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Getting to know Anna Stephens, marketing department intern

Written by Ben Laverdiere

If you’ve been around TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., recently, odds are you have noticed some new faces. This is because each summer, Home Office hosts a group of interns looking to advance their careers and learn more about their respective fields of study. As part of our intern blog series, we interviewed Anna Stephens, one of three interns in the Home Office marketing department.

Anna will be entering her senior year at Michigan State University this coming fall, where she will be finishing up her degree in marketing. Anna is a Michigan native, born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. Anna has been swimming competitively since she was 11-years-old, and now swims for the Michigan State University swim team. We are excited to welcome Anna to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family this summer.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional swimmer. I started swimming at a young age, so that seemed like a fun lifestyle. “

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish during your internship this summer?
“I am hoping to gain a general understanding of how the different departments work together to help this company flourish. I think the communication and overlap between departments is interesting, and I’d like to learn exactly how this works.”

What is your favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“My favorite thing about working here is the welcoming community of employees. Everyone has been extremely helpful and accessible, and I really appreciate that.”

Can you describe what main projects are you tackling during your internship?
“Independently, I have written several blogs about various moving and home topics. I have also helped to review and revise the translation of the corporate website to Spanish. In addition, I have collaborated on numerous video projects with Cat, my fellow marketing intern. Together, we have made several craft DIY videos including the Halloween “boxtumes” craft that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does every year. We also have completed instructional videos on the assembly of boxes, and other social media-oriented videos and projects requested by franchises.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?
“I can’t say that many of my days here have been terribly similar. I usually am working on a project that will eventually turn into a blog or social media post. “

If you could have any job at Home Office for a day, what would you want to do?
“If I could have any job at Home Office, I’d probably want to stay in the marketing department. I am fortunate to be in the department and major that interests me most, so I can say honestly that I am very content where I am.”

If you could travel to any country where would you want to go?
“If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Switzerland. The pictures all look so beautiful and there’s so much to see there.”

We are excited to have Anna join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for the summer with her energetic and positive attitude. There is no doubt that Anna will use her interest, knowledge, and fresh perspective to move our system forward.

Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Check it out at careers.twomenandatruck.com! Enjoy your summer!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes legal intern, Christian Fairbanks

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

This summer, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office in Lansing, Mich., is hosting 19 college students through our annual summer intern program. Continuing with our intern blog series, meet Christian Fairbanks! Christian is heading into his senior year at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and this summer, he is joining us as a legal intern within the compliance department.

Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Christian!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I’m from Columbus, Ind., and this fall will be my senior year of college. This will also be my fourth year on scholarship to play for the men’s golf team. I recently took the law school admission test, and plan to attend Michigan State University College of Law in the fall of 2018. I like to play beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, and golf. I also enjoy fishing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and long-distance cycling. There aren’t really any sports I don’t like, but I also I love to read, learn, and make new friends. As a bit of background, I became an Eagle Scout when I was 17, and won the high school state golf championship when I was 18. I once went on a 12-day backpacking trip in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, and I have been playing piano since I was seven.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?

“I try to get to the office a few minutes early so I can read the news online before starting the day. After greeting everyone for the day and having a cup of coffee, I usually continue a project I’m working on or start a new one. I also attend meetings and help with research. After work, I’ll head home or go practice golf.”

What main projects are you tackling during your internship?

“This summer, my main project is creating a user-friendly but dynamic spreadsheet to help Home Office monitor franchise compliance in various aspects of the business to ensure franchises are on the right track. I’m also organizing information on each location’s household goods tariff, reading and organizing contract agreements, and researching tax exemptions in each state’s tax code.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish this summer?

“I’d like to learn about the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of an in-house corporate attorney, as well as accomplish all assignments I’m tasked with that would add value to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What’s your favorite thing about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?

“I like that all the Home Office employees are extremely nice and helpful. I also like that I get my own desk, laptop, and computer monitor.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. Airplanes used to, and still do, fascinate me. I used to want to design aircraft until I was 15. I found law to be more exciting when I started talking with my uncle who is a real estate attorney in Los Angeles.”

If you could have anyone’s job at Home Office for a day, what would it be?

“I would want to have Jeff Wesley’s job. I’d love to see his perspective as the CEO, and how he views the company as a whole. I’d also be interested in the types of meetings he sits in on and how he works with the other executives.”

What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?

“Death by Chocolate – it’s chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces and fudge. It’s delicious!”

 

We’re excited to have Christian here this summer. His determination and positive attitude make him a great addition to Home Office!

Interested in starting a career with the world’s first and largest franchised moving company? Check out our careers site and apply online today!

