for all of us. Your movers were very good. Obviously, since you have been doing this for 11 years, we can tell you know how to work with students and parents and make this part of moving less stressful for all. We appreciate this and plan on using you again this summer. The best to you in your business and you will be hearing from us very soon.” — Amy G. Hills
“My daughter Samantha has used CSS storage for the past three years and we love them. They are professional and helpful and as an out of state parent, they provide a valuable service to CU. I highly recommend them to anyone.” — Anna Marie Corbin
“We thought CSS provided a wonderful service, did a great job, and vastly reduced the headaches of moving out and then moving in. I'd be surprised if a big commercial firm would give the same kind of service.” — W. Korth
“Our daughter is currently a Junior at CU and we have used your services since her Freshman year. We have been most happy with the moving and storage services you have provided over these past 2 years, and have found your staff to be helpful, accommodating, on-time and professional. We would recommend you and your company to anyone attending CU who needs such services.” — Brooke & Gary Moore
“I am very happy with your service and feel that you have in the past and can in the future do a thorough and competent moving job for the students of CU.” — Jyl Aker
“CSS Storage was very efficient, reliable, and affordable. By limiting their availability, it will only render a positive aid to the student body ineffective, and limit unduly the right of economic competition. Best of luck with your referrals.” — Keith Batter
“We chose to use CSS last year at the conclusion of our son's freshman year. They were great communicators, provided complete service and were easy to work with. I would highly recommend their service to any other student/parents.” — Becky Porter
“I was very happy with my experience with CSS as were all of my roommates coming out of the dorms and moving into our first house after storing everything for the entire summer. All of my belongings were returned to me exactly as I had left them and the CSS staff actually helped me carry my TV and other heavy items from the third floor of the dorms as I had injured my back. They were extremely efficient, courteous, helpful and reliable.” — Natalie Veltman
“I am happy to provide a referral for CSS, which has provided efficient storage service at a reasonable price for my son, a sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder.” — Aleo Brugnara
“This is a great company it saved me so much time and effort not to mention the people were extremely friendly and helpful. CSS made my first time moving stuff in and out easy and relatively less stressful. Thank you so much for everything.” — Robyn Artal
“I've used CSS since I was a freshman (now a senior) and it is the most convenient storage company. They provide everything you need to pack up and pick it up and deliver it wherever and whenever you want it. I highly recommend this company for all CU students.” — Atisha Usui
“Hello, We really appreciated the seamless and affordable move you provided us (my son) last year, and this one too if we need to store items. The cost and delivery time promises were met. His items were well stored and in good order when he unpacked again.” — Kelly Giurbino
“Although my son only used your company one time, I'm sure he was happy with it. I heard no complaints from him. He is now in a condo off campus, so won't need to store anything for next year, but I was there last summer when your company delivered his boxes to the condo. I was impressed that I was given a two hour window and the boxes arrived within those two hours. Everything was there and intact. Usually I've experienced from companies of all sorts, a larger window of time like "all day" where I have to wait an entire day, or they don't show up at all.” — M. Sullivan
“This company did a great job for my son. It made it possible for us to avoid the shipping costs for personal belonging between Colorado and Texas for four years. It seems a stretch for CU to be obtaining bids when CU is not paying for the service. I also fail to see how CU can limit access to the University since it is a public institution. If they can limit access to companies and allow bids, what is being done for cabs, express buses, pizza deliveries, etc.?” — Lloyd Mitchell
“I highly recommend the services of College Student Storage (CSS). As parent of a CU student, I utilized CSS' services when moving my daughter out of the dorm in May of 2007. They were extremely easy to work with and provided all services as expected. When delivery of my daughter's boxes was made in August 2007 into her apartment everything arrived together and intact. There was no damage whatsoever. I would definitely use their services again (and plan to at the conclusion of Spring semester).” — Carol White
“I would definitely refer CSS to win the bid process and become the campus's student storage provider. I have used the company for the past two years and plan on using them again. They are always very helpful and I have never had any problems with them. Being an out of state student, CSS has made moving extremely painless. I know many of my friends use CSS and feel the same way.” — Caitlin Sears
