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Bob christensen

Bob Christensen Owner of KEVCOR TMAAT

A prominent local business owner, with many ties to the community, Bob Christensen passed away over the weekend. It's with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Christensen, the owner of three TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations. Bob has made a huge impact on the communities and surrounding areas in Rockford, IL, Peoria, IL, and the Quad Cities. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Rockford, Freeport, Loves Park, and surrounding areas has donated thousands of dollars to the area over the last 15 years and helped underprivileged men find a path to success. During his three-year battle with colon cancer, Bob remained extremely positive and focused on continuing to help as many people as possible despite being in extreme pain. He was working at his TWO MEN AND A TRUCK office the week before he passed. Please click here to learn more about Bob's life and arrangements.

The best in professional service

We are a locally owned and operated franchise that has been MOVING PEOPLE FORWARD® in our community for over 15 years. We serve Rockford, Loves Park, Roscoe, Rockton, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Freeport, and many more cities in Northern Illinois. We also specialize in long distance moves; we can take you anywhere you need to go. We don't truck share, which allows us to focus on keeping your belongings safe. Our franchise is owned and operated by Bob, Kevin, and Cory Christensen. We are a locally owned, family-owned, and veteran-owned business.

Our team is focused on taking care of our employees and our customers.  It's our goal is to make your move as stress-free as possible. We train our employees extremely well, and they do not set foot on a truck until we know they can provide you with the best service you deserve. They are also background checked and drug tested, so you can trust that you and your belongings are in good hands.

Our customer service and our employees are the best in town. This is proven by our consistent 96% referral rating. This rating is based on customer feedback and satisfaction. 

Moving Services

New Junk Removal Service

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We're excited to announce our brand new junk removal service! We're taking our expertise as movers and bringing that to the junk hauling space. Whether you have unwanted items in your home or business, we can help. We will haul away items from your house, curbside, or business. We do all the work, all you have to do is point. Call today to learn more!

Furniture and large item delivery

Need to get an item delivered from the store to your home? We can help with that! If you've just made a large purchase and aren't sure how to get it home we're able to work with the store to pick up your item and bring it into your home. We'll also place it wherever you want to make sure you're 100% satisfied. Popular items are mattresses, couches, sectionals, and more. In some cases, we can even take the old furniture out of your home with our junk removal service. Give us a call today to set up this service!

In-Home Moving and rearranging

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we do more than just local home moving. We can also complete in-home rearranging. This means we can bring furniture down from the attic or up from the basement for you. We can also move items from room to room or even within the same room. Customers have also used our services to bring seasonal items such as holiday decorations, patio furniture, and pool equipment out of storage. We also work with realtors to stage homes for sale. Call us today to find out how we can help you!

We Work Well With Our Seniors

Our moving crews are very familiar with the rules set in place by the senior living facilities in our area. We live by our core value, THE GRANDMA RULE®, which is to treat all of our customers as if they were your very own Grandma. Our movers are sensitive to all of the aspects involved in their process. We are proud to partner with many senior living facilities in the Rockford area and can't wait to bring you or your family member to their new home!

Moving and packing supplies

Moving is hard work! Let us make it easier for you by providing top-notch moving boxes and other packing supplies. We have all kinds of specialty boxes and supplies to help you get your home ready for the big day. These include wardrobe boxes that hold clothes on hangers, mirror boxes, dish-packs for all of your dishes, and even boxes for your lamps! We also have packing paper, bubble wrap, and packing tape available. The best part is you don't need to worry about buying too many boxes because we will buy back any flat, unused boxes from you after you're done. 

We can help with your business needs

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Our team is here to help your business make any transition. When your office is ready to expand or relocate, give us a call! We can send our on-site estimator to your location for a customized estimate based on your needs. The same great packing and moving services you've come to expect for your home are also available for your business. Our teams are trained and experienced in moving everything from basic office furniture to complicated commercial items. Let us help ease the stress on your company and your employees!

Is your business undergoing major changes and you need a group of professionals to help make sure your large items are safely moved or protected? We often help companies who are in need of short-term relocation or storage for furniture and office equipment. We can come in and wrap up your large items with our high-quality stretch and pad wrapping, either leaving the items in place or moving them to a different area of your building. We also have storage options available if you need all of the items removed for a certain period of time. Our crews are also trained in moving important documents safely, and can even come in and pack up your entire office if needed!

Storage for short or long-term needs

We have a 15,000-square-foot, climate-controlled wooden crate storage facility in Loves Park. These wooden crates can be rented on a monthly basis and are for long-term storage needs. Give us a call today to book your perfect storage option! Give us a call or send us an email today to find out more information about all of the services we offer! We welcome the opportunity to move you or your business forward!

