TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising allows franchisees to take advantage of multiple revenue streams in the business

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The key to any successful business – regardless of the industry – is having access to multiple channels of revenue in order to diversify your business and see a return on the investment you made.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve worked diligently to continue diversifying revenue streams and ensuring our franchisees have the right service options available to them to serve all moving needs for local customers.

People may think of us as just home movers – rightly so – but we’re able to offer so much more to customers than just moving from one home to the next. We offer long-distance relocation, storage options, junk removal, packing services, in-home and load-only moving, business moving, corporate relocation – the list goes on and on.

All of these services were developed with the intention of being the go-to resource for someone looking to move, and we knew it was imperative to give our franchisees as many options as possible to grow their franchises.

“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.”

As our service options have expanded, so has our company footprint, and we are now open in 46 states across America, as well as in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Take a look at the variety of services we’ve developed that you can offer customers as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee!

Home Moving

You can probably guess this, but home moving is where it all began for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK when the original “two men” – Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber – began moving belongings in the Lansing, Michigan area as a way to make extra cash in the early ’80s. This is our bread and butter and who we are at our core.

Long-distance moves

Long-distance moving is another long-time service option for customers. We offer a traditional expedited long-distance relocation plan, as well as our Value Flex crated option for long-distance moves.

Junk removal

One of the newer service options at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, our brand is taking junk removal head on and making a name for ourselves in this space. We can pick up, haul away, and properly dispose of most unwanted items from a home or business.

Load and Unloading

Sometimes, you’ll find customers who just want the moving help but don’t want to pay for the truck or the full moving experience. We’re able to send our movers to do the heavy lifting for them and save them the trouble.

Business Moving and Storage

As a business, we understand what it’s like to be a business, and we tailor our business moving plans to fit the needs of business owners so they feel comfortable hiring us to move their office buildings or office equipment with little to no interruptions to their operations.

Condo, Apartment, and Rental Moves

Not every move is a home or business move, and people will often hire movers to take them to and from rental properties. Different rules and regulations come into play when planning for these types of moves.

Delivery

When customers purchase large appliances, pieces of furniture, or other large and bulky items, they can call TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to schedule a pickup and delivery of the item to their homes. This saves them the hassle and pain of transporting it and getting it into the home on their own.

In-Home Moving

Sometimes customers just need the moving help, and not the truck. We’ll step in to do as little or as much in-home moving as a customer needs, from moving furniture in or around the home to helping with home staging, decluttering, and more.

Storage

Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises offer on-site storage for customers, eliminating the need for finding separate storage solutions while moving and instead offer an all-inclusive moving and storage experience.

Packing and Moving Supplies

We offer a full line of packing and moving supplies for customers so they have everything they need to get their move done right. If they want, they can even call our teams to come pack up as little or as much as they’d like.

If these diverse revenue streams sound like the right fit for you, we’d love to talk! Click here to learn about the franchising process with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

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

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: The Story of the Stickmen

Another year has passed  and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we continue our journey of moving customers forward with a variety of service options as we head into 2022.

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has been around now for nearly four decades, and although we’ve grown immensely over the years, the core of who we are and what we believe in has remained the same. From the days when it was actually just two men – Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ sons, Brig and Jon – moving customers’ belongings around the Lansing, Mich., area in an old pickup truck to today, where we have franchises in 46 states across the country in addition to Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – we’ve always focused on the customer experience while giving back to the communities where we work and live.

To learn a little more about the history of how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK came to be, we present the following: The Story of the Stickmen.

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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 embraces Hulu to reach new customers and help franchisees strengthen the brand across local markets

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As the media landscape continues to evolve, consumer behavior follows close behind. With more consumers ditching traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions and consuming content through their connected TV (CTV )— usually on one of the many over-the-top (OTT) services such as Hulu — brands are shifting even more ad dollars to these emerging channels. For context, the number of CTV users in the U.S. reached 203 million in 2020.

These trends are why TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® began using Hulu Ad Manager in 2020 to create impactful, local streaming TV campaigns. We’re able to leverage Hulu’s 39 million subscribers and their robust targeting options to put our brand in front of the right consumers.

“At the corporate level, we have initiatives to help local franchises understand options for spending their local marketing budget. Up until now, the spend has been focused on social media, search and display, and network and cable television,” said Bill Barrett, a franchise marketing specialist for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK corporate team. “While we provide useful information to the franchises, it’s up to them to manage their local marketing spend. One of our challenges, specifically with TV buys, has been the inability to help them if they get stuck, since we lack insight into the campaigns they are individually managing. One of the appealing benefits about Hulu Ad Manager is the ease with which we can buy and manage Streaming TV ads on the franchisees’ behalf.”

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK campaigns use a blend of demographics, life events, behaviors, interests, and ownership status. Using Hulu’s first-party data and targeting, we’re confident our ads will show to users who fit our ideal customer profile. Franchisees are starting to share similar confidence as more begin to add Hulu to their media mix.

In-depth targeting capabilities are not as readily available in cable and network TV campaigns. These extra layers allow for more control over our campaigns than ever before.

It’s imperative to the growth of our brand that we leverage emerging advertising and marketing technology that provides tangible benefits and value to our franchisees. We are thrilled to add Hulu advertising to our ever-growing list of marketing tools — as we’re confident it will be an integral part of our continued marketing success.

You can read more about how we use Hulu to propel our brand forward in this conversation with the Hulu team.

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.

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

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While there are certainly smaller-sized cities and regions throughout the country, one thing’s for sure … there is still a need for professional moving services!

