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865-584-8545 The Movers You Can Trust For 129 Years

Established 1887

Family owned and operated for more than 125 years and spanning four generations, Gouffon Moving & Storage Co. will provide you with the personalized service that other corporate movers simply cannot. We know how to move all types of items, and we pay careful attention to our clients' valuables.

Your satisfaction as a customer is our absolute priority!

Times and equipment may have changed, but the Gouffon Moving & Storage Co. tradition of quality moving and storage has remained the same for 125 years. As Knoxville's oldest continuously owned and operated family business, we welcome the opportunity to cultivate and develop with you the same personal relationship we have enjoyed with thousands of area customers.

  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Hourly or Flat Rate Pricing
  • Meet or Beat Price Guarantee
  • Full Time Employees Only on Staff
  • Checked with Nationwide Drug and Criminal Screening
  • Guaranteed Pickup and Delivery Dates
  • Backed by Our Industry-Exclusive "$500 Performance Guarantee"
  • 100 Percent Performance Track Record!

Gouffon Moving & Storage Co. enjoys our solid reputation with the greater Knoxville community, and we always do our best to reach out and give back, by working with local charitable and community service organizations.

Community Service / Charitable Organizations

Mesa Associates Reggie Headrick 671-5408
Atlantic Research Bill Teske 583 - 7698
Duraline Vince Meyer 691-6664 #4126
Fulton Bellows David Haines 599-9725
Dealer's Warehouse Jim Burkhardt 680-7274
Proffit & Sons Deborah Richardson 521-6828

Interior Design / Fine Furniture / Appliances

Laws Interiors Paul Law or Helen 584-1400
Todd Richeson Interiors Todd Richeson or Jane 675-5828
Brown-Hazen House Lon Brown or Jeff 584-5686
Group One / New Horizons Bob Sowell 694-6959
Barlow & Bishop Lynn Barlow 291-0170
Taylor & Huie Ann Huie / Connie Taylor 584-3031
Ellen Capito Interiors Ellen Capito 584-0902
Friedmans Russ / Lori 693-4344

Healthcare / Medical Service

Summit Medical Gary Gaylor 531-4600
Covenant Health Donna Mayes 380-2364
Housecall Larry Collier 292-6000
East Tennessee Heart Consultants Joan M Golden 549-7533
Knox Infectious Diseases Debra Ball 212-8875
Knox Neurology Specialists Kimberly Carter 212 6400
Knox Dermatology Debra Kimber 342-5818
Knox Radiology Bill Dilworth 573-0215

Construction / Restoration / Service & Sales

Rentenbach Engineering Greg Ratliff 546-2440
Phillips & Jordan Avis Phillips/Jana 688-8342
Massey Electric Randy Massey/Sarolyn Davis 573-4200
Design Innovations Cindy Ferguson 637-8540
Regal Corporation Bruce Foster 546-4423
Royal Brass & Hose Jerry Ingram 558-0224
Engert Plumbing & Heating Donna Johnston 531-3052
Ritchie Tractor Stuart Ritchie 981-3199

City / County Arts & Alliances

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Cecilia Peterson 623-3753
Knox Tourism & Sports Margaret Cox 523-7263/603-4833
Arts and Cultural Alliance Cheryl 523 7543
Knox Symphony Kim Hodge 546-3766
TN Theatre Restoration Darlene Smolik 237-2512
Public Building Authority Lisa Williams 215-2134
East Tennessee Human Resources Marsha Marshall 590-1052
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corp. Margaret Cox 603-4833
Helen Ross McNabb Dave Czurney 637-7180
Community School of the Arts Missy Jackson 523-5684
Fort Sanders Foundation Delana Baughman 541-1224
Project Grad Mary Linda Schwarzbart 525 0430
Ronald McDonald House Sue Beverly 637-7475
Young Life Julie Goodfellow 525-7468
Volunteer Ministries Gail Brabson 414-5773
March of Dimes Gail Brabson 414-5773


Sevier Heights Church Eddie Smith 577-4222
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Rod Gossage 693-9331/705-2450

