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Boston Movers

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.)

Best Boston MoversFounded 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.


898 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 263-0003
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117 Elliot Street, Suite 4
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-2553
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130 Meadow Road
Readville, MA 02136
(857) 305-4292
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25 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 298-6061
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624 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 709-1220
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200 Webster Street
Newton, MA 02466
(781) 790-7180
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20 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
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1 Burlington Avenue, Building 2
Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 988-7942
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Larry O’Toole

Larry O’Toole

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 Mariani

Brian Mariani

Group Manager
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

Jeff Klossner

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. 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.

Customer Reviews from MA

Rating: 4.8 - 1839 testimonials.


Matt is a class act, professional, careful and thoughtful when handling our furniture. He and Marcus make a good team. We hope to have them again in a few weeks



I can’t say enough about the crew an asset to gentle giant. Two professionals. On time very courteous and polite. I would recommend you folks at the top keep these boys around. I will recommend you folks highly to anyone looking to move.

Thanks a million
Hugh Morgan
PS my wife called you because she saw your truck and loved the logo


Arlington, MA Move

The movers who helped me were incredibly smart, resourceful, cheerful, and strong. They were great communicators in a stressful situation and went straight into problem-solving mode. They worked extremely efficiently. An absolutely stellar crew, I should do my job so well (I”m inspired to try!)

in Arlington, MA,


The crew was very polite, helpful and courteous. We asked to rearrange the furniture after they put it in place and they did without complaining. They were great.
The packing crew was also very nice. Both crews worked quickly and efficiently. We were very impressed and pleased



Extreme group of professionals from the day we contacted Andrew until we moved in with Gary, Ellis, and Matt. All very professional, kind, understanding, adaptable, and bright group of people. They all made a stressful experience so much easier! Thank you all. I will recommend Gentle Giant to all friends and family members who may be moving in the future.



Your guys were wonderful. They were so respectful of my property and belongings. Everything was wrapped carefully and they just made it easy. I had broken down my dining room table because I knew it wouldn’t fit through the door and they put it back together on the other end (I thought I would have to get a family member to do that for me). We walked through each room to make sure everything was where I wanted it – just a totally positive experience that I worried over endlessly given past experience with other companies.



I’m so happy to get this survey today because as I was continuing to unpack the meticulously packed items of my “life”, I thought what a GREAT job my crew did and how I wanted to let Gentle Giant know! My move was such a pleasant, professional and overall excellent experience!! Thank you thank you thank you, everything was well packed, the crew was courteous, trustworthy and easygoing and the two moving days went just perfectly! I’m so grateful to your company- everything was safe and sound and I had another successful move.



Bambi and Theresa took good care of me when I scheduled my move. They also recommended a company to assist me with a small shipment to Minnesota. Matt & Matt were terrific to work with. They were professional, friendly, experienced and careful. They are a tremendous asset to the company



I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that for the third time in my moving life… I am super impressed with your company. I had a fantastic experience with those two guys yesterday (AZ and Alex)… They were punctual, very quick and extremely courteous. Really enjoyed the experience and I will always recommend Gentle Giant to my friends and colleagues. Moving is a very stressful experience and when competent people show up and get the job done quickly and carefully… it’s much appreciated. Thanks again for the wonderful experience.
You guys are the best!!


Arlington, MA Move

Thank you! The crew was really wonderful and worked so effeciently! I never expected moving to be this painless. Worth every penny!!

in Arlington, MA,

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