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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


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


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!

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.

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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

Wilmington, MA

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

Winchester, MA

7 McKay Ave. Fl 2
Winchester, MA 01890

Worcester, MA

210 Park Ave. #351
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 620-1177

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

Christine P.
Christine P.
20:38 29 Sep 23
Gentle Giant Moving Company is excellent! I’ve used them a number of times since 1983, both local and interstate moving. You can always depend on working with very efficient, respectful and friendly movers, every time! Thanks!!
Elena De Silva
Elena De Silva
11:48 24 Sep 23
Alin, Jordan, Tudor, and Kaleb were fantastic. What a fun day we had! They were so professional and hardworking. Made so much effort trying to get a couch to the 3rd floor. They made a stressful day stress free. Would highly recommend.
Robert Goldsmith
Robert Goldsmith
02:37 23 Sep 23
Well, I have got to admit these guys delivered. They delivered, to use an old expression, “with bells on“. Cheerful, personable, strong as oxes, and compliant with our slightly dizzy directions. We really appreciated their service to us, these two guys who came out. We wish them all the very best in their lives and careers.
Lauren Cleckley
Lauren Cleckley
19:52 22 Sep 23
I used GG back in 2010 to move my entire home to a new place. At that time the movers were professional, fast and had great attitudes. Now 13 years later I had them do an in home move of several items from upper floors to basement. Once again super fast, professional and great job. I highly recommend them for all types of moves from large total moves to smaller in home moves. Great work l!
Jamie Sinclair
Jamie Sinclair
13:33 20 Sep 23
Gentle giant is an extremely reputable company that has been in business for 30 years. I first used them in the 1980s and my last move with them was mid- September. They are on time, professional, and responsive to any questions or needs. I would recommend them to anybody for a great moving experience. A+
David St. John
David St. John
00:03 20 Sep 23
It would be impossible to exaggerate how fabulous Gentle Giant was in my move from California to Richmond. They were meticulous in packing all of my things from the household and not only were the items packed carefully, each box received its own bar code. I was amazed how conscientious and thoughtful the Gentle Giant employees were in the handling of the largest to the smallest of items. Today, the delivery could not have gone more smoothly. All of the boxes were careful taken to the rooms I requested with the same care the were loaded. Let me urge you consider Gentle Giant. All of my friends have nightmare stories of moving. Not here.Every member of Gentle Giant was respectful and thoughtful. What an incredibly good experience.
Jonathan Brenner
Jonathan Brenner
16:29 18 Sep 23
Excellent customer service. Took great care of our things for our cross country move.
Bharath Rathakrishnan
Bharath Rathakrishnan
23:25 16 Sep 23
Very professional and responsive. Great service and super helpful on a move from Boston to Miami - all of our items were received with no damage - would absolutely recommend them. We had to delay our move in and they were able to assist with placing items in storage and were very responsive the entire time.
15:40 16 Sep 23
Moving is stressful, but our crew and the crew leader, Davidis, were friendly, funny, and efficient. They made the two day journey as stress free as possible.
Jacob Anbinder
Jacob Anbinder
18:00 13 Sep 23
I had a fantastic experience with Gentle Giant. The movers on both ends—Cristian, Rokas, Tudor, and Justas in Boston, and Tony, Ezra, and Izaiah in Ithaca—were extremely competent, to the point where I realized I probably did too much of my own packing rather than letting them apply their expert knowledge, especially with regard to art, large furniture, etc. The quote came in higher than some other companies but was at the low end of the range GG gave me, and I am very confident that I got what I paid for. I'd use them again in a heartbeat.
keith mackinnon
keith mackinnon
12:15 13 Sep 23
As always perfect......
Alicia Haley
Alicia Haley
11:54 10 Sep 23
The Gentle Giant movers were prompt, professional, friendly problem solvers who got the job done efficiently. I was very impressed and will definitely work with them again!
Cynthia Gilbert
Cynthia Gilbert
22:13 08 Sep 23
Gentle Giant has always provided professional, safe, efficient, outstanding service and this fall 2023 crew was no exception. Prompt, communicative, and helpful in every way, they took what is a stressful and challenging experience and made it as easy as possible - I will always be great full to the company and crew!
Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
19:14 07 Sep 23
Without any hesitation whatsoever I can personally attest to the thorough professional job in moving us from the US to the UK that Gentle Giant and this team executed. On time, worked continually, nothing was too much trouble and they were careful and conscientious. When you move and you entrust your life valuables to anyone it is always a professional, reliable service you need. This team and Gentle Giant delivered. Totally recommend. There is no substitute for quality!
Katie Beck
Katie Beck
17:16 07 Sep 23
I had an awesome experience with Gentle Giant. The moving teams I interacted with were extremely kind and efficient and so helpful. Everything made it to my new place in perfect condition and everything went smoothly despite the typical chaos of moving season in Boston. I cannot recommend them enough.