“Dear Michael, I want to add my name to the long list of your happy customers and to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service you have provided to the students at CU. We were very pleased with our business relationship with you last year. It was easy and convenient to work with you via email and phone to arrange for the pick-up and storage of our daughter's furniture and personal belongings. You made the process smooth and simple and safely stored the property over last summer. Delivery this past Fall to our daughter's new residence went on schedule with nothing lost or damaged. Everyone has been very satisfied with your professionalism and ethics. It is our pleasure to provide our testimonial to your good work.” — Laurel Suess
“My daughter's and my experiences with CSS has been very good. They brought the boxes to CU, she picked up what she needed, and for one price picked up her packed boxes in May, stored them for the summer, and returned them to her at her new address in August. It made storing her things very easy. I would use them again.” — Gina Snyder
“CSS has moved and stored my daughter's things for 2 years now. I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Shelhamer and his staff. Without the services of CSS, I would have had to travel from Texas to help my daughter move out, and put her things in storage. The prices are very reasonable for the invaluable service provided. The staff was considerate, and efficient. I recommend CSS and Michael Shelhamer without reservation! I will also be glad to answer any questions that you may have.” — Portia Brewster Smith
“CSS did an amazing job for us last year and was the perfect solution for our needs. We are planning on using them every year until my son graduates and have been happy and impressed with their professionalism, their reliability and their performance. We look forward to working with them in the future and have been extremely pleased with our relationship with them.” — Lynn Barras
“My daughter used student storage last year and it was a complete success. You are professional and all her things were in excellent condition when she came back in the fall. I hope you are able to continue with your business as we are planning to use your services again. Good luck to all of you.” — Naomi Glazer
“My daughter used CSS last May, July and August when she moved from Cheyenne Arapaho to a summer apartment and then to Bear Creek. I found the company to be extremely flexible (when my daughter did not have her belongings ready on time), polite, and especially dependable and prompt. Their prices were upfront and communication was very good. I was able to reach someone every time I called, which was extremely important, considering the fact that I was trying to handle these moves from Houston. Their employees were pleasant and dependable. I would definitely use them again. It was a positive experience for both my daughter and myself.” — Carol Jordan
“My name is Cindy Vail and I am a parent of a current sophomore at CU. We utilized CSS last spring to store my son's belongings through the summer. CSS was prompt, honest, reasonable, and completely reliable every step of the process. I happily recommend them based upon our good experiences.” — Cindy Vail
“We had no problems with your service. Everything was stored and/or delivered, and there was no damage.” — Jerry Nichols
“I definitely would recommend CSS as the premier moving service for CU. I have experienced nothing but good service!!” — Whitney Crotty
“CU Storage has been a lifesaver. My daughter has been a student at CU for three years. She lives out of state. We have been using CU Storage for three years not only for storage, but moving as well. Everyone has been terrific to work with. Service has consistently been excellent. Nothing lost or broken or damaged in any way. Everyone has always been accommodating and sometimes that can be difficult with college students and makes a huge difference as a parent. I have another child in college, not at CU, and they do not have a moving and storage service and I miss it. I cannot say enough positive things about CU Storage.” — Susan Ballard
“I would hope that the college would continue to use College Student Storage. My son has relied on them for three summers. We live in New Jersey and could not have done this without them. They were the only company to make it a simple thing for my son to store his belongings. I am upset that you are considering not having them be allowed to do so for another summer. How will my son without a car get all of his belongings kept safe all summer? I trusted CSS for my son's belongings and wish to do so again this year.” — Beth McCoy
“Michael Shelhamer, My family is very satisfied with the services provided by CSS and will use your service in the future. We have also recommended CSS to our friends that have students planning to attend CU in the coming years. CSS services were top notch and business was conducted just as promised. A no brainer,CSS IS #1 our book!” — James & Karyl DeMonte
