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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#181 Ranked #175 last year
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Initial investment
$100K - $585K
Units as of 2021
317 4.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

Mary Ellen Sheets founded Two Men and a Truck International Inc. in 1985 after her two high-school-age sons left their small moving business behind to attend college. Calls had continued to come in for moving services after their departure, so Sheets took over the business and began franchising in 1989. The Lansing, Michigan-based company is still family-owned and privately held and has locations across the United States.

About Two Men and a Truck

Industry
Services (Other)
Related Categories
Moving/Junk-Removal Services
Founded
1985
Parent Company
Two Men and a Truck Int'l. Inc.
Leadership
Jon Nobis, CEO
Sponsored Content

More from Two Men and a Truck

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a customer-centric operation offering customers a complete range of home and business moving, packing, and even junk removal services. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK movers are capable of doing as little or as much as customers need.

According to the U.S. Census, on average, 14 percent of the population moves every year. This figure doesn't include business moves or the growing demand for manpower to move a limited number of items within homes and offices. The growth in locations (over 380) and trucks (nearly 3,000) across the nation and abroad is a testament to the fact that a moving franchise is recession-proof and is a contributor to the economy’s job creation (8,000 movers).

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s proven system is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity by such entities as Franchise Business Review's "Franchise 50," Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, and Franchise Times Top 200 list.

It's our commitment to providing customers quality service that has helped grow our system and earned us the reputation of being the "Movers Who Care®."

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Our franchise system offers:

  • A proven operating system including user-friendly management software
  • Comprehensive training program for franchisees and frontline staff including initial and ongoing curriculum
  • Performance management tools
  • Ongoing support and sophisticated marketing programs
  • Dynamic website and franchise intranet
  • Brand recognition and federally protected trademark
  • Listed SBA Registry
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds and share these attributes:

  • Capable of working within systems
  • Possess excellent communications skills
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Effective at delegating
  • Share our core values
  • Hold a strong desire to grow a business to its full potential

Created in 1985 and offered its first franchise in 1989, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK continues to grow in the U.S. (44 states) and seeks to expand internationally beyond its current franchises in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
 

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ
175
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units
317 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3400 Belle Chase Wy.
Lansing, MI 48911

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
$30,000 - $85,000
Initial Investment
$100,000 - $585,000
Net Worth Requirement
$160,000 - $400,000
Cash Requirement
$80,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
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
49-64 hours
Additional Training
Additional training at headquarters for multi-unit franchisees
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3-10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Two Men and a Truck landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #181

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #117

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #97

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #31

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021