Seattle Mover Gentle Giant Moving Company Announces Sponsorship of the 26th Annual Windermere Cup Regatta, Hosted by Windermere Real Estate

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Boston Based Moving Company to Host Hospitality Tent at International Rowing Event in Seattle

Moving and Storage Company Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts, today announced its sponsorship of the Windermere Cup Regatta, an international rowing event celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. The moving company, with locations in Seattle, Wash. and eight other states, will host a hospitality tent for Windermere Real Estate agents and their guests. This is the second time Gentle Giant has sponsored this event.

Gentle Giant’s Seattle Branch will continue building community ties via their presence at this year’s regatta, now an annual tradition for the city of Seattle and the surrounding region, drawing thousands of spectators and more than 700 rowers. Gentle Giant is now entering its fifth year of operation in Seattle and is pursuing a national growth strategy based on opening branch locations in new markets while sponsoring community-based, high profile athletic events such as the Windermere Cup Regatta.

Sponsoring the Windermere Cup Regatta is a natural fit for Gentle Giant, which was founded 32 years ago in Boston by Larry O’Toole, a long-time competitive rower. In the early years of Gentle Giant, O’Toole found success by hiring like-minded athletes, including Olympic medalists, to move furniture with him. This is a practice still employed by the company in their regions across the country.

“Gentle Giant sponsoring the Windermere Cup is a privilege and a wonderful opportunity for our growing business,” said O’Toole. “Both organizations promote athleticism and teamwork, and I am incredibly proud to be involved with this renowned event that brings so much excitement to the rowing and Seattle community.”

The Windermere Cup Regatta will take place on May 5th along the Montlake Cut 2000m Rowing Course and will be viewed by thousands of boat enthusiasts and members of the greater Seattle area community. “Windermere Cup is a time honored tradition that we look forward to every year,” said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate. “We’re thankful to our friends at Gentle Giant Moving Company for their ongoing support of this event.”

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, interstate moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, 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, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, twelve-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 services and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its 18 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit

About Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $23 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit

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