-Written by Erik Sargent
More and more, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is seeing franchisees with dreams of moving their own employees and their careers forward. That is a driving force within the brand, and one that continues to motivate franchisees daily.
For Nathan Bocock, this chance to positively impact others and their daily lives was something that always interested him, and something he had searched for in his career. He was working as a producer in the property and casualty insurance business when he decided it was time for a change, and that’s when he found TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
He learned of the potential opportunities available for opening a franchise with the brand, and in 2012, he decided to make the jump and pursue his dream of operating his own company.
“I became a franchisee in 2012, and I trained in Lansing for two weeks before finally making the purchase of my first franchise,” said Bocock. “Overall, the process was good. I think the process has improved greatly since that time for purchasing a franchise, and Home Office offers tremendous support for startup opportunities in franchising.”
It was a leap of faith for Bocock as he left his career in the insurance industry behind, and since that time, it has paid off in a major way.
As of 2019, Bocock is now part of franchise ownership for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas,. There were certainly challenges as Bocock made the jump into the moving industry, but he was able to take the entire process in stride.
“I think that in order to succeed, you have to learn by fire in this business, and it can be tough when you first start,” Bocock said. “You don’t realize how hands-on the moving business is until you start running your first move crews.”
Even with the learning curve that came with opening TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations, Bocock has enjoyed every step of the process thus far, and credits the people throughout the brand as being one of his favorite aspects of the job.
“This has gone better than I could have imagined – I love what I do,” Bocock said. “I love the brand, and I love the relationships that I have with people at Home Office. More than ever, I think we are leaning on each other in a healthy way to make our business better.”
Across all of the locations that Bocock is currently overseeing, he continues to push growth – something they’ve been able to achieve for nine-straight years now.
Each of Bocock’s franchises work hard to continue hiring at an effective pace to keep up with this growth, and they’re always searching for people who are leaders and want to grow their careers. Bocock also has a set of goals that fit all of his locations – continue to impact both employees and customers, and continue developing leaders within their teams.
It’s all part of the franchising journey and something that Bocock enjoys working through, and he would recommend the opportunity to anyone who is looking for the challenge of making a difference in their community.
“The main reason I would recommend TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? I trust the brand,” Bocock said. “I don’t know that franchisees in other brands could say the same thing.”
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