As first quarter ended, we had many incredible and inspiring stories from our franchises across the country. As numerous milestones were made, records broken, and charity hours donated, there were two stories that stuck out.
Welcome to South Dakota
Hard work and dedication across the system allows us to grow and expand our brand. This story is no exception. Franchisees Jeff Lodike and Steve West expanded the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® footprint once again, opening their first franchise in a new state, South Dakota!
Business partners Jeff Lodike, Steve West, Joel Trost, John Judson, and Jason Judson are all part of a powerhouse franchisee team. All franchisees have been instrumental in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system and have created many career opportunities for their employees.
“It is very exciting to have the exposure and continue the growth of our brand,” said Franchisee Jeff Lodike. “Opening in a new state is an added bonus, we are just glad to be a part of it!”
Jeff, Steve, and their business partners have had plans to expand for some time.
“We reached out to Home Office and asked for advice on available territories in the Midwest, and Sioux Falls was at the top of the list,” said Jeff. “After we initially researched and visited a few other areas, we were sold on Sioux Falls immediately. The area has a rapid growth rate, great people, and is just gorgeous.”
Not only is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sioux Falls a milestone for Jeff, Steve, and their entire team, but it is a huge milestone for our brand.
Our footprint is growing and we are officially serving customers in 39 states!
Living our giving back core value
Giving back to the community is a core value we see displayed daily throughout the system. Whether you are in California, Connecticut, or anywhere in between, generous charitable efforts are evident at each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location.
This particular story took place on March 16, 2015. Franchisees Bill Bass and Don Hughes opened their second Las Vegas location in early March. On this day, they conducted their first move at absolutely no cost to the customer.
“The first move was great,” said Kirk Phillips, marketing coordinator at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas. “Honestly, we could not have grown without the residents of Las Vegas. I feel grateful we were in a position to give away a free move. It was really the least we could do to give back to the great community that has truly embraced us as their moving company.”
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team waited until the end of the move to bring Truckie on site with a goodie bag filled with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® gear and surprised the customer with the good news. Needless to say, the customer was thrilled to be saving more than $1,000after his day-long move. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas South invited the customer to be a part of the upcoming Grand Opening celebration as well.
Way to go, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas!
In addition to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sioux Falls location opening and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas South’s free first move, many other incredible things have happened so far this year.
As a whole, our system saw a successful first quarter. More than 3,900 charity hours were donated totaling more than $460,000. More than two-thirds of our franchises performed at least one charity move during the first quarter. Giving back to the community is not just a cliché we talk about, it is a way of life our employees embody daily.
Franchising is extremely rewarding. If you’re interested in franchising with us, please visit twomenandatruckfranchising.com! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchise moving company in the United States. Join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team to be part of something bigger.