Get familiar with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising timeline

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For those exploring the world of business ownership, franchising is an avenue which should be considered if you’re someone who doesn’t want to start a business from scratch.

When you join a franchising system, you are buying into a brand with proven success as well as a recognizable name. You will also have the ability to run your franchise within the brand’s established perimeters as a franchise owner. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has been in the world of franchising for more than three decades now, and we’ve built a franchisee network of experienced business professionals covering 45 states in the U.S., as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a brand name people recognize in their communities as movers they can trust, which is why new franchisees are able to quickly find success when they invest with us.

“There are very few brands that are as committed to franchisee support as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” said Nick Powills, CEO and founder of No Limit Agency. “From the depth of corporate departments to the depth of training at the corporate headquarters, franchisees can clearly see their royalties at work. This is a business focused on never being satisfied, which in turn, will continue to change the lives of those who are allowed to join this exclusive club.”

We’ve created a streamlined process to get people on the road to franchising, one that usually takes anywhere from four to six months to complete.

Follow our timeline below!

Step 1: Review (7-10 days)

This is the initial step in the process where we get to know the candidate to find out what they are looking for, what their expectations are, and walk them through important details such as financial requirements that are necessary to kick off the process.

Step 2: Application (7-10 days)

This is where you’ll fill out a request for consideration, giving you a chance to put into words why you think you’re a good fit with us. Where do you want to be in five years? How involved will you be? What are your goals as a franchisee? All of these questions come into play during this step.

Step 3: Acceptance (14-30 days)

The expectations for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees are presented with our Franchise Disclosure Document, and we also encourage potential franchisees to speak with current or former franchisees to ask questions about their time in the system to learn more about the role.

Step 4: Planning (30-60 days)

The longest stage of the process, we will provide the potential franchisee with a business plan template for them to fill out. Various team members from our Home Office departments are available to assist you with developing your plan and answering questions you might have about various parts of the operation.

Step 5: Discovery Day (14-30 days)

Come meet our team! This day is all about you as a new franchisee, and you’ll see all of the work involved with the franchising process starting to come together. You’ll learn who we are, what we do, and get a chance to meet various people throughout the business.

Step 6: Awarding (30-60 days)

Congrats – you’re a part of the team! Now, it’s time to get working. We’ll work with you to get your doors open and your business running, with operational experts helping you work through the transition of opening your first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise.

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® franchising most frequently asked questions

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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.

Top 5 things to consider before pursuing franchising

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There are several ways to go about business ownership,, but one of the more lucrative and rewarding opportunities is franchising.

Franchising allows you to buy into a proven model of success when you start your business instead of coming up with an idea from scratch. You’re able to buy into an already established brand name, a business model that has been tweaked for success, and join a network of specialists at the corporate level and franchisees who have found success – both can offer ideas and best practices to guide you through your journey. Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising

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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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising timeline: What to expect during the process

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If you’re looking for a new business opportunity or the chance to run your own business, franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a great option to consider.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the nation’s first and largest franchised moving company and for over 35 years, we’ve been the leaders in the moving industry, committed to customer service while offering a variety of professional moving services to fit any moving need. Along the way, we’ve built a diverse and experienced franchisee network that makes up over 350 locations across 44 U.S., states, and even into Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Featuring over 350 locations across 44 different states in the United States, plus locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, it’s safe to say the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising model is stronger than ever.

Since our Founder Mary Ellen Sheets decided to franchise the company over 30 years ago, it’s been a constant effort to tweak and improve the franchising model for our brand – and it’s something we’re always working on. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK features a diverse franchisee network with individuals coming from all different backgrounds, and each one is able to experience their own versions of success. 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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Manager Blake Casey looks to become franchisee through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

What started out as a simply meeting through a mutual contact would end up putting Blake Casey on a path of business success – one he’s hoping will culminate with becoming a franchisee of his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise one day.

Casey – who is currently the franchise manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Grand Rapids South location – didn’t have much experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had only seen the brand around town. Through a family member, Casey was able to meet Rob Felcher – the Grand Rapids South location franchisee – and learn all about what the brand had to offer. He was instantly intrigued. Continue reading

Five critical questions to ask when reviewing a franchising agreement

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-Written by Erik Sargent

If you’ve made the decision to invest in a franchised business, it’s important to completely understand what exactly you’re getting into before signing on the dotted line.

The proper research, along with extensive planning, is necessary before you officially purchase into a franchising brand, and understanding the franchise agreement you sign is an important step in the journey to profitability and success. These franchise agreements set the tone for the entire business relationship between you and the franchisor, so it’s critical you do your due-diligence to stay up-to-date on everything involved with your purchase. Continue reading

Success stories show why TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising is worth the investment

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-Written by Erik Sargent

As a potential business owner, you want peace of mind that the investment you make is not only worthwhile financially, but will provide you with a satisfying and rewarding ownership experience.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, tour goal is to provide potential franchisees the transparency on what they can expect if they join our award-winning franchising family. When joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you can quickly see the family feel and emphasis put on customer service and supporting our communities above all else. Continue reading