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About Us

Driven by a relentless pursuit of quality, Mother Lode Van & Storage strives to provide an exceptional customer experience. Our local, family-owned business proudly serves the moving and logistics needs of individuals, businesses, and government agencies in the Greater Sacramento area and beyond.

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Mother Lode Van & Storage History

The history of Mother Lode Van & Storage is rooted in Northern California’s Gold Country, also known as Mother Lode Country. Our company was founded in 1956 in Placerville, CA with one truck and a desire to serve the community’s moving needs. Today, we operate out of a 50,000-square-foot full-service logistics facility in Rancho Cordova, strategically located to serve all of Northern and Central California with complete storage, packing, distribution, and relocation services.

When Ron and Barbara Larson bought the company in 1989, they didn’t know they would grow into the mover of choice for the Governor of California! Also, in 1989, we became an agent for North American® Van Lines, one of the country’s largest and most respected van lines.

Their sons, Mark and Brian, took over the company in 2010 and continued staking new claims in the moving industry, growing the business into a leader in office and industrial moving throughout the region.

Today, the company is owned by husband and wife Louis and Erin Lane, who embrace the legacy of Mother Lode Van & Storage while seeking to innovate and enhance the time-tested processes that have led to the company’s success. We enjoy a hard-earned reputation for excellence, with 25% of our business coming from repeat customers!

Quality and Training

At Mother Lode Van & Storage, we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer service. Since our inception, we have invested in our people and the systems and equipment to support them. We continually invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure every move is handled with precision, attention to detail, and the utmost care.

We are fully licensed and insured, ensuring peace of mind for our customers.

License & Certification Information

Mother Lode Van and Storage Inc is a fully licensed moving company. Below are the licenses and certifications we hold.

Insurance Coverage Personal Liability & Property


  • Damage (PL & PD) Policy – Vanliner Insurance Company
  • Cargo Policy – Vanliner Insurance Company
  • Workers’ Compensation Policy – Vanliner Insurance Company
  • Subhaulers Surety Bond – Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland
  • Contractor’s Bond – Hudson Insurance Company

Van Line

Mother Lode Van & Storage has been a North American® Van Lines (NAVL) agent since 1989. This partnership allows us to offer a range of nationwide services backed by the network and reliability of a renowned national van line.

North American® Van Lines is one of the world’s largest moving companies, with over 500 agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 1933, NAVL has assisted families, individuals, and businesses with local, interstate, and international moves of all sizes.

As a NAVL agent, Mother Lode Van & Storage enjoys access to technology that improves the relocation experience, including:

  • WorldTrac® satellites to get the exact location of moving truck drivers at any time
  • Customer shipment-tracking system
  • Crane vans to relocate large equipment even without a loading dock

Awards and Recognition

Our dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Some of our notable accolades include:

The North American® Pursuit of Excellence program recognizes the van line’s top agents. Just a few dozen of 500+ NAVL agents are awarded the Pursuit of Excellence each year in conjunction with the North American Movers’ Association (NAMA).

Mother Lode Van & Storage belongs to the following organizations:

Giving Back

At Mother Lode Van & Storage, we believe in giving back to the community. We are actively involved in Move for Hunger and have been recognized as Mover of the Month for our contributions. To date, we have provided over 7,400 meals through this initiative.

We are also proud to support North American® Van Lines in their efforts to assist American heroes.through their partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E (Restoring Independence, Supporting Empowerment) Program. The organization provides specially adapted homes for severely wounded military heroes and their families.

Our People and Culture

Our team at Mother Lode Van & Storage is committed to upholding high standards of excellence and professionalism. We foster a culture of continuous improvement, where every team member is encouraged to contribute to the collective success of the company. Our employees are more than just staff — we recognize they are our greatest asset.

We have a team of 40+ background-checked employees who receive extensive and ongoing training. This includes one long-haul driver and five owner-operators who haul for us full-time. They are supported by a team of dedicated movers, installers, and warehousemen. We never use sub-contractors.

Who We Help

Mother Lode Van & Storage serves a diverse range of clients, including individuals, businesses, government agencies, and colleges. Whether it’s a local residential move, a complex corporate relocation, or specialized logistics support, we have the expertise and resources to meet your needs.