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FutureStarrTwo men and a truck
There were two men with a truck. You couldn't see the truck for all the people who were sitting on the curb and their luggage. There were people racing up and down the sidewalk. One man had just arrived and was looking for a place to park. The other was helping the first. They didn't hear the dirty looks and the muttered words.It was during those years he was transitioning from his material pursuits that he lost everything financially, having owned two businesses and later his employment in real estate and to driving trucks and the odd farm work. However, to finish the job in his working life and to add to his fall from grace, he watched as his love partner fell in love with another. With this universal dump complete, he, feeling all was lost, then somehow ended up in India. He had travelled there from a vision he received of Sri Sathya Sai Baba calling him to attend his ashram. According to Sorber, the company’s big break came when Sheets visited Michigan State University and spoke about small businesses to a group of students. “During one of the breaks, this lady walked up to her and said, ‘Have you ever considered franchising that business?’ and my mom said, ‘Who in the world would want a moving franchise?’”
Justin: Before I came to work at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK I worked in marketing and communications in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Corporate communications in the energy sector is primarily what I was focused on. I made the jump to leave the corporate world and to come to the small business world and work for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. I started in marketing here, worked my way up to working for several different franchise units, took the GM position in Tulsa, and now here we are. I'm a franchisee here in Tulsa and in Melbourne, Florida. Justin: There are so many franchises across the country and the world and there's no one perfect way to run a successful franchise. With TWO MEN And A TRUCK, I think every market is different. So, what's cool is that you can bounce so many things off other franchise owners or their staff and (find out) what's working for them. What works in Tulsa or in Melbourne, Florida might not work in Cincinnati or Seattle. I do think there's a core of what our normal day is in terms of the services we provide. But then there's more that you can bounce off each other and figure out what works and what doesn't.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the world, 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. We pride ourselves on providing innovative and convenient service options, and we continue to take customer feedback while conducting research on logistics and technology to offer the highest-quality service and experience to customers. With our portable container technology, we’re able to offer customers portable storage solutions, as well as flexible pricing in long-distance relocation with our Value Flex® moving service. Franchises across the system are implementing these new service options, which not only helps extend our reach and services from coast to coast but gives our franchisees even more service opportunities to grow their businesses and increase their revenues. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s commitment to providing outstanding customer service has been consistently recognized with a 96 percent customer referral rating and numerous accolades which include a spot at #175 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, a ranking on the Franchise Times Top 200 list, and voted a Top 50 franchise in the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards by Franchise Business Review. (Source: franchisebusinessreview.com)