Our brand’s success isn’t much without the success and growth of our franchisees and the locations they run. This is why it’s so important to us as the franchisor to provide ongoing support and communication – especially during difficult times.
Perhaps nothing has qualified more as “difficult” in recent memory like when the pandemic hit and it required us to develop a quick strategy and communication plan to ensure our franchisees were up to date on everything happening not only with our business, but the rest of the business world. From adapting and tweaking services to fit safety needs to the introduction of new service options for customers, franchisees needed to get updates in real time to keep their businesses running smoothly and safely.
For those exploring the world of business ownership, franchising is an avenue which should be considered if you’re someone who doesn’t want to start a business from scratch.
When you join a franchising system, you are buying into a brand with proven success as well as a recognizable name. You will also have the ability to run your franchise within the brand’s established perimeters as a franchise owner. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has been in the world of franchising for more than three decades now, and we’ve built a franchisee network of experienced business professionals covering 45 states in the U.S., as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
When TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets decided to franchise the brand, she did so with the intention that all franchisees would play an integral part in the company’s mission to not only move people forward with outstanding moving services, but also make an impact locally by giving back to the community.
More than 35 years later, all of our franchisees have lived up to this vision, and as we’ve surpassed 8.5 million moves as a brand and opened locations in 45 states across America as well as Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, it’s clear that a strong franchisee network has helped continue our push to be the leaders of the moving industry.
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand is fortunate to have outstanding franchisee leaders who contribute to our brand’s continued growth by investing in their teams.
A mantra that we often use here is, “Moving People Forward®”, and this can mean moving both customers and employees forward in their lives. This is now an award given at our company’s annual meeting to recognize franchisee leaders who have made a real impact in the lives of their team members. Last week, we announced our 2021 winner of this award is Multi-unit Franchisee Kyle Norcutt.
Franchising is a great alternative to business ownership versus starting your own business from scratch, as it provides the opportunity to run your own operation while investing your money into a proven brand with successful best practices laid out already.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has assisted entrepreneurs and investors with their franchising goals for more than 30 years. Our diverse franchisee network spans across 45 states and four different countries, and we’ve received numerous accolades for our work in the franchising world.
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.