We are your hometown Washington, DC movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park. Gentle Giant is an award-winning DC moving company with highly trained, caring, and professional movers who serve the entire Metro Washington, DC region including Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Gentle Giant is also proud to be named one of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers!
Across the street or across the Bay, we've got you covered.
Washington, D.C., the capital city of the U.S., is named after the nation’s first president and one of its four Founding Fathers, George Washington. It is one of the most important political capitals of the world and three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the district: Congress, the legislative arm of the government, presides in the U.S. Capitol Building. Meanwhile, the president (executive) and the Supreme Court (judicial) sit in the White House and the Supreme Court Building respectively. Given its political significance it is no surprise that Gentle Giant moves copious aspiring politicians, public servants, journalists, and many more to the nation’s capital every year.
Aside from its historical and political significance, Washington is also brimming with culture. The city was designated a national center for the arts due to its wide selection of art institutions. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National opera, and the Washington Ballet. There are also a plethora of museums and galleries for visitors and residents alike to tour. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex and includes the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. Meanwhile, the historic Ford’s Theatre, site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, functions as a performance space as well as a museum.
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!
Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood. Our Washington DC movers are adept at navigating the narrow streets of Old Town, the row houses of Capitol Hill, and historic Georgetown. From our two moving company locations in Washington, DC and Lorton, VA, we perform all types of apartment moves and house moves in between. We’ll even move you inside the same building.
Our DC movers serve all of the Metro DC area including Alexandria, VA, McLean, VA, Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac, MD, Bethesda, MD, and many other towns.
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.
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.
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!
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 Washington, DC 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.
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.
Andre Eilers is Gentle Giant's Washington DC Regional Manager. He began his career with Gentle Giant back in 2012 when he moved to the US from his home country of Germany, and he has been with the company ever since, quickly progresses from mover to manager. His favorite things about working for GG include the ability to see different places and meet different people everyday, the physical aspect of the work, and 'the feeling of reward you get after a hard day of work.'
Andre credits his time at Gentle Giant with learning how to improvise and adapt to any given situation at any time on a move. 'Every day is different, and no two moves are the same. Each move presents its own set of challenges. I have learned to improvise and think on my toes to get the job done quickly and efficiently for our customers over the years.'
A graduate of the University of Bonn in Germany, Andre has a master's degree in Sociology, Philosophy, and Political Science. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and collecting records. He also loves to work out and he is a very familiar face at the Gentle Giant DC warehouse gym where many Giants gather to workout together in the mornings and evenings.
When Kieffer started with Gentle Giant’s DC office, he quickly established himself as a leader. As a lifelong basketball player, he was prepared for the hustle, teamwork and focus expected...
When Kieffer started with Gentle Giant’s DC office, he quickly established himself as a leader. As a lifelong basketball player, he was prepared for the hustle, teamwork and focus expected of a Giant. Now a manager, Kieffer thinks of himself more as a coach, working with new Giants to help them reach top performance.
As is the case in every regional Gentle Giant office, Kieffer and his team preach and live a healthy lifestyle. This is probably why several of our locations have repeatedly been recognized as a Healthiest Employer, including DC in 2020.
Outside of work, Kieffer enjoys traveling, playing basketball and working out with his fellow Giants. You'll often find him in the DC warehouse gym bright and early before a move as he loves the fun competitive nature that exists when working out with his colleagues.
Milos heard about Gentle Giant from Kieffer Karim, one of our Branch Managers. Before working for Gentle Giant, he played semi-professional basketball for eight years and graduated from Sports Academy...
Milos heard about Gentle Giant from Kieffer Karim, one of our Branch Managers. Before working for Gentle Giant, he played semi-professional basketball for eight years and graduated from Sports Academy Belgrade in Serbia in 2004. The physical nature of being a Crew Chief has allowed him to stay in tip-top shape!
Outside of work, he enjoys lifting weights and playing basketball. He is married, lives in Maryland and has two dogs, Coco and Bella. He is also a part-time real estate agent, after being influenced to become an agent through his work at Gentle Giant.
Gentle Giant has helped us with 2 moves this fall, and we'd use them again, for sure. Each crew was professionally led; all the guys were thoughtful, courteous, professional, personable, and kind. Our 2nd move was multistage, with 4 stops. Elmer was our crew chief this 2nd time---TERRIFIC! Thank you, Elmer! We were lucky enough to have Eric again--thank you, Eric! Gabe was the 3rd team member & a delight to work with. Not least, the administrative folks were also great--kudos to Dominique & Kieffer, too.
12:50 16 Nov 22
They recently moved my husband and I from DC to MD and it could not have gone smoother. Moving is often so stressful but these guys made it so easy. I’ll definitely use them again and recommend them to everyone I know who’s moving in the area. I’ve had some horrible experiences with movers and I would give Gentle Giant 8 stars if I could.
00:48 16 Nov 22
We had a great experience working with Gentle Giants, from the day they came to provide a free estimate, to delivering our moving boxes, to completing the move. The entire team was professional, kind and so easy to work with.
00:00 16 Nov 22
Fantastic from start to finish.From the first phone call to the final piece of furniture moved this was a 5-star service.Very knowledgeable and upfront/honest was the set up call and pricing quotation. GThe movers made the greatest impression however - Prompt, efficient, careful and respectful. Big thanks to Andre, Erick & Dee. All my furniture and belongings arrived in the right place and as quick as possible.Thanks fellas!