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SAY HELLO TO HANNAH BAROSKO, ONE OF TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s NEWEST INTERNS!

Written by Victoria Trosko

Each summer, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., hosts a group of interns looking to further their careers and learn more about their respective fields of study. As part of our blog series, we interviewed Hannah Barosko, the new training and development intern with the operations department at Home Office. Hannah recently finished her sophomore year at Lansing Community College, and is looking forward to transferring to Michigan State University in the fall. There, she will continue studying environmental studies and sustainability. Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Hannah!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I have been dancing or teaching dance for 12 years. I am the oldest sibling of four, with two younger sisters and one younger brother. I love to take pictures and be outside in the summertime (preferably near the water!). My wish is to travel out of the country to somewhere in Europe.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be a meteorologist! I used to be obsessed with the weather channel even when I was a little kid. Everyone would be watching Disney Channel, or Nickelodeon, and I would be watching the Weather Channel. My mom can vouch for this!”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish during your internship this summer?

“I am excited to learn more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Both of my parents have worked here at some point, so I grew up with their trucks. We’re more than just a moving company and I’m excited to learn about the company. I am already starting to learn a lot about each department from going through training manuals. I am also hoping to get out of my comfort zone a little more since this is my first “big kid” job.”

What is your favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?

“I love all of my team members and we get along really well. This is a great work environment, and that makes it fun to come to work every day.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?

“Right now, I spend a lot of time going through Stick Men University®, our online training platform, updating reports, and filling out the 19-page application for the Top Training Award for Training Magazine. The application takes up a lot of time because I am meeting with each department to go over materials.”

If you could have any job at Home Office for a day, what would you want to do?

“I would want to see what it is like to be in my mom’s shoes for a day, or maybe just half a day. My mom, Amelia, is a customer care specialist within the operations department. It would be a learning experience to say the least!”

What is your favorite Instagram account to follow?

“Ballerinaproject_. I have been following this account forever, and it has beautiful pictures of ballet dancers all over the world, in the city, on the beach, and more.”

Hannah’s kindness and hard work this summer are such positive additions to Home Office. We are looking forward to all the great ways you will contribute to our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family in these next few months, Hannah!

Are you looking to move your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® WELCOMES BACK RETURNING INTERN, STEPHEN JACOBSON!

Written by Erin VanPortfliet

We can finally say it’s summertime! I know we have all been waiting patiently here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office in Lansing, Mich. Not only are we excited for warm weather, camping, and enjoying a Saturday or two on the beach, but we are also thrilled to welcome interns back to the building through the 2017 summer internship program. To kick off our intern blog series, we are reintroducing one of five returning interns, Stephen Jacobson, as he begins his second summer internship!

Stephen is a senior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and is pursuing a degree in accounting. This summer, Stephen is interning on our payroll team within the human resources department, where he’ll learn about how accounting, payroll, and human resources all interact. Welcome back to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Stephen!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I like to spend time with friends and family. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, watching movies, and studying the stock market. My favorite movie is “About Time”, because it displays a great and relatable message of constantly displaying empathy to the people around you. My favorite sport is basketball, which I try to play frequently. While I attend college, I volunteer for a student-run hedge fund called Student Asset Management.”

It’s great to have so many returning interns! What made you want to come back for another summer?

“The people. I loved the opportunities and the people I met at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® last year, so it was an easy choice for me to return. I was so thankful for the chance to intern at a fun and exciting company for a second year.”

What did you accomplish in your internship last year?

“When I interned last year as a business intelligence intern, I aided in creating competitor analysis for all the franchises in the system. I worked extensively with the annual franchise survey, and used it to compare franchises financially. I would also review franchises’ financial statements to monitor financial health of their business.”

What was the biggest takeaway from your internship last year?

“I learned the importance of how organizational culture can guide a corporation in being a place where employees enjoy going to and want to work hard.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish in your internship this summer?

“I am hoping to gain a better understanding of how accounting interacts with payroll and the human resources department overall. I am excited to work closely with the payroll team to learn the ropes of payroll and processes that are in place to better assist our franchises.”

What advice would you give someone in their first internship at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?

“My honest advice would be to just really soak up everything you have a chance to learn from your co-workers and mentors, and to just enjoy the experience of working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. The summer will be over before we know it!”

What’s next for you?

“I am hoping to move to either Chicago, Ill., or Grand Rapids, Mich., after graduation, and find a job at an accounting firm. I am open to the different possibilities that cross my path, and very excited to begin my career after graduation!”

 

We truly couldn’t be more excited to have so many talented faces around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office. Thanks again, Stephen, for all your hard work. We are excited for your future and everything this summer will bring to assist you along the way.

Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Check it out at careers.twomenandatruck.com! Enjoy your summer!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes 2017 summer interns!

Written by Melanie Kebler

At the start of each summer, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® corporate headquarters located in Lansing, Mich., opens its doors to a group of interns looking to move their careers forward. Each intern is paired with a manger in the department of their choice, as they dive into the multi-faceted company of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. These young professionals will learn the ins and outs of the business, and will have the opportunity to work on impactful projects to help drive success here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. These few months will race by quickly as the summer fades to fall, but the experience will remain invaluable for these future leaders.

What’s it all about?       

The summer intern program has grown substantially over the years here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office since its conception in 2013. The program kicked off with just seven interns in 2013, and now 19 interns will join the team this summer. The success of the program can be attributed to managers in each of the various departments that are willing to bring on new team members and create a one-of-a-kind experience for these budding professionals. The program proves largely beneficial to each of the interns, as they dive into the work environment and company culture that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employees hold to the highest standard.

“The internship program introduced me to a professional setting that I had never been part of before,” said former intern and current Recruiting and Retention Associate Victoria Trosko. “I became more confident working around a large number of people, and learned a great deal of responsibility through my experience. The early mornings, full work day, and just the right amount of work without making me feel overwhelmed were all aspects that helped me grow professionally.”

Trosko described her supervisors as “welcoming and patient, while treating me as an equal.” She is now a full-time franchise recruiting and retention specialist with the recruiting and retention team here at Home Office.

What’s next?

Throughout the summer, each intern will be asked to learn and take initiative as they navigate through their project plans. We’ll be interviewing each intern and the projects they’re heading up as part of our upcoming summer intern blog series.

We welcome our summer 2017 interns as the company continues to grow and someday, these interns may return as full-time employees. Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we stand rooted in our core values, and a promise to keep Moving People Forward®.

Interested in growing your career with the world’s first and largest franchised moving company? Check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website and apply online today!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® culture: Moving employees and communities forward

Written by Ben Laverdiere

Some of the best things in life are unexpected. We do our best to plan our days, weeks, months, and years to prepare for the future, but often it’s the unexpected and unplanned things that shape us the most. Even the success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® developed from an unforeseen turn of events for our Founder Mary Ellen Sheets. Her two sons ran a small moving operation with an old pickup truck during the summer, but when they left for college in the fall, the phones kept ringing, and she had a choice to make. Mary Ellen decided to pioneer this new business without any real idea of where it would take her, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it shaped a business model around the core purpose to “Move People Forward®”.

It’s common that business plans are formed primarily with profits in mind, leaving values and culture as afterthoughts. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, however, has prioritized these things since the beginning. For example, at the end of the first year she was in business, Mary Ellen donated the first $1,000 generated in profit to 10 local charities. Ever since these early days, our core values have been motivating forces, and have become the heart and soul of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We strive to apply our values to our relationships with customers, communities, and employees throughout the franchise system.

Moving our communities forward

As the “Movers Who Care®”, we strive to move our communities forward by working to continually strengthen our relationships and partnerships with local nonprofits and charities to help those in need. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has taken such an active interest in giving back that we have created our own community support programs: Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, Movers for Meals, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. In 2016 alone, our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide donated more than $3 million worth of moving services to those in need. We constantly aim to extend our strong company culture and value system beyond the walls of the office to become a catalyst for authentic care within the community.

Moving our employees forward

When looking for an employer, there are certain benefits you may expect like healthcare or paid time off, but career development is commonly overlooked or forgotten. One thing that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does well is actively work to move our employees forward, both personally and professionally. We work hard as an organization to provide avenues for growth, to offer in-person and online training opportunities, and tools for personal and professional advancement. This is such a passion for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® that in 2014, we launched Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program, in which managers throughout the system who participate in the program are eligible to win financial support and training necessary to enter into franchise ownership. Regardless of your job title or where you work within our system, we work hard to create a workspace and culture that helps you to be the best version of yourself.

No matter who you are or where you are in your career, you can be part of an organization that values community, care, and inclusion. To join a company that exists to move people forward, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website today!

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Tips for a successful first day at a new job – straight from the minds of hiring managers!

 

Written by Erin VanPortfliet

Most of us can agree that finding a new job is typically a long – and sometimes very stressful – process. It begins with searching through online job boards, researching company backgrounds, sprucing up your resume, and filling out job applications, then the interview – sometimes more than one – until it finally happens. The phone rings and the call you’ve been waiting for has arrived. You happily accept an offer for the perfect position with a great new company!

