I’d like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine named Kevin Gregor; founder of the Gentle Giant Moving Company in Toronto. While I was attending school, I worked for Kevin as his right-hand man as part of his moving business; The Gentle Giant – targeting small jobs such as office moves. Throughout my time with Kevin I learned a lot about the labour industry… what it could be versus what it should be. You see, like most people, when I see a box or a couch that needs to be moved, I simply pick it up… then tire myself out or even hurt my back.
When i first started working for Kevin, I amused him. Here he was, a middle-aged man outdoing me; a young and healthy male student who trained in the martial arts. Slowly but surely I began to grasp what was happening. I was moving the hard way which it could be, whereas Kevin was moving the easy way which it should be. With all his experience, he could move more boxes than me in less time and with less sweat. He could even move a couch from a living room onto his truck BY HIMSELF!
To start… use your head he says! Why carry when you can roll? Why lift when you can hoist? Why force something through when you can articulate the angles? Here I wanted to plow through some heavy lifting, burning myself out before the job is finished dying to go home. This experience taught me one of the most valuable lessons of my life, i.e. pace yourself… there’s a hard way and an easy way always. That being said, I would like to bring your attention to Kevin’s company The Gentle Giant
Of all the professional movers in Toronto that I have ever worked with, the ones who have been trained by Kevin have always been a pleasure to work with where as the ones who have not been trained with Kevin have always been counter-productive. For his humour, his wisdom and all his cool tools, there is no better mover in Toronto than The Gentle Giant