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.
We had a crew help us move from our homes to an apartment in downtown D.C. They were amazing and made a stressful move completely seamless. I will use them again anytime I need to move!
Haley Christine Beach
15:10 20 Mar 23
Incredibly nice and careful movers. Our team included Javier, Andrei, and Octavian. They were quick, efficient, respectful, and just overall wonderful. This is our second great moving experience with Gentle Giant. I highly recommend them and appreciate their excellent service.
00:57 15 Mar 23
The Gentle Giant crew was AMAZING! They made our move so seamless, had smiles on their faces all day, were extremely kind and helpful, and just incredible all around. We wish we could hang out with the crew all the time. We can’t recommend them enough for your move.
19:05 11 Mar 23
Dakarai, Andrei, and Leonard provided quick and professional service. Dominique made sure my move could be scheduled to align perfectly within the time frame I provided.Update: My fiancé moved into my new place and also used Gentle Giant. Andrei and Tyrone did a fantastic job with moving her items.
20:00 09 Mar 23
Big thanks to Gentle Giant for making our move go smoothly. Dex, Dakarai, Joseph and Orlando were careful, efficient and friendly. I really appreciated their positive vibes during a stressful time.
12:48 08 Mar 23
The crew was fast, efficient, and professional.
11:52 07 Mar 23
Our third experience with Gentle Giant movers and just like the other two, we were very impressed. Always professional and we are continually impressed by the quality of their work. Would definitely recommend GG for all their services!
14:57 01 Mar 23
Javier, Ricky, Erick, and Andrei did a fantastic job on my move yesterday. They arrived early, were professional, good workers and very efficient. It was obvious that they knew what they were doing. I had a sofa that others had told me would need to be hoisted and they were able to get it up to the top floor safely via the tight stairwells. It was a very impressive effort and probably the least stressful (albeit largest) moving day I've ever had.I also had a great experience with Dominic and Dominique when requesting quotes and determining the scope of the move. I'll be recommending Gentle Giant to any future movers and will call them in the future when I need moving services again.
14:49 01 Mar 23
I have used Gentle Giant twice in the past and each time they have gone above and beyond to accomodate my difficult and last minute time frame. Not only were they kind, professional and extremely attentive, they were on time and during the move, I was blown away by how efficient, strong and fast they were. I had a very difficult building to get in and out of and somehow they moved 15-20 boxes in under a few trips. I will absolutely be using them again.
14:12 28 Feb 23
Good value for the money. Movers were super friendly and very accommodating of weird schedules and large amounts of stuff. Only annoying thing was that they left many boxes in the entrance room, rather than helping to sort them based on their labeling; but regardless I would recommend Gentle Giant!
19:27 25 Feb 23
gentle giant DC movers just did a great job moving my fiancé from Alexandria to DC. They were on time, polite, professional, careful, respectful, thoughtful, and swift! Thanks so much.
01:55 23 Feb 23
Gentle Giant is a phenomenal service and was perfect for our needs! Dex and Karai were our movers and were incredibly kind, highly communicative, and made sure everything was moved with care. They were truly a phenomenal team!
13:45 22 Feb 23
perfect job- great crew.I will use Gentle Giant again and will recommend them!
19:14 20 Feb 23
17:51 18 Feb 23
I have used them twice and will continue to recommend them.