Moving Dane and Rock County forward for 26 years
"This is the best place I've ever worked, everyone has made me feel extremely welcome and appreciated! To me, it’s not like coming to work when you can come to a place that you love and love the people that you work with! I wish I would have found TWO MEN AND A TRUCK before and I'm extremely glad to they were willing to give me a chance to prove that I'm a good employee." - Chris P.
Tim started the franchise in 1993 in Madison with one truck and two movers. He took orders himself and helped on the truck nights and weekends - working his regular full-time job during the day.In those early years, orders were taken by phone, hand-written in a paper book, and drivers called from pay phones in between moves. His growth goals were modest. "I thought if I could make it to three trucks in five years, I would have arrived," he remembers of those early years. "That seemed like a huge goal at the time."
Today, the Madison franchise runs 25 trucks during the summertime and he's proud to have a staff of more than 80.
His goals today, 20 years later, focus more on giving back to the industry, his community and developing his staff. "I get huge satisfaction," he says, "from watching our people learn and develop, and achieving their own dreams."
Tim volunteers his time to the International Franchise Association, a group that helps promote the benefits of franchising and entrepreneurship, and has served as a panelist at an annual meeting of franchisors, hosted by Faegre BD, which focuses on sharing best practices and current trends in the industry. He was one of the first franchisees ever to be invited to be part of this event which traditionally includes just franchisors.
When he's not working, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheri, teenage daughter, biking, and hunting up north.
Lisa has been an integral part of the office for more than 20 years. She works closely with operations, finance, sales, and marketing managers to ensure that each franchise meets its business goals. It's a big job with a lot of moving parts, but Lisa thrives when interacting with teams and navigating the daily challenges of a thriving franchise group.
"I love working here," she says. "Over the past 14 years, I can honestly say that each day presents different rewards and challenges. We are constantly growing and with growth comes change, and with change comes challenges. But I love being challenged and it's why I've been a part of this team for so long! We tend to have a competitive side to us in which we all desire to be the best. That means being a leader to our team members, in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, in the moving industry as a whole and of course, in the community. We strive to be our best day-in and day-out. While at times that can be exhausting, the benefits of watching team members grow and excel far outweigh any of the negative."
In addition to being busy in the office, Lisa is a busy mom to three girls. A native of McFarland, Wisconsin, she and her husband, Chad, have made their home there, close to family and friends.
When she's not in the office, she and the family enjoy summer cookouts, boating, downtown Madison fun, travel, and skiing.
Heather has been a fantastic addition to our team! Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, she served as director of marketing and event planner at CubeJumpers, an IT company that serves small- to medium-sized companies. Since joining our team, Heather consistently earns high praise from customers and staff for her great attitude, friendliness, and professionalism.
A native of Libertyville, Illinois, Heather moved to Wisconsin 14 years ago and makes her home today in McFarland. Her leadership and sales coaching helps us meet and exceed customer expectations every day.
With Neal at the helm, our customers can be assured that all systems run like a well-oiled machine. With his hand in all aspects of the core business, including training, risk management, and fleet safety, Neal ensures that we are consistently exceeding customer expectations and operating in compliance with all system standards, laws, and regulations.
It’s important to Neal to be present and available to others—as evidenced by his hands-on approach to the day-to-day running of the business. With a passion for helping others grow and succeed, Neal is a motivator and valued coach. He loves learning about what makes people tick and helping them achieve their goals. “True growth only comes when you get out of your comfort zone,” he says.
A lifelong sports enthusiast, Neal has served as a high school wrestling official for the last 20 years. He also loves his Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers. His philosophy on life mirrors his philosophy on sports: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a ride!”
An optimist at heart, Trey believes every day is an opportunity for something new and exciting to happen. During his three years at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, he’s seen a lot of interesting things, but the memory that stands out most is the day he moved a full-sized merry-go-round horse from an 18th story condo. It seems like there’s a story behind that one, but you’ll have to ask him in person!
A multi-talented individual, Trey began with TWO MEN AND TRUCK as a mover/driver following a career within the baking industry. The time management and processes he learned in those roles benefit him in his current position of Operations Manager within the franchise. He has been honored with the Mover of the Month award.
Trey is a big fan of sharp wit, edgy design (he attended school for graphic design), and snappy dialogue. When not at work, he can be found hanging out with friends, watching movies, and working out.
“I’ve always known I didn’t want to sit behind a desk at a corporation," says Peter. "The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise model is a great opportunity to deliver valuable services for customers and a positive, encouraging work environment for employees. There's nothing better than feeling like you're welcomed at work as a person, both on and off the clock."
Peter cites his primary motivation in life as the opportunity to contribute positively to the community while making a living doing what he loves—key factors in why he’s remained with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK since 2013.