15:54 15 Nov 22
I had requested Donny who was a tremendous help on the first leg of my moving/storage process, and even though Donny was not available, I can still say Many Thanks to the team of Elmer and Andre for all of their help/assistance with delivering my belongings from storage to the new apartment. They are a most courteous, friendly and professional crew that worked in a most effective and efficient manner. Thank You again.
17:40 12 Nov 22
After another moving company fell through 3 DAYS BEFORE our office move, I contacted Gentle Giants and they were able to fit us in. My point of contact, Dominique was extremely helpful and responsive. The movers arrived promptly and were professional, efficient, and pleasant to work with. The friendly movers listened to instructions, asked questions, and rolled with all our last minute changes to what items we were taking. And at the end? The price was what had been estimated. When Kieffer came to do the estimate he was very informative and knowledgeable. He provided an accurate estimate, so there were no surprises upon completion of the job. I can not recommend Gentle Giant highly enough. Great job! Thank you so much!
01:57 08 Nov 22
Every step of working with Gentle Giant was a good experience. From Kieffer who did the walk through to provide a quote; to Dominque who handles all of the admin; to Elmer who moved the donation items to A Wider Circle, to the packing crew; and especially Javier who led the team on move day, with Andrei and the rest of crew. Everyone was friendly, helpful, careful, and made it an enjoyable day. Javier runs a very tight ship and is extremely skilled and experienced. There was no drama, no mistakes... just smooth sailing. A week later when we needed some items moved from one room to another, they gladly came back and helped us out. And their prices were below the other quotes we received. We highly recommend.
21:13 21 Oct 22
The crew of Dex, Ian, Dalcarai, Ricky and Tyrone were great! In fact, communication with the entire company including Dominique, and Kieffer was awesome. The crew showed up on time, energetic and ready to go. They handled the furniture with care and worked with me to ensure items went wherever they needed to go. They cleaned the few wall markings that occurred when moving the big pieces and cleaned up when done. I have moved at least 6 times in ten years (including 2 international moves) and these guys are the best. I’d use this company again!
20:42 19 Oct 22
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this company. I asked them to move my things out of my apartment and into a storage unit at the start of the pandemic. About three years later I finally had the chance to come back to DC and clear out the unit. They were so incredibly professional the entire time. The movers did a great job wrapping everything up, keeping it safe, and logging EVERYTHING. They even sent pictures of the items! They stayed on the phone with me the entire time they were moving and kept me updated about it all. I called Dominque a handful of times about various items over the years and she was always so professional and helpful. When I coordinated my move out date, Dominique took care of everything and made sure I was not worried about a thing. When I came to move out, I met an absolute gem, Carlos. He was so quick to open everything up, helped me go through everything, and loaded whatever I needed onto the cars. We actually had a blast. The site manager Andre was also so helpful and professional. I cannot believe this insane move ended up being this seamless, but this has all been thanks to all the wonderful staff at Gentle Giant. And all this was WAY cheaper than the other options! Thanks guys for the wonderful service!
23:38 11 Oct 22
Gentle Giant provided an excellent experience for my move. They were easy to work with prior to the move date and the movers they sent were fast, professional, and willing to help move stuff around to where I wanted it in the new place. The price was very reasonable. I highly reccomend them.
21:28 08 Oct 22
The 3 gentleman Dex,Dakarai and Carlos were great! Very helpful, courteous,, and conscientious! Highly recommended
18:13 06 Oct 22
From getting an estimate to the actual move process, everyone on the team was highly professional, efficient, and communicative. They worked very quickly and carefully; nothing was damaged, and the move was complete within the estimated range of hours. Particular shout out to Eric and Javier, in DC, for being excellent movers! In addition to the concrete skills, they were personable and had a great customer-service demeanor.
20:35 04 Oct 22
Today we had the very good fortune of having Donny V., Erick R., and Aurimas of the Gentle Giant crew come and help us with "part 1" of our move. They were simply fabulous. They took the same care of our belongings as we would have, if we were in half as good shape as they are, and they were thoughtful , thorough, and great communicators during the entire process. As today was only act one of a multipart move we are hoping we are lucky enough to have them back again for round two. But if that doesn't happen we know we will still be in great hands, as we have had nothing but wonderful interactions and service from Gentle Giant from the beginning of this project, starting with Krystal and everyone else through to today. We'd recommend them for your move, 100%.
16:04 23 Sep 22
I can't say enough good things about our move experience with Gentle Giant! Elmer V, our foreman, was awesome. And the rest of the crew - Gabe, Aurimas, Riccardo, Erick, Javier, and all others who helped out - were also all terrific. Professional, careful, on time, positive, hard-working, upbeat, can-do attitude, just great to work with. Nothing broken. Nothing damaged. Would work with them again in a heartbeat.
22:46 13 Sep 22
This team could not have been more competent, professional, and caring. Dex was polite and respectful on the phone as we assessed the weather and muddy hillside deciding on 4 men to do the job. When they arrived, their communication with each other was seamless while navigating our challenging driveway. Dex, Carlos, Danny, and Ian were all friendly, and nice to each other and to us as they did an absolutely STELLAR job delivering, unpacking, and installing my mother’s precious grand piano. It was an impeccable impressive team of fellows doing such careful work. Thank you, Gentle Giant.