2018 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK scholarship winner opens her first franchise in the state of New Jersey

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Moving forward – it’s a theme that is talked about often in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, and one we love talking about when it comes to our employees and franchisees.

This is evident in all levels of the company, especially with our Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, which was designed to take managers in the system, and put them through training and educational programs, ultimately choosing a winner at the end  to be awarded $50,000 toward their own franchise. This is a great opportunity for people to elevate their careers, and our 2018 winner, Liz Friedmann, recently opened her own location, in partnership with the franchisee team she was part of, and is settling into her new role. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK expands into Reno, Nevada with franchisee who’s no stranger to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The goal at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK always has been and always will be to offer our industry-leading moving services to as many customers as possible, and a big part of this starts with expanding our number of franchise locations.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand recently moved into another important city – Reno, Nevada.

New Franchisee Russ Riggs moved to Reno four years ago with his wife, and immediately fell in love with the area. He already had experience in the world of franchising, but noticed one key business was lacking in Reno – high-quality, professional moving services. After working through the process of owning his own TWO MEN ANDA TRUCK location, he just recently opened the brand’s first location in Reno. Continue reading

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