Veteran’s Day was earlier this week and each year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK likes to take the time to honor and recognize the incredible sacrifices made by the brave men and women in our U.S. military.
Our brand feels so strongly about this that we’ve developed our own branded campaign, Movers for Military, so our franchise locations could help out veterans in need right in their communities by collecting essential care items to be donated to veteran’s shelters. Our commitment to veterans doesn’t stop there.
We’ve worked hard to become a career destination for veterans once they’ve completed their time in the military, specifically as franchisees.
In the past, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has been recognized by publications such as Military Times as a top franchise opportunity for veterans, and has also been featured on Franchise Business Review’s “Veterans and Franchising” report three different times. It shows the effort we put into providing our veterans with meaningful opportunities, and we’re proud to have numerous veteran franchisees in our system.
“Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee was an easy transition for me coming from the military,” said Michael Sham, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee in Mississippi. “The job is similar in many ways. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK makes franchise ownership easy, and even gives veterans a military discount on the purchase of the location.”
Veterans are able to align well with the lifestyle at our franchise locations, and things like our company core values resonate with their military backgrounds.
“I think a lot of the same core values that are in the military align well with being a business owner, especially at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in particular,” said Tim Lightner, a veteran multi-unit franchisee for the Racine, Janesville, New Berlin, Madison, and Waukesha, Wisc. locations. “Values and techniques like discipline, hard work, putting the cause before yourself – those all fit well together, and there’s an overlap.”
Beyond the culture we provide, there is also business incentives that make franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK a worthwhile venture for veterans, too.
Veterans who purchase a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise receive a 10 percent discount off the franchise fee through our partnership with VetFran, and these savings are able to be invested directly back into the business to take some of the pressure off initial startup costs.
More importantly than the discount, our franchising model is built for success, regardless of the individual’s background. The franchisee experience is crucial to us and our number one goal is creating an environment of success that allows franchisees to thrive.
“As a veteran, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK opened their arms to me and helped me pursue a dream to own a growing and successful business,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Colorado Springs Franchisee Jeff Walker, who’s also an Army Veteran. “It’s been 28 years since my service in the Army, and I’ve never thought business would be so good.”
For veterans out there who are looking for the next step and who have interest in becoming a business owner, we encourage you to reach out to our Franchise Development team and learn more about the opportunity, or visit our Franchise Development website, here.
“I would tell not only veterans but anybody that if you really, firmly believe in customer service and are really willing to work hard, this is one of the best situations I’ve ever seen for starting a business,” said Bob Christensen, a multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee with locations in Iowa and Illinois.
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