TARRYTOWN, NY - Gentle Giant Moving Company, the premier residential moving and storage company in Massachusetts with locations in New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington state, today announced that it has consolidated its New York operations within a Tarrytown office and warehouse. 2009 will be the first full year that Gentle Giant will have its own full-service warehouse with storage and office space in one location strategically located near key residential markets in New York.
Gentle Giant holds a multi-year lease in the Tarrytown facilities, which include 4,000 square feet of storage capacity for customers, as well as office space from which the company dispatches crews to customers in Westchester County. Gentle Giant began providing local moving services from a location in White Plains in 2005 but lacked the facilities to provide full-service storage. Gentle Giant now has the capacity to conduct upwards of 1,000 local residential and commercial moves per year. Local operations and aspects of sales and marketing are handled by regional manager Noah Duarte, who has been with the company since 1998.
Gentle Giant Moving Company states that pursing a regional growth strategy by establishing outposts such as Tarrytown enables the company to develop its 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 currently has 17 in eight different states, provides a channel for promoting and fulfilling interstate move services.
"Creating customers for life and providing a superb work environment are our two main priorities," said Gentle Giant President and CEO Larry O'Toole. "Our Tarrytown 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."
Broadening its geographic reach also helps insulate Gentle Giant Moving Company from difficult market conditions. The company states that increasing market share in new regions helps to offset declines in demand in New England, where the company has operated for close to thirty years and has a large share of the market, but has experienced a significant slow down in home sales in recent months.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its seventeen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, and Washington state. Named one of the Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work in 2008, 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 and unpacking services, and other related services. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit the company online at http://www.gentlegiant.com.