2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#128 Ranked #134 last year
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Initial investment
$106K - $447K
Units as of 2023
348 Increase 13.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Two Men and a Truck is a moving company started in Michigan by two brothers in high school.

After more than 35 years and help from their family, including their mother, Mary Ellen, their company has grown into an international franchising brand that has become North America’s largest franchised moving company.

With more than 350 locations spanning the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, it is backed by experts in every field so you can own your own successful franchise business. 

If you are looking for a profitable franchise opportunity with a Franchise 500 company, look no further than Two Men and a Truck.

 

About Two Men and a Truck

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Moving/Junk-Removal Services
Founded 1985
Parent Company ServiceMaster Brands
Leadership Randy Shacka, President
Corporate Address 3400 Belle Chase Wy.
Lansing, MI 48911
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest
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Who We Are

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has built a reputation as one of the most respected moving companies worldwide, aiming to provide our customers with the highest level of service in both local and long-distance moving, as well as packing, storage, and in-home moving services. We move homes, apartments, sky rise office buildings, businesses, and everything in between – from very small to very large. With more than 35 years of experience in the moving industry, we tailor each move to fit our customers’ needs and budget while continuously developing innovative and convenient service options to extend our reach from coast to coast. 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has grown into an established leader in the moving industry, earning recognitions like:

  • A 96% customer referral rating.
  • One of the “Top 50” Franchisee Satisfaction Awards by Franchisee Business Review.
  • A spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchisee 500 list for 22 of the last 24 years.
  • One of the Top 10 Best for Vets by Military Times.

Inspired by our founder Mary Ellen Sheets, who donated her first $1,000 in profits to 10 local charities, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is committed to giving back to our local communities. This mindset, in addition to following our brand’s core values gives meaning to our motto: Movers Who Care®.

By the Numbers

We believe in letting the numbers speak for themselves. Here’s a quick look at where TWO MEN AND A TRUCK stands:

  • 3,000+ ­ Trucks on the Road 
  • 430+ ­ Franchised Locations Worldwide 
  • 35+ ­ Years of Industry Experience
  • 96% ­ referral rate
  • $105,500 ­ Minimum Initial Investment
  • 10M+ ­ Completed Moves in 47 U.S. States, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.

Diverse Revenue Streams

As a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s wide range of services creates various revenue streams for your franchise location to become successfully profitable. By providing a diversification of services, customers can approach us with almost any moving need, helping us remain more accessible than ever. These services include:

  • Home Moving—This staple service initially built the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand more than 35 years ago.
  • Business Moving—We’ll work around schedules to reduce downtime and interruption, often completing business moves after hours or on weekends. 
  • On-Site and Mobile Storage—This provides an all-in-one solution to our customers’ moving and storage needs.
  • Value Flex® Long Distance Moving—This long-distance relocation service for those on a budget and with a flexible timeline combines lower-cost logistics with the customer service we are known for.
  • Junk Removal—One of our newest services, our professionally-trained moving teams can now help customers haul away their unwanted junk.
  • Packing Services and Supplies—Our packing and unpacking services and full line of supplies make it easy for customers to prepare for their upcoming move. 
  • Delivery Services—Our professional moving teams can assist customers who have recently purchased large items such as furniture or appliances by picking up the items and delivering them to the customer’s home.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? We’ve designed a simple process to help you launch your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise in as little as 4 to 6 months:

  1. Review. We’ll begin with a conversation to learn more about what you’re looking for in a franchise opportunity and what starting a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise involves. You’ll also have the chance to speak with our Franchise Development team to answer any initial question you may have. 
  2. Apply. Fill out a Request for Consideration where you can put words into action.
  3. FDD Review. You’ll review your Franchise Disclosure Document and interact with our current franchisees to continue to learn about becoming a part of our network. 
  4. Plan. Our team of experts will provide you with a business plan template to help you get to where you want to be with your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. The support we offer relates to five key areas vital to your success: leadership and management, sales, marketing, technology, finance, and human resources. 
  5. Discover. Meet the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team on your Discovery Day and learn how we do what we do.
  6. Begin. Congratulations! You’re officially a part of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team and are ready to work to get your business booming. We will transition you to the operational experts that will walk with you through the implementation of your business planning and train you on becoming the best franchise owner you can be. 

Support for Success

When you join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you’re tapping into a network of support that has been engineered to guide new franchisees on a path to success. 

To get you started, we’ve developed two comprehensive training programs to give you the tools you need to build a strong foundation for your franchise:

  • The Franchise Essentials program consists of three days of on-on-one workshops with our corporate subject matter expert teams so you can learn the ins and ours of different areas involved with running a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. 
  • The Gearing Up program is Phase Two training for new franchise owners and managers who have been with our brand for less than a year. Here, you’ll learn more about the daily operations of your franchise. 

With a dedicated corporate support team of more than 180 talented individuals at our headquarters in Lansing, Mich., you will have the help of subject matter support teams for every field, including:

  • Marketing.
  • Accounting.
  • Sales.
  • IT.
  • Human resources.
  • Compliance, and more.

About the ServiceMaster® Family of Brands

ServiceMaster® Brands is a leading franchisor of residential and commercial services in the restoration, cleaning, moving, junk removal, and bioremediation industries. The company is home to over 3,200 franchisees across 4,600+ locations serving over 1 million homes and businesses each year. ServiceMaster was founded with a deep commitment to its franchisees and has franchise opportunities available in ServiceMaster Restore®, ServiceMaster Clean®, Merry Maids®, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1989 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ 180
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 348 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Two Men and a Truck franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$30,000 - $85,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$105,500 - $446,600
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$150,000 - $400,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$80,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%-2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Two Men and a Truck has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training 40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Yes
# of employees required to run 4-12
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes

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Updated: December 12th, 2022