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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 
Overview
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the United States’ first and largest franchised moving system. It offers a full range of home and business moving and packing services that can be customized to meet each customer’s unique needs. Movers can move furniture from one room to another, or pack and move an entire household or business. In addition franchise locations sell boxes and moving supplies.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® started as an after-school business by two brothers in high school. Twenty years later it is an international company with more than 200 locations worldwide. Its mission is to strive to exceed customers’ expectations in value and high standard of satisfaction. This is demonstrated with the company’s high customer referral rate and a satisfaction score of more than 95 percent.

The company’s core purpose is to be a role model in the industry and its Core Values serve as a guide for all employees: integrity, give back to the community, THE GRANDMA RULE®, care, be your best and have fun, and inclusion.
History
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® started in the early 1980s as a way for two brothers to make extra money while in high school. Now, 20 years later, the company has grown to more than 200 locations worldwide.

Brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber started moving people in the Lansing area using an old pickup truck. Their mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, developed a logo to put in the weekly community newspaper. That stick-men logo still resides on every truck, sign and advertisement.

After the brothers left for college, Sheets continued to field calls for moving services while she worked a full-time data processing job with the State of Michigan. In 1985, she purchased a 14-foot truck for $350 and hired a pair of movers. That $350 is the only capital Sheets invested in the company.

Her experience with data analysis, combined with her commitment to customer service, earned her a spot on a 1988 graduate business panel at Michigan State University. A fellow panelist suggested she franchise her company.

In 1989, Sheets awarded the first location outside Michigan to her daughter, Melanie Bergeron. Sheets asked Bergeron to assume the role of company president while she pursued a seat in the Michigan State Senate. Bergeron is now chair of the board.

Brig and Jon Sorber returned to their Lansing roots in the mid-1990s to team up with their mom and older sister. Brig Sorber is now the president and chief executive officer. Jon Sorber serves as executive vice president.

That first truck Sheets bought in 1985 has now multiplied into a fleet of more than 1,300 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the nation's largest franchised local moving company. For current company statistics click here.

The company has come a long way – and logged a lot of miles – since Sheets sketched the first "stick-men." The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system continues to pave the way for future growth and innovation, while remaining rooted in the core principles of exceeding customers' expectations.