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Gentle Giant Moving Company

Bay Area Healthiest Employer

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.

Our conveniently located offices in South San Francisco and Mid-Market 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.

Our Services

Local Moving

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

Get Moving

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

100% Guarantee

Our moves are carried out by highly trained Giants.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

About San Francisco

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.

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.

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 over 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 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 office and takes pride in going above and beyond to...
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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 office and takes pride in 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 Gentle Giant San Francisco. He studied entrepreneurship at the University of New Hampshire and he was elected president of the UNH Entrepreneurship Club during his time there.

Alex is proud of 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's NH location 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 previously worked for Gentle Giant in Boston. He loves having a job that keeps him active and offers...
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Matthew Gibb

Matthew Gibb

Crew Chief
Matt is a Senior Crew Chief at our San Francisco warehouse, having 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 Gentle Giant 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 some time now. He is an outstanding crew chief who really enjoys...
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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 some time now. He is an outstanding crew chief who really enjoys making people happy, and his coworkers only have great things to say about him from his excellent work ethic to his kindness. He cares about his customers and crews every day. Chris is also a family man. When he's not moving he's spending time with his family.

Google Reviews

Matthew Flynn
Matthew Flynn
01:03 04 Nov 22
Alex and team were fantastic to work with - he helped move my wife and I into our dream apartment in SF. He was thoughtful, hardworking, and detail oriented. Our stuff was handled with care and I would definitely hire gentle giant again for my next move.
sean gillon
sean gillon
21:44 03 Nov 22
Best value around! Alex and his team was extremely helpful in answering all my questions pre and post move and made sure everything arrived in one piece! Thanks GG
Kyle Weidman
Kyle Weidman
21:23 03 Nov 22
Not only were the gentle giants extremely easy to work with, but they were knowledgeable, fast, strong and most importantly… gentle!!Highly recommend.
Gideon Rosenthal
Gideon Rosenthal
21:15 03 Nov 22
Gentle Giant is forever my go-to moving company. Whenever I work with them it is a guaranteed low stress experience, and they take pride in their work. I’ve been burned by other companies messing up my stuff during moves but have never had any issues with Gentle Giant.
Nicholas O'Dell
Nicholas O'Dell
20:32 14 Oct 22
Great team, super easy and convenient to work with. Smoothest moving experience I’ve had in awhile! I had them move my belongings from NYC out to SF. They took great care of my stuff and everything was right on time. I had a handful of nicer artwork I was a bit concerned about and everything arrived in perfect condition. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Russell Savage
Russell Savage
06:28 20 Aug 22
I used Gentle Giant for a move between places in San Francisco, and everything went very smoothly. The team showed up with everything they needed to get the job done, took great care disassembling and packing the furniture, and were quick to unload at our new place. Nothing lost, nothing broken, completed on time and under budget. I'd use them again for sure.
mary gallagher
mary gallagher
23:23 06 Aug 22
I can't say enough good things about the gentle giants. When these guys say "satisfaction guaranteed", they really mean it. More than once during my move they went above and beyond. GG made my cross country move as painless as such an endeavor could be. Even though GG has definitely grown a lot since I first was the pink trucks around Boston in the 70's, it still feels like you are dealing with a family business.From the start everything was handled super professionally. From providing a detailed estimate, complete inventory and final removal of all the packing materials. Terrence who was assigned as my move coordinator, quickly took care of my every concern. David, the Boston crew chief showed up right on time and prepared a detailed inventory. Shortly after, his crew of 5 arrived and had everything packed and loaded by the end of the day. One painting was packed by mistake and I was immediately directed to Isaac in quality control, who drove his own car down to the GG facility, located it, and returned it to me the same day I called about it. Ken and his crew on the Oakland end showed up right on time and delivered everything in perfect order. I had a large couch meant for my son that could not be delivered on move-in day. Ken arranged to leave it until my son returned from his vacation. It took me over a month to get the couch picked up and everything on my end settled and unpacked. At that point, I again called Terrence and within a day, Ken and Ray Sean came back and took away the mountain of packing materials.Finally, the price. People told me GG was expensive. So, I checked with another shipper, M, just to see. M gave a quote about 20% below GG's. M's quote did not include the increased insurance coverage GG included and the estimate I received did not contain much information. In addition, M would be using a contract pick up crew for delivery in Oakland and there were some bad reviews online regarding delivery issues. However, in the end, to my delight, the final invoice from GG actually came in below M's. SO, if I ever have to move again - not planning on it! - I'll be calling the guys with the pink trucks.
Jonathan
Jonathan
22:42 09 Jul 22
Lupe and Anders were both excellent movers - being efficient and careful moving our belongings. Would recommend for any move big or small.
Mandy Brown
Mandy Brown
20:50 23 Jun 22
These guys packed, travelled 400 miles, unpacked, and were consistently kind, friendly, hard working and accommodating. I felt like my stuff was a mess but they completely took care of everything and cut my stress level by many orders of magnitude. Lupe, Isaiah and Chris were so sweet and easy to work with. We also had 3 great packers, and their names have slipped my mind now but they did a great job, everything arrived safely. Every time I’ve moved before this has been a nightmare, so I’m super grateful for Gentle Giant!
Emile Barraza
Emile Barraza
18:46 14 Jun 22
Matt and his crew helped my wife and I move from San Francisco to San Diego. We hired Gentle Giant to help us pack and load from our place in SF and unload everything at our new place in SD. We were thrilled with every aspect of the move, from start to finish. They even disassembled and reassembled furniture for us as needed. We wouldn’t hesitate to pick Gentle Giant again for our next move!!
Ron Foy
Ron Foy
21:00 11 Jun 22
My wife and I recently (end of May 2022) had Gentle Giant Moving Company ("Gentle Giant") move our belongings from our home to a Gentle Giant storage facility as the first phase of a two-phase move. We can't heap enough praise on Matt and his team. We have moved several times over the years, including multiple coast-to-coast moves. Gentle Giant was the most efficient, careful and customer friendly moving company that we've ever encountered. Not only did the moving team impress us, but the front office was also top notch in terms of efficiency, customer-friendliness, overall expertise and great customer service. We would not hesitate to use Gentle Giant for a future move.
Alana Kern
Alana Kern
23:03 02 Jun 22
I had a great experience with Ray and Dominique, who helped my move in both a professional and efficient manner.
Alex Chun
Alex Chun
17:23 24 May 22
Extremely professional and friendly. Very thorough wrapping, took a lot of care with our China and furniture. I’d 100% use them again.
Diana Doyle
Diana Doyle
01:25 19 May 22
James Harder
James Harder
17:26 18 May 22
This was our second time using Gentle Giant moving company. Exemplary “white glove” service from start to finish. The San Francisco team — Rayshawn, Taulupe, Isaiah and Chris — were experienced, efficient and friendly. The confident and knowledgeable manner in which they packed and loaded our high value inventory set our minds at ease. We need never search for another moving company — Gentle Giant cannot be surpassed.