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Gentle Giant Moving Company

Best Boston Movers

We are your hometown Boston movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park. Gentle Giant is Boston born and bred. From the narrow streets of Beacon Hill and the North End, to the estates of Wellesley and Wayland, we know Boston. We’re proud to serve all of eastern Massachusetts with eight locations across the state.

Our Services

Local Moving

Across the street or across the Bay, we've got you covered.

Get Moving

Long Distance

We know the best routes from sea to shining sea.

Learn how we do it

Storage

We offer full-service, secure, climate-controlled storage.

Store your stuff safely

Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

Pack it up

Commercial

Need to move your office? We can help with that.

Move your office

100% Guarantee

Our moves are carried out by highly trained Giants.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Small Moves

Single item or smaller moves across town?

We've Got You Covered

Piano Moving

Piano experts who only move pianos

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About Boston

For more than 40 years Boston, Massachusetts has been the home and National headquarters for Gentle Giant moving company. After graduating from Northeastern University our Founder and President, Larry O’Toole, started Gentle Giant while living in Cambridge and in-between engineering jobs. Famous for institutions of higher education, Boston’s student population influences a highly diverse population as well as a constant influx of new residents to the city. September first has become notorious as the date that most apartment leases turn over and is the biggest moving day of the year in the Boston.

First settled in 1625 and later incorporated in 1822, Boston serves as the seat of many historical events and places from the American Revolution onwards. The age of the city and its residential neighborhoods have greatly influenced the growth of Gentle Giant and the way we execute moving jobs. From the tight alleys of the North End to the 5th floor walk-up apartments in the Back Bay, our challenging environments have forced us to innovate and excel to become the best movers in the city of Boston. We heavily recruit former college athletes that possess the strength and stamina to move from one fifth floor apartment to another and deliver on our promise of exceptional customer service.

Boston is a culturally vibrant city with no end of events and attractions. Boston is home to many sports championships and teams including the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots. Our rich history is reflected in the many art museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. 680,000 people are proud to call Boston home, and Gentle Giant is proud to move them there.

100% Crew Guarantee

Gentle Giant promises to deliver exceptional service to every customer, guaranteed (100% Crew Guarantee). Contact us anytime if you believe we have performed otherwise. We are proud to offer a money-back guarantee for every member of your moving crew. Learn more about some of our exceptional employees here!

Local Boston Moving

Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood. Whether you’re moving from the North End to the South End or out to the Cape, we’ve been there. We’ll even move you inside the same building. Need boxes and packing? – We’ve got that too. Gentle Giant has been the best mover in Boston since 1980!

Long Distance Moving

With 20 locations nationwide Gentle Giant can move you to anywhere in the lower 48 States. Unlike the van lines we don’t subcontract our services to move your stuff. When you choose Gentle Giant for a long distance move, we have the capacity so that your items are only handled by Gentle Giant employees start to finish. Learn about some of our most popular routes here.

Storage Facilities

Best Storage Units in Boston

With multiple warehouses across our footprint Gentle Giant can meet your long or short term storage needs. When you store your belongings with Gentle Giant, we inventory, label, and store everything ourselves in self-contained crates that can be accessed only by Gentle Giant staff. We also have options for electronic inventories that include itemized photographs of each of your items. Gentle Giant is also proud to be named one of the of the best Boston Storage providers by Storageunits.com!

Packing and Moving Boxes

Moving can be stressful, so leave the hard work to us! We’ll come the day before your move and pack everything for you. When you hire Gentle Giant to pack your valuable belongings there is the added guarantee that your items will arrive safe and sound at the other end. We take the necessary care and precision required to pack everything from crystal stemware to your baseball card collection like they were our own. If you want to pack yourself, though, we offer free delivery of moving boxes to your home too!

Meet the Giants – Professional Boston Movers

Gentle Giant prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people – the Giants – which makes us stand apart from the rest. Gentle Giant’s Boston movers are an exceptionally tight-knit team with decades of service between them, showing their true dedication to the company. All Giants embody our core principals of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

Our Reputation

Founded in 1980 by owner Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for 40 years. We have been recognized as one of Boston’s best moving companies for nine years in a row by Boston Magazine. Over the years, we have also been recognized by many other publications as a great place to work and a leader in the moving and storage industry.

Check out some of our reviews on Google or see our own moving company reviews here.

