Catch a glimpse into what life is like as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

For any franchise brand, the bottom line of company success comes when the franchisees within your brand find happiness and achieve their own success.

Successful, dedicated franchisees who are bought into the mission of the company are crucial for any franchised brand, and here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we have just that. Since the beginning, when TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets made the decision to franchise her local moving business based out of Lansing, Mich., we’ve gone on to open more than 350 locations across the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

A commitment to high-quality moving services and customer care were key in the growth of the brand, but it’s a franchisee network of like-minded individuals from all backgrounds who keep pushing this mindset and allowing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK expansion. Many of our franchisees started out as movers and drivers before working their way up and know exactly what it takes to open and operate their own successful moving franchises.

Are you interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Check out some of these success stories below to see what is possible when investing with us!

Moving People Forward: Juan Gallegos

Moving People Forward: Anthony Jent

Moving People Forward: Rob Wallace

Success Story – Johnathan Cuttino

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 important details to consider before signing a franchise agreement

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee on the phone

Investing into a franchising brand is a great alternative to traditional business ownership for those who want to be their own boss, as you’re able to buy into a proven system while still being in charge of your location.

Rather than coming up with a business idea and strategy from scratch, you’re tapping into a model that has already been established. Similar to starting your own business, you’re able to run this operation as you see fit within the framework of this established brand without having to struggle through building brand recognition or coming up with fresh ideas to market your business.

Like any business venture, though, it’s important to do extensive research and due diligence to know where your investment will take you. The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand strives to be as transparent and honest as possible with potential franchisees so they have a strong understanding of what the business will look like for them one year in, five years in, and beyond.

Whether you’re thinking of franchising with us or with another brand, you should learn as much as you can about the brand and their operational methods, also in addition to thoroughly reviewing the brand’s franchise agreement prior to signing.

When reviewing a franchising agreement, below are a few crucial questions you should consider before moving forward.

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

Franchise agreements generally fall within the range of five to 20 years. Make sure to verify with your franchisor that the agreement spans long enough to cover your initial investment.

2. Is the agreement one-sided?

You’ll find that some franchise agreements contain provisions which can seem to favor the franchisor, such as the ability of the franchisor to make enforceable changes at any time. As someone investing in the franchise, the brand is your most valuable asset, and you don’t want all your hard work washed away by the actions or inactions of a fellow franchisee. Franchise agreements must be strong to protect your investment.

3. 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.

4. Do I have the exclusive rights to the location I’m 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.

Interested in franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Click here to learn more!

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.

Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: Seeing on a return on your investment

At the end of the day, the goal of any functioning business remains the same regardless of what industry the business entails: seeing a return on investment.

Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is no different, and we’ve built a sustainable franchising model to help our franchisees find continued success once they invest with our brand. When you franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you’re buying into established brand awareness, a proven variety of service options, and a reputation of trust that spans multiple decades.

“I wanted to create a successful business not only for myself and my family, but for my community, which is why I chose to franchise,” said Samantha Miller, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee in California. “If I hadn’t partnered with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, I would be starting in an industry that I didn’t come from and had no experience in. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has the experience and a successful business model developed from trial and error that will give me a head start at success.”

We have worked hard to tweak this franchising model to encourage people of all business backgrounds to join, and this type of commitment helps potential franchisees feel comfortable making their investment with us.

What started as a traditional home moving company has now turned into a business that can provide long-distance moving, junk removal, storage, packing services, in-home delivery, in-home moving and loading/unloading services, and much more. With all of these revenue streams at the disposal of our franchisees, we can truly brand ourselves as a one-stop-shop for customers.

More than just being able to offer a variety of moving options to customers, though, is the ability to make an impact on others and the communities where we operate each and every day. Through our services and our commitment to giving back in the community, we can truly improve the lives of others every single day – something our franchisees embrace.

“I would recommend franchising to someone interested for the chance to change lives and move people forward,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Johnathan Cuttino, a franchisee in Georgia. “It’s a chance to be able to create the change you would like to see. If you care about people and want to make a living while helping them, this is a perfect opportunity.”

The stats below show the value of investing in our brand:

  • $3.08 million in average annual gross sales
  • 94% franchisee satisfaction brand-wide
  • 15% Average Annual Profitability as a brand
  • $14.3 million annual growth salves average for multi-unit franchisees
  • 53% of franchisees own 1 locations, 20% of franchisees own 2 locations, and 26% own 3 or more locations

“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.”

