For those exploring the world of business ownership, franchising is an avenue which should be considered if you’re someone who doesn’t want to start a business from scratch.
When you join a franchising system, you are buying into a brand with proven success as well as a recognizable name. You will also have the ability to run your franchise within the brand’s established perimeters as a franchise owner. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has been in the world of franchising for more than three decades now, and we’ve built a franchisee network of experienced business professionals covering 45 states in the U.S., as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
When TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets decided to franchise the brand, she did so with the intention that all franchisees would play an integral part in the company’s mission to not only move people forward with outstanding moving services, but also make an impact locally by giving back to the community.
More than 35 years later, all of our franchisees have lived up to this vision, and as we’ve surpassed 8.5 million moves as a brand and opened locations in 45 states across America as well as Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, it’s clear that a strong franchisee network has helped continue our push to be the leaders of the moving industry.
Business ownership is something that is a big dream for many people, but the hurdles, unknowns, and startup costs of chasing this dream can often shy them away.
One alternative to starting your own business venture is joining a franchising brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, where you still get all of the benefits of business ownership, but in a model that has been established for years and built for success. Even in franchising, a traditional model might not be a great fit for everyone and this is where our mini-markets come in.
With so many franchisees in our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee network, there are many stories on how their journey got started and how they heard about the brand.
They can range from someone looking for new business opportunities to families joining forces to open their own franchise, but each brings its own unique story to our proud history. For Franchisee Jim Frederickson, his story would fall in the category of “simple”.
Are you looking for a new business opportunity and the chance to become a business owner while making an impact in your community?
For more than 30 years now, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising model has guided franchise owners toward success, while making a difference in their employees’ lives and supporting their communities.. With a dedicated set of core values, a proven business model, and a brand name that holds weight all across the country – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a great option for those interested in franchising. Continue reading
There are many factors that go into a successful franchising opportunity, but two critical aspects of the franchising world are training and support.
Specifically with training – it’s imperative new franchisees understand the business they are buying into, and how to create long-term success. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, it’s our priority to provide top-of-the-line training to our franchisees – especially new franchisees – so they’re able to grow their businesses. Continue reading
Part of what makes the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising model and franchisee network so successful is the diverse business backgrounds that many of our franchisees bring to table.
We have business professionals from all walks of life, from those who have worked their way up from mover to franchisee, to those who were experienced business owners elsewhere but wanted to join our family of moving franchises. It helps to create a strong system of support for new and existing franchisees, as there is always someone to rely on for any questions or help they might need. Continue reading
-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
-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
-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