Part of what makes the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising model and franchisee network so successful is the diverse business backgrounds that many of our franchisees bring to table.
We have business professionals from all walks of life, from those who have worked their way up from mover to franchisee, to those who were experienced business owners elsewhere but wanted to join our family of moving franchises. It helps to create a strong system of support for new and existing franchisees, as there is always someone to rely on for any questions or help they might need.
Here are a few stories of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees who came from careers that had almost nothing to do with the moving industry, showing just how obtainable success is when you start a franchising journey with our brand!
Franchise locations: Rochester, Minn., New York City, N.Y.
Bennett opened his first location early 2014 in Rochester, Minn., but his business background wasn’t anywhere close to what you’d normally see in the moving industry.
“First off – I thought the name of the company was simply genius,” Bennett said. “Secondly, I had a family member who had worked for two franchise locations in the past, so I was familiar with the brand. I thought purchasing a business would be a good addition to my life, and a franchise was something I could still be involved in after I retired from being a vet. Lastly, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s continued focus on customer service matched what I have tried to do as a business professional my entire life.”
Franchise locations: Little Rock, Ark.
Brooks has spent the last eight years working in commercial real estate, but is now ready to take on a new challenge in his career as he becomes a business owner.
“I have always wanted the opportunity to be my own boss and grow a company,” Brooks said. “I am most excited about being a part of a team. I have always been a part of team in my life, whether it’s a sports team or a small business, and I’m excited to get back into that kind of environment with this new role.”
Brooks’ new team will be the staff at the Little Rock location, and he’s ready to hit the ground running as he takes over the operation from previous ownership and puts his own spin on the franchise.
“I’m really excited about working with the current employees,” Brooks said. “I could not be happier about the whole team there.”
Franchise locations: Scottsdale, Ariz.
For Franchisee Jim Frederickson – who owns the Scottsdale, Ariz., location – his professional career featured multiple jobs, including construction, mining equipment sales, servicing parts, and general contracting.
Around the turn of the new century, Frederickson was working in a role that required him to commute frequently. One day he picked up a magazine for some light reading, and it turned out that would open a whole new window for him.
“I was commuting back and forth between Phoenix and Las Vegas as a project manager when I found a franchising magazine, where I was able to read and learn about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” Frederickson said. “One thing led to another, and next thing I know, I was signing my agreement. It seemed similar to the background I had with construction companies, but a lot more stationary.”
Frederickson was able to open his franchise, and they completed their first move on September 15, 2001.
To learn more about the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising model, visit our franchise development website.
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