TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

-Written by Erik Sargent

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wants to thank all of our customers for their outstanding loyalty to us, and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We feel extremely blessed this year, and with our 96% referral rate, more than 380 locations, six million moves completed, and a never-ending commitment to our communities – it’s the wonderful customers that make it possible to celebrate our many milestones.

If you’ve moved with us recently, we hope you’re all settled in and satisfied with your experience. If you’re looking to move in 2017, check out what we have to offer, especially our new, budget-friendly long-distance service, Value Flex!

We wish you all the best during the holiday season from the “Movers Who Care®”!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 2016 Year In Review

-Written by Erik Sargent

2016 is nearly in the books, and it was another outstanding year for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand. We continued serving our loyal customers with top-notch moving services while continuing our growth as a franchise system, giving back to the community, staying focused on our core values, and most importantly – Moving People Forward!

The year was filled with endless highlights, from the top to bottom, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® once again showed the attributes that make it such a recognizable and successful company.

“2016 – like all years – had moments of great success that we can reflect upon as a systemjeff-wesley with pride,” said CEO Jeff Wesley. “I am excited and thankful for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system and its impact on customers which has allowed us to Move People Forward with more than 6 million moves and 82 months of consecutive growth. Together, we continue to innovate and align for more growth. The system and the team of people in it, continue to do the heavy lifting daily to build upon the opportunities and the vision ahead.”

Here’s a look back at some of the top moments from 2016.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® transports COPA American Centenario soccer team equipment

For the first time in 100 years, the COPA America Centenario soccer tournament – which features 16 national soccer teams across North America, Central America, and South America – was held in the United States. It was a nationwide event, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was recruited to help make the event possible.lookback4

Selected by the logistics company Vasta and Associates, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® helped transport team equipment from airports to the game locations. Ten locations from California, Florida, Texas, and Washington were chosen to help with this massive move, and DOT and Fleet Safety Specialist Mark List from Home Office was chosen to coordinate the event.

These were not ordinary moves for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® teams who worked this job, and it gave them a chance to experience a new kind of moving, while also interacting and meeting with international soccer stars behind the scenes.

Job Creation

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team continues to grow each and every year, and more and more people are joining on to move people forward. In 2016, the company hit 10,000 team members across all levels, a major milestone as we continue our growth.

This ties in closely with our Career Move Month campaign, which is held every March to help find new talent to fill multiple positions around the company, including managers, marketing and sales coordinators, movers, drivers, and customer service representatives.

With over 380 locations across the country, Career Move Month helps introduce many of the opportunities that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has to offer.

6 Millionth Move

With more than 30 years of moving experience and over 380 domestic and international locations supported by 2,700 trucks and 7,000 employees, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has established itself as one of the nation’s most recognized movers.

The company continues to grow with each passing day, and over the summer, reached yet another major milestone when the company celebrated its 6 millionth move at the Torrance, Calif., location.

Reaching the milestone move shows how far the company has come with investing and expanding on both the East and West coasts, and shows that the biggest moments are yet to come as the company continues to reach for higher goals.

Movers for Moms®

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, giving back to community is something we focus on each and every day, helping others in need, any way we can. One of our biggest campaigns is Movers For Moms®, which aims to help mothers in need by providing them with essential care items each spring.lookback2

It’s a program that each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise runs across the country, and last year, we saw great success. One of the standout franchises was TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas, who in their eighth year of participating, reached their highest collection year-to-date, delivering more than 7,100 donated items to Safe Nest Shelter.

“We set a goal of 5,000 items, and definitely exceeded that,” said Marketing Manager Jessica Quandt. “We had a lot of great partners this year who really went above and beyond and got involved. It was exciting to see our community come together, and enjoy the Movers for Moms® campaign as much as we do. Making Mother’s Day special for the lookback3women and families at Safe Nest was such a great feeling!”

Another franchise that stood out was TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Nashville, who exceeded their initial goal of collecting 2,000 items and resulted in nearly 3,800 donations for moms and their families.

“We really love Movers for Moms® here, because parenting alone is difficult,” said Marketing Director Jenni Hargrove. “The moms at Safe Haven Family Shelter also have to deal with a natural disaster, or home foreclosure, or escaping domestic violence or some other huge life-changing event on top of making sure their kids stay healthy and happy. It’s great to be able to make that job a little easier on them by collecting the supplies they need to get back on their feet.”

MVPs from the 2016 Annual Meeting

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is loaded with outstanding employees, from people working at the home office, to the team members out in the field, spread out around the country at nearly 400 franchise locations. Each year, Home Office seeks nominations from the franchises for Frontline MVP awards to be presented at Annual Meeting.

The awards are presented to those who display all of the characteristics that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® lives by – great customer service, moving people forward, and demonstrating the company Core Values daily. One of the Frontline MVP award winners was Jarrid Watts, who at the time, was the marketing coordinator for the Flint and Waterford franchise locations.lookback1

“Winning MVP in 2016 was such a great honor, one that I will always cherish,” Watts said. “To me, being MVP goes beyond doing ‘your job’, and beyond the line of complacency. Being an MVP is for those that go beyond the call of duty, and go the extra mile to exceed customer service expectations, not because of the value placed on such actions or the attention they might receive, but because that is who they are as a person.”

The second Frontline MVP winner was Charles Gutierrez of the Fayetteville, N.C., franchise. After starting off as a mover in 2009, Gutierrez worked his way through the system, and now is a trainer at the franchise.

Gutierrez showed all of the qualities that make TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employees so great, and his commitment to the company was a big factor of why he was nominated.

