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. 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 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.
Gentle Giant DC's Regional Manager, Matt Packebusch, is the type of Giant you want to have on a long, challenging day. Since joining the company in 2006, Matt has consistently demonstrated extraordinary strength and skill, as well as a sense of humor that instantly lightens the mood and creates an atmosphere of fun for both the crew and customer.
Matt was once tasked with moving a nine-foot, 1,200-pound Grand Piano up two flights of stairs on a Friday, then back down the following Monday. Despite the challenge, he considers this one of the best days on the job he’s ever had. In addition to the bond it created with the crew, he said the look of amazement and gratitude from the customer was like none other.
Outside of moving, Matt enjoys Crossfit, practicing karate and playing rugby.
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 office, Kieffer and his team preach and live a healthy lifestyle, and have repeatedly been recognized as the Healthiest Employer in DC. Outside of work, Kieffer enjoys traveling, playing basketball and working out with his fellow Giants.
Milos heard about Gentle Giant from Kieffer Karim, one of our Branch Managers. Before working for Gentle Giant, he plated 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 plated 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, and was influenced to become an agent through his work at Gentle Giant.
Gentle Giant really earned their name! I would recommend these guys to anyone who's looking to move, especially if you have specialty items or have a challenging move. The company was responsive and timely.I was particularly impressed with the professionalism, courtesy, and thoughtfulness of the actual movers. Javier, Andre, Erick, and Ricky all introduced themselves when they arrived, worked diligently, and displayed the kind of professionalism you simply wouldn't expect from typical movers. They also really get props for hoisting my gigantic specialty sofa over the 3rd floor balcony since it wouldn't fit through the front door.Nobody likes moving, but the team made it an (almost) pleasant experience.
15:43 29 Jul 22
Dakarai and Andrei helped me with my move in DC and they were amazing. Super communicative, punctual, friendly and professional. They really went above and beyond. 100% recommend.
00:02 23 Jul 22
Once again we were so pleased with Gentle Giant. The crew was excellent!! They were so polite, listened well, were on time and we ended up slightly under budget. I would highly recommend Gentle Giant for your next move!!! They really care about their customers.
17:03 19 Jul 22
This was my first experience using movers and I was a little nervous but Dominique did an amazing job beforehand taking care of the prep for everything. I found the pricing to be extremely fair and well worth it. When the moving day came Amal and Erik did an amazing job moving, everything went so smoothly and they were so nice and helpful. I would definitely use Gentle Giant again for other moves and recommend to others!
15:54 19 Jul 22
This move (to a 4th floor apartment with no elevator) was going to be a really stressful one and I knew that’d be the case as I am a single woman and would never be able to lug my heavier items up the stairs. I’ve had horror stories with movers in the past and I was understandably nervous going into this move, so I skeptically decided to hire movers again.Andrei and Dakarai were exceptional! I had a furniture company show up too early at the apartment I was moving into with a bed delivery so I ended up having to actually leave the two of them without my supervision so I could go deal with that unexpected event. I had absolutely no worries after meeting the two of them. They were helpful, professional, and extremely kind. They began promptly, were on time, and made me feel at ease. They also took those 4 flights of stairs like champs! Andrei had me chuckling the whole time; overall I could not recommend this company and these two gentlemen more highly!
21:26 17 Jul 22
Had a great experience with this company recently. Dex and Eric did and great job. Very professional, took great care of our furniture and other items. Communication was good leading up to the move also. Highly recommend.
00:55 16 Jul 22
This was our third move in 9 months with GG! Another stellar move team that made ‘the actual move’ the easiest part of moving. Shout out to Dex and his crew for arriving in time, moving quickly, responding to all our requests and being thorough with details. Many thanks for getting us home.
17:02 14 Jul 22
Moving with Gentle Giant was a great experience. There was thorough communication from the company up until moving day. The process was quick and easy and the moving team of Andre and Aurimas was efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend!
02:26 13 Jul 22
I was really pleased with my experience! The price was fair, the company was communicative, and the two movers (Dex and Karai) were professional, quick, careful, and kind. Would definitely recommend!
21:42 11 Jul 22
Fantastic experience! The best movers, period. We moved out of our house for a few months while work was done and put everything in storage before moving back in. I was dreading the moving process as my experiences over the years have been mixed. Gentle Giant is amazing. I now recommend them to everyone.The staff are friendly and professional, excellent at what they do and extremely organized. I felt completely comfortable throughout the process from scheduling, moving, questions after the move when things were in storage with them and the move back in. If it’s possible to love a move, these folks will be the reason.
17:11 11 Jul 22
I'm so happy I used Gentle Giant for my move. Dominique in the office was very helpful in getting everything organized ahead of the big day, and Ian, Ricky & Andrei were a wonderful moving crew. Cannot recommend them enought!
13:13 25 Jun 22
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.
08:27 24 Jun 22
The best moving company. I had to put my things Into storage because of an issue with an apartment. Gentle giant made sure all of my things were wrapped carefully and cared for. When I got my things out of storage nothing was broken. The move out and in process was also pretty smooth. The only thing I would say to take note of, is that if you want to retrieve a few things from your storage unit with them, be prepared to pay a small fee. Gentle giant was definitely on the more expensive side, but they got the job done! I really appreciate this company for helping me out and I would recommend them to others.
18:19 17 Jun 22
We hired GG to do a relatively small move for our daughter from one apartment to another in D.C. Even though this was not a huge job, they treated it like it was. They were on time, super efficient and very professional. One of the smoothest moves we have done. Erick and Amal knew what they were doing and everything went to plan. We would definitely use GG in D.C. again. A++
03:44 16 Jun 22
I had such a fantastic experience with the Gentle Giant moving company! My partner and I moved in together, and our moving team was so fast and efficient at each location they went to for our move. Our movers, Dex, Dakarai, Carlos, and Ricky were friendly, flexible when parking was difficult, very careful with our furniture, and SO FAST! I’ve had bad experiences with moving companies in the past, but our move coordinator Dominique was responsive and reassured me throughout the whole process. Absolutely going to give these guys a call when my next move comes around :)