A business partnership with his father has led to a decade-long franchising journey for Cory Christensen

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-Written by Erik Sargent

A solid business partnership requires a familiarity with the other person and a relationship that is built on trust, and for Franchisee Cory Christensen, he has just that.

Christensen – who is the franchisee for three different TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations in the state of Illinois – his business partner is someone he’s known literally his entire life: his father.

Christensen and his father, Bob, purchased the Rockford, Illinois, location in 2008, and eleven years later have added on two more locations to their resume. Christensen’s path to franchising wasn’t traditional – or even something he expected – but he found a home within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, and it has paid off. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Mark Golden carries on his franchising journey by continuing to purchase new locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Mark Golden first started with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, it was really simple – he was just looking for a way to make some money on the side.

After graduating from Jacksonville State University in Alabama and managing a few retail stores, he decided he wanted to pursue a different career. This decision ultimately led to him and his wife moving to Gainesville, Florida, where he enrolled back in school to learn more about Microsoft. A local moving company provided an opportunity for him to work while in school again, and would open the door to a whole new career down the road. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Success Stories: Nathan Murray

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re constantly working to expand the reach of our franchising network and bring fresh, new ideas in when we sign franchisees.

This provides a vast and diverse network of individuals that help make the brand what it is and earlier this year, we continued this trend with franchisee Nathan Murray. Murray, along with his parents Tom and Bonnie, recently signed to take over our Houston Northwest location in Texas. The trio brings over 75 years of combined customer service experience, and are ready to continue delivering this customer service to the Houston area. Continue reading

A mutual connection and perfect timing set Tommy Watts on the path to franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has always put a heavy emphasis on moving employees forward in their careers, whether that’s people who started off on the frontline as a mover or someone who came from an entirely different background.

For new Franchisee Tommy Watts, his introduction to the brand was – in his own words –fate. A mutual connection between his wife, Elly, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Charlie Allen would end up creating a path for Watts that led to him opening is own business this spring. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Success Stories: Steve West

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Steve West’s franchisee journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started in March of 2015 when he opened the doors to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, location, and since then he has enjoyed a great deal of success working within our brand.

Now four years later, West is a co-franchisee for two additional locations in Portland, Maine, and Clifton, New Jersey. He has found a way to make an impact on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand through his work with the Big Picture Group, and has helped move countless employees forward in their careers at his franchise locations. Continue reading

Multi-Unit Franchisee John Judson awarded this year’s Moving People Forward Award

“Moving People Forward®” means many different things in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family, but you’ll have a hard time finding someone who exemplifies this motto more than Franchisee John Judson.

Judson’s fingerprints are all over the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK network, in fact for the last 25 years.  He’s part of a larger franchisee network- The Big Picture Group, which franchises in Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Under his leadership, countless people have gone on to advance their careers, and a large number of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees got their start working at one of Judson’s locations. 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