Elephant Moving Company

8727 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90034
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9am-5pm
  • Tue: 9am-5pm
  • Wed: 9am-5pm
  • Thu: 9am-5pm
  • Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Sat: 9am-12pm

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We are often asked why we call ourselves Elephant Moving Company. No, we have never moved an elephant. That's not to say we wouldn't move an elephant if we were asked to. Of course it would have to be a smaller elephant. The Los Angeles Times printed an article titled Name That Mover ( June 3, 1999 ) with our explanation for our name. Elephants are strong and gentle, both good qualities for a moving company. Most moves involve a significant change in the life of the person or persons requiring that service. The help and guidance of an experienced mover is essential during these transitions. That is why the first words of this web site are Helping you is what we are about. In fact psychologists rank moving as the third most disruptive event in a person's life, after a death in the family and losing a job. Moves are like milestones in a life. You are married and you move in with your partner. Your financial situation improves, or children need more space, and you move to a larger residence. The children move out and you don't need all that room anymore. A loved one passes on and you move to a smaller place or a retirement home. Moving is part of the cycle of life. With over 30 years of experience and references for relocation services for the Greater Los Angeles area, we can make the transition as smooth as possible for Southern California residents. Our Adventures in Moving Moving is difficult work but it is also interesting work because every move is different. Some of our more noteworthy moving experiences are... We were called and asked to immediately move a gentleman from his upscale home because he could not live another day with his wife. That man was a tire salesman and for many years we purchased all our truck tires from him. His ex wife eventually married a wealthy and famous movie director, and called upon us to move her and her husband from Beverly Hills to Las Vegas. Their possessions completely filled five trucks. We have moved women who were leaving their husband or boyfriend without telling them. During one such move the man showed up. Needless to say it was an unpleasant situation. However the move continued to completion. On a move from Los Angeles to Big Bear our truck broke down while carrying a full load. It required a new starter motor but it was a weekend so we offered to pay for an overnight stay but the shipper insisted that he could not wait. We located a new part and installed it in the evening by flashlight. The new residence had a driveway that had been freshly bulldozed on the side of an incline. While backing up this driveway in the dark the soft earth gave way and the truck leaned to one side so much that it appeared close to tipping over. We worked through the night unloading the truck. In the morning a tow truck came and pulled the truck into an upright position while the shipper slept. While performing an estimate our estimator turned a latch in a bathroom thinking it would open a cabinet, as he wanted to see what goods needed to be packed inside. However the latch was actually a lever which actuated the shower and the estimator got a soaking. Fortunately it was a warm day. Our most memorable move was one we sadly never completed. On July 6, 1983 we received a call from Vicki Morgan. Vicki had been the mistress of the multimillionaire Alfred Bloomingdale from the famous Bloomingdale department store family. After Mr. Bloomingdale passed away she fell upon hard times. At the time she called she was living in a condo in studio city and was being evicted. It was unusual for someone to schedule a large move on such short notice but we agreed to perform the move. In the morning we arrived to find police at the residence. Vicki had been murdered during the night by her room mate. Conspiracy theorists question who actually committed this murder as Vicky claimed to have been involved in sexual activities with other wealthy and influential people including some high ranking members of the Reagan admini