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Gentle Giant Moving Co. - Boston

8 Bunker Hill Industrial Park

Boston, MA 02129

(617) 661-3333

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Acton, MA

898 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 263-0003

Beverly, MA

117 Elliot Street, Suite 4
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-2553

Readville, MA

130 Meadow Road
Readville, MA 02136
(857) 305-4292

Marshfield, MA

624 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 709-1220

Needham, MA

422 Hillside Ave.
Needham, MA 02494
(781) 790-7180

Somerville, MA

29 Harding Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-3333

Southborough, MA

20 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508)-620-1177

Wilmington, MA

1 Burlington Avenue, Building 2
Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 988-7942

Winchester, MA

7 McKay Ave. Fl 2
Winchester, MA 01890
781-358-5183

Featured Boston Movers

Mindaugas Jankantas

Mindaugas Jankantas

Somerville Group Manager
Mindaugas heard about Gentle Giant from his brother, Donatas, who worked at Gentle Giant during the summer on a J-1 visa. His favorite part of working at Gentle Giant is...
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Mindaugas Jankantas

Mindaugas Jankantas

Somerville Group Manager
Mindaugas heard about Gentle Giant from his brother, Donatas, who worked at Gentle Giant during the summer on a J-1 visa. His favorite part of working at Gentle Giant is the people, both his colleagues and the customers whom he interacts with daily. Once he started at Gentle Giant, he felt he was in the right place and decided to continue a career here. He believes the Gentle Giant culture - including honesty, enthusiasm, teamwork, respect and going above and beyond - brings out the best in people and are the ingredients that every Giant is made of.

Outside of work, he enjoys motorcycles and the process of fixing them. He also enjoys traveling, fishing and being with his friends and family. His parents and his brother, Donatas, live in Lithuania.
Rolando Maldonado

Rolando Maldonado

Crew Chief
Rolando became a Giant in April 2014 and has gone from strength to strength ever since! He quickly progressed from mover to Crew Chief and credits the development program here...
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Rolando Maldonado

Rolando Maldonado

Crew Chief
Rolando became a Giant in April 2014 and has gone from strength to strength ever since! He quickly progressed from mover to Crew Chief and credits the development program here at GG with making this a possibility. Rolando was connected to Gentle Giant through Parkour Generations where he was an athlete and teacher. His athleticism made him an obvious fit for GG given the physical and often strenuous nature of moving.

Rolando is a natural athlete and enjoys playing baseball, running track and, of course, lots of parkour outside of work.

Jeff Klossner

Jeff Klossner

Somerville Group Manager
Jeff Klossner is considered to be an “everyman” at Gentle Giant because he excels in all the areas that make a fantastic Giant. He is incredibly kind, patient, strong, experienced...
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Jeff Klossner

Jeff Klossner

Somerville Group Manager
Jeff Klossner is considered to be an “everyman” at Gentle Giant because he excels in all the areas that make a fantastic Giant. He is incredibly kind, patient, strong, experienced and smart.

Since joining the company in 2005, Jeff has played many roles, including mover, crew chief and group manager, and has shined in every one. Even when faced with extraordinarily difficult pieces, you’d never know because he handles these situations with grace and ease.

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking mountain peaks, both local and abroad, with his friends and wife, working on his house and reading a good book.

