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.
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.
18:30 10 Sep 22
We just finished our move with gentle giant and they were honestly one of the best moving companies we've ever used before and we tend to move a lot! Dex, Carlos, and Antonio, were our crew and they couldn't have been nicer and more careful with our belongings. They arrived on time and worked really hard to get everything into the truck and over to our new place in a timely fashion. We honestly are so impressed and will continue to use them for any of our moving needs in the future! Thanks so much!
17:42 08 Sep 22
A+ service! I've relocated several times in my life and Gentle Giant made my recent move the most positive experience I've ever had from beginning to end. During the order phase, Matt C., saved my sanity when my building manager called me late on a Friday before Labor Day weekend to say I couldn't move on Monday. Matt responded while on vacation to help me move my moving date. The crew - Dexter, Tyrone, and Dakarai - were professional, upbeat, and FAST. They moved us from DC to MD (2 hours away) within five hours and all of our belongings are in great shape. Furthermore, Dakarai, Dex, and Tyrone removed any guessing and stress by volunteering status updates. Truly, the best moving experience ever. We hope to work with them again.
12:28 08 Sep 22
Amazing experience! I have moved 7 times both personally and using a corporate moving service and this is by far my best experience. Both the coordination and execution were completed flawlessly and within the estimate. The movers were efficient, friendly, and very professional. Highly recommend using Gentle Giant for your next move. Happy moving!
19:29 31 Aug 22
Gentle Giant has been excellent from our first contact with them up until moving day. The crew, James, Scott, and Ken were professional, caring, nice, and respectful. They treated our items as if they were theirs. They really helped make moving less stressful. I am beyond impressed with Gentle Giant and in particular, the crew that took care of us. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.
15:04 17 Aug 22
I've used gentle giant twice, once for storage another for moving. Very respectful and responsible, they even came earlier than planned and I was moved in with furniture set up in no time. A bit on the pricier side, but worth it. Movers: Andrei, Dakarai, & Miguel
22:21 16 Aug 22
This is the best packing and moving company I've ever used. Everything went incredibly smoothly which was such a terrific relief during such a stressful time.
19:37 16 Aug 22
Mary Lou Theobald
15:32 15 Aug 22
Moving can be very stressful, but for us, Gentle Giants took the stress out of the event. In April we did an initial move, putting part of our household in storage to stage our home for listing and in August moved all of our belonging into storage with Gentle Giants.Every interaction was pleasant starting with Kieffer who walked us through the process, gave us an estimate and tips on reducing our costs. Our move was a little more complicated as we ultimately will have three parts to it. Kieffer helped us to project our second and third components and put our minds at ease.On moving day our crews (move #1 – Dex, Dakarai, Ricardo and Carlos; move #2 – Dex, Leonard, Tyrone and Charles) were professional, courteous, fast and efficient. It was great to have Dex heading the crew for both moves and added to our comfort level. We sat in chairs and answered questions as they almost sprinted up and down stairs carrying heavy boxes. In both cases, their efficiency resulted in the move coming in under the estimate.The office staff and storage staff were equally great to work with. Melanie and Dominque kept us updated on storage charges and invoices.We feel very much at ease having all our belongings in the care of Gentle Giants until our final move. Gentle Giants is worth every penny we spent. We thank our realtor, Jenn, for recommending them.
21:42 09 Aug 22
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!