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.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising news: 2021 year in review

It’s hard to believe, but another year has passed us by and 2021 is coming to a quick close.

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK , 2021 was a year of change and growth – especially coming off the challenges we all faced in 2020. Thankfully, with the resiliency of our franchisees and their teams and with the systems we’ve put in place over the years, we were able to survive those challenges and even continued to grow the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand into 2021.

With many existing franchisees growing their current operations and expanding, as well as new locations opening up with first-time franchisees – the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising network is as strong as it’s ever been, and that franchise growth is expected to continue going into 2022! With an added emphasis on our mini-market model and finding new franchisees from within our system and from other business backgrounds, what we are building is proving to be a sustainable franchising model that can take the business to new heights.

And, with our 2021 acquisition by ServiceMaster Brands, we have even more resources at our disposal to build on these efforts.

We thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at everything that happened in 2021 on our franchising blog platform and revisit some of our top stories from the year.

Check them out!

1. Franchisee Kyle Norcutt named 2021’s “Moving People Forward award winner

Norcutt has been with the brand for a few decades now, and currently is the owner of franchises in Colorado, Michigan, Utah, and Washington. Numerous employees who have worked at Norcutt’s franchisees have gone on to do great things with our brand, and it’s a testament to the culture that Norcutt has built across all of his locations.”

2. A passion for moving people forward inspires Ohio franchisee to keep chasing success

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Stephanie Clarey, she has just that – experience and nearly two decades worth of it at her side. Clarey has held a variety of roles within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK system for 18 years now and over this time, has worked her way up to now having her own location.

3. The Story of the Stickmen

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.

4. 14 years after emigrating from Ecuador, San Diego franchisee continues to find success as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

“It means a lot. I feel proud that I’m an immigrant and have achieved my version of the American Dream now that I am a U.S. Citizen,” Gallegos said. “The “American Dream” is alive and well, despite what you might hear these days. America is a great place to move and live and raise a family once you compare it to many other places. I am a true testament that you can still come to the U.S. with nothing and make something out of yourself. It’s just a matter of putting in the hard work and effort into whatever you do.”

5. What a day in the life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee looks like

“The goal for us is always growth,” said Multi-unit Franchisee Nick Roerig. “We want to grow the business, grow people’s careers, and grow the positive impact we can have on the people around us. That’s what’s great about this company – it is a place where you can grow all of these things with like-minded people.”

6. New North Carolina franchisee used family as motivation to advance and grow his career

Many TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees began their journeys on the trucks as movers and drivers and for new franchisee Jeremy McDuffie, he is no different. McDuffie – along with co-franchisees Tim Kirian and Brian Churney – recently opened the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Outer Banks, N.C. franchise. This is not only a milestone achievement for our brand as we open a new location, but also for McDuffie, who was able to have years of hard work solidified as he transitions to the franchisee role.

7. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK frequently asked questions

When you open a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, your main goal is to oversee all assets of the franchise and ensure they are operating smoothly. This includes hiring a management staff and movers and drivers, purchasing trucks and moving equipment, and more. Most importantly – you want to build a culture of success within your franchise to ensure you keep growing within your community.”

8. Multiple revenue streams possible when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

“Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gives you the ability to run a small business with the support of a very caring system,” said Josh Payne, franchisee of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canton, Ohio, location. “The revenue and profit potential in comparison to other franchising opportunities is incredible. When you add those things with the ability to truly help people and make a difference in the community, it is an opportunity everyone should look into.”

9. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising requirements you should know

Financial planning is critical for any business journey, and franchising is no different. We encourage all potential franchisees to do their due diligence as they inquire about the franchising journey with us., We also do our best to offer helpful resources and answer questions they might have along the way. From the initial franchise startup costs to purchasing trucks and equipment, building your team, and finding an office – there can be quite a bit of research involved.

10. Wyoming franchisees use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s mini-market model to excel in smaller territory

“Mini-markets run very similar to our tradition markets, but on a smaller scale. We now have the technology and support mechanisms in place to help create a profitable business in a market that requires a smaller local support staff,” said Jon Nobis, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has grown significantly throughout the United States, giving customers a recognizable yet local name to do business with no matter where they move.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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