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.
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand is fortunate to have outstanding franchisee leaders who contribute to our brand’s continued growth by investing in their teams.
A mantra that we often use here is, “Moving People Forward®”, and this can mean moving both customers and employees forward in their lives. This is now an award given at our company’s annual meeting to recognize franchisee leaders who have made a real impact in the lives of their team members. Last week, we announced our 2021 winner of this award is Multi-unit Franchisee Kyle Norcutt.
Multi-unit Franchisee Curtis Newman’s main goals day-to-day are trying to grow his multiple TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations by providing the best customer service possible for his customers.
It’s the goal for all of our franchisees, but Newman was on the other end of this years ago – and it paved the way for where he is now. Newman, originally from Iowa, was familiar with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had seen the trucks around.
-Written by Erik Sargent
Sometimes, the advice and persuasion of your friends can be enough to push you in the direction of taking on a new challenge or risk in life.
Chris Raiber had always liked the idea of owning his own business, but was having a successful career in his own right, and wasn’t quite sure how or when he would ever have the opportunity to chase the dream of business ownership. However, that quickly changed with hearing how successful his friends were as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees.
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”.
Across so many TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises, you’ll find franchise owners who got their start in frontline positions, working on the trucks as movers and drivers, or even in the office as customer service representatives.
There’s no better way to learn the ins and out of a moving franchise than by doing the moving yourself, and that’s exactly what you get with individuals like multi-unit Franchisee Nick Roerig. For Roerig, he started as a mover at the Columbus, Ohio, franchise nearly 18 years ago, where he learned everything about the frontline operations of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. Continue reading
Since the beginning, we’ve made it a priority at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to make an impact in the lives of those associated with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – from customers to our employees, people in the community, and our own franchise owners.
Our franchisees have formed an expansive network over the past 35 years and together, they make up a diverse group of individuals with business backgrounds. Each brings their own unique style to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, and many have partnered together to open franchises and expand their own business ownership footprint. Continue reading
At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we often talk about how we’re a family-oriented business. Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, along with her children – Melanie Bergeron, Brig Sorber, and Jon Sorber – all were instrumental in taking this company to the heights it has reached today, and each of them are still involved with helping the business continue in its growth.
This family message echoes in many ways throughout our franchises, but some individuals take it to a new level and have invested into our franchises with members of their own family or their spouses. Starting a moving franchise with family members can be both rewarding and exciting, and we have multiple instances to prove it can work. Continue reading
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
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