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We 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.

Situated in Northern California, the sunny city of San Francisco is known for its steep streets, Dungeness crabs, quirky neighborhoods, and rich history. Founded by Spanish colonists in 1766, the city experienced major growth during the California Gold Rush of 1849. The Rush brought with it a mass influx of people looking to strike it lucky, making San Francisco the largest city on the West Coast at the time. It was during this period that the denim jean was born, as Levi Strauss sought to design durable yet comfortable clothing for the Gold Rush miners. However, San Francisco’s rapid growth came to a startling halt following the infamous earthquake and fire of 1906 which saw three quarters of the city destroyed. The fire burned for four days and caused more than $8 billion in damage by today’s standards.

Over time, San Francisco has become a mega popular tourist destination with over 25 million visitors to the city each year. The Golden City boasts famous landmarks and attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and its over 150-year-old cable car system. San Francisco is also home to unique neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury, Marina District, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Residents of Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood can enjoy a cup of clam chowder at one of the many waterfront restaurants while taking in the sunbathing seals of Pier 39. For those located in the trendy neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury, widely considered the birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement, vintage shops, and eclectic bars line the vibrant streets. You will also find a burgeoning music scene in Haight-Ashbury with roots tracing back to the 1960s where famous bands like the Grateful Dead lived and performed.

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 customers throughout the entire Bay Area, and our professional staff is available to help you plan every step of 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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Local Moving

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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.

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Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

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Commercial

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

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Gentle Giant Moving Co. - South San Francisco

361 Swift Avenue

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(415) 544-7000

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San Francisco, CA

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!
Matthew Gibb

Matthew Gibb

Crew Chief
Matt is a Senior Crew Chief at our San Francisco warehouse, having also previously worked for Gentle Giant in Boston. He loves having a job that keeps him active and...
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Matthew Gibb

Matthew Gibb

Crew Chief
Matt is a Senior Crew Chief at our San Francisco warehouse, having also previously worked for Gentle Giant in Boston. 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.
Chris Koulos

Chris Koulos

Crew Chief
Chris Koulos has been working in the moving industry for 10+ years and has been a giant for us for a while now. Chris is an outstanding crew chief who...
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Chris Koulos

Chris Koulos

Crew Chief
Chris Koulos has been working in the moving industry for 10+ years and has been a giant for us for a while now. Chris is an outstanding crew chief who really enjoys making people happy. He cares about his customers and crews every day. Chris is a family man. When he's not moving he's spending time with his family.

