Written by Jessy Howe
Each November, we take time to honor those who have served our country and reflect on the privileges we have due to their selfless sacrifices. We extend our deepest thanks to these brave men and women for fighting for our freedom.
We are blessed to have a number of current franchisees with a military background. The service men and women who join our system are proven leaders who align with our core values and bring invaluable work ethic. These individuals have helped us grow for more than 70 consecutive months and are the reason we have been recognized with multiple military achievements.
One individual being Multi-Unit Franchisee Joey Hale who was recently awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA), a top honor among franchisees across the country.
“Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I served as an intelligence officer for the United States Air Force,” said Hale. “I enlisted while in college. My dad flew in the Air Force, and I had tunnel vision to follow in his footsteps.”
Hale has been with the system since 1998 beginning as a mover and driver in Knoxville, Tenn., and is now continuing to expand the brand on the West Coast in multiple cities in California.
This year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® ranked in the top 20 among Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets Franchise Opportunities. The ranking only validates our brand’s commitment to actively recruiting veterans.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® also earned a place on the G.I Jobs® 2015 Top 12 Hot Franchises for Veterans list.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™ list,” said Brig Sorber, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. “We know the experience and integrity of veterans is unparalleled, and it makes them ideal candidates to lead their teams and grow their own businesses. We’re committed to creating opportunities for qualified veterans and see it as our small way to honor their service to America.”
Additionally, The Franchise Business Review has recognized TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® on the list of Top Franchises for Veterans in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
“We are always appreciative of being recognized for our efforts with the military. We love the military veterans in our system and we want to give back to them and have them share in our ongoing success,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CFO Jeff Wesley. “We enjoy the recognition from the stand point that it gives us the opportunity to meet even more leaders and gets the word out of our success and desire to have additional veterans join our team.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. We are proud to be part of the VetFran network! If you are interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® visit, twomenandatruckfranchising.com.