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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 has affected all of us in one way or another and it has especially changed the way the world of business operates.
Through it all, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has continued to push forward after the government deemed moving an essential business, and our franchisees have worked hard to make sure their teams are not just ready to move, they’re ready to move safely.
-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.
When Founder Mary Ellen Sheets began building the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, a positive culture focused around giving back to the community, living by a set of core values, and a mindset of promoting our own people, which helped establish TWO MEN AND A TRUCK not only as a leader in the moving industry, but an organization in which people wanted to be involved..
Franchisees from all backgrounds have come to find a home here, opening their own moving operations and finding success along the years. Continue reading
Investing your money into a business should come with the peace of mind in knowing that what you’re buying into will become a successful endeavor.
Although TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started as local home movers, we realized along the way there’s more to helping our franchisees see a return on their investment – and more to serving our customers, too. This is why as the years have gone on, we’ve worked hard to add additional services to our brand so there are multiple revenue streams for franchisees, while providing the services we know our customers want. Continue reading
If you’re going to invest your hard-earned money into a new business opportunity, it’s important to find something you believe and trust in.
There are countless stories of people taking questionable leaps of faith with their money to chase a big pay day that comes up empty, and this can often be traced back to a lack of research on their investment. Another issue that can make this even more difficult is starting a business from scratch, which is why taking the route of franchising can be so beneficial. Continue reading
For the 30th year in a row, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family gathered for our Annual Meeting conference, this time traveling out into the desert of Las Vegas, Nev., at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.
Back in Las Vegas for the first time since 2014, franchisees, managers, and Home Office employees met to discuss the current state of the company, new goals for the year ahead, and exciting new plans for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as we continue to grow and expand nationwide. The three-day event was full of educational sessions, executive boardrooms, training seminars, and opportunities to have a little fun in the Las Vegas atmosphere. Continue reading
Investing your money into a franchising business is a rewarding and exciting opportunity, as you’re buying into a brand with a proven track record that is giving you the opportunity to create business success.
While there is certainly much to be excited about, investing into a franchising model also requires extensive research and a complete understanding about what you’re signing up for. Proper research and planning is necessary before you purchase a franchise location to make sure that your money is being spent wisely. Continue reading