Gentle Giant Moving Company Receives Local Torch Award for Excellence from Better Business Bureau for Fourth Time

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Gentle Giant Moving Company, has been honored with the 2008 Local Torch Award for Excellence from the Better Business Bureau in Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont.

We set high standards, and we try to celebrate everyone's victories, big and small. I want to thank all of our employees for making Gentle Giant worthy of this honor from the Better Business Bureau.

Gentle Giant Moving Company, (http://www.gentlegiant.com) has been honored with the 2008 Local Torch Award for Excellence from the Better Business Bureau in Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. Gentle Giant is the premier residential moving and storage company based in Massachusetts and has locations in New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington. The winners of the award program, which is designed to highlight ethical business practices, included only one company in each of four size categories. The four winners of this eighth annual award program were announced by the Better Business Bureau on July 2nd. This is the fourth time that Gentle Giant Moving Company has received the honor.

"Gentle Giant employees are trained and consistently reminded to never take our business relationships for granted, whether with our customers, community, or one another," said Gentle Giant's president and founder Larry O'Toole. "We set high standards, and we try to celebrate everyone's victories, big and small. I want to thank all of our employees for making Gentle Giant worthy of this honor from the Better Business Bureau."

In an announcement from the Better Business Bureau, Vice President of Communications and Marketing Paula Flemming commented, "Each winning company clearly demonstrates superior character on a daily basis and consistently exceeds marketplace standards for ethics in its relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which it does business."

Gentle Giant Moving Company states that its operations and customer service functions are geared toward building and maintaining strong customer loyalty, resulting in 80% of its business being generated through referrals and repeat customers. The company reports that this customer loyalty has allowed it to continuously increase revenue over its 28 years of business to more than $28 million in 2007.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.:
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Named 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, eight-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, six-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 and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its sixteen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington State.

For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit the company online at http://www.gentlegiant.com.

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