As we’ve entered 2021, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand – much like our entire country – is focused on moving forward and putting the struggles of 2020 behind us.
For our brand and franchising model, however, this mindset has never stopped, and we have continued to do our best to keep growing our franchising model and keep opening new avenues of success for our franchisees.
Having more than 35 years and 8.5 million moves under our belts, we’ve come a long way as a brand since the days of two high school students moving customers in Lansing, Mich., for extra spending money.
Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had the simple idea that a local moving company could change the reputation of movers and offer outstanding customer service and quality in the moving industry. With that in mind, she turned this simple idea into a franchising model which covers 45 states and four different countries. While the brand has grown to levels never imagined, the same mindset we created then resonates at all of our franchises today: take the stress out of moving while providing the best customer experience possible.
Franchising is a unique form of business ownership where you get many of the perks of starting your own business, but instead, buy into a proven model of success that guides and offers you strong support throughout the journey.
There are many factors that determine how successful you can be with franchising, and two of the most important are training and support. Simply put: it’s crucial for new franchisees to understand the business they are buying into in order to create long-term success with their investment. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has continued to modify and improve franchising processes for more than three decades, and one of the most important things to us is providing in-depth training to give new franchisees a step toward success.
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.
Veteran’s Day was earlier this week and each year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK likes to take the time to honor and recognize the incredible sacrifices made by the brave men and women in our U.S. military.
Our brand feels so strongly about this that we’ve developed our own branded campaign, Movers for Military, so our franchise locations could help out veterans in need right in their communities by collecting essential care items to be donated to veteran’s shelters. Our commitment to veterans doesn’t stop there.
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.
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising model was created and refined so our franchisees are able to achieve sustained success and make a difference in the lives of their teams and community.
For our current and future franchisees, this is a never-ending chase that has us continually researching new ways to improve our business, drive success to all of our franchise locations, and encourage new franchisees to join our team. It’s the outstanding franchisees across our system that truly make our franchising model special and striving to improve.
-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.
A franchising brand is only as good as the people who are living and breathing it each and every day, and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we have a large network of hardworking, dedicated franchisees who continue to grow our brand.
This is reflected in both our 96 percent system-wide customer referral rating as a brand and in our continued franchise expansion that now has us operating in 44 states across America, plus internationally in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. None of this is possible without the franchisees who keep us going, and we’re thankful for them each and every day.
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”.