TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was recently named a hot franchise for veterans in 2015. We have employees and franchisees within the system from various military branches. These vets work as movers and drivers, customer service representatives, managers, corporate employees, and franchisees.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a perfect fit for veterans, giving them an opportunity to grow their professional lives and move their careers forward. Franchisee Joey Hale is one of many vets in our system who has leveraged the opportunities TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® gives.
“Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I served as an intelligence officer for the United States Air Force,” said Joey. “I enlisted while in college. My dad flew in the Air Force, and I had tunnel vision to follow in his footsteps.”
Soon after returning to Birmingham Ala., Joey’s family members, Jess Langley, Jason Langley, and Marty Langley, had recently became TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees in Knoxville, Tenn.
“They asked me if I was interested in helping, so I commuted for close to a year working as a mover/driver before I worked with Jess to open a location in Chattanooga, Tenn. I moved my family to Chattanooga in 1999 and have been there ever since.”
Like many veterans, Joey believes his military background was perfect for the type of work TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does. In the military you learn many valuable skills to help yourself succeed in business while learning how to work under pressure.
“Owning a small business has many unexpected challenges, and in the military, you have to be ready for any situation or mission,” said Joey. “I learned how to work in a disciplined environment and it helped me create a business with structure and rules to help keep people motivated but also focused on excellence. Lastly, it taught me how to be a leader and a follower. In business, employees will look to you for answers, but there are other times that you must recognize the talents of others and let them shine.”
Today, Joey has seven franchises in three states: California, Maryland, and Tennessee. He employs more than 100 people and has over 50 trucks in his fleet. He credits much of his success to his military background which has been a staple in his business structure and strategies.
“Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee has allowed me to achieve personal goals, become financially independent, and has given me the flexibility to enjoy life and family,” said Joey. “I still wake up every day and want to go to work and be around the wonderful group of people at our company.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Come on, join us!