Your Local "Movers Who Care®" Serving Waukesha & Jefferson Counties
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford
A native of Long Island, Mike came to southeastern Wisconsin to start a journey that is 100% his own. He started what he thought was "just a job" as a driver helping people move. He impressed customers and leadership alike with his extraordinary work ethic and motivation. He was quickly promoted to claims manager, handling tough situations and becoming a core team member. Now, a general manager in training, Mike is the backbone of Waukesha's success. The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core value that speaks to Mike the most is “Integrity: to always conduct oneself with honesty and fairness.” In his own words, “Honesty can be hard to accept, but it gives a fast, direct answer. Doing what’s hard makes everything else easy.”
A native of Virginia, Tim has fallen in love with Lake Country where he and his wife, Sheri, live. He is active in the community as a member of the Oconomowoc Rotary Club and the Oconomowoc Community Choir. He also serves on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise advisory council known as TEAM. Tim has a daughter who attends UW-Madison, is happily married to Sheri and enjoys chasing their three westies. He also enjoys bow hunting, gardening, exercise, travel, cooking, history, bluegrass music, and Star Wars.
“Here at TMAT, we are a cohesive team with skills that complement one another,” said Derick. “We all have strengths and weaknesses, and we lift each other up. We’re all striving to be 1% better than the day before.”
He says supervisors Mike, Skye, and peer John are guys who inspire him and help him become his best self. In fact, his favorite thing about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is his co-workers. He enjoys a great rapport with everyone, both in the office and on the trucks.
Derick heard about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK because of a few friends who worked as drivers there. He started as a mover and quickly took on a leadership role on the trucks, serving as one of the first trainers at that location. When he turned 21, he became eligible to drive and go on interstate moves.
A big believer in self-improvement, Derick took the opportunity to enroll in the Frontline Foundations Program through Home Office, beginning the process toward moving off the trucks and into the office setting. In April 2021 he was promoted to Operations Coordinator and feels like the sky is the limit for future growth! He appreciates that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK places such value on moving people forward from within.
Derick says there are few things as rewarding as when other people appreciate the hard work he puts in for them—both co-worker and customer.
“I’ve made a ton of great memories since I started working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. I’ve met members of rock bands, moved huge houses, seen some super-cool places, and met some of the greatest people since I’ve been here,” he said.
There can be many nicknames amongst employees where they work – some that fit, some that don’t – but for Max Strek, his nickname around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Pewaukee office is as fitting as it gets, and so is the job.
“I knew I enjoyed labor work and moving my body. That’s why I applied at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” said Max “the Boulder” Strek. Strek started out as a driver in 2020, immediately earning the nickname because of his impressive strength. Since then, he has been promoted into a trainer/mentor role and has taken on interstate moves.
Strek has guided more than 20 new recruits in his trainer role. He says it’s rewarding to see them become good at their jobs. “I enjoy showing new guys the ropes when they are willing to work and give it the best effort they can,” he said. “I strive to make a positive impact and lasting impression on everyone I come across. Making someone laugh or smile is a nice way to help the team stay energized and positive.”
The secret to his success? Strek says he got to where he is through consistent hard work and doing the little things that other people might overlook. “My dad always said, ‘How you do anything is how you do everything,’ and it stuck with me. You can’t just do great and work hard in one area, slack in others, and expect to be successful. You must work hard in all areas.”
Alexis joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Waukesha team in June 2020 as a move consultant. She recently moved into a bookkeeping role with the franchise. In this role, Alexis strives to create healthy and sustainable growth while helping to move our people, company, and communities forward. Her focus is on good record-keeping and building financial acumen among the managers and team members at her franchise.
Alexis is skilled at creating open lines of communication between employees and departments. She believes open and transparent communication reduces silos and improves operations, employee morale, and customer satisfaction while reducing costs and promoting a positive culture and work environment.
When not at work, Alexis enjoys spending time with her two children, Jeremiah and Jerome, and her cat named Snowflake. BINGO, going on road trips, sightseeing and swimming are some of her favorite activities.
Riley joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team as a mover and was quickly promoted to a moving consultant. Part of why he was originally drawn to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was because of the company's emphasis on promoting from within.
Riley enjoys playing baseball, fishing, pretty much anything outdoors, and helping with his parent's property back home. He is positive. goal-oriented individual with a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed. His exemplary customer service skills are often referenced in the company's five-star reviews, and he is a valuable member of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sales team.
You might say that working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK runs in the family for Ana Lavora. She found out about her position because both her fiancé and brother are movers/drivers with the company. Ana says that “This job honestly has no comparison to any job I’ve had before. As soon as you come in, everyone is extremely welcoming, and the atmosphere is family-like. We all spend so much of our lives working. It helps when work feels like home.” Even before signing on two TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, excellent customer service was a passion of Ana’s. She describes her Move Consultant role at TMAT as “helping customers have an easy, breezy moving process.” Her favorite part of the job is being able to talk with customers and help turn what could be a stressful time into a comfortable experience. Ana says that “Every interaction with a customer is the opportunity to help someone and positively influence their mood. When customers appreciate my work, it makes me feel accomplished and happy.”
Ana is a big believer in being there for people and putting beauty back into the world. Her side modeling career and daily interactions with people at work keep her on track with those life goals. Her favorite quote to live by is “If you don’t stand up for something, you will fall for anything.”
Nadia is our franchise group controller, managing the finances for all of our locations. Since beginning with TWO MEN IN A TRUCK in July 2016, she says her favorite part of the company is the positive environment. Her favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value is “Be your best and have fun: To be the best professionally and personally while enjoying life and having fun.”
Nadia obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling. Nadia is known for her kind heart, analytical problem solving, and desire to grow and learn as much as she can every day.
Heather works with talented and engaged internal teams at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to position and differentiate the franchises within each individual market. Her background includes marketing expertise in healthcare, franchises, retail, sports, nonprofits, hospitality, and gaming.