A decade of learning at the frontline level prepared multi-unit franchisee for business ownership

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When it comes to learning every detail of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise operation, nothing compares to the frontline experience.

Movers and drivers are the ones getting their hands dirty, completing the moves, interacting with customers and exceeding their expectations on a daily basis. It’s a job that requires hard work and motivation, but is always incredibly rewarding, and helps to keep the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK reputation at an all-time high. Continue reading

Growing up around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand inspired multi-unit franchisee to pursue opportunity with the brand

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The small-town, local feel that comes with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is what has helped develop the brand since it began in 1985, and is a big part of what connects us with our customers.

It’s also a major part of what stands out to people looking to start their own business or career, and for Franchisee Kyle Norcutt, it’s what led to a career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK over the last 20 years. Continue reading

Wisconsin franchisee reflects on 25 years with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Much has changed about the world from 1993 to the present time, as society is moving faster than ever and technology is dominating the landscape of everyday life.

Twenty five years has also seen great change for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and for Franchisee Tim Lightner, who in 1993, purchased his first franchise location in Madison, Wis. After working for a period of time in the construction industry, Lightner was ready to change things up and run his own business when he heard of the small, franchised moving company based out of Lansing, Mich. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® leadership recognized by Franchise Business Review

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-Written by Erik Sargent

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, a culture of success with franchising has allowed us to grow into one of the top moving companies in the industry, with 350 locations spread across the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

For over 30 years, we have continued to expand our franchising model by bringing in franchisees who share our same core values, love customer service, and are committed to  making a difference in the community. This was recognized once again last week when it was announced that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was featured on Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchise Leaders of 2018” list. Continue reading

Illinois franchisee teams up with wife to run four successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

After a nearly a decade of selling construction equipment, Dan Shunk resigned from his position and found himself looking for a new career path.

Having received a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Shunk wasn’t sure what new path he would take, but he knew one thing was for certain – he wanted to own his own business. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees stress recruiting, having proper teams in place for summer workload

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you’ve been in business for over 30 years and completed over 7 million system moves like we have at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it’s clear that it has been more than just luck that got us to this point.

To match our outstanding services and attention to detail on each and every move we complete, one thing has remained constant from day one until now – quality employees. It’s what makes us continue pushing forward at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and what has allowed us to open more than 350 franchise locations across four different countries. Continue reading

Franchisees around the country prepare their teams for the year’s busiest weekend

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Hard-working frontline employees are what drive TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to new heights year after year, and this weekend, teams from coast to coast will be hustling as they endure the year’s Busiest Move Weekend.

With 6,200 moves on the books and 3,100 trucks expected to be on the roads, we’ll be out in full force helping to ease the moving process for our customers. Meanwhile, our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees have been working to get their teams prepared for the busy weekend, and there’s quite a bit that goes into this process. Continue reading