A strong impression of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sparked multi-unit franchisee’s interest in the brand

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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.

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Franchisees use resources to give back to their communities during COVID-19 outbreak

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The business world is full of uncertainty right now as business owners determine how to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the safety of their team members and customers a top priority.

For our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees, they are doing the best they can to balance customer needs and giving team members hours, all while taking the necessary precautions and safety measures issued by the CDC and our government. It’s a tough task, but one they are taking head on as we work through new obstacles daily. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: The Story of the Stickmen

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It was an idea that was simple enough – a local moving business for two high school students in the Lansing, Mich., area to make some extra spending money for fun.

That idea turned out to be something more than just a high school job; it turned into the nation’s largest franchised moving company. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s humble beginnings started with an idea by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, and has since grown into a franchise leader in the moving industry, operating in 44 states, four countries, and with over 350 locations. Continue reading

Franchisee Success Stories: Jonathan Harshaw

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When Jonathan Harshaw signed his first franchising agreement with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, he brought a diverse business background that helped him find success quickly.

“I had always been in businesses that were business to business, not business to the general public,” said Harshaw, franchisee of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Denver and Boulder, Colo., locations. “So all of a sudden, things like putting together a marketing strategy for the general public was an entirely new operation for me.” Continue reading

Starting your own business vs. joining a franchising opportunity

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-Written by Erik Sargent

If you’re an individual or part of a group looking to start a business, there’s endless thought and planning that needs to happen in order to ensure you’re making the best, and smartest, move.

Will the business be profitable? Is there long-term success? Are you starting from scratch, or are you joining a brand through an avenue like franchising? These are all things you need to consider before you start investing your own money. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees reflect on Movers for Moms® as Mother’s Day approaches

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Written by Erik Sargent

Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee is more than just building a successful moving franchise in cities across the globe – it’s about giving back to the communities they operate in, and making a difference for the people who live in these areas.

Founder Mary Ellen Sheets set this tone from day one with the company, and it’s a sentiment that is still carried out today. Of the many ways TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and our franchisees give back each year, perhaps none is bigger than our Movers for Moms® campaign. 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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK hosts 29th Annual Meeting in beautiful Colorado Springs

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With the calendar hitting March, that means another year of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Annual Meeting as the company held its 29th edition of the conference last week at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Making a return trip to Colorado Springs after hosting the event there in 2017, attendees were welcomed into the snowy Rocky Mountains for four days of discussing the direction of the company, new goals for the system, and learning about new developments that will be unfolding in the upcoming years. Continue reading

Success stories show why TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising is worth the investment

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-Written by Erik Sargent

As a potential business owner, you want peace of mind that the investment you make is not only worthwhile financially, but will provide you with a satisfying and rewarding ownership experience.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, tour goal is to provide potential franchisees the transparency on what they can expect if they join our award-winning franchising family. When joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you can quickly see the family feel and emphasis put on customer service and supporting our communities above all else. Continue reading

A family connection and dream of business ownership led Pedro Gallegos to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

For those with the dream to one day own their own business, you never know when the opportunity to fulfill that dream might present itself, and nobody can attest to this more than Pedro Gallegos.

With a background in finance, Gallegos had been working on the consulting side of a public accounting firm in Chicago when he met his wife, Alicia. Together, the two had a dream to one day be business owners, and Alicia had a very important connection in her family that was about to make this dream a reality. Continue reading