“This award shows that hard work does pay off, and I couldn’t be more proud of myself,” said Gutierrez back in March. “I’m dedicated to my job, and perfecting my craft. It is extremely humbling and exciting to know that I was one of two Frontline MVP Award winners. I will never forget this moment.”

 

With so many great memories in 2016, seeing our employees advance, moving our customers forward, and supporting our local communities, we can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services, subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Tis’ the season to give back and give thanks

Written by Erik Sargent

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, giving back to the community is something we take seriously, and is practiced intently from top to bottom, company-wide each and every day. The Core Values are a way of life, and we are always looking for ways to help out and keep moving people forward.

Often times it’s with our moving services, but each franchise around the country makes it a point to do charitable work in their communities, striving to make a difference and impact on the lives of those around them.

One great example is the annual Movers for Moms® program that runs each spring and culminates on Mother’s Day. Each franchise location in the country collects essential care items for local mothers in need, and delivers them to domestic abuse and homeless shelters so the moms feel extra special on a day that might otherwise have been forgotten. This year, we were proud to have collected more than 280,000 items!

Additionally, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system donates 10 cents of every move to the American Cancer Society and has given more than $520,000 to the cause.

This fall, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was involved in numerous charitable organizations and events, and below are some of the standout moments.

Baton Rouge Flood Assistance

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Baton Rouge Flood Relief

On August 12, disaster hit in the state of Louisiana. A broken levee caused a massive flood that took the lives of 11 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

On August 19, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Panama City team sprang into action and collected donations for the flood victims in Baton Rouge. Movers, managers, and staff members, along with Franchisee Sean Wise, helped the community load a truck with items the Baton Rouge community were in need of most. Working with local radio, TV stations, newspapers, and businesses, they were able to collect 15,000 pounds of donations in one day.

With three truckloads of supplies, they were on their way to help distribute the items across the affected areas.

“With us being a small community and having a former manager who now owns and operates the franchise in Baton Rouge, we felt it was imperative to give back to that community, donate the truck, and volunteer the guys,” Wise said. “It’s part of our company core values, and it’s who we are as a franchise.”

Movers for Military in Pasadena

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Movers for Military

Supporting the men and women who have sacrificed and served our country is crucial, and each fall, these thanks are heard around the country. Being homeless or living is crisis is not something we picture with these heroes, but unfortunately, it is a very common occurrence.

The homeless rate for veterans is between 131,000 and 200,000 nationally, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. To help out these vets and show our thanks, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena recently wrapped up their Movers for Military drive to help show support and appreciation for those who have served.

Partnering with YMCA, Embassy Suites of Arcadia, and the Wonder Dog Ranch of Monrovia, they were able to collect essential and comfort items – more than 1,825 donations in all – and deliver them to New Directions for Veterans. New Directions for Veterans was founded to empower men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

“I love being part of a company that has such a heart for charity and giving back! This time of year, it’s important to be reminded of everything you are thankful for, and how you can impact those who are less fortunate around you,” said Stefanie Shook, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena marketing manager. “By just a simple donation of some basic necessity items, we were able to make a huge difference in these homeless veterans’ lives!”

Sleeping Out In Detroit and Long Island

All across the country, youth homelessness is an issue, and with the winter cold months coming up, it’s important to help raise awareness and money to help end this tragic occurrence.

Partnering with Covenant House, several TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises around the system, including Wayne County and New York City, participated in the Covenant House Executive Sleep Out event, which is held to raise awareness for youth homelessness. Executives sleep in boxes in the cities at night, listen to the stories of kids in need, and hold a candlelight vigil. All while raising money for the organization that supports homeless youth.

In Detroit, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wayne County General Manager Ashley Allen helped organize the company’s involvement.

“We donated all the boxes to shelter the sleepers for the night and also donated a truck for three days to assist with storing all items and gear for the event,” said Allen.

This was the third year Wayne County has been involved in the Sleep Out event, and they have raised more than $350,000 through their work. Numerous youth were invited to come speak, pray, and give thanks at the event.

In New York City, General Manager Gerald Jones organized his location’s involvement, and they too, donated boxes and a truck to the event hosted in Long Island. Jones and Operations Manager Tim Dumpson, slept out at the event along with various other executives, and even New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman.

There are many, many more great examples of franchises donating their time, resources, and manpower to their communities. Stay tuned for additional stories highlighting their positive work!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services, subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Franchising Opportunities Available with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

-Written by Erik Sargent

With more than 350 locations worldwide and 2,800 trucks on the road, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the nation’s largest local moving company, moving people forward in their lives daily. Built upon a strong set of Core Values, it has created a strong local business feel and a strong national and international backbone.

Having over 30 years of experience, consistent growth dating back to December 2009, and continuous year-over-year record growth, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® consistently proves itself as the leader of innovative ideas and processes within the moving industry. We aim to establish the best moving industry practices, while also providing business solutions and growth opportunities for our franchise system and customers.

“As TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® continues its upward momentum and keeps hitting goals for the vision of 400 locations by 2018, we are looking for individuals to join our team,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Franchise Development Manager Noelle Burak. “With key areas from coast to coast still available, we are moving quickly to meet customer demand. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® continues to adapt to the dynamic changes within the moving industry, utilizing technology and innovative ideas for diversified revenue streams four our strategic franchise partners.”

Watch the video below to hear from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Chair Melanie Bergeron on our exciting franchising opportunities! Visit our website for more information on becoming a potential franchisee at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®!