Best of Boston

2007 Best Movers

Gentle Giant Moving Company

Few people bother to write the Better Business Bureau to impart praise, but Gentle Giant, which gets 80 percent of its customers from repeats and referrals, inspires fierce and outspoken loyalty. “The ‘giants’ are impressive!” reads one client’s testimonial for the Somerville-based chain on the bureau’s website. “Their presence actually reduces the stress level!” With a number of standout amateur athletes (big ones) in their ranks, these guys can really hustle, yet they won’t drop your mom’s antique vase or sweat-stain your suede couch—and they frequently come in below estimate.

29 Harding St., Somerville, and other locations, 617-661-3333,