Over 35 years ago, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had a simple idea: a local moving company that would put a heavy emphasis on customer service and change the perception around hiring professional movers.
It worked in her hometown of Lansing, Mich., and little did she know that nearly four decades later, the idea would have grown into the nation’s largest franchised moving company with franchises in 44 U.S. states, as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. While the idea has grown, it has also remained the same – we work to take the stress out of moving while making it the best customer experience possible.
This message is relayed throughout all of our franchises, and we have countless franchising success stories in a franchisee network that features individuals from all backgrounds of the business world. We’re looking to continue expanding into new markets and want to share answers to frequently asked questions about our franchising model.
What makes franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK a worthwhile opportunity?
If you’re interested in finding a business opportunity that has both the potential for financial success as well as the potential to make an impact on the lives of others, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is for you. We’re a family-oriented brand that works to make a stressful time in people’s lives (moving) a little bit easier. Our brand is built around a commitment to giving back and a strong set of core values, and this is echoed across each of our franchises. As a franchisee, you’ll receive dedicated support teams from our Home Office location, access to years of business strategy, and a diverse franchisee network to bounce ideas and best practices off of.
How can franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK be more successful than opening my own business?
Franchising with a brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – versus starting your own operation from scratch – allows you to operate within an already established model off success. Our brand name holds weight with people searching for moving services, and that matters. We have more than 35 years of experience under our belt too, and are ready to help you tackle any obstacle that might occur as you open your first franchise location.
What should I expect as a franchisee in the moving industry?
When you open a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, your main goal is to oversee all assets of the franchise and make sure they are operating smoothly to ensure success. This includes hiring a management staff, hiring movers and drivers, purchasing trucks and moving equipment, and more. Most importantly – you want to build a culture of success within your franchise to ensure you keep growing within your community.
How quickly can I expect a return on my investment with a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise?
Moving is an industry that will never go away, and there is major potential to investing in a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. According to research we’ve compiled over the years, franchisees see an average gross sales that exceed their expenses in year one. By year three in operation, most franchises have experienced major growth, and by year five they have experienced and average of 11% profit.
These are just a few important details about what it’s like to franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to franchise with or you’re interested in inquiring more about a potential franchising opportunity, visit our Franchise Development website.
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