On Thursday, June 11, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena held its grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting. After much anticipation and planning, the grand opening of our second corporate store was a success!
“Being in business now for 30 years, we just opened our second corporate location in Pasadena, Calif., which is a huge milestone for our company,” said COO Jon Nobis. “Our first corporate location is in our founding city, Lansing, Mich. Operating this franchise on the West Coast opens a door to countless possibilities for our brand. We’re excited to see what the future holds with our new location in Pasadena.”
“We are thrilled to be open for business in Pasadena,” said West Coast Business Development Consultant Matt Cutler. “It is also worth noting that 20 percent of all moves in the United States begin or end in California, and we are very excited to begin capturing more and more of that business in Pasadena and beyond.”
The golden state has been on our radar for quite some time. There are multiple franchise locations in Sacramento, Calif., San Jose, Calif., and Sand Diego, Calif. It wasn’t difficult to choose Los Angeles as the city we wanted to expand in. Not only is LA densely populated, it’s centrally located in California.
“With more than five years of consecutive growth, we have been looking for further opportunities to expand and support our system,” said CFO Jeff Wesley. “We wanted to build a location that can grow not only to be a successful franchise, but a training hub as well. We are excited about having more success in California and providing opportunities to customers and franchisees.”
The plan is to eventually open 30 franchises in California in the coming years and 10 in the next few years. Having a corporate hub in Pasadena is vital to our success, not only on the West Coast, but all across the U.S.
“We are looking for solid leaders with business acumen who are passionate about our brand and vision as we continue to expand in California,” said Jeff. “We continue to have record success and we are pushing expansion in California and the entire West Coast. We are confident we can bring more development, jobs, and opportunities to the West. We want to help move people forward.”
Launching TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena is a huge accomplishment for the system. We continue to push the brand forward and invest in infrastructure and investments we see fit for growth and success.
“We feel this investment to the West shows our commitment and support for our West Coast as well as our system,” said Jeff. “We’re excited for the possibilities it brings the brand. The Western market has great potential for us. When we continue to strive for a 96 percent referral rate, and invest in the things that we do, we see huge growth coming from the West in the coming years.”
Opening a corporate location in California puts us one step closer to our 2018 vision. If you are interesting in becoming a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee please visit twomenandatruckfranchising.com. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. If you are interested in staying up to date on franchising opportunities and stories highlighting top-notch franchisees in our system, subscribe to our blog.