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Note: The date you choose to move will affect the cost of your move. Our rates are higher on weekends and the beginning/end of the month. If you can move mid-week or mid-month it will greatly reduce the cost of your move (applies to local moves only).

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Gentle Giant Moving Company

Bay Area Healthiest EmployerWe are your hometown San Francisco Movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park.  Gentle Giant is your trusted team when you’re looking for a local San Francisco moving company.

Situated conveniently in South San Francisco and Mid-Market, Gentle Giant’s California offices allow us to serve customers throughout the Bay Area. Gentle Giant is an award-winning company with highly trained, professional movers who care and are proud to be named a Bay Area Healthiest Employer.

100% Crew Guarantee

Gentle Giant promises to deliver exceptional service to every customer, guaranteed (100% Crew Guarantee). Contact us anytime if you believe we have performed otherwise. We are proud to offer a money-back guarantee for every member of your moving crew.  Learn more about some of our exceptional employees here!

Local San Francisco Moving

Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood.  Whether you’re moving from a high-rise downtown, or a townhouse in The Castro, we’ve been there.  Our movers are adept at navigating all types of apartments, condos, and homes on the streets and hills of San Francisco. We can even move you inside the same building.

Our San Francisco office is conveniently located to serve SFist Best San Francisco Moverscustomers throughout the entire Bay Area, and our professional staff is available to help you plan every step your move, big or small. Gentle Giant has developed a reputation for being the most reliable and caring San Francisco mover.  We are also able to service longer intrastate moving routes across the entire state of California.  Need boxes and packing? – We’ve got that too.  Gentle Giant has been the best mover in San Francisco since 2013!

Long Distance Moving

With 20 locations nationwide Gentle Giant can move you to anywhere in the lower 48 States.  Unlike the van lines we don’t subcontract our services to move your stuff.  When you choose Gentle Giant for a long distance move, we have the capacity so that your items are only handled by Gentle Giant employees start to finish.  Learn about some of our most popular routes here.

Storage Facilities

With multiple warehouses across our footprint Gentle Giant can meet your long or short term storage needs.  When you store your belongings with Gentle Giant, we inventory, label, and store everything ourselves in self-contained crates that can be accessed only by Gentle Giant staff.  We also have options for electronic inventories that include itemized photographs of each of your items.

Packing and Moving Boxes

Moving can be stressful, so leave the hard work to us!  We’ll come the day before your move and pack everything for you.  When you hire Gentle Giant to pack your valuable belongings there is the added guarantee that your items will arrive safe and sound at the other end.  We take the necessary care and precision required to pack everything from crystal stemware to your baseball card collection like they were our own.  If you want to pack yourself, though, we offer free delivery of moving boxes to your home too!

Meet the Giants – Professional San Francisco Movers

Gentle Giant prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people – the Giants – which makes us stand apart from the rest.  Gentle Giant’s San Francisco movers are an exceptionally tight-knit team with decades of service between them, showing their true dedication to the company.  All Giants embody our core principals of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

Our Reputation

Founded in 1980 by owner, Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for 40 years. As we have grown outside of New England, Gentle Giant has been recognized by numerous publications as a great place to work and a leader in the moving and storage industry.

Check out some of our reviews on Google or see our own moving company reviews here.

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Gentle Giant Moving Company Reviews

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San Francisco Moving Services

Local Moving

Across the street or across the Bay, we've got you covered.

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Long Distance

We know the best routes from sea to shining sea.

Learn how we do it

Storage

We offer full-service, secure, climate-controlled storage.

Store your stuff safely

Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

Pack it up

Commercial

Need to move your office? We can help with that.

Move your office

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Our moves our carried out by highly trained Giants.

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Gentle Giant Moving Co. - South San Francisco

361 Swift Avenue

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(415) 544-7000

Also serving

San Francisco, Mid-Market

1390 Market St Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-544-7000

Featured San Francisco Movers

Alex Pacocha

Alex Pacocha

San Francisco Regional Manager
Alex is the Regional Manager of our San Francisco warehouse. He loves working with the team to grow a successful, professional office and loves going above and beyond to impress...
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Alex Pacocha

Alex Pacocha

San Francisco Regional Manager
Alex is the Regional Manager of our San Francisco warehouse. He loves working with the team to grow a successful, professional office and loves going above and beyond to impress customers with his team. He knows how to bring passion and energy to a team. His favorite aspect of working at Gentle Giant is working with a team and being physical, as he was a three-sport athlete in high school and played football in college.

