Learn why you should consider a franchising opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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To get where we are today as a franchising brand, a strong commitment to our franchisees, their franchises, and the overall franchising system we built was critical.

Today, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK proudly operates over 380 franchises across four different countries, and we recently completed our 9 millionth move as a brand. We’ve come a long way as a company from the days of two high school brothers trying to earn a little extra spending money in the Lansing, Mich., area in the mid-1980s, and this is in large part due to the franchise network we have built.

Our franchisees come from all different business backgrounds and walks of life, and we have kept growing our franchise footprint with each passing year by offering a franchising model built for success. With proven systems in place, a sustainable business model, and brand recognition to go with it all, an investment into a franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can be a lucrative and worthwhile experience.

Click the links below to see the layers of our franchise model and how it can benefit you!

Training and Support

It all starts with training and support for new franchisees, and we offer extensive training opportunities to make sure you’re ready to go when it’s time to open the doors of your new franchise.

DOT and Risk Management

DOT and risk management are critical when running a moving franchise, and we’ll help you understand the nuances of both.

Finding Employees

A good TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise starts with assembling a motivated and reliable team.

Applicant Pool

To assemble a strong team, it starts with knowing how to find the proper employees for your location.

Ongoing Support

The support you receive as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee is never-ending. From our Home Office support teams to a diverse network of successful franchisees, you have endless resources to help you succeed.

Growth Opportunities

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we practice what we preach, and we preach employee growth within the company at every level.

Capacity and Growth

Any business plan needs to show the ability to grow, and we’re always looking for ways to expand who we are at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. From new service options like junk removal to how we operate, we’re always innovating.

Marketing

As a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, you gain access to tried-and-true marketing tactics that work on both a local and national level.

Opening the Franchise

After you open your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location, you continue receiving ongoing support on all levels of the business.

If you’re interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK or you want to begin your franchising journey, click here!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising news: 2021 year in review

It’s hard to believe, but another year has passed us by and 2021 is coming to a quick close.

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK , 2021 was a year of change and growth – especially coming off the challenges we all faced in 2020. Thankfully, with the resiliency of our franchisees and their teams and with the systems we’ve put in place over the years, we were able to survive those challenges and even continued to grow the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand into 2021.

With many existing franchisees growing their current operations and expanding, as well as new locations opening up with first-time franchisees – the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising network is as strong as it’s ever been, and that franchise growth is expected to continue going into 2022! With an added emphasis on our mini-market model and finding new franchisees from within our system and from other business backgrounds, what we are building is proving to be a sustainable franchising model that can take the business to new heights.

And, with our 2021 acquisition by ServiceMaster Brands, we have even more resources at our disposal to build on these efforts.

We thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at everything that happened in 2021 on our franchising blog platform and revisit some of our top stories from the year.

Check them out!

1. Franchisee Kyle Norcutt named 2021’s “Moving People Forward award winner

Norcutt has been with the brand for a few decades now, and currently is the owner of franchises in Colorado, Michigan, Utah, and Washington. Numerous employees who have worked at Norcutt’s franchisees have gone on to do great things with our brand, and it’s a testament to the culture that Norcutt has built across all of his locations.”

2. A passion for moving people forward inspires Ohio franchisee to keep chasing success

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Stephanie Clarey, she has just that – experience and nearly two decades worth of it at her side. Clarey has held a variety of roles within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK system for 18 years now and over this time, has worked her way up to now having her own location.

3. The Story of the Stickmen

Since the days of literally “two men and a truck” working for extra little extra spending money in the Lansing, Mich., area to being the largest franchised moving company in the United States, we’ve worked to build a brand that helps people move forward in life while also giving back. Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ simple idea has opened doors for people from all walks of life, and we still carry the mindset of that small, local moving company from Lansing.

4. 14 years after emigrating from Ecuador, San Diego franchisee continues to find success as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

“It means a lot. I feel proud that I’m an immigrant and have achieved my version of the American Dream now that I am a U.S. Citizen,” Gallegos said. “The “American Dream” is alive and well, despite what you might hear these days. America is a great place to move and live and raise a family once you compare it to many other places. I am a true testament that you can still come to the U.S. with nothing and make something out of yourself. It’s just a matter of putting in the hard work and effort into whatever you do.”

