TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: The Story of the Stickmen

Another year has passed  and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we continue our journey of moving customers forward with a variety of service options as we head into 2022.

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has been around now for nearly four decades, and although we’ve grown immensely over the years, the core of who we are and what we believe in has remained the same. 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.

To learn a little more about the history of how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK came to be, we present the following: The Story of the Stickmen.

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The Story of the Stickmen

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Nearly four decades later, more than 350 franchises in 44 states and counting, and continued franchise expansion in the U.S. and internationally – it’s been quite the journey for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Since the days of literally “two men and a truck” working for extra little extra spending money in the Lansing, Mich., area to being the largest franchised moving company in the United States, we’ve worked to build a brand that helps people move forward in life while also giving back. Founder Mary Ellen Sheets’ simple idea has opened doors for people from all walks of life, and we still carry the mindset of that small, local moving company from Lansing.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: The Story of the Stickmen

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It was an idea that was simple enough – a local moving business for two high school students in the Lansing, Mich., area to make some extra spending money for fun.

That idea turned out to be something more than just a high school job; it turned into the nation’s largest franchised moving company. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s humble beginnings started with an idea by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, and has since grown into a franchise leader in the moving industry, operating in 44 states, four countries, and with over 350 locations. Continue reading

Continued frontline success drives system to 7 million moves

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-Written by Erik Sargent

From the day TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Founder Mary Ellen Sheets started the company, she made it clear that above everything else we offered as a brand, outstanding customer service and hardworking people would be what set us apart.

More than 30 years later, those ideals have remained constant, and have helped the brand surge forward into its latest milestone achievement – 7 million system moves. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK continues forward surge with 100 months of consecutive growth

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-Written by Erik Sargent

In 2008, the American economy was hit with a major recession that affected businesses of all kinds, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® included.

It was a tough time for any company trying to gain footing and continuing to make a profit, and there was a ripple-effect throughout the business world as people tried to pick themselves up and get back on track. For the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, a new vision was set in place, a new level of thought was implemented, and the results have spoken for themselves, with the company hitting 100 months of consecutive growth this April. Continue reading

Highlighting 30 years of continued success as the TWO MEN AND TRUCK® brand continues strong growth trend

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With nearly seven million moves under our belt, more than 380 franchise locations coast to coast and internationally, and hundreds of thousands of lives forever changed just last year along, it’s safe to say at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re making an impact in the world of moving. Continue reading