The Washington Business Journal Names Gentle Giant Moving Company One of DC’s Healthiest Employers

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Award-Winning Washington DC Moving Company Leading the Way to Create the Best Workplace Wellness Program

Andrew Rozzi and Stefanie Kozuszek of Gentle Giant's DC Branch are all smiles before racing in the XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon

Andrew Rozzi and Stefanie Kozuszek of Gentle Giant's DC Branch are all smiles before racing in the XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon

All the Giants across the country are enjoying getting fitter and feeling healthier!

Washington DC Moving Company Gentle Giant is pleased to announce their selection by the Washington Business Journal as one of DC’s Healthiest Employers of 2012. Now celebrating its second year, the Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers Awards will shine a light on local businesses of all sizes that have made great effort to create extraordinary Health & Wellness Programs for their employees.

The Healthiest Employer Awards Program recognizes employee focused organizations striving to create the healthiest workplace and work force. Organizations apply for this acknowledgment by completing a detailed assessment tool that measures wellness programming in several categories, including culture and leadership commitment, communication and marketing, as well as the various programs and interventions available within the organization’s Health and Wellness Plan.

While Gentle Giant is a Massachusetts-based moving company with 19 strategically located offices across the country, the Health & Wellness Program for each branch office is tailored to provide the best experience possible for employees. The company’s DC branch has taken full advantage of Gentle Giant’s Health and Wellness initiatives, to the point where health is ingrained in their work culture. In addition to running boxes and furniture all day as a team on the job, the Giants in DC train for athletic events together and recently completed the construction of a cross fit gym inside their warehouse. This fun YouTube clip shows Gentle Giant Regional Manager Matt Packebusch discussing this gym and the healthy culture at the company.

“All the Giants across the country are enjoying getting fitter and feeling healthier,” Packebusch explains. “Especially in our DC office, everyone wants to be a part of this healthy environment that Gentle Giant supports and encourages.”

Since opening in 1980, Gentle Giant has advocated active and healthy lifestyles for its employees, most famously demonstrated by founder and CEO Larry O’Toole taking new hires and longtime employees alike out to the Harvard Stadium every week to run all 37 flights of stairs. In the Regional Offices across the country, Gentle Giant managers have developed their own fitness challenges for new hires, including interviews being conducted during a 3 mile run.

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

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