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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

Unusual Moves

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"Great team of guys. Professional and gave the extra effort needed to protect our furniture from damage. I have used Hansen Bros. 3 times in 12 years for local moves and all were great experiences. Save your back and let them do the heavy lifting!"

Frank F./ Seattle, WA


"Everybody at the company was very professional and gave great service. Price was competitive and the moving crew was on time and very efficient."

Clive B. / Mercer Island, WA

After being in the moving and storage business since 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has had the opportunity to service some truly unique moving projects. Thanks to years of experience, well trained crews, and a dedication to customer service, we have had some remarkable success stories with unique projects. These are just a few of the projects but we will post more in the future. We hope that you enjoy some of our photos and encourage you to contact us if you have a unique moving project!

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We’re happy to assist you with every moving project you have!

Here you will find an intriguing collection of our relocations that go beyond the standard. From moving airplanes to relocating a telegraph, these exceptional stories highlight the limitless possibilities within the world of Hansen Bros. professional moving services. Each case is a testament to our dedication and the fascinating challenges that come with thinking outside the box — or the moving van, in this case. Get ready to be amazed by our list of unusual moves!

Why Choose Us



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is locally owned and operated by the same family for four generations, since 1890. We have a well-established reputation for service quality and reliability with a high percentage of repeat household and commercial clients.



We’re a certified ProMover by the American Moving and Storage Association with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, voted “Best in Western Washington” in 2009 and from 2011 to 2016 by KING5. Our company is fully licensed and insured and member of WMC and AMSA.



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage provide free, no-obligation in-home estimate and competitive rates, including low minimum rates for shipments moving under 300 miles. We’ve set a refund policy for unused packing materials and three Puget Sound locations to help clients save on travel fee costs.

Hansen Bros. Moves Museum of History and Industry

Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is proud to be the exclusive Seattle mover for the relocation of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) to their new location at the Armory Building in South Lake Union. For information about this project and exciting updates, please click here.

Hansen Bros. Transports “Son of Heaven” Exhibit

Hansen Bros. was selected to handle the Son of Heaven exhibit when it arrived for a tour in the United States. Because of the political climate at the time and being the first rare artifacts of this nature to be sent to the United States from China high security was required. The exhibit was split up into multiple planes to insure if something was to happen during the flight the entire exhibit would not be lost. Hansen Bros met each plane load to delicately handle the 1,000’s year old items. Accompanied by security the exhibit was transported to the exhibition hall where Hansen Bros. assisted the Chinese and local curators removing and placing the items for display.


Hansen Bros. Moves Piano By Crane

Sometimes oversize items do not fit where customers would like them. In this case the piano needed to be placed in the top floor room of the residence. Unfortunately the stairwell would not accommodate the size of the piano so we used a crane. We have also used a crane to shoot a piano out onto the top floor of a houseboat.


Hansen Bros. Moves Airplane

One of our customers called upon us to ship a Cessna 288 airplane from New York to Tukwila, WA. We have also shipped float plane pontoons from Florida to Kenmore WA.

Hansen Bros. Hoists Oversize Appliances

Builders and remodelers run into access issues during installation of new large appliances. In this case, during a remodel of a kitchen, the old refrigerator is lifted down over the railing and the new sub-zero oversize refrigerator is lifted back up over the railing facilitating the placement in the new kitchen.

Hansen Bros. Moves Laundry Equipment

Hansen Bros. received large laundry machines to hold until the location was prepared in a large hotel. The access was through an underground loading area necessitating a low height van with a lift gate and a forklift. Walls had to be removed so the old equipment could be removed and the new machine could be put in place.

Hansen Bros. Hoisting Sofa

Many residential locations have tight access so long or bulky sofas will not fit through the halls, stairs and doorways. This is an example of a sofa being put through a second floor window. The sofa is prepared by pad wrapping then stretch wrapping it in plastic to ensure its safety.

Hansen Bros. Delivers Store Fixtures

Many retail commercial buildings require early morning or late evening deliveries so as not to interfere with the shoppers. This was an early delivery of new store displays and fixtures at a local mall.

Hansen Bros. Crates and Delivers Telegraph

This telegraph was from a WWII Naval Liberty Ship and was purchased in 1972 from Cutty Sark in Seattle. The owner of the telegraph hired Hansen Bros. to crate and ship the telegraph to his brother living in another state.


Hansen Bros. Moves Iconic Husky Helmet Car

According to UW, the origin of the helmet car is believed to be traced back to the 1977 season, when the Huskies won the Pac-8 championship and earned a trip to the Rose Bowl. Several supporters hoped to drive the helmet car down to Pasadena, Calif., and into the Rose Bowl Parade, but the car never made the trip that year. It is believed that in the following season, the helmet car started circling the track after every UW score, with members of the UW band and cheer squad riding in celebration.

The Husky Helmet Car was displaced from Husky stadium due to the $261 million renovation project in 2013 and it was donated to the Museum of History and Industry. The helmet is all fiberglass and mounted to an early 60’s VW chassis. It is approx. 10′ tall 8′ wide and 13 feet long. It weighs about 2,000 lbs. Hansen Bros. carefully relocated the Husky Helmet Car from South Lake Union to Georgetown.

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