Gentle Giant Moving Company
We’re 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 Eastern Massachusetts communities like Newton, Acton, Beverly, and Southborough—and many, many more. (We even know how to pronounce them.)
Founded in 1980 by owner, Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for more than 35 years. We have been recognized as one of Boston’s best moving companies for 9 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.
President and Founder
The founder and CEO of Gentle Giant Moving Company, Larry O'Toole, is focused on developing leaders, expanding our award winning service across the country and having a meaningful impact on the communities we serve.
Early in his career, Larry was an engineer at Eaton Corporation. He quit his job to escape the corporate life, pursue writing interests and explore his entrepreneurial side. While preparing to start a light manufacturing company and not wanting to dig in to his savings, Larry rented his roommate's van and started performing moves around Boston. Before long, offering quality moving services became a passion, and Gentle Giant was born.
Larry's life as a rower has taught him to be competitive, disciplined and persistent. Larry is a creative problem solver, and is always willing to step in and complete difficult moves with enthusiasm. Outside of work, Larry tends to his extensive collection of rare, mint condition moving boxes.
Brian became a Giant in 2008 and is a Group Manager out of our Somerville, MA Headquarters. He serves as a mentor and trainer to new Giants and leads weight training sessions in the gym with other Giants. In his spare time, he plays a variety of different sports and spends time with his friends and family.
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. In his current role, Jeff mentors newer Giants to make them assets on every move. 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.