A business partnership with his father has led to a decade-long franchising journey for Cory Christensen

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-Written by Erik Sargent

A solid business partnership requires a familiarity with the other person and a relationship that is built on trust, and for Franchisee Cory Christensen, he has just that.

Christensen – who is the franchisee for three different TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations in the state of Illinois – his business partner is someone he’s known literally his entire life: his father.

Christensen and his father, Bob, purchased the Rockford, Illinois, location in 2008, and eleven years later have added on two more locations to their resume. Christensen’s path to franchising wasn’t traditional – or even something he expected – but he found a home within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, and it has paid off. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Success Stories: Nathan Murray

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re constantly working to expand the reach of our franchising network and bring fresh, new ideas in when we sign franchisees.

This provides a vast and diverse network of individuals that help make the brand what it is and earlier this year, we continued this trend with franchisee Nathan Murray. Murray, along with his parents Tom and Bonnie, recently signed to take over our Houston Northwest location in Texas. The trio brings over 75 years of combined customer service experience, and are ready to continue delivering this customer service to the Houston area. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees reflect on Movers for Moms® as Mother’s Day approaches

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Written by Erik Sargent

Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee is more than just building a successful moving franchise in cities across the globe – it’s about giving back to the communities they operate in, and making a difference for the people who live in these areas.

Founder Mary Ellen Sheets set this tone from day one with the company, and it’s a sentiment that is still carried out today. Of the many ways TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and our franchisees give back each year, perhaps none is bigger than our Movers for Moms® campaign. Continue reading

A mutual connection and perfect timing set Tommy Watts on the path to franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has always put a heavy emphasis on moving employees forward in their careers, whether that’s people who started off on the frontline as a mover or someone who came from an entirely different background.

For new Franchisee Tommy Watts, his introduction to the brand was – in his own words –fate. A mutual connection between his wife, Elly, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Charlie Allen would end up creating a path for Watts that led to him opening is own business this spring. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Success Stories: Steve West

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Steve West’s franchisee journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started in March of 2015 when he opened the doors to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, location, and since then he has enjoyed a great deal of success working within our brand.

Now four years later, West is a co-franchisee for two additional locations in Portland, Maine, and Clifton, New Jersey. He has found a way to make an impact on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand through his work with the Big Picture Group, and has helped move countless employees forward in their careers at his franchise locations. Continue reading

Clint Bergman finds new calling as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Clint Bergman arrived in Missouri from the state of Texas, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK wasn’t initially on his radar.

Bergman was moving to Springfield to attend the Baptist Bible Seminary, where he would eventually go on to earn his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Hebrew and the Old Testament. In the meantime while taking these courses, Bergman needed a job, and that’s how he found his way into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK network. Continue reading

From driver to franchisee: A unique perspective for franchisee Tyler Whalen

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Written by Erik Sargent

Of all the things that encapsulate what we stand for at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, perhaps no story fits better than Tyler Whalen’s.

From working on the frontline and climbing his way up to participating in Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and ultimately becoming a successful multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, Whalen has been a walking billboard for how this company promotes from within and works hard to move people along in their careers. Continue reading