Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning moving and storage company based in Massachusetts with locations in eight additional states across the country, today announced that it has established a central hub for its New York City operations with a new warehouse in Long Island City. Gentle Giant has been serving customers in New York with crews from its Westchester County location since 2006. By opening a New York City office strategically located near key residential neighborhoods, Gentle Giant will be able to bring its high quality moving services to an even larger group of people looking to hire customer service focused professionals.
Local operations and aspects of sales and marketing will be handled by recently-appointed Regional Manager Josh Charry, a highly trained and experienced Giant who has shown exceptional leadership and management skills throughout his years with the company. In the coming months Gentle Giant expects its roster of employees in the region to double so that it can handle the increase in demand that occurs in the beginning of the spring and continues throughout the summer. Since expanding operations outside of New England in 2005, Gentle Giant has continued to grow nationwide, opening an average of one regional office every year, and earning more than a quarter of its revenue from outside the New England market.
“Our two main priorities at Gentle Giant are creating customers for life across the country and providing a superb work environment for our Giants,” said Gentle Giant Founder and CEO Larry O’Toole. “Our New York City location is an exciting opportunity for the company to show a whole new community what makes us special and to enable the company to keep thriving for years to come.”
Approaching its 32nd anniversary, Gentle Giant Moving Company states that pursuing a regional growth strategy by establishing itself in major US cities like New York enables the company to develop its unique interstate moving business line. Unlike the vast majority of interstate movers, Gentle Giant utilizes its own employees exclusively, instead of contracting with other parties for packing, driving, and unloading. Each office location, of which Gentle Giant now has 19 in nine different states, provides a channel for promoting and fulfilling interstate moving services.
By broadening its geographic reach, Gentle Giant hopes to help support their Interstate Moving Operations and continue weathering challenging housing market conditions in New England, where the company has a large share of the market.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, interstate moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston,” six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best Moving Company” award, twelve-time winner of the Angie’s List “Super Service” award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company’s services include craning, piano moving, complete packing services and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its 19 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit www.gentlegiant.com.