BOSTON, MA - Gentle Giant Moving Company is pleased to announce their recognition by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston's Healthiest Employers of 2014. In its fourth year, the Boston Healthiest Employers Awards will shine a light on local businesses of all sizes that have made great efforts to create extraordinary Health & Wellness Programs for their employees.
The Healthiest Employer Awards Program recognizes employee focused organizations like Gentle Giant Moving & Storage that strive to create and maintain a healthy workplace and work force. Organizations apply for this acknowledgment by completing a detailed assessment tool that measures wellness programming in several categories, including culture and leadership commitment, communication and marketing, as well as the various programs and interventions available within the organization's Health and Wellness Plan.
Since opening in 1980, Gentle Giant has advocated active and healthy lifestyles for its employees; most famously demonstrated by Founder and CEO Larry O'Toole taking new hires and longtime employees to the Harvard Stadium every week to run 37 flights of stairs. In the Regional Offices across the country, Gentle Giant managers have developed their own fitness challenges for new hires, including interviews being conducted during a 3 mile run in New York and running the steps behind the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
"At Gentle Giant, we believe that by taking care of our staff, they'll in turn take care of our customers," O'Toole explains. "We take Health and Wellness seriously but have a lot of fun doing it, whether it's on the job or at one of athletic events we attend."
Within the company's Somerville headquarters, employees take full advantage of all wellness programs available, including the custom designed Weight Room which boasts scheduled classes for all fitness levels, a full time licensed chiropractor and personal trainer, as well as detailed progress report journals. Additionally, across Gentle Giant's 20 nationwide locations, a Giant Health Week sponsored by the company allows employees to get free health screenings, participate in physical challenge competitions, and even get professional massages or acupuncture treatment.
Gentle Giant greatly looks forward to interacting with and learning from the other Healthiest Employers at the Awards Breakfast on March 28th.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. 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, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, 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