What to expect on your move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

From the early days of two high school students moving customers’ belongings around Lansing, Mich., to Founder Mary Ellen Sheets selling the first franchise to her daughter, Melanie, one thing has always remained the same at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: a commitment to providing a high-quality moving experience to our customers.

As we’ve continued to expand and evolve the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, this has been a constant which drives the entire company, and it’s what our customers have come to know us for during the last 35 years. However, throughout this time, we’ve learned people can be a bit skeptical when it comes to hiring movers – and understandably so.

Trusting strangers to come into your home and move your items for you can seem overwhelming, especially as you work to pack up your belongings, switch homes, and start a new chapter in your life. Thankfully, our moving teams understand the nuances of moving and how it effects people, and we work hard to take the stress out of this difficult time.

What can you expect from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving experience? Find out below!

“Movers Who Care®”

Not only is this a nickname which has stuck around for years, it’s a lifestyle: we want to provide the highest levels of care in the moving industry.

From using top-of-the-line moving equipment and moving trucks on every move, to sending only professionally-trained, background-checked, and drug-screened movers to your home or business – you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

Services for any moving need

We’re more than just home movers. We can help customers with business moving, packing, junk removal, storage, long-distance moving, and much more.

Whatever your moving needs might be, we can help!

Support from loyal customers

What better way to learn more about a company than to hear it from customers themselves?

Listen below to what they had to say!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK announces D’Angello Thompson as 2020’s “National Move Hero”

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At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we work hard to earn the nickname “Movers Who Care®”, and it’s the individuals on our frontline teams who help keep this name going strong.

With so many outstanding movers, drivers, and customer service representatives across our franchises in 44 U.S. states, we have an entire network of people who can be considered “move heroes”. This year, it was D’Angello Thompson of our Garland, Texas franchise who took home the honor of “National Move Hero” recently at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

“He is always putting the customer first,” said Kirsten Wilson, the regional sales director for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK North Dallas, Texas franchise location. “He’s always trying to figure out what’s going to make the best move they’ve ever had.”

This same sentiment was echoed by all of Thompson’s coworkers, who all point to his positive attitude, his dedication to making customers happy, and his commitment to his team as reasons why he was so deserving of the award.

“Any situation that D’Angello gets put into, he always makes the best of it,” said Derek Peets, relocation consultant at the North Dallas, Texas franchise location. “It always turns into a positive outcome.”

To learn more about Thompson, check out his “National Move Hero” video below!

Be sure to check out the two runner-ups for the “National Move Hero” award as well!

Ferris Owens – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Theresa Jack – Holly Springs, North Carolina

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Keeping customer information safe and secure

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With the increased ability of online services and the increased accessibility on the internet these days, it’s more important than ever to ensure all customers’ personal and private information is protected.

Time and time again, you hear stories of people falling victim to scams or other dishonest services that result in their personal information being stolen. This is an unfortunate but common reality today, and making sure you’re dealing with a trustworthy brand is key to keeping your data safe.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we never sell or share information about our customers or potential customers when they request our services. Any information that is collected will only be used to provide information to the customer or to perform the services requested.

“At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we never share or sell customer information, and only collect it to provide information or perform requested services,” said Eric Jaward, the web product manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Home Office location in Lansing, Mich. “We thoroughly vet any third-party vendors we utilize, and ensure they take data security and compliance as seriously as we do.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK CEO Jon Nobis took the time to address how seriously we take data protection to ensure our customers’ personal information isn’t vulnerable to hackers. This is just another way we live up to our name, “Movers Who Care®”!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK announces National Move Hero

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Going above and beyond expectations is what has built the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand into what it is today, and the hard-working individuals displaying this level of commitment daily is what keeps us moving forward as a brand.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is nothing without the movers and drivers at our franchise locations and that’s why each year, we take the time to recognize those who made the biggest impact at their locations as voted on by their teams.

