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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National Move Hero left speechless, humbled by recognition

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-Written by Erik Sargent

It’s no secret that when you look at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® success over the last 30 years, its people have been the one common factor keeping the brand moving forward.

With more than 350 locations operating in four different countries, over seven million moves completed, and endless customers impacted by our services, the most important part of our business is the hardworking individuals we employ all across the system.

This all starts at the frontline level of the company – the ones who truly make things happen with the heavy lifting. For Marcos Nabejar of the McKinney, Texas, location, his efforts as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team member stood out above the rest of the system and he was awarded with the highest honor a frontline employee can receive – the National Move Hero Award.

“I was just overwhelmed with gratitude by the entire process,” said Nabejar, who has been a lead trainer and truck driver for the McKinney location since January of 2016. “It truly showed that with God, all things are possible in life.”

Marcos3Nabejar was informed of his nomination before TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Annual Meeting event that was held in Orlando, Fla., in March. Annual Meeting is a three-day event for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand to gather and discuss best practices and how to achieve success, but for Nabejar, it turned into a meet-and-greet with other attendees after he was introduced as a National Move Hero nominee on opening night.

“Everyone I talked to at Annual Meeting was very positive and kind to me,” Nabejar said. “I felt very honored to have an opportunity to attend. I made some memories that I will never forget.”

Nabejar was one of three nominees for the National Move Hero Award, joining DJ Cook – a driver for the Polk County, Fla. Location – and David Woods, who is a move consultant for the Raleigh, N.C. franchise location.

The three held celebrity status during the Annual Meeting, but on awards night, it was Nabejar who received the news – in front of all attendees – that he had earned the highest award of national move hero. It was a major milestone for Nabejar and his TWO MEN AND A TRUCK career, something he wasn’t quite sure how to put into words.

“Speechless,” Nabejar said. “I was just speechless and overwhelmed at the honor.”

According to those who work with Nabejar on a daily basis, he’s a devoted family man who is heavily involved with his church when he’s away from work. Although he always puts work first, he took some personal time away from the job after Hurricane Harvey hit to head down to the Houston area and worth with relief efforts for the city, showing what kind of person he really is. During his time with TWO MEN AND A TRUCk, he has maintained an excellent customer satisfaction rating, and is considered to be a model employee by his peers.

For Nabejar – who puts so much time into helping others at his franchise location – he felt it was important to recognize his team members from his McKinney location as he won the award, because being part of that team made this possible for him.

“Everyone [at my location] is proud of the award,” Nabejar said. “It’s a great feeling knowing  I’m part of such a wonderful and supportive team.”

Although he enjoyed the time celebrating his award, part of what got Nabejar to where he is today is his commitment to hard work and always looking forward, and that’s exactly what he plans to keep doing.

“I’m always dedicated to setting the bar higher,” Nabejar said. “I give respect to everyone I work with and because of that, I get respect back. I strive to continually encourage each team member to be the best they can be, both on the job and in their personal lives. My ultimate goal is to put God first, and I am grateful anytime He uses me for His purposes.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.