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!
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.
Every time I use Gentle Giant, it goes so smoothly. I get really stressed moving, but the entire team makes it painless. The movers are careful & super quick, the staff is helpful. I love that they send packing supplies to you, which is extremely helpful when you live in the city with no car. I recommend them to all my friends.
00:29 07 May 22
Dex and Karai from Gentle Giant made everything so easy! They were friendly, careful, communicated well, and made me feel like they cared about doing a good job. Which they did! I had problems on both ends of the move with getting access to the loading dock from the apartment buildings and Dex and Karai had wonderful attitudes about the situation. I really appreciated them making my move go smoothly! Thanks guys!
Molly Adamson Gilbane
15:20 05 May 22
Gentle Giant Moving Company did an outstanding job with our recent move. They were responsive, quick to schedule and book, and communicative during the weeks leading up to the move. They arrived right on time, both for packing and moving. All of the gentlemen were friendly and professional. They completely our entire move in less than 12 hours and took extraordinary care of our previous belongings. We are so appreciative and would book them again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend Gentle Giant Moving Company without reservation.
19:33 02 May 22
I don't normally leave reviews, but this experience was top notch. I've moved 8 times in the past 10 years, so I've had a lot of experience with different movers in different states. Gentle Giant was by far the best! I think this is the first time that none of my furniture got dinged in a move. The team from Gentle Giant worked well together and arrived on time. They were super careful and they even fixed an issue on my bed frame. Honestly, in the end they only cost about $200 more than the mid-grade movers, but it was worth every extra dollar for an easy, hassle-free move. My only regret is that I didn't call them earlier. I used Bookstore movers for my prior move and so much of my stuff got dinged. I wish I had gone with Gentle Giant for all my recent moves.
14:52 26 Apr 22
Fantastic experience with the Gentle Giant moving crew! They were incredibly responsive and fast with packing and moving all of our belongings into our new home. Special shout out to the supermen moving crew of Dex Veney, Erick Robles, Leonard Cunningham, Otelindo Tavares, Ricardo Martinez, Amal Riley, Andre "Tiny" Eilers, and Dakarai Veney - you guys did an amazing job!
14:49 22 Apr 22
Shop local with a foo professional company. Gentle Giant assisted me with a difficult move. Each step of the process was well communicated and top notch. I loved the personalized service from start to finish. Highly recommended!
17:35 20 Apr 22
Dex, Erick and Dakarai were great. Friendly, professional and went above and beyond! Totally recommend.
23:35 04 Apr 22
Honestly, these guys were the best movers I’ve ever used. Prompt, communicative, and hard working. What’s more, they did it all with a great attitude.Without question, I’d use them again.
17:40 28 Mar 22
All I can say is wow. I have never been so impressed by the professionalism, friendliness and efficiency of a moving crew! Crew chief Dex, Ian and Karai took such great care of our stuff and made sure everything landed exactly where we wanted it to be! I was hesitant to hire a mover because we usually do it ourself, and because I’ve heard of so many people getting burned by their moving companies. Gentle Giant is the way to go! I will be recommending the company and our awesome crew to all of my local friends. Thanks again!!
Jordyn Lazar Albano
15:49 21 Mar 22
Did you know that moving to a new home can be completely stress free? I didn't realize that was possible until working with Gentle Giant. They not only did all the heavy lifting, but they were thorough, professional, and went above and beyond to make everything perfect. We couldn't have envisioned a smoother process.
20:13 19 Mar 22
The movers were the best I have come to know. They were professional and very friendly. I really appreciate that they asked if everything was done correctly. I give them all thumbs up. Thanks guys for a smooth move.
17:25 14 Mar 22
I highly recommend this company. They carefully packed up my items; and my items were delivered in pristine condition,. The movers were courteous, efficient and professional. I plan on using them soon to move the balance of my items out of storage. The billing was as they stated - no shady business!!
14:51 12 Mar 22
We were so impressed with the quality of services during our move with Gentle Giant. The team leader Buenaventura (Javier) told us he's been doing this for 17 years and it definitely shows. He is efficient, fast, professional and expertly leads his team to make the stressful day of moving easy for you. The driver Andrei successfully completed a 20-point turn to get into our tiny loading dock with their large truck - impressive! And he managed to pack and fit all our things into the truck in one trip, which was so relieving as we were worried we may need two trips. Octavian worked seamlessly with Javier and often they didn't need to even give directions, they just knew what the other needed next and did it. AJ is the newest member of the team, still learning the tasks and flow of the day but always moving and very responsive to direction.I also worked extensively with Kieffer Karim to estimate and reserve the job. He took time to explain everything to me, was patient with my questions and we even did a FaceTime to ensure our estimate of only needing one truck for all my items would be sufficient.The whole experience using Gentle Giant felt personalized and extremely professional. If something happened behind the scenes, we never heard about it. The day was perfect. All furniture was wrapped, lights boxed and fragile items treated with care.I despise moving and the stress of it all, but when we do move again, 100% guaranteed we will use Gentle Giant regardless of the price. Peace of mind is worth it. Kieffer described the Gentle Giant company as different from other moving companies - that their business model includes having staff movers instead of contracted workers and no commissions for jobs booked. The experience of working with this kind of company was fabulous and less stressful for us. I highly recommend using them for your next move!
16:58 06 Mar 22
I used Gentle Giant Moving for a recent move in DC. The crew (Dex, Otelindo, Ricardo, Damond) was amazing. They were efficient and speedy. The full move was completed well before we anticipated and funnily enough, before our internet was set up!! Would highly recommend them for anyone in the DC area.
01:16 26 Feb 22
Our crew was fantastic and so willing to help in any way. Everything went very smoothly from the beginning working with the office to moving day. I highly recommend gentle giants.