Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.


As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process, as circumstances require.
  • Hansen Bros. is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Hansen Bros. is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you just as we’ve done for well over a century.

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Industrial Moving

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Free Moving Estimate

    Handling various types of machinery and heavy equipment is challenging enough without having to pack and relocate it from one location to the other. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has over 130 years’ worth of experience when it comes to securing the smooth relocation of a variety of heavy equipment, mechanical parts, and various types of metals. With the combined skills and experience of our industrial moving and shipping coordinators, we are able to guarantee a cost-effective and perfectly executed relocation of any equipment you have. Contact our company today and book the services of our professional heavy equipment movers!

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    Our services extend beyond the definition of moving

    Hansen Bros. is a company that has a firm belief in self-growth and development. That is why we always grasp for taking on more challenges, mastering new skills, and expanding our services when it comes to relocation. And that is also how our services came to extend beyond the simplest notion of transporting equipment from point A to point B to:

    One of the most difficult times for any business is when they are forced to relocate their warehouse and production facilities. A well-laid-out plan and timeline, well-executed, can mitigate any disruption that may occur. Your relocation consultant along with his/her Hansen Bros. management team can develop a plan that will minimize your downtime and ensure that your transition is as smooth as possible.

    Full-service storage solutions that ensure the protection of your equipment

    One of the fundamental services that our heavy equipment movers at Hansen Bros. offer is secured storage warehouses across Seattle. Our storage services include:

    Your heavy equipment will be stored in a temperature-controlled and security monitored warehouse with fire alarm systems, motion sensors, and perimeter video surveillance. And, of course, our warehouse storage staff is always happy to provide you with the necessary assistance. Warehouse access is strictly limited to customers – there is no public access to our facilities.

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    Let us know if you need storage for your heavy equipment

    We recognize that storage can be an unplanned expense for many customers. And we plan it all accordingly, ensuring that customers don’t have to pay for storage space they don’t need. To achieve this, we offer 6-month, 3-month, and month-to-month plans designed to fit just about any situation. For those requiring storage for a long duration, we offer attractively priced long-term options as well.

    Industrial moving

    Whether you require several pieces of equipment to be moved internally or an entire production line reconfigured, we are here to help. We will work with your company to efficiently complete the project on time and within budget. Additionally, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can assist with the planning and coordination of relocating heavy equipment from one facility to the other. After all, having a well-planned relocation project is half the work.

    With the help from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, you should be certain that your industrial move will be accurate and productive. With our skilled heavy equipment movers by your side, you can be sure that there will be no disruption in your everyday operations as we conduct the relocation.

    Equipment disassembly & reassembly services

    Hansen Bros., along with our professional vendor partners can assist with all of your equipment and machinery needs such as:

    • Disassembly and reassembly of equipment during the renovation of your facilities, relocation of your business, warehouse relocation, etc.
    • Reconfiguration of equipment during an internal reorganization of your business space.
    • Installation of several different types of heavy equipment.

    Packing & unpacking services

    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can provide packing and unpacking services Seattle business need for IT centers, music studios, production lines, car parts, etc. Also, to ensure the organized transfer of your heavy equipment, Hansen Bros. has developed a labeling system to ensure that all items are appropriately placed at the new location.

    Hansen Bros. will provide specialized equipment, including inventory carts to ensure the safe transport of materials. Stretch-wrap is used on the carts during the move to ensure materials and equipment are not lost or damaged. So, if you are looking for reliable and safe help for packing and unpacking, call us. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your company.

    By hiring Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, you will receive much more than just the most respected and trusted heavy equipment movers. We will offer you a cost-effective and holistic solution that ensures your office relocation is:

    • on time,
    • on budget,
    • and with no unwelcome surprises.

    Call us now and schedule your relocation on your own terms. Experience firsthand what makes Hansen Bros. the preferred choice when it comes to moving and storage solutions.

    Our estimator Dave was great. Of the three companies we checked out, only Hansen brothers came out in advance, taking the time to get detailed info about move. On moving day, Zack and his crew rocked. They whipped out our move in no time flat. They were done faster than estimated so we paid less for a move that took less time than expected -- a win-win for us. We've had several in-town moves and this was by far the best experience. If we need to move again we know who to call.

    -Stephen S., July 10, 2012

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    Why should you choose Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage?