Alex’s team building skills from sports, coupled with his business background in college, makes him a great manager for San Francisco. He studied entrepreneurship at the University of New Hampshire. He started, and was elected president of, the Entrepreneurship Club at UNH.

Alex takes pride in the Gentle Giant brand and how it has shaped him to be a professional, not only at work, but in life. He grew up in New Hampshire and worked at Gentle Giant there all through college and some years after. He recently moved to San Francisco to work here and is happy to have escaped the cold, long winters in New England!
James Ladio

James Ladio

San Francisco Regional Manager
After graduating from Syracuse University and a wilderness certification program, Jim came to work for Gentle Giant's piano moving team in Massachusetts, after a friend recommended the company. Before long,...
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James Ladio

James Ladio

San Francisco Regional Manager
After graduating from Syracuse University and a wilderness certification program, Jim came to work for Gentle Giant's piano moving team in Massachusetts, after a friend recommended the company. Before long, Jim's charisma and leadership skills made him one of the top Crew Chiefs in New England. After relocating to California, Jim accepted the role of Assistant Manager of Gentle Giant's California branch. His dedication to developing leaders in the California office earned him the promotion to Branch Manager in 2014.

In addition to "the immensely positive feeling of a day’s hard work," Jim says the best parts of working at Gentle Giant are hiring and developing great new leaders, building relationships with customers and getting involved in community events like the Pride Parade.
Matthew Gibb

Matthew Gibb

Assistant Regional Manager
Matt is the Assistant Manager of our San Francisco warehouse. He loves having a job that keeps him active and offers problem solving skills to keep him sharp and focused....
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Matthew Gibb

Matthew Gibb

Assistant Regional Manager
Matt is the Assistant Manager of our San Francisco warehouse. He loves having a job that keeps him active and offers problem solving skills to keep him sharp and focused. His favorite aspect of working at Gentle Giant is his coworkers, who he said "make the job what it is" and are always willing to offer support.

Matt's past experiences with wrestling and martial arts have prepared him well to become a Giant, as they taught him about hard work and commitment. He believes Gentle Giant is a company with constant potential for upward movement and growth.

Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking and surfing. He is originally from Connecticut, later moved to Boston, and eventually had the opportunity to work out of the San Francisco office.

