Last week, Franchise Development Director Kelly Rogers and Media Relations Coordinator Lindsay Dow spent three full days at the West Coast Franchise Expo in Anaheim, California. With the west coast and California a huge focus for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s further expansion, there was a fantastic opportunity to educate those in California about our continued growth and success. In the West there are still those who have not seen trucks around but or are as familiar with what TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does, and the opportunities which exist within the system. With over 58 months of growth and record number of expansions in was a unique opportunity to share with many the locations still available in the West for expansion.
Overall the show was a success, having networked and spoken to hundreds of people, sharing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s unique history and franchising opportunities.
Without limited presence in California (YET!), there were many questions about what TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is. Below are the most frequently asked questions we heard during the show, which sparked excellent conversation with engaged and curious attendees:
What is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is an international moving company specializing in local and long distance home and business moving services. The company also offers packing and unpacking services, along with the sale of boxes and packing supplies. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a franchised moving company with 324 locations in 38 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland, and England.
Are there open territories in LA?
Yes! California is an area of focus for expanding the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand. Currently there are just a handful of franchises within the state — San Diego, Sacramento, Pleasanton/Livermore are all existing franchises, and Beach City will be opening in the coming months. California is unique for our brand in that several outstanding locations are still available. We have had so much success throughout the country it’s only natural these locations will fill up fast in the next few years.
What is the GRANDMA RULE®?
The GRANDMA RULE® stems from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s very own grandmother, Grandma Eb. Grandma Eb lent a small but mighty hand when TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was just getting off the ground. Lending her house, driveway, and backyard-barn to house the trucks and other items for the company. The GRANDMA RULE® means to treat everyone the way you would want your grandma to be treated. This rule really resonates with each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team member, especially the movers and drivers who are known to take extra care of their older customers on move day.
How much will it cost to be part of the brand?
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise fee is $50,000. This includes use of the brand trademarks, cloud-based IT system, and Home Office resources in all areas including human resources, operations, marketing, finance, and IT to ensure your business is a success. Startup capital for your business will require upwards of $250,000 for purchasing trucks, hiring staff, acquiring a building, etc.
Be sure and visit twomenandatruckfranchising.com for additional information on TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising opportunities.