Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: April 2020
$160,000 - $400,000
$179,000 - $585,000
3400 Belle Chase Way
Lansing, MI 48911
Email: [email protected]
It all started as an after-school business for two high school boys in the 1980s. With a hand-drawn logo, advertisement in a local paper, and advertising fund stashed in a ceramic dish, the endeavor was never expected to be more than a local moving company.
Now, more than 35 years later, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has grown both domestically and internationally with more than 380 locations worldwide. In 2019, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® began operating in 44 states with additional growth expected in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Founder Mary Ellen Sheets said it best, “TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a customer service company that simply moves people."
We've earned a 96% customer referral rate to prove it!
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"I believe our franchisor provides an industry-best training and support program. The overall quality of our system has never been better and I've never been happier as a franchisee."
Tim, Single Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 95.5 FSI
"The tenacity and Grit shown through the Covid-19 pandemic shows that our Home Office is prepared to tackle any challenge. The future is bright."
Tripp, Two Units, Major Metro Market (500,000+ population), Overall Brand Rating: 93.2 FSI
"Overall we are making great progress as a brand in continuing to position ourselves as the professional, caring local experts, while also moving deeper into new sectors like B2B and interstate (ValueFlex and new crated shipping options)."
Alicia, Two Units, Major Metro Market (500,000+ population), Overall Brand Rating: 89.1 FSI
No, industry experience is not required. We look for candidates who have a love of creating an exceptional customer experience, business acumen and the fire to see moving people forward is our purpose. Once the agreement is signed, the work begins! But don’t worry, you aren’t alone. We offer one-on-one support throughout the startup process, where you are paired with a specialist to walk you through every step of the process. This also includes eight days of initial training available to the franchisee and any managers you might want to bring along. After you open, the training opportunities continue. You can take advantage of continual education in the form of online classes, monthly webinars, and training events.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a franchise brand which passionately supports our country’s heroes. We are members of the Vet Fran Association and work together to provide access and opportunities in franchising to our nation’s veterans. As members of Vet Fran, we provide our Veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses a 10% discount on the $50,000 franchise fee
Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to own a business, give back to your community, and work in a proven culture of success as you become part of a nationally recognized brand. When you become a franchisee, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge gathered through more than 30 years of experience in the moving industry.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers every franchise owner unlimited learning. After signing, each franchisee will attend our Franchise Essentials and Gearing Up classes. These are foundations for successful franchising. Along with these, we have several trainings throughout the year at our home office. STICK MEN UNIVERSITY® ONLINE is exclusive unlimited training classes designed to enhance the franchise teams knowledge, culture and continuing education.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the nation’s largest local moving company with more than 360 locations worldwide and over 3,000 trucks on the road, moving people daily to their next steps in life. The company was built on strong core values that have created a local business feel fortified with a strong national, and now international, backbone. With more than 30 years of experience, we continue to pave the way in the moving industry with innovative ideas and processes.
We have a corporate marketing team to support our franchises daily and are experts in everything from social media and PR, to pay-per-click and digital advertising. We have several programs, including annual cause marketing programs, franchises can run to directly support their communities, to various internal programs such as advertising incentives.
True oversight of all facets of your business including…
Most potential franchisees are looking for a target initial investment. To get your franchise off the ground, mini-market start-up costs typically run between $100k and $192k and standard market start-up costs run between $179k and $585k depending on several variables including authority fees, which vary by state, store location and trucks. Mini market minimum requirements are $80,000 in liquid assets and $160,000 in net worth. Standard marketing area capital requirement is $150,000 in liquid assets and $400,000 in net worth. As part of the investigative process, we ensure you are financially equipped to go through the funding process with the SBA, bank, or a financial institution. With the average startup cost ranging from $100,000 to $585,000, you have many options to help fund your franchise investment.
Franchises average gross sales is 2.3 million with our highest-grossing franchise selling 10.10 million dollars.
Once the candidate has gone through the approval process, the average time to open from signing is 3-4 months.
In 2000, at age 24, he invested in his first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Michigan. After spending 8 months in a general manager role, he took out a Small Business Administration loan and bought out the owners. Despite the events of 911 and the economic challenges that followed, Arnold was able move forward and help customers relocate to new homes and apartments.
Rebecca Feldman, of Greenville, South Carolina, never pictured herself owning 11 moving franchises in five different states as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee. Hear her inspiring story.