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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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    Are you interested in pursuing a business ownership opportunity in a 15.5 billion dollar industry with a franchise system that consistently outpaces the competition in revenue growth and customer service? Then TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the right opportunity for you. The system offers:

    • A recognized and beloved brand
    • Scalable IT infrastructure for efficient location management and reporting
    • A Home Office team made up of subject matter experts along with fellow franchisees dedicated to partnering toward success
    • A top shelf digital marketing platform to drive customers to locations

    As of March 2015, the system has experienced 64 months of revenue growth, 48 consecutive record months, while maintaining a 96% customer referral rating. New locations are also growing faster than ever, with recently launched locations hitting one million dollars of revenue in their first year. This growth contributed to the company’s ranking on the Inc. 5000 list with companies such as Microsoft and Zappos. In 2014, the company had a record number of expansions, doubling the number set in any year. When partnering with our proven system and utilizing our tools and data, all you need to drive is success!

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    TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers you an opportunity to drive success both in the moving and franchise industries. The numbers below define the overall moving market opportunity and the business performance experienced by our franchisees in capturing their local moving markets.

    • Approximately 50,000,000 people move per year (1 in 6 people in the U.S.)
    • 96% success rate for our moves = a proven system
    • 91% system sales growth 2009-2013
    • Top 25% of franchises avg. gross sales was approximately $2.3 million (year ending 2013)
    • Top 25% of franchises have a margin of 14% (year ending 2013)

    Your potential to earn money with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is only limited by you. New franchisees can join the largest local mover in the U.S. and generate on average approximately $450,000 their first year in annual sales. This revenue increases to approximately $900,000 by their fourth year. Plus, the average net profit per franchise unit is 12%.

    What makes TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees so successful? They simply do what's asked of them by following a proven, best practices system that works. An open mind will maximize your chance to experience unique opportunities and success with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.


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    Our Franchise System:

    • 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 a 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. (39 states) and seeks to expand internationally beyond its current franchises in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.


    Why TMT?

    “You can’t build your business from the back of a truck.”

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    This has become the mantra of our most successful franchisees through the U.S.—and they’re correct! The ingredients of a thriving TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise include trustworthy management/mover/driver teams, a solid online lead generation plan and, most of all, consistent quality customer service that extends from move-booking and estimating to moving the last item into a new home.

    So, now that you know franchisees work on growing the business much the way traditional businesses achieve success, it’s time to learn more.

    How big is the market for moving services? 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 (more than 320) and trucks (2,100) 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 employees).


    History:

    TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® began in the early 1980s with brothers Jon Sorber and Brig Sorber, and a ‘66 Ford pickup truck. Over time, Jon, Brig, their mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, and sister Melanie Bergeron, worked endlessly to grow the family business. They understood that you could build a successful business while taking care of the people you serviced along with your community. Today, the widely respected company has more than 341 locations worldwide, 2,100 trucks on the road, 8,000 employees during peak season, and performed its five millionth move June 2014. We are a company built on Core Values that permeate the entire franchise system.

    Over the years we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to make a franchise thrive. We serve both home and business customers daily, and offer a range of services including packing services, and the sale of moving supplies at franchise locations. These services contribute to customer satisfaction - and they provide additional revenue opportunities for your franchise.

    Today, as the nation’s largest franchised local moving company, we’ve set our sights on continued growth and innovation, while remaining rooted to our core principle: exceeding customers’ expectations in quality and value – every time.

    TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

    Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

Founder Interview with Mary Ellen Sheets of Two Men And A Truck

Mary Ellen Sheets is the founder and chief executive officer of Two Men And A Truck located in Lansing, Mich.

While still in high school in the early 1980s, Mary Ellen's two sons Brig and Jon Sorber started a small moving business to earn extra spending money. They used an old pickup truck and advertised for business in a local newspaper with an ad that began, "Two Men and a Truck." She drew a logo for their business that is still used today.

After her sons left for college, Mary Ellen kept receiving calls for their services, so she purchased an old moving truck for $350 and hired two movers. The business grew steadily and Mary Ellen's entrepreneurial spirit became well known in the Lansing area. In 1988, when Mary Ellen was serving on a panel for Michigan State University's business school, she became interested in the opportunities franchising offered her business after speaking to a fellow panelist. Mary Ellen awarded the first franchise to her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, a year later.

By 1989 Mary Ellen had developed her sons' business into the first and only local moving franchise in the country. Today, there are more than 150 Two Men And A Truck locations in 27 states. Two Men And A Truck is the fifth largest moving company in the United States. Mary Ellen considers herself fortunate to have her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, as president and C.O.O. of Two Men And A Truck, and sons Brig and Jon Sorber, the original "two men," actively involved in franchise operations today.

Mary Ellen is amazed by her accomplishments. "When I look back, I can't believe this all happened," she says. "I am in shock and so grateful. I definitely think this is the American dream. We live in a wonderful country."

A key portion of Mary Ellen's business model is to give back to the community. Always active in local service projects, Two Men And A Truck 's commitment to the community began with Mary Ellen Sheets. At the end of her first year in business, Mary Ellen was ecstatic that she had made $1,000 and decided to donate the money, giving $100 to 10 different charities.

Additionally, Mary Ellen is a long-time supporter of many organizations, such as: Habitat for Humanity; the United Way of America; the YMCA; the Greater Lansing Food Bank; the Potter Park Zoo; the Michigan Vietnam Monument Organization; and the American Cancer Society.

Mary Ellen has been honored with many awards as the founder of Two Men And A Truck. Among them are the International Franchise Association's 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year Award-Mary Ellen was the first woman to receive this honor; 2004 Michigan Women's Foundation Women of Achievement and Courage Award; 2002 Athena Award; the 1999 Working Women's 500 Congress; Working Women's 1999 Best Employer Regional Finalist; 1998 Blue Chip Award; 1995 Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year Award; 1994 Top 25 Michigan Business Woman of the Year; and 1993 Lansing Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year. Two Men And A Truck has also been highlighted in several books, including: What's Luck Got to Do With It?; Start Small-Finish Big; Women Entrepreneurs Only; Glorious Accidents, and Millionaire Women.

Eager to encourage others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, Mary Ellen has been a speaker on numerous occasions, including for Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Wake Forest University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Michigan Women's Attorney Association, to name a few. She has also presented an overview of Two Men And A Truck at the International Franchise Association's Franchisor Forum at McDonald's University. Mary Ellen has been featured in such publications as the Franchise Times, the National Enquirer, and was profiled on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

In addition to her position as founder and chief executive officer of Two Men And A Truck, Mary Ellen serves on the boards of the International Franchise Association; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Freedom Foundation; M-LAW (Michigan Law Abuse Watch); Sparrow Hospital; and is a commissioner on the Michigan Truck Safety Commission.

Prior to starting Two Men And A Truck, Mary Ellen worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst for the State of Michigan for 20 years.

A native of Michigan, Mary Ellen attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

 

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