Google Reviews

Mark Green
Mark Green
19:12 09 May 22
Best moving company I've used and I move all the time! The manager Alex was very helpful!
Janet Tedesco
Janet Tedesco
15:35 08 May 22
I highly recommend Gentle Giants! Ray and Dominick were friendly, prompt, efficient, and very professional. They made a very stressful situation easy for me. I can't thank them enough!! They will be my first call for any future moves and i will be be telling anyone that asks how my move went how amazing they were!!
Dominic Scotto
Dominic Scotto
00:07 08 May 22
Our son, daughter in law and family just completed a move from the Peninsula to the East Bay. I could not image doing it without these guys. They were on time and never stopped working all day. Even when we would try to help pick things up or move things the team would thank us and take it out of our hands and say it is their job.They were meticulous in wrapping everything and making sure everything was picked up and safe.It was a LONG day, we went over our estimated time and they never complained or even slowed down.In a day when people don't want to work and find excuses for everything this team is a throw back of when hard work was something to be proud of.Could not recommend any higher.
Jeremy Martin
Jeremy Martin
00:31 03 May 22
Amazing experience, as always
Julian Liang
Julian Liang
02:30 30 Apr 22
Chris, the crew chief, and his team Isaiah and Dylan provided a service that went well above and beyond any other moving service I have worked with before. Chris, Isaiah, and Dylan understand that the moving process can be stressful and they have managed to make the entire process smooth, efficient, and stress free.It begins with Chris and his team giving a courtesy call to let us know their ETA and I can ensure you that they arrived on time.On the packing day, items are neatly packed and items that need protection are wrapped in heavy duty paper and/or wrapped in blankets to ensure there is no damage. They even disassembled large furniture items and reassembled it once in the final location. What I found to be the most impressive was during the packing day, the boxes were labelled and organized neatly within the apartment which still allowed us to use the apartment without obstruction.On the day of the move, it was extremely efficient. Chris, Isaiah, and Dylan were able to move out all our furniture and boxes quite quickly because of the planning the day before. These small details really made the process streamlined and stress free. Once again, because of the foresight and organization during the packing day , they were able to hustle and move in all the boxes to their assigned spaces and reassemble all the furniture quickly.At the end of the move, Chris walked us through each space and asked if anything needed to be moved or rearranged. Just another small detail which shows their level of service and care.Gentle Giant is by far the best moving company I have ever worked with. Chris, Isaiah, and Dylan were professional, considerate, and extremely hard working. I’m not entirely sure if you can ask for a specific team from Gentle Giant but I would highly recommend asking for Chris, Isiah, and Dylan.Best,Julian
Zack Drach
Zack Drach
02:25 04 Mar 22
Excellent customer service, both from the dispatch office and from the moving crew. The office was very quick to respond to my questions over email. The moving crew (I believe it was led by Chris) was very efficient, and completed a complex inter-city move with minimal damage. They even delivered some boxes for free ahead of the move. Highly recommended for a no-hassle move.
Jennifer C
Jennifer C
05:22 27 Jan 22
My move was great. They were on time, communicative, gracious and gentle with my items, professional and timely. Great moving company, I would refer them for sure.
RICK MARTIN
RICK MARTIN
04:43 27 Jan 22
I have used Gentle Giant a number of times and they continually make my moves so much easier than they could be. Always keep me aware of what is happening with scheduling and arrival times
Bijan Albuyeh
Bijan Albuyeh
17:38 25 Jan 22
Probably my new favorite moving company. The Gentle Giant team always kept me up to date and the movers arrived right within the 30minute window they gave.The actual move was amazing. They meticulously wrapped everything, securely transferred it, and unwrapped everything. Would definitely do business with them again.
Ed and Therese Milestone-SF Realtors
Ed and Therese Milestone-SF Realtors
23:45 24 Jan 22
We are San Francisco Realtors and Gentle Giant Moving Company was referred to us by a colleague. They were phenomenal! Our clients were selling their family home and moving items to the Seattle area. Our first point of contact was Patrick Donovan who was very responsive. We provided a list of the items the Sellers wanted moved + their photos in a G drive, and Gentle Giant provided a quote in a timely manner. Our Sellers then had a few questions regarding logistics, and Terrence Fitzpatrick was happy to talk with us on several occasions. He was very patient, explaining the process and logistics. On moving day, the movers arrived on time and dressed neatly, and proceeded to wrap the furniture in thick padded blankets, then pack in boxes. Also, we really appreciated that Gentle Giant had previously emailed pictures of the movers, so we'd know who to expect. The furniture arrived at its destination as scheduled and our clients were elated. We would definitely use Gentle Giant Moving Company again and highly recommend them as movers!
Becky Karsh
Becky Karsh
21:53 07 Jan 22
We stored our furniture for 6 months with Gentle Giant. They were easy to connect with and the rates were very reasonable. The main reason for this positive review is their excellent customer service. We had two small issues with the return of our furniture -- our media unit was broken slightly and we were missing a piece from a table. I sent over the information and they were quick with a response and a resolution. They offered to pay for the fix or send someone to fix it, and they quickly gave us the money to buy that missing piece. Things happen in moves, but to have a moving company with such great customer service just gives you peace of mind. 10/10 recommend and will be using this company again if we move.
Sara Johnson
Sara Johnson
20:35 04 Jan 22
I've used Gentle Giant for four different moves and each time they've been exceptional! They're incredibly efficient, and always careful with the move.
Alex Van Wagner
Alex Van Wagner
07:04 17 Jul 21
Worth every single penny. They were amazing
Marvin Chow (theREALmarvin)
Marvin Chow (theREALmarvin)
21:47 09 Jun 21
Gentle Giant Movers have handled all my domestic moves since 1999, including my most recent move last month -- and they continue to set the standard for professionalism, kindness and quality. Lupe and his South San Francisco team went above and beyond to make sure all of our belongings made the move without any issues. My wife is a cooking instructor so have A LOT of ceramics, fine china and glassware - all which were unharmed.Famed American Composer John Williams was who referred me Gentle Giants originally (they were the only team he let move his prized Piano) and I equally endorse and recommend them for your own prized possessions!
Patrick Timmer
Patrick Timmer
16:59 09 Jun 21
Would definitely recommend for any future moving plans. Our original movers, 'different company' were unable to get the second half our our sofa up to the second floor living area, 5 guys spent an hour scratching their heads and finally gave up and left 2nd piece of sofa in the garage.Contacted Gentle Giant Moving company, they scheduled a crew of 3 people for the following weekend, which was about 5 weeks before anyone else i contacted could even think about scheduling our appointment. Crew of 3 arrived on time, wrapped the couch up in moving blankets, moved it below our 2nd floor balcony ,which leads into living area. They then put a large cardboard box beneath balcony, stood couch on end and lifted it onto box. 2 people then went to 2nd floor balcony and with the help of the remaining person on first floor, lifted and pulled the sofa right onto the balcony and into the living room. Probably took them 10 minutes total. Definitely knew what they were doing..