TWO MEN AND A TRUCK General Manager works to fulfill a dream of business ownership through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

After working nearly 60 hours a week in a factory, Jarrod Brooks decided it was time for a change. He didn’t know what he was looking for, but knew he needed something new in his life.

Growing up on a farm, hard work and manual labor was something that was second-nature to him and when he saw a posting for a position with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, he thought it might be a welcomed change.

“I saw the posting for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and the thought of manual labor excited me,” said Brooks, who is currently the general manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lincoln, Neb., franchise. “This company has taught me to live outside my comfort zone and by doing so, it has taken me to new heights and taken me to places I never thought I would go when I walked in on my first day.” Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosts 29th Annual Meeting in beautiful Colorado Springs

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With the calendar hitting March, that means another year of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Annual Meeting as the company held its 29th edition of the conference last week at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Making a return trip to Colorado Springs after hosting the event there in 2017, attendees were welcomed into the snowy Rocky Mountains for four days of discussing the direction of the company, new goals for the system, and learning about new developments that will be unfolding in the upcoming years. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Manager Blake Casey looks to become franchisee through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

What started out as a simply meeting through a mutual contact would end up putting Blake Casey on a path of business success – one he’s hoping will culminate with becoming a franchisee of his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise one day.

Casey – who is currently the franchise manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Grand Rapids South location – didn’t have much experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had only seen the brand around town. Through a family member, Casey was able to meet Rob Felcher – the Grand Rapids South location franchisee – and learn all about what the brand had to offer. He was instantly intrigued. Continue reading

The month of March signals amped up hiring across TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations nationwide

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-Written by Erik Sargent

In order to best serve our customers and provide world-class customer service, it’s crucial each of our franchise locations have solid teams in place to meet the needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

This is something we don’t take lightly and each spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees embark on the annual hiring campaign known as Career Move Month.

“Through Career Move Month, we organize several programs to showcase our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values, culture, and what it’s like to work here,” said Johanna Weitzel, recruiting and retention manager at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office. “Our franchises get involved at a local level, and are usually thrilled to build upon the national programs we put in place and extend their efforts through the rest of the year so they can build out their great teams.” Continue reading

Operations Manager Shawn Abram takes next career step with Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship Program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Shawn Abram left his old job to pursue a new career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and it was one simple reason that motivated his career move – he wanted more of a challenge.

Nearly nine years later, it’s safe to say that Abram has taken that challenge head on and certainly made the most of his opportunity with the brand. After joining as a mover, Abram has held just about every frontline position available, working his way up from mover to driver, then leader to driver, safety coordinator, training manager, and now operations manager for the Pittsburgh Southwest and Northeast locations. Continue reading

From driver to franchisee: A unique perspective for franchisee Tyler Whalen

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Written by Erik Sargent

Of all the things that encapsulate what we stand for at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, perhaps no story fits better than Tyler Whalen’s.

From working on the frontline and climbing his way up to participating in Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and ultimately becoming a successful multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, Whalen has been a walking billboard for how this company promotes from within and works hard to move people along in their careers. Continue reading

A positive brand experience spiked Curtis Newman’s interest in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Long before Curtis Newman became a successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, the same goals and customer service he works on daily to grow his franchises were what caught his eye initially as a customer.

Newman – who grew up in Iowa – had seen the success of the brand in his area, and had even used the company for moving services himself. His parents also used TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had another wonderful experience. At the time, Newman had no idea he would one day be a part of the brand, but both experiences stuck with him. Continue reading