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(PRESS RELEASE) San Francisco Moving Company Great Giant Moving Reports Successful Launch

Moving Company Exceeds Projected Performance Goals Thanks to Strong Demand and Steady Interstate Business



9/20/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Moving and Storage Company Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning local and interstate mover, today announced that revenues for its San Francisco regional operations, known in the Bay Area as Great Giant, exceeded expectations for the first six months of business. Aggressive goals were set for the regional office based on the San Francisco real estate market, competition from numerous other moving companies with established reputations in the area, as well as the consistent growth of the company's other West Coast Seattle Moving Company Gentle Giant in Seattle, Wash.

After formally establishing a local moving presence in the Bay area in February of 2011 with a branch on the Central Waterfront area of San Francisco, Great Giant has experienced steady growth in revenue and demand for its professional moving services. A strong local renters market combined with positive word-of-mouth have helped enable the company to increase the number of jobs, as well as the number of employees in the region. Great Giant Moving Company now employs 5 highly trained moving crew members and drivers.

The Boston based Gentle Giant has leveraged its highly successful long distance moving business with its desire to grow local moving service for Great Giant in San Francisco by working in tandem with Regional Manager Brandon Sparks on interstate moving jobs whenever the opportunity arises

"Although local moves are new for Great Giant in San Francisco," Sparks explained, "we have been working throughout this community for years via Gentle Giant's interstate business. Many folks in San Francisco know the GG brand, and the high quality service that goes with it."

The company's even growth and the spreading of its positive reputation and has been spurred by the strong internet user community in the San Fran area who frequently write about their positive experiences with Great Giant on popular review sites such as Yelp and Angie's List. In addition, the company has immersed itself in the community by becoming involved in events like the SharkFest Swim and the Escape the Rock Triathlon.

"I helped develop Gentle Giant's positive presence in Seattle," noted Sparks, "and the key is providing a superb work environment for our people. This allows us to focus on creating life-long loyalty in our customers, and I'm delighted that we have such a great opportunity for success in San Francisco."

Gentle Giant has been serving its customers with a blend of high quality care and speedy, athletic ability that differentiates the company in the industry. The award winning mover has operated for more than 30 years, but it was not until 2005 that the company expanded outside of New England. Its strategy in new regions is to start small and build a strong reputation by changing what people expect from a moving company.

"The mission of Gentle Giant is to create a positive experience through great service and to create growth opportunities for employees," said Gentle Giant Founder and CEO Larry O'Toole. "The company invests in solid, proven employees like Brandon and his team, and our customers benefit from that."

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, ten-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 18 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 http://www.gentlegiant.com

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