-Written by Erik Sargent
As we hit the halfway point of 2017, it’s shaping up to be another outstanding year for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising system, as we continue to experience exceptional growth across the country. Currently, our year-to-date growth for the system sits at 13 percent as we move through the year.
The reach of our brand now extends further than ever, with more than 350 locations across the United States, and 33 more locations spread across Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Throughout these locations and within our home office, we currently have over 6,000 employees, all working together to make a difference in communities across the country, while moving people forward and building the brand.
We’ve also launched a new franchising model with mini markets, which allow us to bring our same service model to smaller areas that couldn’t support the standard franchise model. Our first two mini markets opened in the state of Montana in Kalispell and Missoula in April.
“We are very proud of our results, but more importantly, we are proud of our locations, the continued innovation and execution of the services we offer, and our dedication to customer service,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley. “We continue to be the premier moving company, and we continue to look to find new ways to deliver value to our customers and add new partners to the footprint.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has had some major headlines the first half of the year, especially for the launch of our Value Flex® moving service.
Launching at the beginning of May, Value Flex® was our answer to the world of long-distance moving, providing people flexible pricing options and outstanding customer service the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is known for.
“Value Flex® is a key initiative and a natural progression for our brand, as it increases interstate moving options not only for our locations, but for our customers who have chosen our services over the last 30 years,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Moving Services Director Lindsey Schaibly in April. “We have always been focused on taking care of the customer, and we are thrilled to now be able to provide long-distance moving options while providing the same outstanding TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® customer service.”
Value Flex® is now available at our Cincinnati, Atlanta, Orlando, Greensboro, Central Connecticut, Omaha, Memphis, Pasadena, Phoenix, Princeton, Salt Lake, Denver, Dallas, Minneapolis, Rockford, Glendale North, Northern Kentucky, Douglas County, and Lansing locations, with more coming soon.
Another major system happening recently was the completion of our Movers for Moms® campaign, which took place throughout the spring months.
Movers for Moms® is a charity run by each TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise around the country, where we partner with local organizations to collect essential care items that are donated to various women’s shelters to help mothers in need. Many mothers around the country are victims of unfortunate situations like homelessness and domestic abuse, and aren’t granted the luxury of being celebrated on Mother’s Day.
Our goal is to provide these moms the chance to still feel special, and we work hard to make sure we collect as many items as possible to provide them with items they need most.
The weather is heating up around the country, and that means one thing – moving season. The summer months bring a busy moving schedule, and June is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s busiest move month.
According to the American Moving and Storage Association, more than 37 million Americans relocate each year, with these moves seeing an upward trend during the month of May, and peaking around July.
For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, our “Busiest Move Weekend” will take place during the weekend of June 23, 24, and 25, where we are projected to complete more than 5,550 moves that weekend alone. Added in to the mix of busiest move weekend will be the completion of our 6.5 millionth move in early June, which is just another outstanding milestone for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand.
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