“As the parent of a Freshman son at CU I became nervous as my son's first school year came to a close. As we live out of state, I couldn't imagine how we were going to get him moved out of the dorm and into his "yet to be determined" new residence the following year. What would we do with all of his belongings? Some of the things were valuable, would they be safe? Did I need a storage pod?? A moving truck?? The logistics of moving, storing and moving again made for some sleepless nights. I was relieved when I received information about College Student Storage. They made the process clear and simple for both me and my son. They were professional and prompt in both the pick up and delivery process. Nothing got lost and all items were returned in good condition. They were the perfect solution to our problem. I highly recommend College Student Storage as your choice for a moving and storage company. As an added bonus, I would imagine that University of Colorado would take pride in it's business school graduate, Michael Shelhamer's successful business venture and welcome the opportunity to support it.” — Debra Jorgensen
“To whom it may concern: I used CSS last year to put my things in storage and to ship things back home. The were reliable and organized. The materials they provided were very helpful. It would have been even more helpful if they had been able to help me with my things, but they were not allowed to go inside the dorms. I understand the liability issues, but after using their service last year I believe they are trustworthy and can handle providing the student body with storage and shipping options. Also, CU should choose CSS as the storage company they support because they have provided reliable service in the past and the owner graduated from CU!” — Lee Scheer
“CSS was very helpful and was an amazing service for an out of state student. It made it really easy to pack, move and store my stuff for the next year at CU. I really don't think CU should monopolize packing companies. CSS doesn't even come into your dorm. They wait outside with their truck and load your stuff for storage. If you did not allow CSS to reach out to CU students, it would be doing CU a great disservice.” — Lori Olson
“I am a parent of a CU student who has relied on CSS for my daughter. I live in NJ and was unable to fly to Boulder to pack and move my daughter from her dorm room. I was pleased with the work that CSs did and the delivery service the following August. Sincerely,” — Debra Sandmeye
“Dear CU Administrators researching the Storage Issue, I live out of state and do not know what I would have done last year when my Freshman daughter needed to store all her belongings for the summer had it not been for CSS. They patiently answered all my questions, were there to assist my daughter when she went into overwhelm, were present when they promised and picked up as promised. It was a seamless effort on their part which was a tremendous help to us. In the Fall all her belongings were safely delivered to her Sorority house early in the day as promised allowing her to move in on schedule and begin her sophomore year organized and settled. All the staff we dealt with were friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic about the chore they were doing making it seem less of a chore for the students. I would use them again without question. They thought of every detail and need and had an answer. The service was worth every penny to us.” — Diane Duffie
“If you are considering using any campus moving and storage company for your student, you should select CSS! When my daughter moved from a house off campus in May to another apartment building where the lease began three months later, I called quite a few services. We considered renting a storage space, shuttling her belongings back and forth, even having things shipped home to Ohio. Then I did a Google search and found Michael from CSS. Everything that CSS promised they delivered...and more! They provided/delivered cartons, markers, tape and property tags. They had boxes for every sized item...from books to skis to an Oriental rug! They picked up on time, stored the items (which were in PERFECT condition when they were returned to my daughter...even the skis) and delivered them to the new apartment on the day and at the time they had promised. (They even had the capability to ship her belongings to Florida, when she was considering transferring to a school there!) The young men who picked up and carried the boxes to the truck were careful and respectful. I only wish I had known about CSS when we had to climb the multitude of stairs in the dorms when we moved in and out of there! One of the best parts about CSS is the owner, Michael. Michael is a former CU student, a young entrepreneur who runs his business hands on! He responds to emails in a timely fashion, distributes packing materials, moves boxes and even drives the truck. We used Michael for our move last year and will be using him again this year. I have dealt with several moving companies in my life and I can tell you, no one is as careful, consistent and hardworking as Michael and the guys at CSS.” — Barrie Denmark