Our “National Move Hero” award was developed to recognize and appreciate these individuals who set the bar high and in 2019, three finalists were invited to attend TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo.:

Sebastian Johnson – Mover/ Driver, Jackson, Mississippi

Dusan Martinovic – Mover/Driver, Portland, Maine

John Hayes – Mover/Driver, St. Louis, Missouri

DSC_0430The three finalists were invited to stay at the beautiful Broadmoor Resort and Hotel, where each was given the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the company, attend educational sessions, and be acknowledged for their achievements. It was a humbling experience, and a time to reflect on the hard work they’ve all put in over the years.

“I love it here. I love it,” Johnson said. “It’s a different atmosphere. [Some of my favorite things so far have been] the snow, just the people here and how friendly they are.”

It was a good chance for the three finalists to get away from their franchises and the trucks and see what else the company has to offer.

“The experience is awesome,” Hayes said. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just to be able to see this beautiful hotel and everything, to learn about all the different aspects of the company I never would have learned about unless I came here.”

At the opening session of Annual Meeting, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK executives took the time to individually recognize Johnson, Hayes, and Martinovic in front of a packed room of franchisees, managers, and Home Office team members.

A video detailing their background was played for each finalist, and a round of applause was given to all three as the impressive customer referral numbers each had posted were announced.

“I mean, I’ve never had anybody do that,” Martinovic said. “And the fact that I got the chance to stand out in front of everybody was just … it made my heart burst because I’ve never had this opportunity before.”

On the final day of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Annual Meeting, an awards ceremony was held to recognize the top franchises around the country, and ended with the presentation of one National Move Hero award.

Among the three finalists, Johnson was named the company’s top National Move Hero for the year where he was recognized on stage and received his award from CEO Jon Nobis and President Randy Shacka. It was an emotional moment for Johnson, and he was just happy to see his work pay off in the biggest way.

DSC_0418.JPG“It melted me. It melted me,” Johnson said. “Just to be in front of everyone and hear my name called out on the big screen – it melted me. It means a lot to me to be recognized.”

The award came as no surprise to those from the Jackson, Miss., location, either.

“He’s got a sincere desire to want to do the job right,” said Jeff Taylor, franchisee of the Jackson, Miss., location. “Sebastian would succeed wherever it was he decided to be, but I’m sure glad he’s here with us.”

Congrats to Sebastian Johnson, John Hayes, and Dusan Martinovic for their individual achievements over the last year, and we look forward to awarding a new National Move Hero in 2020!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations continue their mission of giving back year-round

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Written by Erik Sargent

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is focused on giving back in any and every way possible, and that doesn’t stop with our moving services.

As our company has evolved over the years, so have the ways we’ve been able to deliver to our communities and make an impact as our teams and resources grow. This is especially true with our charitable efforts, which took a big step when we developed four of our own charitable programs during the fall months.

These four programsMovers for Meals®, Movers for Mutts, Movers for Military®, and Truckload of Warmth ­– have become a staple at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises all across the country, with each having the ability to choose the one that fits their franchise the best. Fall 2018 was another big year in giving back through these four programs, and the team members at our franchise locations were more than happy to help out in their communities!

“This year was our first annual Movers for Mutts campaign, and we feel that it went really well,” said Stephanie Mills, marketing and communications director for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Huntsville, Ala., location. “We worked with pet food and supplies stores, storage units, apartment complexes, skate parks, hardware stores, banks, juice bars, veterinarians, local hospital departments, and more. Many of the businesses we worked with were already established contacts of our beneficiary or our company who were more than happy to be a drop off location for Movers for Mutts.”

movers for mutts donationsWorking with such a large number of collection partners, Mills and the Huntsville location were able to help spread the word of Movers for Mutts throughout the area, and it showed in the amount of items they collected.

“We feel it went extremely well overall,” Mills said. “It got the word out in our community about animals who don’t have homes yet. We had a large number of people wanting to be involved in the campaign, whether that meant getting the word out via social media, being a collection site, or donating. Just this year alone, we were able to collect more than 1,300 items for the local animal rescue center, A New Leash On Life. It was a huge success in our books.”

