As we’ve entered 2021, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand – much like our entire country – is focused on moving forward and putting the struggles of 2020 behind us.
For our brand and franchising model, however, this mindset has never stopped, and we have continued to do our best to keep growing our franchising model and keep opening new avenues of success for our franchisees.
Having more than 35 years and 8.5 million moves under our belts, we’ve come a long way as a brand since the days of two high school students moving customers in Lansing, Mich., for extra spending money.
Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had the simple idea that a local moving company could change the reputation of movers and offer outstanding customer service and quality in the moving industry. With that in mind, she turned this simple idea into a franchising model which covers 45 states and four different countries. While the brand has grown to levels never imagined, the same mindset we created then resonates at all of our franchises today: take the stress out of moving while providing the best customer experience possible.
Franchising is a unique form of business ownership where you get many of the perks of starting your own business, but instead, buy into a proven model of success that guides and offers you strong support throughout the journey.
There are many factors that determine how successful you can be with franchising, and two of the most important are training and support. Simply put: it’s crucial for new franchisees to understand the business they are buying into in order to create long-term success with their investment. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has continued to modify and improve franchising processes for more than three decades, and one of the most important things to us is providing in-depth training to give new franchisees a step toward success.
Nearly four decades later, more than 350 franchises in 44 states and counting, and continued franchise expansion in the U.S. and internationally – it’s been quite the journey for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
Since the days of literally “two men and a truck” working for extra little extra spending money in the Lansing, Mich., area to being the largest franchised moving company in the United States, we’ve worked to build a brand that helps people move forward in life while also giving back. Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ simple idea has opened doors for people from all walks of life, and we still carry the mindset of that small, local moving company from Lansing.
As we approach the final few days of 2020, it’s time to take a look back at the past year and reflect on everything that has happened and how we move forward in 2021.
Although 2020 has undoubtedly thrown a new set of challenges our way, we’re proud of the growth and endurance we’ve shown these past 9 months. Being an essential business, we were still able to move our customers, open new franchises, and give back to our communities – doing so while continuing to learn the best practices and guidelines for safety and sanitation to keep everyone safe.
All of us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK would like to wish our customers and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It’s no surprise 2020 has been tough on us all, and we’re more thankful than ever for everyone who continued to trust our brand, use our services, or work together with us to give back in communities everywhere. It is a major understatement to say that without all of you, we would not be where we are today.
Business ownership is something that is a big dream for many people, but the hurdles, unknowns, and startup costs of chasing this dream can often shy them away.
One alternative to starting your own business venture is joining a franchising brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, where you still get all of the benefits of business ownership, but in a model that has been established for years and built for success. Even in franchising, a traditional model might not be a great fit for everyone and this is where our mini-markets come in.
COVID-19 has affected all of us in one way or another and it has especially changed the way the world of business operates.
Through it all, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has continued to push forward after the government deemed moving an essential business, and our franchisees have worked hard to make sure their teams are not just ready to move, they’re ready to move safely.
Veteran’s Day was earlier this week and each year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK likes to take the time to honor and recognize the incredible sacrifices made by the brave men and women in our U.S. military.
Our brand feels so strongly about this that we’ve developed our own branded campaign, Movers for Military, so our franchise locations could help out veterans in need right in their communities by collecting essential care items to be donated to veteran’s shelters. Our commitment to veterans doesn’t stop there.
Multi-unit Franchisee Curtis Newman’s main goals day-to-day are trying to grow his multiple TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations by providing the best customer service possible for his customers.
It’s the goal for all of our franchisees, but Newman was on the other end of this years ago – and it paved the way for where he is now. Newman, originally from Iowa, was familiar with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had seen the trucks around.