TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising offers veterans business ownership success

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day where the entire country can come together to recognize and honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served this country.

While it’s important to pay tribute to these individuals today, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand strives to do this all year long. Whether it’s through something like our Movers for Military campaign – a program designed for our franchises to collect and donate essential care items to veterans shelters each fall – or through our employment and franchising opportunities, we work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for veterans.

Throughout our company structure, you can find veterans at all levels – from movers and drivers to franchisees, and even team members at our Michigan Support Center in Lansing, Mich. Specifically with franchising, we have long featured a history of veteran franchisees who find immense success within our franchising model.

“I think a lot of the same core values that are in the military align well with being a business owner, especially at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in particular,” said Tim Lightner, a veteran multi-unit franchisee for the Racine, Janesville, New Berlin, Madison, Milwaukee, and Waukesha, Wisc. locations. “Values and techniques like discipline, hard work, putting the cause before yourself – those all fit well together, and there’s an overlap.”

Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has become a viable option for veterans because the structure of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is conducive to experiences they’re used to from their time in the military.

Veterans often align well with our team-oriented environment and lifestyle associated with our franchises, creating a chance for success, as well as personal and professional growth.

“Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee was an easy transition for me coming from the military,” said Michael Sham, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee in Mississippi. “The job is similar in many ways. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK makes franchise ownership easy, and even gives veterans a military discount on the purchase of the location.”

It’s not just our franchisees and franchise team members who have spoken highly of their time with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, either.

We’ve received numerous recognitions for our work with franchisees from publications like Franchise Business Review and Military times, which is a testament to our franchising model and how sustainable it can be for veterans.

“I would tell not only veterans but anybody that if you really, firmly believe in customer service and are really willing to work hard, this is one of the best situations I’ve ever seen for starting a business,” said Bob Christensen, a multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee with locations in Iowa and Illinois.

For veterans looking for the next step and who have interest in becoming a business owner, we encourage you to visit our Franchise Development website, here.

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Veteran business ownership opportunities with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK


-Written by Erik Sargent

With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, our team here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK likes to make it a special point each year to recognize the important sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our military.

People might see our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise locations giving back to veterans in the community through programs like our Movers for Military campaign, but we also work hard to provide veterans with job opportunities – specifically franchising within our brand. Just last year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was recognized on the Military Times “best for Vets” list for 2018, which recognizes the top franchising opportunities for veterans around the country. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® honored to be named among top franchise opportunities for veterans

Written by Jessy Howe

Each November, we take time to honor those who have served our country and reflect on the privileges we have due to their selfless sacrifices. We extend our deepest thanks to these brave men and women for fighting for our freedom.

We are blessed to have a number of current franchisees with a military background. The service men and women who join our system are proven leaders who align with our core values and bring invaluable work ethic. These individuals have helped us grow for more than 70 consecutive months and are the reason we have been recognized with multiple military achievements.


Center, Joey Hale recognized as Franchisee of the Year.

One individual being Multi-Unit Franchisee Joey Hale who was recently awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA), a top honor among franchisees across the country.

“Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, I served as an intelligence officer for the United States Air Force,” said Hale. “I enlisted while in college. My dad flew in the Air Force, and I had tunnel vision to follow in his footsteps.”

Hale has been with the system since 1998 beginning as a mover and driver in Knoxville, Tenn., and is now continuing to expand the brand on the West Coast in multiple cities in California.

This year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® ranked in the top 20 among Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets Franchise Opportunities. The ranking only validates our brand’s commitment to actively recruiting veterans.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® also earned a place on the G.I Jobs® 2015 Top 12 Hot Franchises for Veterans list.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™ list,” said Brig Sorber, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. “We know the experience and integrity of veterans is unparalleled, and it makes them ideal candidates to lead their teams and grow their own businesses. We’re committed to creating opportunities for qualified veterans and see it as our small way to honor their service to America.”

Additionally, The Franchise Business Review has recognized TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® on the list of Top Franchises for Veterans in 2012, 2014, and

“We are always appreciative of being recognized for our efforts with the military. We love the military veterans in our system and we want to give back to them and have them share in our ongoing success,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CFO Jeff Wesley. “We enjoy the recognition from the stand point that it gives us the opportunity to meet even more leaders and gets the word out of our success and desire to have additional veterans join our team.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. We are proud to be part of the VetFran network!  If you are interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® visit,