“Dear CSS, Michael Shelhamer We really appreciated your moving and storage services last year for our son. We would certainly use you again without reservation.Good luck!” — Mona Sobel
“My daughter Martina has used CSS to move out of the CU dorms in the spring of 2007 and to move into her apartment in August 2007. CSS was organized and punctual. They handle her belongings with care, were easy to reach, accommodating and professional. Our overall experience with them was a positive one .We are happy to say that we would gladly recommend their services.” — Silvia Spera
““My son used College Student Storage last year. I was able to easily make the arrangements for him and pay the fee with my credit card. Eric was e-mailed detailed information by CSS with complete instructions on delivery of packing supplies and pickup schedule. The end of the semester wasn't as hectic because of CSS. Upon arriving at CU in August, my sons things were delivered at the arranged time in good condition. We hope to be able to use CSS again this year.” Jennifer CraneJenBur BoxersBreeders of Loving Healthy Boxers” — Jennifer Crane
“We used your service last year while my daughter lived in Cheyenne Arapahoe. You promptly dropped off the boxes and packing material at her dorm. Your company picked up the boxes every other day as she packed due to limited space in her room. In August, the delivery to her off campus house was exceptional. You arrived on the date promised, on time, boxes clean and undamaged and delivered to the appropriate room in the house. The staff was courteous. I plan on using your company again this year and would recommend your company to the entire Boulder community.” — Colleen Brunner
“Just a quick word of support for your organization. My daughter used your services last year as a freshman. We stored all her winter gear, snowboard, skis,etc. along with her TV, linen, clothes and the like over the summer. We found CSS very professional, prompt and courteous, we had no problems and would recommend your company to other CU parents/students in the future.” — Tom and Julie Ritter
“Dear CSS, My son was a freshman at CU last year and we used your services over the past summer. I was very pleased with the way you picked up, stored and returned all of his belongings, and I was planning on using your services again this summer, after his sophomore year. I spoke to you on the phone a few times and you always made me feel very reassured that his things would be well taken care of, and they were. I hope you are chosen to be the storage company that CU uses.” — Sharon Lewis
“Dear Michael, I want to let you know what a lifesaver your service was for us last year. If not for your company, I would have had to fly in, rent a van, pack my daughter up, find people to haul it down the flights of stairs and then find a storage unit. You saved me a significant amount of time and money. I also appreciated that you found us and let us know about your services and I did not have to search for a service like yours when I didn't know such a thing existed. I was disappointed that the school would not allow your people to enter her dorm to pick up the packages directly from her room considering they were making the kids pack up and get out while still studying for finals. The school made it difficult for me and my daughter by not giving them a few extra days to pack and vacate after finals; however, your company kept us informed and provided the missing-link the school was not helping us with. Your service was also very affordable and I appreciated you did not take advantage of us financially to do a job that was worth more to us. You decided what your profit margin was and that was what you charged. You took the initiative and creativity to fill a void for the students and you deserve to flourish in the coming years. Good Luck.” — Debbie Mastroianni
“We have used College Storage for several years for our children who attend CU. We have been very pleased with the services provided. It has been a life-saver our our kids. We have friends whose children attend other universities who wish the same services were provided where their kids attend school.” — Sheri Best
“As my freshman year at Colorado came to a close, I faced the daunting task of storing the contents of my dorm room during the summer -- as an out-of-state student with no car, getting everything back to California would have been very difficult. A friend referred CSS, and I was very happy with the service. CSS was organized, professional and very reliable: they provided me with everything I needed -- boxes and tape -- the company was ontime and efficient when it was time to pick up my dorm items, and they were equally as helpful when they returned my stored items at the beginning of the following school year. Most importantly however, CSS provided great service for an affordable price. It would be a shame to give another company sole access to CU residence halls when CSS has been such a great and successful business on campus for so long; therefore, I strongly urge you to allow CSS to flourish and continue their wonderful service to CU students.” — Jen Gassner
