Strong leadership skills are crucial in franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®


-Written by Erik Sargent

The key to any successful business – above anything else – is excellent leadership from the people in management positions. If a business has a management team that works effectively and knows how to interact and communicate with employees, the chances of success in your endeavor to start a moving company are high.

If a management team struggles with communication and doesn’t know how to relate to employees or customers, it often reflects in the overall operation, and will likely create a toxic work environment. This is especially true in the world of franchising, as it often entails a business of customer service that is centered on your brand, your services, and your people.

If you’re a business owner who prides themselves on excellent managerial skills, or a working professional who wants to take past experience and begin a new career, franchising might be for you! One of the best models of franchising to choose from is to start a moving company, particularly with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the country, Moving People Forward® for more than 30 years with 350 locations from coast to coast.

Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a great way for potential business owners to work with talented and motivated people daily, and to make a profound impact on the communities where they work and live.

A platform to lead

Being a good franchisee means putting your employees in the best position to succeed both professionally and personally, and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we put a heavy emphasis on both.

“I have previously had managers who were very stuck in their ways and reluctant to listen to feedback and the opinions of their employees,” said Justin Tangeman, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® multi-unit franchisee for the Albuquerque, N.M., Omaha and Lincoln, Neb. locations. “After seeing firsthand what that did to my ambition to come up with new ideas and strategies, I knew that was something I never wanted to do to my employees.”

We strive to be active in each of the communities we have franchises in, performing our own cause marketing campaigns and being active participants in numerous charities and community events. Along with giving back to the community, we encourage our franchisees to put an emphasis on recognizing the hard work of the employees at their franchises. From our Move Hero awards to the awards given out at our Frontline Annual Meeting each year, we want our franchisees to spend time motivating their employees to be the best they can be, and award them for doing so.

“I urge employees to give feedback on new ideas or ways to improve efficiency in their position or their company,” Tangeman said. “We take this feedback seriously, and use it to evolve and make constant improvements in our organization.”

With a strong set of company core values we’ve developed over 30 years of work in the moving industry, we have built a culture of success throughout our system. This begins with our franchise leadership, and starting a moving company with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a fantastic opportunity for natural born leaders.

Proven tools for success

If you already have experience with management and leading others in a successful business operation, starting a moving company with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will be a breeze! We provide those who purchase a franchise in our system the tools to ensure lasting success, and ensure they are in the best position possible to make a positive impact in the lives of their customers and team members.

Franchisees are granted access to a wealth of resources, including our expansive online learning system, webinars, in-person training courses and events, and online training. Franchisees will also take part in “Gearing Up” after the purchase of their franchise, where they come to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s international headquarters in Lansing, Mich., to learn everything there is to know about building the moving company franchise.

Lastly, you are given a channel of communication with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office subject matter experts, who are there to help you grow your business and discuss franchising strategies. We employ subject matter experts in a wide variety of fields that include marketing, sales, risk management, DOT and fleet safety, human resources, national accounts, information technology, and accounting, assuring you always have somewhere to turn for help.

Get moving on your business

Striving to start a moving company franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is an outstanding way to put your past managerial experience to good use, and when you franchise with our proven system, you are putting yourself in position to make a difference.

Moving can be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life, and we do our best to ease this stress and make the entire experience a positive one. This starts with good leadership at our franchises, and those who are willing to lead and put their employees in the best position for success make the most impact as movers.

With an abundance of franchise locations available from coast-to-coast and a system that continues to grow at a record pace, there has never been a better time to franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. If you are interested in learning more about franchising opportunities with the “Movers Who Care®”, click here.

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.

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