This was the driving idea behind TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s mini-market franchise model, which was designed to bring our world-class, professional moving services to areas with smaller populations. It gives potential franchises the opportunity to open their own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, but at an investment cost that is lower than our traditional franchise model.

“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.”

Mini-market franchises started in 2017, and since then, we’ve added 10 to our franchise network. There are still many more open territories to fill!

Two of the first states to open mini-market franchises were Montana and Wyoming, and both have hit the ground running with their operations as they work to expand the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand in these states.

Watch the video below to learn about our mini-market franchises in Wyoming and its franchisees, Rob Graham and Justin Woods, to see how the experience has gone for them!

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.

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

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When it comes to being a a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee, the only constant about day-to-day life is that there is no constant, and you’re continuously experiencing new things as you work to run your business.

A normal day in the life can be a lot of different things, and that’s what makes franchising with our brand so unique. While each franchisee might run their operation a little differently and the day-to-day responsibilities might vary by location, the goal for all of our franchisees is the same: moving customers and employees forward.

“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.”

How franchisees work to meet this goal depends on their style of business ownership, but there are a few common traits across the board to help summarize a normal day in the life for a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee.

  • Keeping an eye on franchise culture and atmosphere to ensure there is a healthy work environment at each location
  • Making sure the franchise is in compliance with all regulations and guidelines from a corporate and state level
  • Creating a fair work environment that promotes accountability, communication, and team development
  • Using strategic business planning and tactics to help protect the brand, promote the brand, and drive success for the franchise
  • Building relationships with other business owners and organizations in the area to help with participating and giving back to the community

For more insight on what a typical day looks like for a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, we spoke with Multi-unit Franchisee Holly Stewart who owns multiple locations in Georgia!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee Holly Stewart

What is the day-to-day like for you?

“It really can vary a lot from week to week, but it’s usually some mix of working with managers, putting face time in with front line staff to keep culture and accountability high, meetings with outside parties, and getting my work done.”

What is something people wouldn’t expect that comes with the job?

“It isn’t always the case, but there are times when you can have your cake and eat it, too. The business will reflect you over time and if you’re able to mold everything together, it can be a lot of fun.”

What should people know before becoming a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee?

“Even though you own the business, it’s still a full-time job. Being a franchisee in a franchising system gives you access to outstanding tools and resources and access to a proven roadmap of success, but at the end of the day it’s still up to you to make everything come together. I find it helpful to remember that as the business owner, I have to drive the ship and make the tough choices.”

you’re interested in learning more about what a franchising opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK could look like for you, visit our franchise development website, 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.

A passion for moving employees forward inspires Ohio franchisee to keep chasing success

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Of all the knowledge a working professional can have during their career, perhaps nothing is more valuable than years of experience to help guide and serve as a reference point when making decisions.

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.

“I had just graduated from college when I was hired as a marketing manager and human resources assistant,” Clarey said. “Owning a franchise started to become a more attractive idea as my husband and I started working out of college and deciding what we wanted to do with our careers.”

Clarey and her husband, Justin, made their first franchise purchase in January of 2019 when they signed on to take over the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Columbus, Ohio franchise. It was a major milestone for the two as they had been working their way up for years, and it was a chance to take on a franchise in a thriving market for the moving industry.

Their years of experience – paired together with the training and mentorship they received from the previous owners of the Columbus location – helped make the transition smooth as they became business owners.

“We trained with the previous owners and shadowed them for several years before making the transition to ownership,” Clarey said. “We thought it was really helpful for us to do that, and it’s made things easier for us as we were able to understand issues better and work through them.”

Still, like any big career move, there are some challenges involved with making a big shift like becoming a business owner. Clarey was now tasked with seeing things from a big-picture perspective, instead of focusing on certain areas like she did in previous roles.

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“I was the sales manager before I became a franchisee, so I wasn’t used to looking at the company as a whole,” Clarey said. “When you are a franchisee, you focus on all departments. I just didn’t have experience doing that before.”

As Clarey navigated her new role, she continued to see the impact she was able to have on so many different people, which is something she really enjoys.

“I love seeing the growth in our employees as they move forward,” Clarey said. “We enjoy that each day is different – or even each year, as we learned last year with COVID-19. It keeps you engaged and encourages you to always keep learning and growing.”

While Clarey is focused on growing her location in Columbus, she also wants to hone in on the people side of things and wants the absolute best for her team.

Both her and her husband have transitioned seamlessly into being franchisees, and she encourages anyone who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives to pursue a franchising role.

“Yes, I would absolutely recommend franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” Clarey said. “It is just so rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life.”

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.

The Story of the Stickmen

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Nearly four decades later, more than 350 franchises in 44 states and counting, and continued franchise expansion in the U.S. and internationally – it’s been quite the journey for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

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.

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Wrapping up our year in franchising on Franchising You

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As we approach the final few days of 2020, it’s time to take a look back at the past year and reflect on everything that has happened and how we move forward in 2021.

Although 2020 has undoubtedly thrown a new set of challenges our way, we’re proud of the growth and endurance we’ve shown these past 9 months. Being an essential business, we were still able to move our customers, open new franchises, and give back to our communities – doing so while continuing to learn the best practices and guidelines for safety and sanitation to keep everyone safe.

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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All of us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK would like to wish our customers and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It’s no surprise 2020 has been tough on us all, and we’re more thankful than ever for everyone who continued to trust our brand, use our services, or work together with us to give back in communities everywhere. It is a major understatement to say that without all of you, we would not be where we are today.

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