“I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your great service. We ended up changing our daughter's housing at the last minute which meant we had to call you guys at the last minute and re-schedule our delivery date. You handled our request with patience, understanding and professionalism. I was the one meeting your delivery truck at my daughter's apartment and I also want to let you know that your delivery guys are awesome. They are fast, friendly and actually seem happy despite working their butts off during the last few days before the school year starts. I was really impressed! I'm sure we will be contacting you again for next summer and I will continue to highly recommend your business.” — Sandy Thomas
“I'd like to thank you again for all the help you've given us over the past year (and more). We've had an "unusual" situation regarding my son's living arrangements and you showed great flexibility in helping us deal with it. Your pricing is good and your service has been exemplary. You've been a pleasure to deal with and your patience with our situation has been very much appreciated.I can only give my highest recommendation to anyone in the Boulder area needing backup/storage services ... they should contact you!” — Deb Becker
“Thank you so much for the wonderful service that you provide. I live in Texas and this is the easiest move out i have had in 2 years (I stayed home). I will definitely be using your service again!” — Portia Smith
“This your favorite California customer-family: ( I am Robert Campbell, father of your customer, Kimberly Campbell ) I just had an outstanding, courteous, professional business conversation with your teammate, Dan. First, it was amazing that he picked up the phone on a Sunday! We are scrambling to plan Kimberly’s storage/pick-up of “stuff” from her current residence—the Gamma Phi Beta House on 16th Street. Dan was courteous, knowledgeable, and demonstrated flexibility in scheduling that we are very, very, very grateful for. We are delighted to be your customer again. Also, because of your perfect service last year and Dan’s incredible service this year, feel free to use our name as a reference for Any and All out-of-state customers who may be hesitant to use your services. Bottom line: you and your team are simply the best at what you do.” — The Campbells
“Michael, I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making our move from CU less stressful. The gentlemen that met us at the dorm were very polite and helpful. Everything that was shipped arrived successfully.” — Linda Graham
“On behalf of Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association, we would like to thank you again for your generous support of our annual yard sale fundraiser for the CU sororities this year. Your trucks and guys made a huge difference. Your donation of volunteering CSS for this event for free this year made all the difference in the world. The fundraiser was a huge success and we raised over $8000. The money will be used for CU women, who will benefit from scholarships made possible by this money. Some of the money will also go to other organizations in the Boulder area help many other people. Thank you for playing an integral role in this year's success. We are grateful. Susan Hunter, Susan Gibbs, Sue GorizchalkBoulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association Co-Chairs University of Colorado Boulder” — Susan Hunter, Susan Gibbs
“I just wanted to let you know that the guys out by Farrand Field were extremely helpful and kind to me today. They are doing a great job and I really appreciate it! I would have had to carry my boxes a few blocks all the way back home but Andy K. offered to to deliver them to my door later today. Very good customer service and I really appreciate it!” — Anika Farina
“We have used CSS for the past three years and we STRONGLY SUPPORT CU selecting them as the on-campus moving and storage service. This is the best service we have ever used and we have had experiences on a total of six campuses all across the country! Not only are they prompt, organized, dependable, and friendly, they "have been there and done that" so they know what it's like from the student/parent perspective. I think this is why they are so easy to work with and reasonably priced. We have never had anything go wrong or be late. In fact, I think it would be a disservice to the CU student body if CSS is not allowed to provide service to them. THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST SERVICE GOING!” — Kate & Roger GodduLeeds, School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
“Thank you CSS for your excellent service.  The over the summer storage worked out perfectly, with packaging boxes delivered and picked up easily, and you worked with us to enable delivery outside of the CSU assigned delivery schedule. You went above and beyond on the IKEA trip to search out all the stuff we wanted, deliver it, and carry it up to a third floor apartment. Great communication and reasonable prices too.” — Lesley Sutton
“I cannot say enough about how smooth my sons move into his dorm was. Your guys were very punctual, very professional and very nice. We were the first delivery this morning and they were ready to hustle. You've got a great team. You will be our storage and moving company while my son is at CU.” — Lilli Massey