Successful franchise brand maintains record growth for 54 consecutive months
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, ends Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue for the greater part of 2015, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is happy to report consistent, record growth dating back to December 2009. The company has shown 54 consecutive months of record growth with the last 17 months boasting double-digit increases."The enthusiasm and momentum we built from a successful first half of the year continued into the third quarter, and has set us up to close out 2015 on a strong note," said Randy Shacka, president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. "We have repeatedly surpassed our growth goals with continued investment in our infrastructure and striving for exceptional customer service ratings. These focuses will continue driving our momentum to accomplish our goals for the next several years."
The quarter's successes don't stop there. In September, Multi-Unit Franchisee Joey Hale was recognized as a Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA), a top honor among franchisees across the country. With the skills he acquired in the Air Force and business experience from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Hale is an exemplary franchisee for the brand, and a mold the company hopes to duplicate.
"We are extremely proud of Joey and all he has done to continually represent greatness as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee," Shacka said. "He is a true testament to the caliber of franchisees in our system and he exemplifies all of the qualities we look for in potential TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees."
Hale has been in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system since 1998, when he started working as a mover and driver with family who owned a franchise in Knoxville, Tenn. After a year, the family decided to open a location in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Hale was asked to manage the new business. Years later, Hale and his wife, Jennifer, expanded the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand to Potomac, Md., just outside of Washington D.C. Recently, Hale partnered with another franchisee in the system, David Richardson, and together they expanded the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand on the West Coast to multiple California cities including Livermore, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto.
Hale isn't the only franchisee that sees the lucrative opportunity to develop the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand on the West Coast. In Q3, the company signed an experienced financial planner, Fred Schaard, to open three TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offices in Portland, Ore., one of the brand's top development markets. Schaard, who lives in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® home state of Michigan, recognized the opportunity to continue developing a major and largely untapped market with a growing brand."We know our company wouldn't be great without the concentrated efforts from our franchisees and their teams to provide top-notch customer service, diligently working on the trucks and in our customers' homes," said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CFO Jeff Wesley."When our entire system focuses on our vision and lives out our mission, it allows us to stay in a league of our own within the moving industry. Our dedicated partners and staff are the reason we're able to accomplish our growth goals, and to that note, we are always looking for more like-minded individuals who want to be part of the team and experience their own successes as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees."
With 320 national locations and 24 international locations, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® continues its expansion in the global market by introducing innovative technology system-wide, improving existing operational systems, and employing passionate staff throughout the growing franchise network.
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ABOUT TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 320 national locations and 2,534 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates more than 350 locations and 2,600 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 5.5 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 54 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit www.twomenandatruckfranchising.com.