Anyone that has endured a big move knows the stress behind what it takes to hire trusted movers. We sat down with Haley Klages, Marketing Coordinator, with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to find out how they have become the “Movers Who Care”.
Tell us about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. How and where did they get their start?
Two Brothers, (Jon Sorber and Brig Sorber) started the company when they were in high school in Lansing, Michigan using an old ’66 Ford pickup Truck to haul trash and brush which eventually led them to moving furniture. When the pair left for college, their mother, Mary Ellen Sheets continued to receive numerous requests so Sheets decided to take it over. She purchased an old moving truck for $350 – the only money she ever invested in the company – and hired two movers. The business grew steadily and Sheets’ entrepreneurial spirit became well known in the Lansing area. She awarded the first franchise to her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, a year later. It was located in Atlanta, Ga. By 1989, Sheets had developed the business into the first and only local moving franchise in the country
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is now the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are more than 375 locations and 2,900 trucks operating in 44 U.S. states in addition to Canada, Ireland, and the UK. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has performed more than 7 million moves since its inception in 1985 in Lansing Michigan. and has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009. Each location is independently owned and operated.
What is unique about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? What sets you apart from the rest?
The mission of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is to continuously strive to exceed our customer’s expectations in value and high standard of satisfaction. To ensure safety and care of all items, all of our movers are background checked, drug tested and are put through an extensive training program before even going out in the field. We also one of the few moving companies in Tennessee to be licensed, bonded, and insured.
For anyone currently looking for movers, why should they pick TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
We are known as the “Movers Who Care”, and take our reputation very seriously. We strive to teach our office staff and movers that we are moving our customer’s lives and professionalism and extra care is a must at all times! Not only do we offer local and business moving services, but we offer packing services, boxes and supplies, in-home moving, and storage. Just take a look at our reviews, you will not be disappointed!
Tell us about the community events that you sponsor, like Movers for Moms, Fill a Truck…etc.
To help support our community we host two campaigns Movers for Moms® in the Spring and Fill-A-Truck for Thanksgiving in the Fall. Movers for Moms® is campaign across the country to collect donations for women every spring and deliver them to local women’s and family shelters on Mother’s Day. We partner with local women’s shelters, and other community organizations to collect items that will make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters.
Fill-A-Truck for Thanksgiving is to help support local families facing hunger crises in the holiday season. We partner with local grocery stores, businesses, and food pantries to collect non-perishable food items with the goal of putting more food on tables.
What organizations have you partnered with and why?
Each year we partner with about 20 organizations, to either help with collecting items, or helping them with moving services, etc. A few of our amazing community partners are; Special Olympics of Middle TN, GraceWorks Ministry, BrightStone, High Hopes Development Center, Bridges Domestic Violence Shelter, Murfreesboro Domestic Violence Shelter, Big Brother Big Sisters of Middle TN, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Salvation Army of Middle Tennessee, A Soldier’s Child Foundation, Susan G. Komen of Middle TN, and many more!
How has being apart of the overall business community helped you?
As we all know Williamson County is growing every day! With 101 people moving into the Nashville area every day, including all of the houses/apartments and businesses being built, this has helped our company grow tremendously.
Why did you choose to become a Williamson, Inc. member?
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® strongly believes in supporting and giving back to our community. It is very obvious to us that being involved in the Chamber is the best way to create relationships and expand our ways to serve Williamson County in a positive way!
How can individuals take advantage of your services?
Moving can be scary and hiring a moving company can be even scarier, trust us we understand. What most people don’t realize that doing a move on your own is not only stressful, but can cause damage to your belongings, damage to you, and can take an extended amount of time. When you use at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, you avoid all of those hassles – and we put to rest the myth that hiring professional movers will break the bank! We ensure our customers are being given the best customer service in the industry. We strive to help people move forward in their life in their life by providing top-notch moving services.
Be sure to visit their website, twomenandatruck.com/movers/tn/brentwood-franklin, for more information or be sure to follow them on their social media platforms to stay up-to-date on all things TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®!