Google Reviews

Mark Rosekind
Mark Rosekind
21:03 01 Nov 20
Gentle Giant has been outstanding several times for us and our most recent move was the most complicated. They are always responsive, customer-focused, positive, and the folks packing and moving have been skilled and easy to work with. With the potential for headaches and heartaches, Gentle Giant has always come through for us with great people and service.
Tia Arzu
Tia Arzu
01:15 27 Jun 20
Candice Flynt
Candice Flynt
03:20 24 Jun 20
The team was great. Our move went really smoothly. Very helpful, friendly and efficient!
Grace Hsu
Grace Hsu
20:06 19 May 20
Always great customer service and very responsible. I’ve used Gentle Giant for my storage and moving needs over the past few years and they’ve been pleasant to deal with. On the day of moving, they let me know when they were on their way and if they were running late. They promptly dealt with my HOA to provide evidence of insurance. Last year I had to access some personal items from my storage unit and they let me come onsite to comb through the vault where they had kept my items at no charge (but I tipped them anyway). Highly recommended!
Jesse R
Jesse R
05:03 10 Mar 20
Matt B
Matt B
16:07 05 Mar 20
Amazing company, they were very upfront and honest about limitations for the move we had in mind. Instead of ending the conversation since we obviously wouldn't be able to use their service, they gave us a lot of information to best help us in our situation. Incredibly professional, very sincere and genuinely interested in helping people with their moves.
Lillian Nathalie
Lillian Nathalie
11:42 25 Jan 20
Good
Brian Katz
Brian Katz
16:51 30 Oct 19
Zoe Gotch-Strain
Zoe Gotch-Strain
19:53 20 Aug 19
I hired Gentle Giant to help move a top floor studio apartment to a top floor 1 bedroom -- no elevators and so many stairs! My boyfriend and I were impressed by Alex, Willis, and Jake not only in their agility in handling sharply curving San Francisco hallways, large heavy items, and 4 flights of stairs at each place, but with their professionalism and positive attitude throughout. The final cost was exactly what they quoted us, no surprises, everything made it through intact. I would definitely hire them again for moving in San Francisco!
Bathsheba Veghte
Bathsheba Veghte
19:51 11 Aug 19
Sadly a very poor experience. We moved a household plus an artist’s studio across country . The ‘ foreman’ of the crew was professional and seemed to know his stuff. I hired GG because I wanted to be sure our goods would not be off loaded somewhere across the country and they assured me they could move the artwork without damage. On arrival on the east coast boxes marked room x were placed in room y, an outdoor table was put together with numerous defects and splitting of the teak. The only really valuable antique had the top destroyed. But the most disappointing was a missing very large painting . As I intended to store until I had a show several months later I did not open all boxes immediately, so I did not realize it was missing. To their credit they had someone replace the antique...however, it was a 19th c piece so the value has declined. Re the painting they did promptly communicate with me and ongoing for a few months but refused to reimburse and advised me to seek recovery from our home insurance ( the deductible to meet was too high) . There were a lot of summer college students ( the guy putting the teak dining table together) so I would advise not using them during summer months.
Space Bear
Space Bear
19:31 07 Aug 19
Truly seamless. This company and the people they employ are AWESOME. Well-priced, professional, efficient. Everything you could ever want in a moving company, I dont normally leave reviews but they deserved it.
Shane OMara
Shane OMara
04:29 23 Jul 19
Hardworking and fairly priced for the speed the team completes jobs.
George Holmes
George Holmes
20:11 26 Mar 19
Cherie Carter
Cherie Carter
17:54 27 Nov 18
We moved from the Bay Area to Southern California using Gentle Giant and they were outstanding! They communicated with us every step of the way, were prompt and professional, were ahead of schedule at every step, and didn't charge us a penny more than they originally quoted us. We highly recommend them!
Jamie Katz
Jamie Katz
20:56 24 Sep 17
Very prompt, fair professional & polite.

San Francisco Moving Company Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Our moving crews were very friendly, careful, and helpful. When we had to change our move-in date the company was incredibly helpful and flexible. The crew that packed and moved took exceptional care of our items.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

San Francisco, CA Move

The move went great! I think the movers would have benefitted in having gloves since some of my items had some sharper edges, but they successfully finished the move with no injuries and no damage to my items.


San Francisco, CA,

LOS GATOS, CA Move

Your team is very professional, hardworking. Handle furniture with care. Very friendly.


LOS GATOS, CA,

South San Francisco, CA Move

Gentle giant has helped us move several times, this was the largest. Every time has been excellent: careful, skilled, positive, customer-focused, hard working, responsive, and easy to work with throughout the move!


South San Francisco, CA,

San Francisco, CA Move

Loved the guys who helped us move.


San Francisco, CA,

SONOMA, CA Move

Everyone, from start to finish was helpful and professional. I was referred by a friend so I felt pretty confident going in that the move would be easy. I was happy to see that the estimate for the move came in at less thank expected. Always nice to have to pay less 🙂


SONOMA, CA,

San Francisco, CA Move

The crew was great and friendly. Byron and Chris were easy gong and super efficient.


San Francisco, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

The crew that handled my move was excellent. They were efficient and friendly!


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Hi. Everything was great. There was some minor damage to the stairwell ceiling, but in fairness, it is a challenging space and we worked out compensation. The crew were friendly and professional and I would gladly use them again.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Adrian, Tristan, and Gonzo were incredibly professional, efficient, and kind. Although they were running late, they called before the window ended to let me know that they would be past the time window so I didn’t care much. When they got here they made sure to introduce themselves to me and explain everything clearly. They were not only fast, but really took the time to make sure that my things were safe in the move. This is the very first time that I have moved where none of my things were scratched. I went with Gentle Giant because Matthew contacted me the fastest and provided a clear and comprehensive quote (despite it being higher than other quotes I have gotten). Dominique was also very nice in calling me and making sure that I have all that I need for the move. After this experience I will not only use gentle giant exclusively, but also make sure that all of my friends know to use you as well. Thanks again!


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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