For our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Southeast locations, they chose to run Movers for Military this fall, as they felt it was important to give back to the veterans in their community and show appreciation for all of the hard work done by the brave men and women in our military.

With a number of employees having their own military background, it was a natural fit for their teams.

“It was a good fit because we employ veterans at each of our locations,” said Charlene Bush, marketing manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Ann Arbor, Brighton, Brownstown, and Oakland Southwest locations. “Some of our longest tenured full-time movers and drivers are veterans, and we wanted to be able to give back and show our appreciation.”

Three of the four TWO MEN AND A TRUCK campaigns were able to put up big numbers for the fall of 2018. Movers for Meals had 7,100 items collected and an astounding $20,636 in food donations and vouchers. Movers for Mutts had 8,000 items collected across the country, and Movers for Military collected 5,000 items that were able to be distributed to veterans in need.

It’s an effective and easy way for us to give back to the people who have made this company possible, and for each of our franchise locations, it will continue to be a priority moving forward in 2019.

“I am passionate about giving back to and supporting the people in our communities because it embodies our core values and our mission,” Bush said. “We are the ‘Movers Who Care®’. We need to live that out, and it needs to be a part of our culture. I believe that it builds trust within an organization, as well as a community for people to see TWO MEN AND A TRUCK helping and lending that community support.”

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10 key tips for your winter move

Although the summer season is the busiest time of year for home moving, sometimes a move needs to happen during the snowy, winter months.

Moving is already stressful enough, but adding in factors such as snow, salt, cold weather, and less daylight hours create new challenges that must be considered to ensure the move is done right.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve handled winter moves for more than  30 years – our company started right here in Michigan, and we’re no strangers to the cold!

We’ve been able to assemble the best tips and tricks for winter moving over time, and we’ve created a helpful moving tips list video for you to follow as you get ready to move.

Enjoy!

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We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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All of us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® would like to take a moment and wish each and every one of our loyal customers and readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s the wonderful people who have used our moving services that keep us going, and we can’t thank you enough!

2018 was another exciting year for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, as we were able to continue expanding our footprint across the United States and finding new ways to not only move our customers forward, but to also give back to the people who live in the communities we operate in.

From working with wonderful organizations like Project C.U.R.E., Cheeriodicals, and Convoy of Hope to orchestrating our own impactful campaigns like Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, and more – our impact was felt from coast to coast.

We also completed our 7 millionth move in May, which was yet another outstanding achievement for our brand!

If you have used any of the wide-variety of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK services over the past year, we sincerely thank you for picking and trusting the “Movers Who Care®”! If you’re looking to use us in the future, be sure to visit our website and find out how we can help you move forward in your life!

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Giving back to our communities in 2018

-Written by Erik Sargent

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, while we always focus on our goal of providing industry-leading moving services to our customers, we’re also focused on accomplishing one other important goal– giving back.

This covers a broad spectrum for our brand, and we don’t limit ourselves to how we give back to the communities in which we live and work. Whether it’s through a specific person going above and beyond with how they work – our “Move Heroes” – working with a partner organization to handle a crisis situation, or through our own efforts – we want to give back in as many ways as possible.

With each passing year, we find more and more ways to give back to the communities we operate, and 2018 was our best year yet. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to look back on some of ways we gave back and the “Move Heroes” in our family so we can reflect on the outstanding efforts from everyone involved with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

2018 Move Heroes

National Move Hero – Marcos Nabejar

National Move Hero Runner Up – DJ Cook

National Move Hero Runner Up – David Woods

Move Hero – Cameron Gaines steps up for customer in time of need during a home move

Lending a hand through corporate partnerships

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK partners with Cheeriodicals to provide care packages to local children’s hospitals.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK partners with Project C.U.R.E. to distribute much-needed medical supplies worldwide

Making a difference for those in our communities

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK works to make Mother’s Day special for moms who are currently living in domestic abuse or homeless shelters with Movers for Moms®.

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Supporting veterans

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides a great opportunity for veterans looking for work after their service, and for veterans looking to get into business ownership.

