Liz Friedmann announced as 2018 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship winner

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Like any other day of work for Liz Friedmann, it was business as usual as she arrived to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® St. Louis, Mo., office on Thursday, September 27.

Friedmann had spent the last year participating in the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, a year-long program designed to train managers from within the system all aspects of the business to transition them into the franchisee role. She knew the winner announcement was looming, but didn’t know where she stood in the rankings. Continue reading

Multi-unit Missouri franchisee used passion for helping people to grow as a franchisee

 

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When you look at everything that has built up the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, arguably nothing is more important than quality customer service.

It’s what keeps us going and what has helped develop our reputation in each of the communities we operate, and it’s also what attracts people to our brand – both as customers, and as employees. For Multi-unit Franchisee Grant Hornbuckle, helping people is one of his favorite things, and our reputation for customer service was a major selling point in him purchasing his first franchise. Continue reading

A leap of faith helped Pensacola franchisee make the move to ownership with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Greg Micklos made the jump to join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it changed virtually every part of his day-to-day life, and put him on a career path he’d never seen before.

Micklos joined the Peoria, Ill., franchise as the operations manager after more than 20 years working in sales and marketing – including 10 years with Safelite Autoglass. It was a new beginning for his career, and one that would eventually grow into something he had always hoped would come true – business ownership. Continue reading

Summer job quickly grew into a multi-unit franchising experience for Louisiana franchisee

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Bryan Jones first hired into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family as mover, it didn’t take very long for him to make an impression on those he worked for.

As a college student at Louisiana State University, Jones found himself looking to make some extra cash in between semesters during the summer. He had spent some time working construction, but wanted a different challenge, and stumbled across the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Baton Rouge location. It was a relatively new location, and would be the springboard for Jones’ entire career. Continue reading

Franchisees and managers get the chance to network and develop new strategies at Fall Franchise Conference and Expo

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The busy moving season is coming to a close as we enter the fall months at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, but it was business as usual this week in Lansing, Mich., as franchisees and managers from the network met for the Fall Franchise Conference and Expo.

Held at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing, franchisees and their team members from all over  North America met with Home Office support teams to learn the latest company news and best practices, hear directly from the executive team on the direction of the brand, and meet with vendors in a fun and interactive setting. Continue reading

Nick Trentanelli takes on franchising role after nearly two decades as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK general manager

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Time and time again, we promote career advancement stories of our well-deserving and motivated team members throughout our system. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has a history of promoting from within, and this helps us keep our family-oriented culture fresh and strong as we continue to grow.

For Nick Trentanelli, his story is yet another example of how hard work and commitment to the brand pays off in a big way. Continue reading

Franchises increase efficiency and develop money-saving methods with Teletrac Navman

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When a company has a vast franchising network like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it’s important to stay on the cutting edge of technology so they are better able to serve customers.

For franchisees, finding new and improved methods to help operations can be the difference between growth and being stagnant, and this creates need for outside vendor services that are available to franchises. One of the top preferred vendors at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is Teletrac Navman, a fleet management software company that helps businesses who handle a large number of trucks and drivers. Continue reading

A dream to own his own business led multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee to success

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-Written by Erik Sargent

To learn more about franchising opportunities with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, click here.

Before becoming a part of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, Mike Lally worked for multiple companies after college, mainly in the chemical and coating industries.

Lally had always held the belief that success comes from doing something you love or something that satisfies a sense of purpose, and although he was finding that in these, there was always the desire for more. Ever since Lally was young, he had dreamed of owning his own business, and when he learned of a moving company based out of Lansing, Mich., with franchising opportunities, he was presented with a chance to finally fulfill that dream. Continue reading

Multi-unit franchisee stays motivated by great relationships after 20 years with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Mark Golden started with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® more than 20 years ago, he started small by joining the Huntsville, Ala., location as a mover.

Over the next nine and a half years, Golden would slowly advance into just about every role you can experience working at the frontline level of a franchise, advancing from a mover to a customer service representative, then to a move manager, an operations manager, and finally a general manager. Having worked in essentially every role available for a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location, there was only one step for Golden to take – the jump to franchisee. Continue reading

Wisconsin franchisee reflects on 25 years with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Much has changed about the world from 1993 to the present time, as society is moving faster than ever and technology is dominating the landscape of everyday life.

Twenty five years has also seen great change for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and for Franchisee Tim Lightner, who in 1993, purchased his first franchise location in Madison, Wis. After working for a period of time in the construction industry, Lightner was ready to change things up and run his own business when he heard of the small, franchised moving company based out of Lansing, Mich. Continue reading