Somerville, Mass. - Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning national and local and long distance mover, announced today that 2010 marks the company's thirtieth year in business. In observance of this milestone anniversary, the company is pursuing a number of business and employee development goals. Despite unfavorable economic challenges to the moving and storage industry in recent years, Gentle Giant's initiatives for 2010 include geographic expansion, investments in sales and marketing development, creating employee growth opportunities, and an enhanced online presence. The company plans to announce details of various initiatives throughout the year in commemoration of the anniversary of its founding by company CEO Larry O'Toole in 1980.
As part of its thirtieth anniversary celebration, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant has published a timeline on its website, which highlights numerous milestones, events, and awards the company has attained throughout its history (http://www.gentlegiant.com/history.php) In addition to winning more than a dozen "best of" awards, the company was named part of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in 1989. Since then, Gentle Giant experienced average year-over-year growth of 10%, until recent years which involved difficult economic and housing market conditions. The company states that it has maintained steady profit margins for the past two years while many other companies in the moving and storage industry ceased operations. According to Gentle Giant, this success reflects not only strong fiscal management but its core focus on a high service model, which now enables it to capitalize on improving market conditions.
"Our main focus is to maintain a highly engaged and loyal employee base," said Gentle Giant CEO and founder Larry O'Toole. "By hiring extremely hard working and fit individuals and investing in extensive skills and service training, we have set the stage with amazing employees for the past thirty years and are equipped for success for years to come."
Specific goals for Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant include increasing its volume of customers and creating employee growth opportunities by establishing branch locations in new geographic markets. In support of this goal, as well as revenue objectives, the company intends to launch a new website in the coming weeks that effectively educates the public about the company and its unique strengths such as highly trained professional movers and the value it provides to individuals looking to invest in high quality service.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Named 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 and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its sixteen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333.