-Written by Erik Sargent
For over 30 years, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has worked harder than anyone to revolutionize the moving industry and make it more than just a moving company. From outstanding and innovative moving services to other specialty relocation services and giving back to the community, it’s been a strong effort from everyone in our system, and it starts with our franchise locations.
Consistently recognized as a top franchising option for any type of business, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has opened over 350 franchise locations all across the United States, and even internationally in Canada. It’s the people at each and every one of these spots that make the brand what it is, from the movers and drivers all the way up to the franchisees, our franchising system provides a platform for success.
This does not go unrecognized in the franchising community. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started off 2018 with a bang when we were awarded two different prestigious franchising honors, being named in the Top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities for Franchise Business Review, and being ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchisee 500®.
“These awards are so important to us because the feedback comes from our franchisees, and how they feel about the brand, support, and the opportunity,” said Pamela Batten, the Franchise Compliance Director for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Home Office location in Lansing, Mich.
Franchise Business Review is a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction. In fact, franchisee satisfaction is the sole factor that determines their award system.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was among 307 franchise brands that participated in the research performed by the company when compiling their list. Franchisees were surveyed on a variety of benchmark questions regarding their experience and satisfaction with critical areas of the business.
“There are thousands of successful franchise opportunities operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” said Eric Stites, the CEO of Franchise Business Review in a press release. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs when choosing which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”
For Entrepreneur, placement in their Franchisee 500® list is a highly sought after honor in the franchising world, as more than 1,000 applications are received. The Franchise 500® is considered a valuable resource for those looking for potential franchising opportunities, and ranks TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for its outstanding performance in areas that include financial strength and stability, growth, and brand power.
“This year’s Franchise 500® ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever-changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” said Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur in a press release. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”
The two franchise ranking recognitions are huge for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, both for the franchisees who work so hard to continue to grow our name, and for awareness to those who have considered us for a franchising opportunity.
“One of the strengths that sets TWO MEN AND A TRUCK apart from the other franchise brands is the level of support provided to both new and existing business owners,” Batten said about those looking to join on with a franchising opportunity. “People will always be moving. The advancement of technology will not replace the need for people moving, it will only enhance our ability to service our customers.”
We continue to look to grow with our franchising opportunities, and hope these two awards will spread the word even further for those looking to join on with the “Movers Who Care”.
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