After quickly learning the business as a mover and driver, Peter achieved trainer status within a year. In his role today, he focuses on claims, customer concerns, and equipment repairs. He enjoys bending his brain to ensure that processes are customer-centered, cutting edge and efficient. With Peter in the mix, customers are happy, systems are streamlined, and the fleet stays looking sweet.
Nina joined TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in December 2019 as the Communications Coordinator. Prior to this, she was a stay-at-home mom of two wild and crazy boys, an Air Wing Integrator with the Air National Guard, and the family event coordinator for veterans nonprofit.
Nina has her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting Degree from Emerson College, Boston. She enjoys the great staff and positive work environment that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers. Nina's friendly, outgoing personality gets everyone around her excited and on board with new projects and initiatives.
Outside of the office, she loves singing, crafting, upcycling, snuggling with her boys, random outbursts of dancing, volunteering at her church, and being part of (and helping others within) the recovery community.
Erin is excited to become TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s newest Accounting and HR Assistant. She grew up in Madison (graduating from LaFollette High School), and learned about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK by using their services. “I actually used the company when I moved from Sun Prairie to Monona in 2015 and was beyond impressed with the movers. I loved their attitudes and positivity. My brother also used them when he lived in Milwaukee and was just as impressed. I love all the work TWO MEN AND A TRUCK does in the community for various different projects, and I love what their core values and mission statement mean. It’s definitely something that applies to everyday life.” In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with my family and friends, watching sports especially football and hockey, and collecting rubber ducks and anything that has to do with flip flops.
Becca has been a huge asset to our team since 2008. A native of Kaukauna, Wis., she made her way to Madison in 1999 to attend UW-Madison where she studied music education. While in school, she was a proud member of the UW Marching Band - so if you meet her, ask her about that adventure!
Customers frequently comment on her exceptionally cheerful and helpful attitude with each and every customer. "What I like best about my job," she says, "is the people I work with and the customers. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is my second family, and I love going home at night feeling gratified for the help I provide to my employees as well as meeting and exceeding customer expectations."
Becca understands that moving is a stressful time for our customers. "Knowing that we helped move them forward in life is a blessing to be a part of!" she says.
When Becca isn't booking moves, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. She also enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, fishing, flying kites, going on nature walks and photography. "I love capturing photos of sunsets, sunrises, storms and really cool clouds! In the winter, I like to max out on in-home projects like painting, reorganizing and remodeling. I'm starting to pick up the trumpet again too."
On behalf of our entire team, thanks for all you do Becca!
Sacha joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Madison Team in May 2019. She previously was working as an Administrative Assistant for an assisted living facility. She is from Stoughton, so she is very familiar with the Madison area. She knows our very own Heather Simmons and loved what she heard about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK that she wanted to work for a company that she felt good about. Her goal is to bring a sense of calm for people when they are in stressful situations and non-judging attitude. When she isn’t working, Sacha enjoys fishing, church, spending time with her kids, and loves summer!
Congratulations to Dominic for winning the Hero of the Month!
We asked him what he enjoys most about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Madison and he said, "I enjoy working here because everyone is fun to hang around with and talk to. Not to mention you get to work out every day. I want to progress and it seems like there’s plenty of options to do that. We were just talking about “new driver training” and I just gotta take the leap".
A four-time winner of the "Drive Hero of the Month" title, Jamie was promoted from a driver position to Operations Coordinator because of his understanding of the business, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills with both customers and internal teams.
Jamie says he has never met a stranger, and part of what he loves about his job is the opportunity to constantly meet new people. He appreciates the challenge of adapting and adjusting to different customer needs and considers it a personal challenge to exceed customer expectations and make a stressful chore-like moving seem fun.
"Every day Jamie comes in with the attitude of making us better and helping us grow," said Neal Stake, Operations Manager, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Madison.
In his operations coordinator role, Jamie supports both the customer and the crews out in the field.
"Our crews are pretty awesome," he said. "Because I've been a mover and a driver, I understand the challenges of a move and can help our teams navigate them successfully."
When not at work, Jamie likes cooking and eating healthy, yard work, riding his Harley Davidson, and candle making.
Marco loves working with the employees and the physical nature of the job. He takes pride in exceeding customer expectations and is always up for a challenge. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer and working up a sweat on the field, while showing off his competitive side! Please help us congratulate Marco for continuing to exceed in his position and for offering the best customer service!
Chris is excited to win HERO of the month. One of his favorite things about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK (besides helping customers) is making Ethan listen to country music even though he hates it. Outside of work, Chris’ favorite hobby is fishing. Chris continues to be the HERO of the month! He is a true leader!