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Meet The Giants

Gentle Giant Moving Company prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people - the Giants - that makes us stand apart from the rest.

Giants are not only skilled furniture movers, but also a highly diverse group of individuals, ranging from all corners of the globe with varied interests in sports, arts, and culture. All Giants embody our core principals of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

We invite you to meet some of the Giants who make Gentle Giant Moving Company a different kind of moving company.

Larry O'TooleLarry O'Toole, President and Founder

In 1980, Larry O'Toole founded Gentle Giant Moving Company with a friend's borrowed truck and a $17 investment: a one-time ad in the Boston Phoenix newspaper.


Noah Duarte, Regional Manager, New YorkNoah Duarte

Noah grew up in the foothills of Maine, but lives now with his wife, Carson, in Ossining, NY. Having previously managed our Beverly, MA office, Noah has been managing our Tarrytown, NY Gentle Giant Moving Company office since 2007.


Bob Farnum
Bob Farnum, Assistant Regional Manager, Charlotte

Bob grew up in Rhode Island, spending winters in Hopkinton and summers on Prudence Island, but calls Charlotte, NC home these days. Bob started working for our Providence, RI office in 2002, but he moved south in 2006 to help manage the Gentle Giant Moving Company's burgeoning Charlotte presence. Read more >>

Chris Fernandes, Dispatcher, BostonChris Fernandes

Chris grew up in the Boston area and played football for Malden High School. After being discharged from the army, he saw an ad in the newspaper for Gentle Giant Moving Company. Chris decided to give moving a try and has now been with the company more than 15 years.


Ryan Libby

Ryan Libby, Branch Manager, Rhode Island

Ryan Libby, branch manager at the Providence, Rhode Island office, started at Gentle Giant the way many Giants a summer job to earn extra money. Instead, he found an unexpected career path. Read more >>

Matt Packebusch
Matt Packebusch, Regional Manager, Washington, DC

Originally from Colchester, England, Matt has carved out an important role for himself as the company's mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, overseeing the Washington, DC Gentle Giant Moving Company location.


Antonio Rodenas
Antonio Rodenas, Crew Chief, New York

Antonio is a native of New Rochelle, NY and is going on his 5th year working at Gentle Giant Moving Company's New York office. When Antonio isn't busy moving or lifting weights he likes to play football or catch a good baseball game on television. Read more >>

Nick Temme, Regional Manager, SeattleNick Temme

Nick Temme brings nearly ten years of moving experience to his role as the Regional Manager of our Seattle operations. Nick, a native of Connecticut, worked at the Gentle Giant headquarters in Somerville, MA for several years while going to school in Boston.


Jon Vogel

Jon Vogel, Regional Manager, Charlotte

Jon originally hails from Lexington, MA, but moved to Australia when he was 15 and remained there through college. When Jon's not out moving in Charlotte or loading storage at the warehouse, you can find him towing his boat to Lake Tillery to go wakeboarding. Read more >>


Jim Chidiac, Branch Manager, New HampshireJim Chidiac

Like many customers, Jim was referred to Gentle Giant Moving Company by a friend. In his 15+ years with the company, he has seen a lot of changes and a lot of growth. He remembers that, on his first day as a crew chief, founder Larry O'Toole's parting advice was, "If you have any doubts, just throw an extra pad on it."