Our top franchising stories from 2018!

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As we wrap up 2018, it’s always good to reflect on another positive year within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family!

A big focus on our franchising blog this year was story-telling and working to highlight some of the outstanding individuals in our company– and we did just that! From franchisee profiles to stories on our Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates, we were able to highlight some of the brightest minds associated with our brand.

So as we close out the year, let’s take a trip down memory lane for the last 12 months and re-visit some of these stories.

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A franchising magazine feature sold Franchisee Jim Fredrickson on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand

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-Written Erik Sargent

Each franchisee in our network has their own, unique journey to how they ended up franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

For Franchisee Jim Fredrickson – who owns the Scottsdale, Ariz., location – his professional career featured multiple jobs, including construction, mining equipment sales, servicing parts, and general contracting.

Around the turn of the new century, Fredrickson was working in a role that required him to commute frequently. One day he picked up a magazine for some light reading, and it turned out that would open a whole new window for him. Continue reading

After three decades as a veterinarian, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s commitment to customer service attracted James Bennett to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With more than 350 franchise locations across the United States and internationally, our franchisee network features individuals from a variety of business backgrounds.

Some come from within our system and have worked their way up from frontline positions, some have been successful business owners in different fields, but arguably none have the background that  Multi-unit Franchisee James Bennett has.

Bennett opened his first location early 2014 in Rochester, Minn., but his business background wasn’t anywhere close to what you’d normally see in the moving industry. Continue reading

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship finalist Dan Conlin takes on franchising role with New York City locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Dan Conlin joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family more than five years ago, it didn’t take long for him to realize where he wanted to go within the company.

After joining the Arlington, Va., franchise as a driver right out of college, Conlin quickly saw what the company had to offer to its employees, and knew this could be more than just a paycheck. He realigned his goals to ensure a future with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – to become a franchisee one day. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK frontline team members gather in East Lansing, Mich., for Frontline Annual Meeting

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-Written by Erik Sargent

On the banks of the Red Cedar River in East Lansing, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s top frontline team members — everyone from movers, drivers, customer service representatives, and managers — gathered to learn the latest and greatest with the company and learn how they can further advance their careers.

The 18th annual Frontline Annual Meeting, an event held at the Kellogg Center and the campus of Michigan State University, is specifically for the frontline staff of franchises from all across the country. From town hall-style gatherings to general sessions with company executives, hands-on learning labs, informational training sessions, and a fun tailgate and tour of the town – team members were treated to a week of excitement with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office team while also learning best practices and tips to implement at their locations. Continue reading

Ben Darnell brought over 25 years of business experience when joining the system in 2012

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Part of what makes the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee network so diverse is the fact that our franchises come from all different walks of life, backgrounds, and careers.

This collective wealth of knowledge always works toward the greater good of our company, and the diversity in experience amongst our franchisees helps us stay on the cutting edge of business while continuing to develop new and exciting strategies. For Multi-unit Franchisee Ben Darnell, he experienced more than 25 years of work before even hearing of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – and his experiences were far from the moving industry. Continue reading

Multi-unit Missouri franchisee used passion for helping people to grow as a franchisee

 

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When you look at everything that has built up the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, arguably nothing is more important than quality customer service.

It’s what keeps us going and what has helped develop our reputation in each of the communities we operate, and it’s also what attracts people to our brand – both as customers, and as employees. For Multi-unit Franchisee Grant Hornbuckle, helping people is one of his favorite things, and our reputation for customer service was a major selling point in him purchasing his first franchise. Continue reading