-Written by Erik Sargent
Running a business alongside your family members can be a unique and gratifying experience — you have the opportunity to divvy up tasks and work with loved ones while still living the life of a business owner. You’ll face the challenges of starting and maintaining business success with those closest to you, and the family atmosphere can bring comfort and recognition to everyone involved.
Starting a moving franchise with family members can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity and within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, there are several success stories of families running multi-unit franchises and making a difference in their communities daily. A moving franchise such as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, provides a platform for business owners to buy into a proven system, and work with close family members such as siblings or children, to shape their business into something special.
An investment for the future
Buying a franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is an investment that can pay off for all involved, and allows our franchisees to take best practices and a proven system, and build their businesses for many years to come. It can also be an investment that is passed down from generation to generation, which isn’t uncommon in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system.
Your initial investment will run anywhere from $95,000 and up, depending on several variables including state, store location, and the number of trucks purchased. For those looking for the same TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® opportunities but on a smaller scale, we have recently introduced our mini market model, designed for prospects looking to open franchises in areas that aren’t quite large enough for the typical franchise model.
With more than 350 U.S., locations, our reach stretches from coast to coast, and there are still hundreds of open territories for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® development! Some of our current hot markets include Seattle, Wash., Providence, R.I., Frederick, M.D., Tucson, Ariz., and Bridgeport, Conn. Opportunities are also abundant in states such as Northern Virginia, New Jersey, and California.
A proven system for learning
Are you a seasoned business professional that wants to train your kids to eventually take over the business? Are you worried about the challenges of learning the moving industry and all of its requirements? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® provides an abundance of resources to train franchisees and their team while ensuring franchising success.
Once you make the decision to purchase a franchise, you have access to a wealth of knowledge and resources carefully crafted after 30 years of moving experience. After signing your agreement, you’ll make a trip to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office in Lansing, Mich., for our “Gearing Up” class which will teach you the ins and outs of building your moving company franchise.
We also offer opportunities such as an annual company meeting and awards night gala, annual frontline employee meeting, a vast online learning system, real-time webinars presented by Home Office subject matter experts, and other online-based training programs designed to teach you and your team everything you need to know about the business.
We’re proud of our team at Home Office that works directly with our franchises daily to ensure success in all areas of the business including training and development, human resources, marketing, sales, information technology, risk management, DOT and fleet safety, accounting, and national accounts. These individual teams are there to provide strategic ideas and planning, ongoing support, and up-to-date information that will help you and your franchise prosper.
Planning for the future
Making the leap and starting a moving franchise can be incredibly satisfying and rewarding when you invest in a proven brand name like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
We are a company founded on a strong family atmosphere, and when Founder Mary Ellen Sheets began the business more than 30 years ago, she built it upon a set of core values aimed at keeping a close-nit family feel that you feel today across all of our locations.
Within the franchising industry, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has also earned vast recognition including a rating of 4 out of 5 by Franchise Business Review, #1 Ranking in Entrepreneur’s moving/junk removal company in 2016 and 2017, voted a “Top 50” franchise in the Franchise Satisfaction Awards by Franchise Business Review for 11 straight years, and has been placed in the Top 10 for Best for Vets by Military Times, among others.
To find out more about how you can start your family business with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, click here.
Interested in a franchising opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Visit our franchise page to learn more about available opportunities!
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