TWO MEN AND A TRUCK creates a seamless transition for those wanting to franchise

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you’ve grown a business over three-plus decades and expanded to more than 300 franchise locations, you learn a thing or two about the world of franchising and business ownership.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has built our brand around a franchising model that is sustainable for people of all business backgrounds, and we are continually working hard to tweak and adjust it so that our franchise business owners can experience both financial growth and a rewarding experience. Continue reading

Franchise teams gather for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Fall Franchise Conference and Expo

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-Written by Erik Sargent

On the banks of the Grand River in Lansing, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees and managers gathered this week at the Lansing Center to network, discuss new ideas, and prepare for their next year of operations.

Nearly 150 franchise staff members were on hand for Fall Franchise Conference and Expo, an event that is put on each September for these individuals to regroup after a busy summer moving season and to start planning for next year. With coffee flowing, discussions taking place, and some good food to tie it all together – it was a chance for everyone to keep the strong momentum of the brand growing and figure out what’s next. Continue reading

Juan Gallegos announced as the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship Winner

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Written by Erik Sargent

When Juan Gallegos arrived at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Quad Cities, Iowa office on Wednesday morning, he assumed it would be like any other day of work.

He knew he had a few meetings. Payroll also needed to be submitted, and he knew that was going to be a big chunk of his day. He also knew his franchisee, Bob Christensen, was stopping by to talk business, so that would come first. Continue reading

Franchisee Chad Arnold taking on Dallas area 20 years after first signing as franchisee

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-Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has come a long way in the 30 years since it all began, and so too have numerous franchisees who have put in multiple decades of time helping our brand move forward.

For Franchisee Chad Arnold, he’s had a long journey with the “Movers Who Care®” – 20 years, in fact. At the young age of 25, Arnold purchased his first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise location, and hasn’t looked back since as he continues to expand his reach. Continue reading

Long-time franchisee Brooke Wilson profiled by Franchising.com

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Written by Erik Sargent

For 15 years now, Brooke Wilson has established herself as one of the top franchisees in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising network, growing five different successful franchise locations across North Carolina and Georgia.

She’s joined by her business partner – and husband – Les, and the two have represented the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand well as they’ve established themselves as the leaders in the moving industry. This success has not gone unnoticed, and recently, Franchising.com featured Brooke in a business profile on their website. Continue reading

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates reflect on their journey through the program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

As we get closer to the fall announcement of the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward scholarship winner, candidates are making their final preparations and taking time to reflect on their journeys.

This week, remaining candidates in the program were at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., where they delivered the final interview portion and presented their business plans.. Each of them stopped by to talk about the lessons t they’ve learned throughout the past year and how the scholarship program has made them better employees overall. Continue reading

2018 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK scholarship winner opens her first franchise in the state of New Jersey

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Moving forward – it’s a theme that is talked about often in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, and one we love talking about when it comes to our employees and franchisees.

This is evident in all levels of the company, especially with our Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, which was designed to take managers in the system, and put them through training and educational programs, ultimately choosing a winner at the end  to be awarded $50,000 toward their own franchise. This is a great opportunity for people to elevate their careers, and our 2018 winner, Liz Friedmann, recently opened her own location, in partnership with the franchisee team she was part of, and is settling into her new role. Continue reading