    Here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we understand the importance of maintaining the functionality of different types of equipment. Careful preparation is of the essence when it comes to moving heavy equipment and machinery. And our team of professional relocation specialists is always ready to devote themselves to providing customers with the best relocation services in Seattle. We pledge to do our part in making sure that your move occurs quickly and efficiently, eliminating even the slightest possibility of damaging your equipment during transport.

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    Heavy equipment relocation requires a tailored and careful approach – one Hansen Bros. is well-known for.

    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is a trustworthy company with deep roots in the moving industry in Washington State. In fact, our moving business the oldest operating moving company in Seattle. And our extensive knowledge into the inner workings of the relocation process and the thousands of satisfied customers speak volumes to confirm that.

    We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your industrial moving needs.  Please feel free to use our convenient free quote form or call us at 1-888-300-7222

    Our People

    • Management team with over 250 years of combined experience
    • All employees drug tested and have passed a rigorous background check
    • Experienced and trained on all types of equipment and movement of products
    • Flexible hours to be there when it is best for your schedule


    • Meet with the head of all departments involved
    • Determine all requirements
    • Prioritize all requirements
    • Develop a comprehensive plan for easy communications with everyone involved
    • Establish timelines for each phase
    • Coordinate with building and property managers at all locations for special requirements
    • Present plan with various options and suggestions
    • Pre-move meetings with everyone involved to review plans, timelines and answer questions


    • 100’s of dollies, rolling machine carts, pallet jacks, product carts, bins, safe jacks
    • High cube air ride solo moving vans with rail gates
    • Air ride trailers from 28 foot to 53 foot
    • Forklift equipped flatbed solos and tractor-trailers for locations without a forklift available
    • Curtain side solos and trailers for faster load & unload times but still protecting items from the weather
    • Low height air ride solo moving vans which facilitate access to most underground loading areas
    • A fleet of enclosed vans for temporary storage during projects
    • Fully equipped with pads, logistic tracks, and straps for protection and safe transport
    • Large capacity – Over 100 trucks, tractors, trailers, and forklifts of all shapes and sizes


    Since Hansen Bros. has over 130 years of experience we have been handling almost any type of project or product imaginable.

    • Move phases according to plan to minimize downtime and disruptions
    • Systematically loading and unloading of inventory or products to keep in the correct order
    • Disassembling and reassembling of all types of racking and material handling systems
    • Palletizing or packing of any type of product or item
    • Movement and restocking of products
    • Moving and setup of manufacturing equipment
    • Breakdown and setup of production areas
    • Mover assist if you have the capabilities to perform some of the tasks with in-house staffing
    • Liquidation of surplus or unneeded equipment


    Whether you are moving your factory to a new space, moving your inventory to a new distribution center, or just moving a single piece of equipment to a different location, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. With over 130 years of operations, we have moved almost every type of product and equipment you can name. From a single item across town to multiple trailer loads across the country no job is too big or too small. When your products or equipment need to get moved safely and on time it is too important a project to trust it to a mover who can’t get the job done right.

    You can’t afford to choose the wrong mover when the very lifeblood of your business depends on being up and running as soon as possible. If the job isn’t planned right and executed correctly, you face idle workers, no production, and unhappy customers. Your job is running your business, not moving it. Hansen Bros. can ensure that your business is up and running at your new location as planned.

    Trustworthy heavy equipment movers from day one

    Throughout the time we were present on the market, we sought only one: to help our local community relocate with ease. No matter whether they were moving for personal reasons, work purposes or they simply needed help to ship their products or belongings, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has always been a company that one can rely on in their time of need.

    And we have maintained this supporting role to this very day, 130 years later. As a result, we are currently regarded as one of the most trustworthy heavy equipment movers in Washington State. We constantly invest time and resources in training new movers, starting with extensive background checks and testing physical abilities. The intense training and resources that we invest are the foundation of the top performance that Hansen Bros. can guarantee when it comes to residential, commercial, and industrial moving services in the Puget Sound area.

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    The heavy equipment movers from Hansen Bros. have the skill, experience, and knowledge to handle any type of equipment.

    As you can see, Hansen Bros has the people, equipment, and experience to handle any of your commercial moving requirements. Our team can also assist you with our list of qualified professionals in locating a new facility to lease or purchase, arranging for tenant improvements, electricians, plumbers, and about any other type of service you may require during your move.

    • Please call us at 1-888-300-7222 or use our contact form to schedule a survey of your commercial moving requirements.

    Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-888-300-7222.