Frequently asked questions about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising

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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. Continue reading

2019 scholarship winner opens his first franchise in Texas

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After a long journey and experience at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® over the years, more than year of course work and tasks, a dramatic celebration, and months and months of business planning, Juan Gallegos’ dream finally came true last week.

Gallegos – who won the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship award – opened his first franchise in El Paso, Texas, last week, helping to continue expanding the footprint for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and giving us another chance to make an impact in the Lone Star State. Gallegos is ready to get to work right away on his franchise, and is looking forward to the opportunity to run his own business. Continue reading

Financial planning must know’s before franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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We’ve worked hard at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to build a franchising model that is setup for success, and above all, we want to ensure your financial investment is worth it.

But what exactly goes into financial planning when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Your money will go into startup costs for your franchises, the purchasing of trucks, finding the right location for you, and putting together a moving team and office staff to help move your customers forward. Our franchise development and Home Office support teams are here to help you every step of the way, and we’ll be able to answer any questions you have from the minute you initiate contact about starting a franchise until the day you open your doors. Continue reading

Multi-unit Franchisee Rob Felcher named 2020’s “Moving People Forward” award winner

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At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, “Moving People Forward®” is one way we describe moving our customers to that next step in life, but it’s also a mantra we follow for moving our own team members forward in their careers.

We emphasize moving forward with employees at all levels in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family and honor those who have helped our team members move forward. Few individuals have made an impact like this more than Multi-unit Franchisee, Rob Felcher. Felcher embodies everything the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand stands for, and has created opportunities and positive experiences for customers and his employees for over two decades. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK holds 30th Annual Meeting event in the desert of Las Vegas

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For the 30th year in a row, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family gathered for our Annual Meeting conference, this time traveling out into the desert of Las Vegas, Nev., at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.

Back in Las Vegas for the first time since 2014, franchisees, managers, and Home Office employees met to discuss the current state of the company, new goals for the year ahead, and exciting new plans for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as we continue to grow and expand nationwide. The three-day event was full of educational sessions, executive boardrooms, training seminars, and opportunities to have a little fun in the Las Vegas atmosphere. Continue reading

Mini-market territories provide opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® business ownership within smaller markets

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There’s quite a bit that goes into business ownership, and opening a franchise with a trusted brand is one way people can get into business ownership themselves. We know that sometimes our traditional franchise model is not the right fit for some perspective franchisees, which is why we developed our mini-market franchise model which debuted in 2017.

With the mini-market model, we’re able to help new franchisees enter territories with a smaller population reach, while also providing them with the flexibility to work with less staffing and trucks in an area where there is still a demand for moving services. Continue reading

Dedicated Home Office support teams partner with franchise teams to foster TWO MEN AND A TRUCK growth

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In order for a franchising system to be successful and profitable, franchisees must feel confident their franchisor has their best interests in mind at all times. This includes providing the best resources and subject matter experts to assist in all areas of the business.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve spent more than 35 years perfecting our franchising model to ensure that support is available to our franchises when they need it most. This starts with the dedicated support teams featured at our Home Office location in Lansing, Mich. Continue reading