Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates reflect on their journey through the program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

As we get closer to the fall announcement of the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward scholarship winner, candidates are making their final preparations and taking time to reflect on their journeys.

This week, remaining candidates in the program were at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., where they delivered the final interview portion and presented their business plans.. Each of them stopped by to talk about the lessons t they’ve learned throughout the past year and how the scholarship program has made them better employees overall. Continue reading

2018 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK scholarship winner opens her first franchise in the state of New Jersey

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Moving forward – it’s a theme that is talked about often in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, and one we love talking about when it comes to our employees and franchisees.

This is evident in all levels of the company, especially with our Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, which was designed to take managers in the system, and put them through training and educational programs, ultimately choosing a winner at the end  to be awarded $50,000 toward their own franchise. This is a great opportunity for people to elevate their careers, and our 2018 winner, Liz Friedmann, recently opened her own location, in partnership with the franchisee team she was part of, and is settling into her new role. Continue reading

Franchisee Success Stories: Stephen Milne

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-Written by Erik Sargent

It’s no secret that the clean, white TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving trucks that occupy neighborhoods all across America leave an impact on the people who see them driving every day.

For Multi-unit Franchisee Stephen Milne it was this sighting that first introduced him to our brand and years later, he would end up joining our family and becoming a successful franchisee. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK expands into Reno, Nevada with franchisee who’s no stranger to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The goal at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK always has been and always will be to offer our industry-leading moving services to as many customers as possible, and a big part of this starts with expanding our number of franchise locations.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand recently moved into another important city – Reno, Nevada.

New Franchisee Russ Riggs moved to Reno four years ago with his wife, and immediately fell in love with the area. He already had experience in the world of franchising, but noticed one key business was lacking in Reno – high-quality, professional moving services. After working through the process of owning his own TWO MEN ANDA TRUCK location, he just recently opened the brand’s first location in Reno. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK recently recognized by Franchise Business Review in two categories

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Although a large focus for us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK will always be our customer service, we also put a heavy emphasis on many other aspects of our business – most notably our franchise model and satisfaction of our franchisees.

This franchise model is what has propelled our company from a local business to an international success, and we’re always looking for ways to continue growing our business while bringing in successful, business-minded individuals. This month, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was able to pick up two more forms of recognition from the popular franchising website – Franchise Business Review. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising team continues to expand their franchise locations

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Written by Erik Sargent

Part of what makes the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee network so successful is the wide-range of experience our franchisees have, either within our franchise system or previous careers they’ve had.

With over 350 franchise locations in 44 different states, we have a little bit of everything with our franchisees, and sometimes these different backgrounds pair up and create ownership teams that can take locations to new heights. Continue reading

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