Google Reviews

Linda Ennis
Linda Ennis
17:07 27 Nov 22
Your movers are the best. They work well together, are very considerate of the owners’ concerns & tackle problems which arise with impressive skill. Although I did have a significant glass cabinet broken, it is impossible to tell if it happened last trip, on the way to storage or this trip, on way to my home. I think interaction with the Moves is top notch, as are their recommendations.My only reservation re Gentle Giant lies in the costs incurred.Their prices are the highest of any companies with whom I have compared. There was no discount for moving twice with them in a 3 month period due to my residence not being done on time. The estimate for the second move, getting things from my rental & from my storage unit was not calculated well & ended up well over a thousand dollars off. While the movers themselves make it a less stressful experience, the costs are rather outrageous.
Nancy Hunter
Nancy Hunter
16:11 22 Nov 22
The crew was very professional, friendly and efficient. We would definitely use them again.
Frank Shea
Frank Shea
14:56 22 Nov 22
Having heard of their reputation, I was looking forward to using Gentle Giant as previous experience with professional movers went from barely ok to feeling ripped off. Gentle Giant certainly exceeded my high expectations. The process was simple to set up; crew arrived when expected; were very pleasant and professional and clearly well trained with solid processes for every aspect of a move. Now I know how the reputation is well earned.
Mary Crown
Mary Crown
17:48 21 Nov 22
Gentle Giant is and always has been amazing. Well worth the price as they anticipate needs I wouldn’t have thought about. They are kind, considerate and polite. Always. I’ve used them multiple times for stressful moves and I am always grateful for their calm and thorough approach. 5 stars isn’t enough.
Melissa Greene
Melissa Greene
04:26 21 Nov 22
Excellent! In a new era where good customer service is hard to find, that was not the case with Gentle Giant! When I was attempting to reserve our two week out move date, Terrence really went above and beyond to coordinate and was incredibly responsive. Domas, Patrick, Herbert and Florin are awesome assets to Gentle Giant. They used my name repeatedly during the move and were so kind and polite! They also had really great communication with each other while moving to provide a seamless job. Herbert even offered me some of his bread when I burnt my toddler’s toast! Terrence, Domas, Patrick, Herbert, and Florin really went above and beyond. Pricing was competitive with other moving companies and their non-binding policy actually helped to lessen the overall cost of our move which of course is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Gentle Giant and will book them again for future moves. I just can’t say enough positive things about the employees and our experience with Gentle Giant. Thank you!!
Joe Cipolla
Joe Cipolla
23:45 20 Nov 22
Karen Green
Karen Green
20:18 19 Nov 22
From start to finish, my move went perfectly. Everyone I spoke with in Customer Service and the gentlemen that actually moved the furniture were very nice and professional. My family and I will use them for all of our future moves. Thanks!
Gemma Gallovich
Gemma Gallovich
19:29 18 Nov 22
I've moved several times in my life. Local moves and cross-country too. Never have I ever had such an awful experience with a moving company. Furniture was broken, damaged, scratched and a piece of a table is carved out. We had a bug infestation because the packers packed their food garbage in a box and left it in the truck for a 10 day move cross-country. I still have furniture and possessions missing and this is 4 months later. Gentle Giant just gave up looking for the pieces and turned it over to the insurance company to settle. There are items of great sentimental value amongst the missing pieces, a priceless one-of-a-kind art sculpture has a broken toe. I could go on and on about the lack of professionalism and courtesy shown by this company. They rate a ZERO in my book.
Betsy Pohl
Betsy Pohl
22:48 16 Nov 22
The Giants have moved our household many times. They are a highly professional company that exceeds expectations. We wouldn’t use anyone else.
Kay Wainwright
Kay Wainwright
13:26 13 Nov 22
Professional, customer-focussed, efficient, careful, friendly and excellent crew
Hornor Davis
Hornor Davis
15:57 10 Nov 22
Very responsive with short term schedule. Prompt and good communication. Excellent office support. Incredible crews- really pleasant and helpful and very efficient. Concerned and overall amazing service.
RF K
RF K
15:25 13 Sep 22
Don Matheson
Don Matheson
16:00 09 Sep 22
GG was able to work with me continuously during the COVID 19 which halted a planned move three days before it was to have occurred. When I was able to finally move, my giants were able to snap to it and show up with an efficient and friendly crew that performed to utmost satisfaction. Though I hope not to move again anytime soon, if I have to, I know who’ll I’ll choose!
Jennifer Stine
Jennifer Stine
13:27 05 Sep 22
We are long-time Gentle Giant fans. They've moved me individually, moved my family multiple times, moved a treadmill...every time they are competent, polite and efficient. And, in our most recent move -- a temporary relocation due to renovations -- my daughter tested positive for Covid DURING the move (they had been packing at the house on a Friday, and she tested positive on Saturday morning). The team conferred, agreed they would continue the move as long as we were out of the house. They sorted things into the "storage" truck and the "apartment" truck as planned...and when we later realized while unpacking that our silverware along with 2-3 other small items accidentally went to storage in the mayhem, the quality control office organized a retrieval and delivery of the missing items for no cost. We are customers for life. We ❤️ Gentle Giant.
Tim
Tim
12:56 04 Sep 22
The movers were extremely efficient, friendly, and professional. The estimate cited around 4-6 hours for pickup and 4-6 hours for drop-off, but our team was much faster and came in well under the original estimate. They arrived right on time and communicated their timing ahead, which was greatly appreciated. They took good care with all furniture and avoided damaging/losing any of our items. The GG admin team also helped resolve a minor billing dispute efficiently. I HIGHLY recommend moving with Gentle Giant!