After 17 years in the Marines, Ed Razo takes on a leadership role with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Throughout the history of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, our company has always tried to welcome in and provide opportunities for the brave veterans of this country.

Many similarities with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK working environment – from the structure to the comradery with the moving teams – translate well for veterans when they’re complete with their service, and we have veteran members in roles ranging across our entire company.

Nobody understands the similarities between military life and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK quite like Ed Razo, who after 17 years in the Marines, is now general manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK corporate store in Pasadena, California. Continue reading

Honoring our Veterans

Written by Jessy Herman

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an estimated 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. In addition, 1.4 million of our veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to a variety of factors such as poverty, overcrowding housing, and a lack of support networks.

To hear those who have sacrificed so much fighting for our country’s freedom are struggling with these hardships, it begs the question how can we help? It is our belief the brave service men and women who have selflessly served us should never be without basic needs including shelter, food, and most importantly a support system.

As the Movers Who Care®, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® developed the Movers for Military program in an effort to aid veterans in need across the country. Across the country, locations team up with local businesses and schools to collect essential care items and deliver them to veterans living in shelters during Veterans Day.

Our system is very fortunate to have several franchisees with a military background. These men and women are proven leaders who align with our core values and bring an unmatched work ethic.

One of these Franchisees being Joey Hale who was awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association in 2015, a top honor among franchisees throughout 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.”

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We are proud to have received several recognitions celebrating our commitment to actively recruiting and supporting veterans. This year we have been ranked 10th on the Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets Franchise Opportunities, jumping 10 spots on the list from our 2016 ranking.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has also earned a place on the Franchise Business Review Top Franchises for Veterans list in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Despite the many efforts to assist veterans across the country, we know there is still a great deal of work to be done to provide hope for our country’s heroes. In an effort to raise awareness of veterans in need and honor  active military and veterans this Veterans Day we are changing our website colors to reflect the colors of the land of the free and home of the brave.

 

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, franchise.twomenandatruck.com.

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.

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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 2015.hot-franchise-2015-two-men-and-a-truck

“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, twomenandatruckfranchising.com.