If you’re looking to learn more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, visit our Franchise Development website to learn more!

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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee on the phone

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.

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

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover loads a mobile storage container.

As a business owner, it’s imperative to establish diverse revenue streams in order to see a positive return on the investments you’ve made.

For TWO MEN AND A TRCK® franchisees, this is one of the major selling points of joining our franchising network and investing with our brand, as we offer a variety of revenue streams to help you keep your business growing and expanding your customer reach. Although traditional home moving is our bread and butter – and what customers tend to know us for best– we offer much more than just packing up a customer’s belongings and moving it to their new home.

From long-distance moving to our brand new junk removal service, packing service, our full line of moving boxes and packing supplies, storage, business moving, and much more – there’s a lot to be excited about as a potential franchisee.

“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.”

With more than 350 franchise locations in 46 states – as well as Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – it’s clear that our franchise network is taking full advantage of these different revenue streams and using it to grow their locations, and even open multiple locations.

Take a look at the many different service options we are able to offer as a brand and learn how you can diversify as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee!

Home Moving

This is where it all got started for our brand, and what continues to separate us as the leaders in the moving industry. When people think of moving a home, they think of our trucks and our brand.

Long-distance Moving

This is an area where we’ve seen major growth in recent years, and one we’ve worked hard to provide even more options to customers. We offer our traditional, expedited long-distance moving option but Value Flex Crate moving.

Junk Removal

New to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand (at select locations) is  junk removal. Whether it’s removing unwanted items from a home, staging a home to sell, or more – we can pick up, haul away, and dispose of unwanted items.

Load and Unload Services

If a customer has rented a moving truck or storage container but doesn’t want to do the heavy lifting themselves, they can call our moving teams to take care of it for them.

Business Moving and Storage

All across the country, businesses trust our professional moving teams to help them relocate to new offices, rearrange their current office, or just assist with the moving of heavy items around their building. We work around their schedule to limit disruptions to business hours.

Apartment, Condo, or Rental Moving

It’s the same idea as a home move, but with much more regulations, rules, and planning as you work within the guidelines of an apartment complex or rental community. Moving up stairs and around tight corners is tricky, and that’s why customers trust us to do it for them.

Delivery

When customers purchase a large appliance, piece of furniture, or something else that is heavy and difficult to move, they can call TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to schedule a pickup and delivery of this item to their home. This saves them the hassle and pain of moving it into their home themselves.

In-Home Moving

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

Storage

Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises now offer storage on-site 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 supplies and a full-line of moving supplies for customers so they have everything they need to get a 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 you’re interested in starting your own franchising journey with TWO ME NAND A TRUCK, 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 provides a mix of service options for franchisees

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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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s franchising model provides diverse revenue streams

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you make the investment to buy into a franchising model like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you want to ensure the investment is worthwhile.

Thankfully, the franchising brand we’ve built at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is set up to allow franchisees to see a return on their investment through various sources of revenue.  TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is often thought of as simply a home moving company, but as we’ve grown, so too have our service options, and we’re able to assist with any moving or packing need a customer might have. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK creates a seamless transition for those wanting to franchise

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you’ve grown a business over three-plus decades and expanded to more than 300 franchise locations, you learn a thing or two about the world of franchising and business ownership.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has built our brand around a franchising model that is sustainable for people of all business backgrounds, and we are continually working hard to tweak and adjust it so that our franchise business owners can experience both financial growth and a rewarding experience. Continue reading

The month of March signals amped up hiring across TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations nationwide

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-Written by Erik Sargent

In order to best serve our customers and provide world-class customer service, it’s crucial each of our franchise locations have solid teams in place to meet the needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

This is something we don’t take lightly and each spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees embark on the annual hiring campaign known as Career Move Month.

“Through Career Move Month, we organize several programs to showcase our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values, culture, and what it’s like to work here,” said Johanna Weitzel, recruiting and retention manager at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office. “Our franchises get involved at a local level, and are usually thrilled to build upon the national programs we put in place and extend their efforts through the rest of the year so they can build out their great teams.” Continue reading

A desire to impact the lives of others attracted Nathan Bocock to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

More and more, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is seeing franchisees with dreams of moving their own employees and their careers forward. That is a driving force within the brand, and one that continues to motivate franchisees daily.

For Nathan Bocock, this chance to positively impact others and their daily lives was something that always interested him, and something he had searched for in his career. He was working as a producer in the property and casualty insurance business when he decided it was time for a change, and that’s when he found TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. Continue reading