Illinois franchisee teams up with wife to run four successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

After a nearly a decade of selling construction equipment, Dan Shunk resigned from his position and found himself looking for a new career path.

Having received a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Shunk wasn’t sure what new path he would take, but he knew one thing was for certain – he wanted to own his own business. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees stress recruiting, having proper teams in place for summer workload

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you’ve been in business for over 30 years and completed over 7 million system moves like we have at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it’s clear that it has been more than just luck that got us to this point.

To match our outstanding services and attention to detail on each and every move we complete, one thing has remained constant from day one until now – quality employees. It’s what makes us continue pushing forward at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and what has allowed us to open more than 350 franchise locations across four different countries. Continue reading

Franchisees around the country prepare their teams for the year’s busiest weekend

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Hard-working frontline employees are what drive TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to new heights year after year, and this weekend, teams from coast to coast will be hustling as they endure the year’s Busiest Move Weekend.

With 6,200 moves on the books and 3,100 trucks expected to be on the roads, we’ll be out in full force helping to ease the moving process for our customers. Meanwhile, our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees have been working to get their teams prepared for the busy weekend, and there’s quite a bit that goes into this process. Continue reading

Maine franchisee hopes his career advancement inspires others in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® network

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise in Portland, Maine, officially opened, Colin Bergeron played a huge part in the launch as the franchise’s general manager – a crucial role for any franchise opening in a new territory with little to no brand recognition.

Fast forward to the end of May, and Bergeron’s career remained in Portland, but this time it had a new ring to it – franchisee. It’s a new leadership role for Bergeron, and he knew the support system he had around him would make this transition an enjoyable one. Continue reading

Florida franchisee applies Home Office work experience into franchise ownership position

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-Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees come from all different professional backgrounds, and that’s what allows our franchisee network to be so diverse and a fantastic resource for new owners in the system.

For Franchisee Pete Ruffing – who operates the Jacksonville and St. Augustine locations in Fla. – his TWO MEN AND A TRUCK journey started when he worked for the Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., as a franchise business consultant. Ruffing was able to learn the system from a broader perspective overseeing franchise operations, and the allure of the frontline lifestyle was what interested him in becoming a franchisee. Continue reading

General Manager experience prepped Minnesota franchisee for business ownership

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Hard work pays off to those who put in the time, and for Mike Reps, he’s another great example of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee that’s worked their way up to ownership.

Prior to becoming a franchisee, Reps worked for the Rochester, Minn., franchise location as a general manager for almost three years. Things took a big turn for Reps earlier this year when he was officially introduced as a new franchisee for the Rochester location – a process that was extensive, but worth it. Continue reading

Ohio franchisee hopes to provide others with same career opportunities he experienced

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Before joining the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, Franchisee Josh Payne began his professional career working as a sales manager for a lawn care company.

This helped him learn the ropes of customer service, which would go on to pay off in a big way as he joined TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. Payne worked for three years with the company, but left after he decided to pursue a managerial position for a large national call center. Continue reading