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DC Moving Company Gentle Giant Moving & Storage Reports Half Year Results

Moving Company Exceeds Regional Performance Goals Thanks to Strong Demand and Customer Loyalty


Washington, DC - Moving and Storage Company Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning local and interstate mover, today announced that revenues for its Washington, DC regional operations exceeded $450 thousand for the first six months of 2010.  This figure represents an almost 100% increase over revenues for the same time period in 2009. This is the first time the company has exceed $400 thousand in revenue in any of its regional operations outside of its home base in New England in any six month period. The company believes that its DC moving company operations will produce the company's first $1 million revenue milestone outside of New England by the end of this year.

After formally establishing a local moving and storage presence in the greater DC area in 2006 with a branch in Lorton, VA, Gentle Giant has experienced steady growth in revenue and demand for its professional moving services.  A strong local housing market combined with positive word-of-mouth have helped enable the company to increase the size of its operation in the area, including a second moving and storage branch location in downtown Washington, DC. Gentle Giant Moving Company now employs 15 highly trained moving crew members and has four of its purple, gold, and green trucks running daily.

"The mission of Gentle Giant is to change what people expect from a moving company by creating a positive experience through great service," said DC Regional Manager Matthew Packebusch.  "The company invests in employees like me and my team, and our customers benefit from that."

The company's fast growth and the spreading of its positive reputation and has been spurred by the strong internet user community in the metro DC area who frequently write about their positive experiences with Gentle Giant on popular review sites such as Yelp and Angie's List. In addition, the company has earned notoriety thanks to a recent string of awards including "Independent Mover of the Year" from DC-based American Moving and Storage Association.

"Providing a superb work environment for our people is a top priority for Gentle Giant because it allows employees to focus on creating life-long loyalty in our customers," said Gentle Giant Founder and CEO Larry O'Toole. "We've used this formula during our entire 30 year history, and I'm delighted that we have such a great opportunity for success in Washington, DC."

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving in 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, seven-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 17 offices in 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