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Make your holidays even more festive with easy, DIY craft ideas

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The holiday season is officially here and that means decorating your home and preparing for the festivities! Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we love celebrating the holidays, and we’ve come up with several fun, easy-to-make crafts using supplies you probably already have around the house. Grab the kiddos and start crafting!

Be sure to check out past TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Holiday DIY crafts here and here

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This homemade tree ornament can also be paired with a name tag to dress up wrapped gifts.

What supplies you’ll need:

Cardboard
Yarn or ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue gun

Step 1 – Using cardboard, cut out stars in a variety of sizes.

Step 2 – Secure the end of your yard on the back of the star using a hot glue gun.

Step 3 – Wrap the yarn or ribbon around your star in all directions until you’re happy with its look. Secure the end with hot glue.

Step 4 – Cut a 3-inch string of ribbon and loop it through a piece that is already around the star. Tie it at the top and hang from your Christmas tree.

 

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Possibly the easiest holiday DIY there is! If you’re feeling really creative, you can also shape your pipe cleaners into Christmas trees or stars and hang them as ornaments.

What supplies you’ll need:

Pipe cleaners
Beads

Step 1 – Bend the pipe cleaner to the shape of a candy cane, folding a small part at the end upward so beads don’t slide off.

Step 2 – Slide the beads on and fold up the other end to secure them in place.

 

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Remember making paper chains back in elementary school? Same classic craft with a fun update for Christmas decorations!

What supplies you’ll need:

White paper
Black and orange crayons
Tape

Step 1 – Cut strips of white printer paper at the same width.

Holiday DIY 2Step 2 – Fold a strip of paper in a circle shape securing the back with tape. Loop another strip of paper through that, securing the back. Continue doing so until you’re happy with the length of your snowman chain.

Step 3 – Draw eyes, a mouth and a hat for your snowman. Use the orange marker to give him the traditional carrot nose.

Bonus: You can follow this same easy process to make other characters like reindeer or Santa!

 

Merry Christmas from all of us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We hope you enjoyed our DIY tutorials. If you are in need of boxes for your next DIY, stop by your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise and choose from our wide variety of box sizes. Tag us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram if we inspired you to make a craft so we can see your final product!

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Get ready for the holiday season with these expert holiday moving and packing tips!

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Thanksgiving has come and gone, December is just around the corner, and that means the holiday season is in full-effect!

From decorations needed to be unpacked and put up, to bringing in additional furniture and rearranging it just right to accommodate guests, there’s a lot that needs to be taken care of to ensure you’re fully prepared for the holidays.

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re known for our moving services, and over the years we’ve put together the latest and greatest for tips and tricks to help you with all holiday moving, packing, and storage tasks. The key to it all is being prepared, so following along with our extensive tips will help you get ready to decorate and store it all once the holidays are over!

Be sure extra boxes are available.

One of the most important things during the holidays is storage space, and having extra boxes at your disposal will give you a security blanket when trying to move things around. From decorations to dishes, silverware, ornaments, wrapping paper, and so on – these can all be stored away safely with the right moving boxes.

Bring in additional furniture.

It’s no secret that holiday parties can get pretty crowded, which is why the importance of having enough furniture to handle every guest is important. Make sure to pull those extra chairs out of your attic, garage, or storage space, and be sure to call our professional moving teams if you need help transporting them around the house!

Rearrange furniture effectively to fit the needs of guests in your home.

Holiday decorations take up a good amount of space, and that can create some clutter when trying to create space for furniture. Be sure to rearrange everything accordingly so there’s comfortable room for decorations and your normal furniture for guests!

Need gifts delivered? We’ve got you covered.

Some gifts are hard to move from the store to your home, and businesses don’t always deliver. No worries! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers pickup and delivery services to handle this issue, and we can pick up and deliver large or heavy gifts and bring them right to your home.

Effective packing can save you hassle now and later.

When the holidays have concluded, it’s time to pack away all of the holiday decorations, and effective and efficient packing will not only help you when putting stuff away this holiday season – it will take a ton of stress of next year when you need to do this all over again.

For more professional packing tips from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, visit here!

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