Buying competitor a bold move for Coutu Bros.

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Bob Romano, president of Coutu Bros. Movers, purchased the business in 2000 and recently expanded with the acquisition of MGM Express Movers. / PBN PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY
CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Bob Romano, president of Coutu Bros. Movers, purchased the business in 2000 and recently expanded with the acquisition of MGM Express Movers. / PBN PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY
The beginnings of Bob Romano’s ownership of a moving and storage company weren’t auspicious. His only truck broke down on its first delivery. “Very first move we did, the truck ended up blowing an engine and I had to go buy a new truck. Right into the fire,” Romano said recently, recalling the first days…

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