Our Passion

DO COMMON THINGS UNCOMMONLY WELL

Imagine a chaos free move-out week with less traffic and happier students. Traditional moving and storage vendors struggle with damage accountability, inventory, management, and communication. What if the student moving experience could be done so well, that it becomes something families rave about. Meet Storage Scholars. Since 2017, we’ve moved thousands of happy students and hold a 4.8 star satisfaction rating. Students everywhere are telling us that we’ve solved this common storage problem, uncommonly well

Quick Facts

4000+

Customers Served

15

Customers Served

$435k +

Customers Served

4.6/5

Customers Served

7400+

Customers Served

$804k

Paid in Student Wages

4.8/5

from 3500+ Reviews in 2022

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Operations on 23 Campuses

Company Timeline

It all began in South Residence Hall at Wake Forest University in founder Sam Chason’s freshman year dorm room. During the inaugural 2017 season, Storage Scholars served 64 customers with a raving feedback and zero customer complaints.

In Year 2, Sam partnered with Wake Forest's Residence Life and Housing team, met his future business partner Matt Gronberg and reached out to his friends in New York and Florida to launch campuses two and three.

After experiencing the management and operational headaches of managing campuses from five states away, the team decided to stick to North Carolina and have one centrally located storage facility to increase quality control. The first customer success specialist was hired and partnership conversations were opened at Elon University.

The wonderful COVID-19 year brought many lessons of patience, the first being a 75-day straight work session spent Facetiming, packing, and shipping out students' belongings that could not return to campus. A partnership with Wofford was born, expansion grew to seven total campuses and two new customer success team members join the team.

Upon graduation from Wake Forest, the team kicked it into high gear, doubling their geographic footprint. Operations now stretch from Virginia to Texas and total payments to college students break $435,000 since inception!

(Update) Feb 1st: Storage Scholars welcomes a new Head of Business Development Chelsea Goodwin, our newest Customer Success Specialist Robert Nielson, and two backend development team members, Marcos Carvalho and Sanjay Parmar. Campus expansion is exploding in 2022 with 15 new schools and partnerships with Franklin and Marshall, Washington and Lee, and High Point. More updates to come..

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Founding Story

Prior to my arrival at college in 2016, I struck a deal with my parents. Although they would not pay the full price of private school tuition, they agreed to pay the equivalent cost of a state school education if I covered the remaining fee.  At merely age 18, the burden of a quarter million dollars of debt was not an onus I took on lightly, so I got to work right away looking for any means to pay off my looming loans.
Initially, I saw the need for an optimized campus storage solution from the international student community. When traveling from China, Ethiopia, or India, for example, students would often carry two large suitcases full of supplies and then buy the rest of their belongings locally upon arrival to campus. I knew it wouldn’t make fiscal or logistical sense to ship boxes of bedding, school supplies and winter clothes overseas at the end of the semester. I knew there had to be an easy way for students to move-in and out of school without sacrificing time to study for finals or enjoy the end of year festivities. Thus, Storage Scholars was born…

SAM CHASON
Founder - CEO
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Meet the Team

Sam Chason
Sam Chason
Founder - CEO
Keith Chason
Keith Chason
CTO
Matthew Gronberg
Matthew Gronberg
Co-Founder - COO
Jenna Zayicek
Jenna Zayicek
Operations Coordinator
Kimberly Hirsch
Kimberly Hirsch
Customer Success
Robert Nielsen
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Customer Success
Clare Mulholland
Clare Mulholland
Campus Recruitment
Chelsea Goodwin
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Business Development

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What Our Customers Are Saying

You're in good company

Rachel Mair
Wake Forest University Junior

Storage Scholars made my move out of school seamless, even when I was 3,000 miles away in CA and couldn’t be there to oversee the packing because of the pandemic. Sam and his team worked with me to ensure that all my items were boxed very well, and they even FaceTimed me to make sure they packed everything! All around, the customer service was phenomenal - Thank you!

Patrica Logan
Elon University Parent

My son was thrilled with this service. The workers were so kind and hard working. My son said the boxes came way faster than he expected when he returned in the fall. I would highly recommend this service!

Victoria Rackley
High Point Sophomore

Storage Scholars is the best in the business — I have used their services every year I have been at college, for both move-in and move-out, and they have always gone above and beyond. Sam, Matt, and all of the other Storage Scholars employees make the needs of their customers their top priority. Their prices are very competitive, especially for such thorough work, and I was very impressed by their swift adaptation during the pandemic. I would highly recommend!

William Freeman
Wake Forest University Freshmen

Easy set-up, the movers were very helpful and took great care in ensuring that everything was cared for well while in storage. Email communication was great too!

Gabrielle Gramont
University of Virginia Sophomore

Storage scholars helped me out so much during the pandemic. I couldn't return to my apartment, so they packed up my entire belongings in under two hours and helped me get rid of all the things I didn't want so that I could leave my apartment empty for the leasing agency. They were also so kind as to help me retrieve my things on a random Saturday afternoon when I finally got back in town. Great service!

Christine Weaver
Duke University Parent

Our daughter doesn’t have a car, so it gave us peace of mind knowing a service could come right to her dorm room and pick up her belongings. Everything went so smoothly for our daughter, and she was able to finish up her final exams knowing she would not have to stress about her move out.

Fiona Gallagher
Southern Methodist Freshmen

The Storage Scholars team was so professional and timely. They kept me in the loop about where my boxes were at all points. I was so relieved to have them come right to my dorm room.

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