TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising most frequently asked questions


Having more than 35 years and 8.5 million moves under our belts, we’ve come a long way as a brand since the days of two high school students moving customers in Lansing, Mich., for extra spending money.

Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had the simple idea that a local moving company could change the reputation of movers and offer outstanding customer service and quality in the moving industry. With that in mind, she turned this simple idea into a franchising model which covers 45 states and four different countries. While the brand has grown to levels never imagined, the same mindset we created then resonates at all of our franchises today: take the stress out of moving while providing the best customer experience possible.

For those looking to start their own business journey, franchising is something to be considered, and we have worked diligently over this time period to create a model geared toward long-term success for our franchisees. It’s why so many of our franchisees continue to reinvest in the brand, expanding their brand footprint into new territories.

If you’re interested in franchising and what TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has to offer, we want to hear from you! In the meantime, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about franchising with the “Movers Who Care”.

Can franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK be more successful than owning my own business?

While all business investments are contingent on a variety of factors, franchising with a brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK versus starting your own brand allows you to operate within an already established model of success. Our brand holds weight in communities everywhere; it’s a name people trust and recognize. With over three decades of moving people, we are ready to handle any changes the industry might throw at us.

What makes franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK worth my investment?

If you’re looking for a business opportunity with the potential for success and something where you have the chance to make a daily impact in the lives of others, then TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is for you. We’re a family-oriented company, and it’s our mission to make moving – which is a stressful time in anyone’s life – a little bit easier.

Our founder, Mary Ellen Sheets, built this brand around a commitment to giving back in the company and a set of core values which define who we are, and this is echoed from top to bottom in our system. As a franchisee, you’ll receive daily dedicated support from our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office team, and access to years of business strategies and a diverse network of successful franchisees to connect and communicate with.

What should I expect as a franchisee in the moving industry?

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.

When can I expect to see a return on my investment as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a brand, it’s that the need for professional moving services will never go away. Whether we endure an economic recession or a global pandemic with COVID-19, people have continued to rely on our services to help them move. With this in mind, it provides assurance that there will always be opportunity for growth with a moving franchise.

According to our own research, franchises see an average gross sales that exceed their expenses in year one. By year three, most franchises have experienced major growth and by year five, have experienced an average of 11% profit. These details go a long way in shedding light on how quickly you can expect to see a return on your investment with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to franchise with or you’re interested in inquiring more about a potential franchising opportunity, visit our Franchise Development website.

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.

Frequently asked questions about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising


Over 35 years ago, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had a simple idea: a local moving company that would put a heavy emphasis on customer service and change the perception around hiring professional movers.

It worked in her hometown of Lansing, Mich., and little did she know that nearly four decades later, the idea would have grown into the nation’s largest franchised moving company with franchises in 44 U.S. states, as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. While the idea has grown, it has also remained the same – we work to take the stress out of moving while making it the best customer experience possible. Continue reading