Load Only

Already have a moving truck or storage container and need help loading it up? We can do that for you. We will use the same care and efficiency we use when loading up our moving trucks with your belongings. Give us a call today to book your load-only service! We are here to help you with your loading and unloading needs!

community involvement

As the Movers Who Care, we take pride in helping our community. Giving back is actually one of our core values! We do this mainly with our two annual collection campaigns MOVERS FOR MOMS® and MOVERS FOR MUTTS®. Both of these programs aim to help people in our community who have fallen on hard times. We also work with other organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Remedies Renewing Lives, the Rockford Rescue Mission, and more! If you have a cause you care about that you think would be a good fit, please give us a call!

Last Mile Delivery

Is your company looking to deliver items that last mile to a customer? We can help with that! If you're not sure what last-mile delivery is, it's when a company comes in to help another company move pieces like furniture or other large items and deliver them directly to the customer. This benefits the business because they do not have to purchase their own delivery trucks or employ someone who can move the items and drive the trucks. Let us make your job easier by utilizing our professionally trained and background-checked movers and drivers to take care of you and your customers! Call today to see how we can get a partnership started.

How it all began 

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Bob Christensen was the majority owner of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Rockford, the franchisee’s flagship store that opened in 2007. Bob’s company has grown to three stores since 2007 and continues to succeed due to Bob’s strong core values. Pardon the pun, but he believed in “Moving” People Forward. He held his employees in high regard and treated them as family. In a business that is known for extremely high turnover, he has had several employees who have stood by his side since the beginning. Bob treated people as individuals and worked hard to help them improve their lives both professionally and personally. He was well-known at corporate for training and promoting two individuals who “moved” on and opened their own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations in other parts of the country. That commitment to helping people was passed on to his customers. When you have a role model who sets a good example it means a lot.  He has also maintained a core group of employees that he always encourages to succeed. Bob had always been driven to succeed and helped others do the same. His passion for people showed in every aspect of his life. Bob always had a business mindset.

Before TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Bob owned a Fastener Distribution company with his wife, Marg. After years of success and building customer relationships, Bob decided to switch gears. His son, Kevin, and Daughter-in-law, Jen Christensen, brought to Bob’s attention that a moving company might be the right fit. After moving over ten times and having the worst experience with random moving companies. Jen and Kevin chose TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to move them from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Peoria, IL. They had the best experience and thought this would be a great opportunity!

After researching TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Bob discovered that the company's values aligned with him and his wife’s values. The most important values to them were to provide the best customer service and help their employees succeed. Determined to be a part of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Bob put in the work to find someone willing to sell their moving license in IL and applied to be a Franchisee. The original plan was to open a Franchise in Peoria first, but quickly Bob and his son Cory decided to start their journey in Rockford, IL. Bob stayed busy with his Fastener business and the opening of the location in Rockford. With Unemployment at an all-time high, it was a crazy time. However, Bob had a positive outlook. Bob said, “When you’re dealt lemons, you make lemonade.” With unemployment around 19% they were able to selectively hire the right employees for the company. This allowed their moving business to have great employees and created a successful beginning.

In 2008 Rockford won The Best Startup Franchise award. With such great success, opening a franchise in Peoria was their next goal. Bob applied for Peoria Franchise and received approval. After the opening of Peoria in 2011, they were awarded again with The Best Startup Franchise award! Bob and his two sons Cory and Kevin created two thriving moving locations and wanted to open a third. So, four years later they opened the franchise location in Davenport, IA. They were excited to have a location in the Quad Cities area.

As a dedicated family man, he cared about all his employees and ensured that the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values were displayed in every customer interaction. Bob and his team believe customer service is one of the most important aspects in running a successful business. Our customers have peace of mind when choosing our team. We take pride in giving our customers the best service possible. Another highly important belief Bob and his family have is taking care of their employees. Bob thought that you should treat your employees with respect and make sure they are happy. He wanted his employees to enjoy coming to work. He wanted them to feel very comfortable at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Bob also wanted to give all his employees a sense of belonging and control over their lives.  He helped his employees to make their lives better and wanted them to have a purpose at Two Men and a Truck.  “I get the pleasure of seeing my employees grow and succeed, and I want them to know I care about them.” He wanted his employees to succeed, grow, and move up in the company. He had great success with helping other Move Forward in their lived.

On January 6th, 2024 Bob passed away. We are so lucky to have had Bob as our owner, friend, family member, and boss. He left a huge impact on many peoples lives. His TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations will continue to help others. In honor of Robert F. (Bob) Christensen his two sons Cory and Kevin will continue Bob's legacy; by following his core values of taking care of their customers and their employees. 

 

 

 

 

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