Written by Jessy Howe
After becoming brothers in Sigma Chi Fraternity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mark Snyir and Chad Arnold evolved their friendship into a business partnership.
Chad began at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® after coming across a general manager position in Detroit, Mich. Within a year and a half, at the age of 25, Chad purchased the location from the current chair of the company, Melanie Bergeron, and her husband, Noel.
“The opportunity came as a transitional plan; I didn’t realize the opportunity the company held. When I learned about the ownership opportunity, I could not pass on carving out a future career with such a great company,” Chad explained.
In 2001, Chad recruited Mark to move from Las Vegas to the Midwest and become a general manager of his newly acquired TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location. In May of 2004, Mark was hired by a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location in Atlanta, where he stayed on as an operations manager for four months. At the same time, Chad was offered the role of first California franchisee for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
Chad then sold his Detroit location and he and Mark set out to build the West Coast team with no plans of slowing down. Two new locations are set to open in February and October 2016, as well as moving into a recently purchased 15,000 square foot building in March 2016 which will introduce a new training center. By the end of 2016, they will have four franchises securing them the entire Sacramento territory.
“Growing up, neither of us imagined that we would become owners of a franchise moving company. But once we were introduced to the system, we knew it was something we wanted to be a part of,” shared Mark. “Any time since we have known each other, if we are going to put in effort at doing something, we are going to invest our entire effort into its success.”
While devoting their energy into becoming successful multi-unit franchisees, focusing on the community in which they work and live remained extremely important to them. Growing up, both Chad and Mark were always involved in the community doing everything from performing plays at senior facilities to raising money in college for a camp that benefited children with physical disabilities. They have continued to give back through various charitable efforts both as business owners and leaders within their community.
The friends strive to continue growing professionally by learning from others within the system and performing at the high standard they feel is expected from their humble upbringings.
“Growing those professional bonds with like-minded people helps to develop and strengthen personal relationships with them. This is usually one of the lesser mentioned perks about being a part in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system,” said Mark.
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