Written by Jessy Howe
After carefully exploring franchising opportunities, Drew Werling and his father, Tim, teamed up and joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system February 2005. They purchased their first franchise, Indianapolis North, and quickly settled into their new roles as business owners.
“We signed for the first franchise when I was only 23 so Dad was a great guide helping and pushing patience,” said Drew. “It’s been a bonding experience and we’ve gotten along much better than most in the same situation.”
Before long they were ready to further expand the brand they had established and went on to purchase Indianapolis West, South, and East in December 2008, taking their total to four franchises. This move secured them with the entire Indianapolis metro market.
Drew first learned of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® through Michigan location in Traverse City, Mich. Here he was able to speak with an already established franchise and get a first-hand look at how the location operated.
“They were very happy with the system’s support and growth opportunities,” Drew said of making his decision to franchise with the company.
Now, as veteran franchisees, Drew and Tim continue to leverage the power of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand in the Texas market as they recently took over four Fort Worth, Texas locations.
“We are able to use our proven model from Indianapolis to help serve the people of Fort Worth,” said Drew.
While Drew and Tim will use their model in Fort Worth to continue to grow the brand, it’s becoming a trend across the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system to see transferred locations blossom at a fast pace. Over the past six years, the average first year sales increase for transferred locations was 20.7 percent versus that of the previous owner. Additionally, the average referral rate increased 2.6 percent and satisfaction increased 0.11 percent.
“With over six years of record growth, our brand continues to present more opportunities. Drew and Tim have partnered with us over this period to achieve record success,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley. “It is exciting as the brand continues to expand its footprint that we see families benefitting from it also. Moving families forward is something our brand has a history of doing and it is incredibly rewarding to see.”
This couldn’t be more accurate for Drew and his team. Indianapolis General Manager Dan Schuch has been able to grow his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and move up within the system. With the expansion of the Fort Worth locations, Drew says this continues to present an opportunity for team members to advance.
“The best part about the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is the network of people always willing to help each other,” Drew said.
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