Seattle Mover Gentle Giant Moving Company Announces Sponsorship of the 27th Annual Windermere Cup Regatta, Hosted by Windermere Real Estate

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National Moving Company to Host Hospitality Tent at National Rowing Event in Seattle.

Gentle Giant's Seattle Moving Company along the course at the 2012 Windermere Cup Regatta

Gentle Giant's Seattle Moving Company along the course at the 2012 Windermere Cup Regatta

Both Gentle Giant Moving Company and the Windermere Cup Regatta promote athleticism and teamwork, and I am incredibly proud to be involved with this renowned event

Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award-winning local and long distance mover, today announced its sponsorship of the Windermere Cup Regatta, a national rowing event celebrating its 27th 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 third time Gentle Giant has sponsored this prestigious event.

Gentle Giant's Seattle Moving Company aims to 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 800 rowers. Gentle Giant is now entering its sixth year of operation in Seattle and is continuing their national growth strategy, which is 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 33 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, from college athletes to Olympic medalists, to move furniture with him. This is a practice still employed by the company 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 Saturday, May 4th 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.”

Founded in 1980, Boston based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local, long distance, and international moving services. 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 and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 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

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. In 2012, Windermere closed over 65,000 transactions for more than 20 billion dollars in sales volume.

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 $25 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit

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