Florida franchisee applies Home Office work experience into franchise ownership position

TMAT062

-Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees come from all different professional backgrounds, and that’s what allows our franchisee network to be so diverse and a fantastic resource for new owners in the system.

For Franchisee Pete Ruffing – who operates the Jacksonville and St. Augustine locations in Fla. – his TWO MEN AND A TRUCK journey started when he worked for the Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., as a franchise business consultant. Ruffing was able to learn the system from a broader perspective overseeing franchise operations, and the allure of the frontline lifestyle was what interested him in becoming a franchisee. Continue reading

General Manager experience prepped Minnesota franchisee for business ownership

TMAT388.jpg

-Written by Erik Sargent

Hard work pays off to those who put in the time, and for Mike Reps, he’s another great example of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee that’s worked their way up to ownership.

Prior to becoming a franchisee, Reps worked for the Rochester, Minn., franchise location as a general manager for almost three years. Things took a big turn for Reps earlier this year when he was officially introduced as a new franchisee for the Rochester location – a process that was extensive, but worth it. Continue reading

Ohio franchisee hopes to provide others with same career opportunities he experienced

TMAT028

-Written by Erik Sargent

Before joining the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, Franchisee Josh Payne began his professional career working as a sales manager for a lawn care company.

This helped him learn the ropes of customer service, which would go on to pay off in a big way as he joined TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. Payne worked for three years with the company, but left after he decided to pursue a managerial position for a large national call center. Continue reading

Texas franchisee uses experience from previous roles to succeed as business owner

TMAT384.jpg

-Written by Erik Sargent

For Randi Bloodworth, the beginning of May signaled the six year mark as a member of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family, and throughout that time, her journey has featured a wide-variety of career experiences.

Taking care of employees and providing them a chance for career growth is something that is preached and practiced heavily across the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, and not many careers signify this better than Bloodworth’s. She’s held just about every position you can hold at the franchise level, which has really given her a solid background to work with as she now operates her Pearland, Texas location. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Montana locations reach one year of operation with success in hand

18839191_1351249051623053_3322086239345250605_n

-Written by Erik Sargent

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand continually searches for more ways to provide top-notch service to customers, and a big part of this comes from expanding into new territories across the globe.

Last year, we officially broke ground in the state of Montana, and it was a significant milestone for the company. Not only did we begin establishing ourselves in a new area – we also launched our new mini-market franchise model, which aims to open franchises in areas with smaller populations. It’s been a learning experience for both locations – located in Kalispell and Missoula – but the reception has been solid for both after one official year of operation. Continue reading

Continued frontline success drives system to 7 million moves

Ashville 2

-Written by Erik Sargent

From the day TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Founder Mary Ellen Sheets started the company, she made it clear that above everything else we offered as a brand, outstanding customer service and hardworking people would be what set us apart.

More than 30 years later, those ideals have remained constant, and have helped the brand surge forward into its latest milestone achievement – 7 million system moves. Continue reading

DJ Cook and David Woods humbled and honored by National Move Hero nominations

TMAT284

-Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Annual Meeting – held this past March in sunny Orlando, Fla., – is a chance for members of the company to gather and discuss new ideas, services, and plans as we continue to build and grow the company to new heights.

Attendees – who range from frontline employees all the way to franchisees and Home Office team members – sit in on keynote speakers, informational training sessions, and participate in other activities as they learn more about where we’re heading as a brand. For DJ Cook, a driver at our Polk County, Fla., location and David Woods, a move consultant at our Raleigh, N.C. location – their Annual Meeting experience had a different feel from the rest of the attendees. Continue reading