TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides rewarding opportunity for veterans looking to build a business

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Written by Erik Sargent

As the country spent the last week honoring the brave men and women of this country by celebrating Veteran’s Day, it reminds us all how important the sacrifices are these individuals have made for our freedoms we enjoy daily

This sacrifice is something we reflect on here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK year-round, not only in the work we do to give back to the veterans in the communities where we work and operate, but also in the employment opportunities we provide for veteran members. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has become appealing to veterans looking to get into business ownership, and the resources we provide speak for themselves. Continue reading

After 17 years in the Marines, Ed Razo takes on a leadership role with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Throughout the history of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, our company has always tried to welcome in and provide opportunities for the brave veterans of this country.

Many similarities with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK working environment – from the structure to the comradery with the moving teams – translate well for veterans when they’re complete with their service, and we have veteran members in roles ranging across our entire company.

Nobody understands the similarities between military life and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK quite like Ed Razo, who after 17 years in the Marines, is now general manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK corporate store in Pasadena, California. Continue reading

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship finalist Dan Conlin takes on franchising role with New York City locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Dan Conlin joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family more than five years ago, it didn’t take long for him to realize where he wanted to go within the company.

After joining the Arlington, Va., franchise as a driver right out of college, Conlin quickly saw what the company had to offer to its employees, and knew this could be more than just a paycheck. He realigned his goals to ensure a future with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – to become a franchisee one day. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK frontline team members gather in East Lansing, Mich., for Frontline Annual Meeting

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-Written by Erik Sargent

On the banks of the Red Cedar River in East Lansing, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s top frontline team members — everyone from movers, drivers, customer service representatives, and managers — gathered to learn the latest and greatest with the company and learn how they can further advance their careers.

The 18th annual Frontline Annual Meeting, an event held at the Kellogg Center and the campus of Michigan State University, is specifically for the frontline staff of franchises from all across the country. From town hall-style gatherings to general sessions with company executives, hands-on learning labs, informational training sessions, and a fun tailgate and tour of the town – team members were treated to a week of excitement with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office team while also learning best practices and tips to implement at their locations. Continue reading

Ben Darnell brought over 25 years of business experience when joining the system in 2012

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Part of what makes the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee network so diverse is the fact that our franchises come from all different walks of life, backgrounds, and careers.

This collective wealth of knowledge always works toward the greater good of our company, and the diversity in experience amongst our franchisees helps us stay on the cutting edge of business while continuing to develop new and exciting strategies. For Multi-unit Franchisee Ben Darnell, he experienced more than 25 years of work before even hearing of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – and his experiences were far from the moving industry. Continue reading

Liz Friedmann announced as 2018 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship winner

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Like any other day of work for Liz Friedmann, it was business as usual as she arrived to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® St. Louis, Mo., office on Thursday, September 27.

Friedmann had spent the last year participating in the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, a year-long program designed to train managers from within the system all aspects of the business to transition them into the franchisee role. She knew the winner announcement was looming, but didn’t know where she stood in the rankings. Continue reading

Multi-unit Missouri franchisee used passion for helping people to grow as a franchisee

 

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When you look at everything that has built up the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, arguably nothing is more important than quality customer service.

It’s what keeps us going and what has helped develop our reputation in each of the communities we operate, and it’s also what attracts people to our brand – both as customers, and as employees. For Multi-unit Franchisee Grant Hornbuckle, helping people is one of his favorite things, and our reputation for customer service was a major selling point in him purchasing his first franchise. Continue reading