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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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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.

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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

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!
B Veghte
B 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.
Adam Hipp
Adam Hipp
20:19 20 May 17
Chloe Lee
Chloe Lee
16:41 12 Apr 17
Couldn't be happier that we used Gentle Giant! They were super informative, helpful, fast, and made our whole move much much easier on both ends. We packed most of our things ahead of time, but they were happy to help with the large/awkward/fragile items when they arrived. Everything was loaded and handled with extreme care, and everything arrived at our new home perfectly.
Michael Maye
Michael Maye
16:02 12 Jun 16
Marvin Chow
Marvin Chow
20:36 28 Oct 15
20 years ago, Gentle Giant Moving helped me move out of my crappy 1 bedroom apartment into a slightly less crapier studio apartment and they were amazing. Last week, they moved me and my family into our new 4 bedroom home in the heart of San Francisco. And both times, the teams were amazing to work with, courteous, respectful and really good at their jobs. They made the move incredibly easy and were flexible to the quirks and needs we had. I would strongly recommend them for any kind of move you have to go through.

San Francisco Moving Company Reviews

WINDSOR, CA Move

The move went flawlessly other than (uninsured) damage to one flimsily-made particleboard shelving unit. The crew had to hoist a sofa up onto a second-story balcony using only straps and muscle power, which was way beyond what I would have expected of them. (I didn’t know this would be necessary when I scheduled the move: they discovered when they arrived that the combination of hallway widths and ceiling heights made going in through the front impossible.)

FYI, I used GG because you did a good job for me on a cross-country move in 2015. Despite the damaged shelving unit, I would use GG again.


WINDSOR, CA,

MT VIEW, CA Move

Moving during a pandemic is not an easy thing. It would be an easy thing to forego a move well into the future. However, I saw an opportunity to move to the city of San Francisco. And I researched how to move, etc. Some moving companies had zero information on mitigation to protect customers and employees. I chose Gentle Giant Moving company because you set expectations and operational procedures to safeguard your customers and employees. My moving experience was a good one.


MT VIEW, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Everyone involved today was amazing. Most importantly, your team was as wonderful as always.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Both the San Francisco crews and the Portland, OR crew were sensational.
Very caring, great attention to detail, and worked very hard with wonderful attitudes.
Rik, who supervised the Portland move (from your Seattle office) was truly exceptional.
The move in went far smoother than I imagined – thanks in large part to Rik’s professionalism and terrific sense of humor.
Thank you for a wonderful moving experience – truly an oxymoron.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA Move

We had a very positive experience with Gentle Giant. First, Mark was an exceptional crew leader and we were very happy that he was with us on both ends of the move. His calm nature and professionalism were certainly picked up by the five crew members who worked tirelessly, politely and professionally always. Gentle Giant hires good people who serve you (and us) well.


RANCHO MIRAGE, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

We have used Gentle Giant a number of times now and the experience is always the same; reliable, professional, reasonably priced and no surprises. We absolutely appreciate your approach to pricing and executing moves and the professionalism of your staff. Thank you once again for a delightful and seamless move experience.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

SF, CA Move

The movers were professional and efficient and knew how to move furniture. They also listened to my needs on placement as well as possible.


SF, CA,

San Francisco, CA Move

Given the outbreak of COVID-19, and the shelter-in-place order put out by San Francisco and then California, my move was thrown into a great deal of disarray. Gentle Giants did three things super well; the were proactively and directly communicative, letting me know of the situation and the impact on their ability to perform the job, they were extremely flexible in helping me juggle scheduling around shutdowns that impacted the move, and they executed the packing and moving of my stuff with care and alacrity despite the surrounding conditions. I couldn’t have asked for better service.


San Francisco, CA,

Danville, CA Move

The guys were fantastic. Great personalities, hard working, caring for the furniture. Couldn’t have had a better experience!


Danville, CA,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Move

Our movers were extremely professional, friendly, and made moving easy. Our move was challenging due to our location but they did exceptionally well.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

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