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

Manager Juan Gallegos expanding his career through Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship Program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Like many team members in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, Juan Gallegos found an opportunity at a time in his life when he was looking for a change.

He wasn’t sure what kind of change exactly, but knew he wanted something different. He had recently moved to Rockford, Ill., and around that same time, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK opened a franchise in the area. One thing led to another, and soon Gallegos found himself in a mover position.

“I was in a place where I wanted something more,” said Gallegos, who is now regional manager at the Quad Cities, Iowa, franchise. “I had just moved to Rockford, and found TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. It has been a huge blessing and a great learning experience for me. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is one of those special companies – if you want more, it’s there, you just have to exceed your own expectations.” Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK General Manager works to fulfill a dream of business ownership through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

After working nearly 60 hours a week in a factory, Jarrod Brooks decided it was time for a change. He didn’t know what he was looking for, but knew he needed something new in his life.

Growing up on a farm, hard work and manual labor was something that was second-nature to him and when he saw a posting for a position with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, he thought it might be a welcomed change.

“I saw the posting for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and the thought of manual labor excited me,” said Brooks, who is currently the general manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lincoln, Neb., franchise. “This company has taught me to live outside my comfort zone and by doing so, it has taken me to new heights and taken me to places I never thought I would go when I walked in on my first day.” 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

Operations Manager Shawn Abram takes next career step with Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship Program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Shawn Abram left his old job to pursue a new career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and it was one simple reason that motivated his career move – he wanted more of a challenge.

Nearly nine years later, it’s safe to say that Abram has taken that challenge head on and certainly made the most of his opportunity with the brand. After joining as a mover, Abram has held just about every frontline position available, working his way up from mover to driver, then leader to driver, safety coordinator, training manager, and now operations manager for the Pittsburgh Southwest and Northeast locations. Continue reading

Meet the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates!

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family atmosphere  is a big driving force that keeps our employees motivated and moving forward with their careers.

Part of the encouragement in moving careers forward is the  Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship Program, which is a year-long program consisting of training courses, assignments, and presentation of a business plan at the end of the program. In the end, one person is chosen as the official winner, and is given $50,000 toward starting their own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving franchise in partnership with their current franchisee!

This keeps our tradition of promoting from within going strong and gives existing members in the company the motivation to continue working hard toward their goals of becoming a business owner one day. 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