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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