TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising: reflecting on the top 2022 stories

Once again, another year has passed us by and we’ve found ourselves wrapping up 2022 and preparing for the new year ahead.

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising model continued to push forward as we opened additional locations across the country and welcomed new franchisees into our family. Despite the challenges faced in 2020 and even 2021, we’ve been fortunate to sustain growth within our brand while continuing to find new ways to connect with perspective franchisees on their paths to business ownership.

As we wrap up 2022, we like to reflect on t some of our top stories from the year before this chapter closes. Take a look at our most viewed stories on the Franchising You blog platform!

1. A love for the brand helped drive this New Jersey franchisee’s career path

“I experience something new and exciting every day,” Kilgariff said. “Owning a franchise never has a dull moment. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a lot of work, but the payoff is equally – if not better – than what you can imagine. Basically, what I’m trying to say is: there will always be a challenge and there will always be bad that comes with the good, but working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? The good is always great.”

2. A decade-long journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK leads long-time manager to open his own location in Georgia  

“[I was excited about] the opportunity to be able to work for myself, doing what I love,” Cuttino said. “Also, the chance to be a part of a proven, successful company that offers support like no other business I’ve seen. The idea of being able to grow as much as you want [within the company] is very attractive.”

3. California franchisee finds ideal balance between motherhood and business ownership

“After speaking with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and learning about their core values and what they stood for, I was hooked,” Miller said. “I knew I could be successful with their support behind me. Growing up, my brother worked for a local moving company, and I saw how successful the owners were. By partnering with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, I didn’t have to wait to build brand recognition, I could jump right in.”

4. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising requirements you should know as you do your research

“For any potential franchisee looking to join a franchising brand – not just with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – the most important step is figuring out the details of your investment. Doing detailed research of what you’re buying into, working with the franchise development teams for a brand to ask important questions, and speaking with other franchisees within a system are all crucial steps in determining if your investment is a good fit.”

5. Multiple roles within the brand have shaped this TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee’s career

“[How I became a franchisee] was slightly unconventional,” Turbeville said. “The opportunity presented itself, and we [Oversmith] wanted to stay within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand. It seemed like a smart financial move. We had the opportunity to see how successful some franchise owners were and becoming a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee was exciting.”

6. Multi-Unit Franchisee Mike Lally wins the 2022 “Moving People Forward” award

“[We get so many] great comments from folks when we mention Mike Lally,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President Randy Shacka. “When they respond to that name, it’s always a smile and it’s always somebody that says ‘man, he’s always there to help and always willing to listen when something is going.”

7. What does the timeline to ownership look like when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK?

“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 Mainland. “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.”

8. Mini market territories provide TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise ownership in areas with smaller demographics

“Our mini market plan got its start in two states – Montana and Wyoming – and both have found sustained success ever since opening their doors. They’ve helped us fine-tune the blueprint for the minimarket model, learning what works and what doesn’t work, which allows us to provide best practices and useful information to franchisees opening mini markets moving forward.”

9. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: The Story of the Stickmen

“From the days when it was actually just two men – Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ sons, Brig and Jon – moving customers’ belongings around the Lansing, Mich., area in an old pickup truck to today, where we have franchises in 46 states across the country in addition to Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – we’ve always focused on the customer experience while giving back to the communities where we work and live.”

10. Long-time TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee expands the brand throughout Minnesota

“We ultimately chose franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK because I knew something about the business from my time working at the Madison franchise, and my father saw how other franchises were performing,” Bailey said. “He had a strong business and accounting background, and he thought the opportunity was good for all of us.”

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2019 is coming to a close, and it’s been another successful year for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand – specifically with our franchise development.

The Franchising You blog platform worked to capture some of the highlights from our franchise system and franchisee network, and we covered everything from our 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program winner to new franchise openings, franchising FAQs, and much more. Continue reading