5. What a day in the life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee looks like

“The goal for us is always growth,” said Multi-unit Franchisee Nick Roerig. “We want to grow the business, grow people’s careers, and grow the positive impact we can have on the people around us. That’s what’s great about this company – it is a place where you can grow all of these things with like-minded people.”

6. New North Carolina franchisee used family as motivation to advance and grow his career

Many TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees began their journeys on the trucks as movers and drivers and for new franchisee Jeremy McDuffie, he is no different. McDuffie – along with co-franchisees Tim Kirian and Brian Churney – recently opened the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Outer Banks, N.C. franchise. This is not only a milestone achievement for our brand as we open a new location, but also for McDuffie, who was able to have years of hard work solidified as he transitions to the franchisee role.

7. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK frequently asked questions

When you open a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, your main goal is to oversee all assets of the franchise and ensure they are operating smoothly. This includes hiring a management staff and movers and drivers, purchasing trucks and moving equipment, and more. Most importantly – you want to build a culture of success within your franchise to ensure you keep growing within your community.”

8. Multiple revenue streams possible when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

“Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gives you the ability to run a small business with the support of a very caring system,” said Josh Payne, franchisee of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canton, Ohio, location. “The revenue and profit potential in comparison to other franchising opportunities is incredible. When you add those things with the ability to truly help people and make a difference in the community, it is an opportunity everyone should look into.”

9. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising requirements you should know

Financial planning is critical for any business journey, and franchising is no different. We encourage all potential franchisees to do their due diligence as they inquire about the franchising journey with us., We also do our best to offer helpful resources and answer questions they might have along the way. From the initial franchise startup costs to purchasing trucks and equipment, building your team, and finding an office – there can be quite a bit of research involved.

10. Wyoming franchisees use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s mini-market model to excel in smaller territory

“Mini-markets run very similar to our tradition markets, but on a smaller scale. We now have the technology and support mechanisms in place to help create a profitable business in a market that requires a smaller local support staff,” said Jon Nobis, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has grown significantly throughout the United States, giving customers a recognizable yet local name to do business with no matter where they move.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Five things to consider when reviewing a franchising agreement

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Making the investment into a franchising business can be a thrilling time, as you’re buying into a brand with a proven business model and giving yourself a chance at business ownership within this framework.

Instead of starting from scratch with your own idea, you buy into an established brand where people recognize the name as you work to grow your operation in a new area. Like any business venture, it’s important to do extensive research and have a complete understanding of what your investment is going toward.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, tour goal is to be as open and honest with potential franchisees about what they are buying into so there aren’t any surprises or questions after they’ve opened. Whether you are thinking of franchising with us or you’re buying into a different franchising model, there are some important questions you should ask when reviewing a franchising agreement.

1. What fees will I be charged?

This is a crucial question to ask right out of the gate, as it’s important to know what you’re getting. In franchising, some of the common fees you will see include the initial franchise fee, a transfer fee, a renewal fee, advertising fees, royalties, technology fees, and training fees. In some instances, a franchise may be required to use certain vendors with their own expenses. Make sure to review all of these details when making your financial projections.

2. How long does the agreement last, and what are the terms of renewal?

More often than not, franchise terms generally fall within the range of five to 20 year category. Make sure to verify with your franchisor that the agreement is long enough to cover your initial investment.

3. Is the agreement one-sided?

Often times, franchise agreements can contain provisions which on the surface, can seem to favor the franchisor, such as the ability of the franchisor to make enforceable changes to policies at any time. By investing in a franchise, the brand is your most valuable asset. You do not want the hard work you have put into your franchise to be undermined by the actions or inactions of a fellow franchisee. Franchise agreements must be strong to protect your investment.

4. Do I have the exclusive rights to the location I am purchasing?

Make sure you know what your investment is getting you – there are a variety of ways that a company can divide franchise territories, and territories aren’t always exclusive.

5. Is the franchise agreement negotiable?

If you research and find out that your agreement is negotiable, it should raise concerns. It is important to make sure your franchise agreement is uniform because this ensures that you and your fellow franchisees are operating under the same terms. This also guarantees the brand you invest in will retain its quality and value.

If you’d like to learn more about what franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is like, check out the video below!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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