Gentle Giant Moving Company Receives ProMover Designation from American Moving and Storage Association

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Mass. based Company Recognized for Ethical Practices within new Program that Helps Consumers Avoid Rogue Movers

Boston's Best Moving Company

Gentle Giant Moving Company (, an award winning moving and storage company based in Mass. with locations in seven additional states, today announced it is officially designated a ProMover by American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). The ProMover program, which began this year, helps consumers to choose licensed, professional movers and avoid imposters. Gentle Giant Moving Company has been a member of AMSA in good standing for more than 13 years and applied for and received the ProMover certification in June.

To qualify as a ProMover, movers must pass a rigorous review of professional business standards. The ProMover program promotes ethical principles in the moving and storage industry and works with federal and state governments to mitigate unethical moving practices. This program aids consumers by providing an identifiable measure of quality while, at the same time, enhancing the moving industry by encouraging and recognizing high professional achievement.

"Part of the mission of Gentle Giant Moving Company is to raise awareness and expectations of our industry," said Gentle Giant founder and CEO Larry O'Toole. "We're delighted that AMSA began the ProMover program, and we are proud that our industry has a growing number of organizations that are worthy of this important designation."

AMSA has instituted a new ProMover logo to serve as an easily-recognizable symbol of responsible business practices within companies that qualify as ProMovers. The stylized "M" logo can only be used by moving and storage companies who complete a signatory agreement attesting they will comply with FMCSA and STB regulations and agree to uphold AMSA's Code of Ethics and bylaws as AMSA members. Gentle Giant Moving Company displays the ProMover logo on the home page of its website.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Mass., Gentle Giant is the premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its seventeen offices in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Washington state. Named one of the Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work in 2008, 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, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, seven-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, furniture and art restoration and conservation, and other related services. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit the company online at


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