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Our Start

A lot of our clients want to know how it all started
Marathon was started by Paul and Gail Nelson out of their two-car garage in the spring of 2000 to provide its customers with true value by combining service excellence with competitive pricing. Paul, a Boston moving veteran, was quickly joined by several friends to create Marathon’s core team of moving professionals. Marathon soon became known to local realtors, move coordinators, and clients eager to work with value-based Boston movers. With demand growing, the two-car garage did not last long and was soon replaced by larger commercial facilities.

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Boston Moving Company Marathon Moving Owners Paul and Gail

Marathon's Quality Moving Standards

We want to make moving easier for everyone by establishing trust between customers and movers. We want to be transparent with you about the standards we set for ourselves and our movers. This will help us communicate our values and guide our behavior. Marathon Moving is committed to the top industry standards and strives to uphold them.

Built on Service

The company has grown and new team members have been carefully vetted to ensure they had the desire to be the best.

Holding employees new and old to the highest standards allowed Marathon to maintain a company of moving professionals that provides outstanding service from start to finish. Marathon chose to invest in its employees over advertising and starting in 2003 began removal of most advertising in favor of a strong benefits package for its employees. This decision was rewarded by its employees winning the 2004-2017 Super Service award from Angie’s List, the BBB Gold seal for excellence, and Best of Boston Movers 2013 by Boston Home Magazine. The greatest testimony however would be from our customers. Marathon now completes 2000 moves a year with over 85% coming from repeat or referral sources.

Expanding the Business

Marathon Moving is an agent for Allied Van Lines, one of the world’s largest moving networks.
Allied Van Lines also shares Marathon’s strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. This partnership has allowed Marathon to meet its customers’ needs for interstate and international moves while maintaining a 97% customer satisfaction score. Storage facilities were upgraded to meet the increasing demands of short and long term storage clients. Marathon now maintains over 75,000 sq ft of secure, temperature controlled and fully vaulted space. So no matter if your move is large or small, residential or commercial, moving cross-town, cross-country, or overseas, Marathon Moving is your best choice for a successful relocation.

Meet our dedicated team

Our Moving Team

Paul & Gail

Paul & Gail Nelson

Owners of Marathon Moving

Marathon Moving - Boston Moving Consultant Donny

Donald Reardon

Warehouse Manager

Consultant Lillian

Lillian Downes

Move Coordinator

Consultant Sheila

Sheila Winters

Office Manager

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