Educational Facilities

South College Steve South/Barbara 251-1816
Episcopal School Doris Heath 777-9032
Tusculum College Jamie Williams/Facilities 693-1177 - #5002

Food Service

McDonalds Belinda 523-2157
Wendy's Linda Jones/Teresa 691-1393


Markman's Jewelers Randy Williams 207-1919
Verizon Wireless Misty Goins 567-9020

“Still Moving Knoxvillians and More”

Family-owned, 120-year-old company now offers long-distance service
May 8, 2007

Back in 1887 Charles Gouffon started a moving and storage business. He drove a mule-drawn wagon to Market Square and waited for businessmen and others to call on him to move freight or other items.

A lot has changed in 120 years, said Tom Gouffon, the fourth generation of his family to head the company. Today the company has a fleet of 20 trucks, moves customers all over the country and is looking to open satellite offices in Chattanooga and Nashville.

Tom Gouffon took over the company's helm in 1990 after joining the company in 1983 as its operations manager.

"My great-grandfather Charles started this business with the most meager means possible," he said.

In addition to the moving services, Gouffon Moving and Storage offers its customers 72,000 square feet of space for storage. They have available standard, bulk storage, as well as climate-controlled facilities. Storage capabilities make up a large part of the company's business.

Gouffon Moving and Storage employs between 40-55 workers. The numbers increase from May through August, which is the busy season for all moving companies, Gouffon said.

"Most families try to wait until the kids are out of school before they make a move to a different location, so we add extra help during our peak season," he said.

One person has been especially helpful to the company and its president. Chris Kirkland and Gouffon have been friends since their teens, and they have for years shared a love for youth baseball in the area. Gouffon brought Kirkland on board in 1991, and he is now the executive vice president.

"Chris and I have been friends for a long time. His skills and ideas have helped us to maintain our reputation as friendly and service-oriented company," Gouffon said.

For most of its existence, Gouffon Moving and Storage was known as a local mover, but about two years ago it added long-distance moving service.

Typically, customers re-locate to cities within a 1,000-mile radius, but Gouffon will go as far as necessary.

"We have no problems going beyond that 1,000-mile distance, and we will gladly serve customers whose moves take them to just about anywhere in the country," Gouffon said.

The commitment to long-distance moving has led the company to purchase its first tractor-trailer rig.

The company's mission is fourfold, Gouffon said

  1. Grow the business
  2. Maintain the relationship it has established with customers
  3. Provide fair service to customers
  4. Take care of problems when they do occur

"Those are important aspects to which my dad (Joe) subscribed. He set the table for the way we work at Gouffon Moving and Storage. The best word for it is fair," Gouffon said.

He emphasized that his company keeps its promises to customers.

"If we take a job, we won't ever cancel it if a bigger one comes along," Gouffon said.

Satisfied customers spread the word, and that is crucial to growing the business, he said.

Gouffon Moving & Storage Co. is a charter member of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. It became a member of the BBB in 1958 and has consistently maintained a superior rating. Chamber spokesman and Director of Communications, Garrett Wagley had high praise for the company.

"Gouffon's 120 years in business certainly speaks well for the services it offers," Wagley said.

The company also has donated services for various community groups, including the Knoxville Nativity Pageant and the Knoxville Symphony.

And they have helped Sevier Heights Baptist Church during their Living Christmas Tree programs.

"During the final stages of the Living Christmas Tree preparation, Gouffon sent 25-30 of its employees to help us load all the things that are used in the program. After the performances are complete, they sent the same crew to help re-load all the equipment," said Eddie Smith, Living Christmas Tree Coordinator.

All in all, Gouffon's management team believes they offer a good value for the money and give the best service possible to clients. Gouffon also believes that his company stays competitive because of its employees. He feels sure that Gouffon Moving and Storage is much more demanding on its employees.

"The effectiveness of our policies can be seen in the longevity of our employees. We pay them well, and for that we expect them to carry through with the company's philosophy," Gouffon said.

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