TWO MEN AND A TRUCK General Manager works to fulfill a dream of business ownership through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

After working nearly 60 hours a week in a factory, Jarrod Brooks decided it was time for a change. He didn’t know what he was looking for, but knew he needed something new in his life.

Growing up on a farm, hard work and manual labor was something that was second-nature to him and when he saw a posting for a position with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, he thought it might be a welcomed change.

“I saw the posting for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and the thought of manual labor excited me,” said Brooks, who is currently the general manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lincoln, Neb., franchise. “This company has taught me to live outside my comfort zone and by doing so, it has taken me to new heights and taken me to places I never thought I would go when I walked in on my first day.” Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Manager Blake Casey looks to become franchisee through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

What started out as a simply meeting through a mutual contact would end up putting Blake Casey on a path of business success – one he’s hoping will culminate with becoming a franchisee of his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise one day.

Casey – who is currently the franchise manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Grand Rapids South location – didn’t have much experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had only seen the brand around town. Through a family member, Casey was able to meet Rob Felcher – the Grand Rapids South location franchisee – and learn all about what the brand had to offer. He was instantly intrigued. Continue reading

The month of March signals amped up hiring across TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations nationwide

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-Written by Erik Sargent

In order to best serve our customers and provide world-class customer service, it’s crucial each of our franchise locations have solid teams in place to meet the needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

This is something we don’t take lightly and each spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees embark on the annual hiring campaign known as Career Move Month.

“Through Career Move Month, we organize several programs to showcase our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values, culture, and what it’s like to work here,” said Johanna Weitzel, recruiting and retention manager at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office. “Our franchises get involved at a local level, and are usually thrilled to build upon the national programs we put in place and extend their efforts through the rest of the year so they can build out their great teams.” Continue reading

From driver to franchisee: A unique perspective for franchisee Tyler Whalen

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Written by Erik Sargent

Of all the things that encapsulate what we stand for at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, perhaps no story fits better than Tyler Whalen’s.

From working on the frontline and climbing his way up to participating in Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and ultimately becoming a successful multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, Whalen has been a walking billboard for how this company promotes from within and works hard to move people along in their careers. Continue reading

A positive brand experience spiked Curtis Newman’s interest in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Long before Curtis Newman became a successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, the same goals and customer service he works on daily to grow his franchises were what caught his eye initially as a customer.

Newman – who grew up in Iowa – had seen the success of the brand in his area, and had even used the company for moving services himself. His parents also used TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had another wonderful experience. At the time, Newman had no idea he would one day be a part of the brand, but both experiences stuck with him. Continue reading

Five critical questions to ask when reviewing a franchising agreement

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-Written by Erik Sargent

If you’ve made the decision to invest in a franchised business, it’s important to completely understand what exactly you’re getting into before signing on the dotted line.

The proper research, along with extensive planning, is necessary before you officially purchase into a franchising brand, and understanding the franchise agreement you sign is an important step in the journey to profitability and success. These franchise agreements set the tone for the entire business relationship between you and the franchisor, so it’s critical you do your due-diligence to stay up-to-date on everything involved with your purchase. Continue reading

A desire to impact the lives of others attracted Nathan Bocock to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

More and more, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is seeing franchisees with dreams of moving their own employees and their careers forward. That is a driving force within the brand, and one that continues to motivate franchisees daily.

For Nathan Bocock, this chance to positively impact others and their daily lives was something that always interested him, and something he had searched for in his career. He was working as a producer in the property and casualty insurance business when he decided it was time for a change, and that’s when he found TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. Continue reading