First off, a congratulations is in order! All of your hard work has paid off, and now it’s time to start a new chapter in your professional life. Since first impressions are important, we decided to enlist the expertise of a few hiring managers from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system about what new employees can do to ensure a successful first day. Here’s what they had to say!

Be prepared and punctual

Read your offer letter carefully to make sure you are clear on the time and place and bring all the proper documents requested. This can vary depending on the company, so don’t assume you already know what you need to bring. You could be asked to bring bank information for direct deposit, specific types of identification, or even pre-completed paperwork. If you are unable to provide any required items listed, don’t wait until the day you start. Reach out and inform your new employer so it can be handled beforehand.

Natalie Frederickson, human resources manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Scottsdale, said this is a topic she’s consistently coaching her team on.

“Being on time, especially on your first day, shows you have respect for other people,” Frederickson said. “It shows you care as much about their time and schedule as your own. Our days are usually scheduled back-to-back, so if someone doesn’t show up or comes in an hour late, it affects the entire operation.”

Do your research

The first step in being successful in a new role is to understand your new company’s values and goals. Taking the time to thoroughly learn the company background is important – not only before interviews, but also before your first day – as these are typically talking points when meeting with managers and executives.

Mike Reps, general manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Rochester, Minn., centers the majority of their new hire orientation around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values.

“These six core values are what our business is built upon, so showing up knowing what they are is extremely important,” Reps said. “Executing these six core values with a great attitude paired with the willingness to grow your knowledge base will set you up for success at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®!

Be open, even if you have experience

Having previous experience in a similar role as your new job is always a plus – it probably has a lot to do with why you landed the gig. However, that doesn’t always mean there isn’t more to learn. Walking in with the attitude that you already know everything is a great way to start off on the wrong foot with your new co-workers. Remember, first impressions are important!

“We are not looking for our new hires to be perfect, even if they happen to have prior experience in the moving industry.” said Jeremy Lawless, operations manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dayton North, Ohio.

”Experience is certainly a plus, but to see them have the desire to learn how we do things here is extremely important. How a new hire responds to instructions and feedback, and how they communicate with others is key to becoming a successful employee at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Have fun!

This is something that many people forget, especially when they are nervous about starting a new job, but we’ll let you in on secret: everyone was new at one point, and they were nervous when they first started, too! We all have to start somewhere, so try to start off on the right foot. Smile when you pass by people, and try to get to know your co-workers. Being positive, approachable, and allowing yourself to have fun at work is only going to help you move forward in your career.

“Having fun at and enjoying the work you do starts with the type of attitude you have when you walk through the door,” said Sheryl Armock, human resources generalist at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Champaign. “There will always be outside forces that may try to sway your opinion and outlook. However, you have the ability to decide how you respond to these forces. If you set your attitude to positive, neutral or negative – those outside forces will impact you accordingly.”

As part of their new hire orientation, Sheryl shows a motivational video to prove just how important this subject is. Interested? Check it out on YouTube.

Well, you’ve heard it straight from the experts! We hope this advice assists in preparing you for a successful first day at your new job. If you are still on the market for a career change, don’t worry – sometimes the best opportunities take time to find.  Be sure to check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers site for current openings. Who knows – that perfect position could be waiting for you there!

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Making the Move Forward

Written by Melanie Kebler

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® means business when it comes to our core purpose of “moving people forward”. One way we do this is through the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program. Founded in 2014, this program provides a unique opportunity to allow committed managers the chance to become a franchisee. The scholarship program navigates candidates through intensive training and an all-encompassing education of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system. Candidates are required to complete online courses, webinars, and put their all into various assignments. The year-long scholarship program comes to a close with a visit to our corporate Home Office in Lansing, Mich., where candidates interview and present their own version of a successful business plan to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® executive team. The deserving winner is then awarded $50,000 to go toward the launch their franchise, and a place amongst some of the most competitive and passionate franchisees in the world.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has never shied away from providing substantial advancement opportunities to employees. One in three of their franchise owners started as employees, and more than 75% of managers started elsewhere within the company. Why? Because big growth means big opportunity. Randi Bloodworth – the first scholarship winner – began her journey at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a customer service representative at the Tampa, Fla., franchise. With a good work ethic and sense of reliability, Randi quickly moved up to become the office manager, and in 2014, took on the scholarship program. Today, Randi’s franchise boasts excellent reviews and ratings with an endless amount of compliments directed toward the frontline team members, which one could argue is a direct reflection of her as a franchisee.

“For me, the biggest takeaway of the scholarship program was the training,” said Bloodworth when asked about how the scholarship program contributed to her success. “There were so many things I thought I knew until I entered the program. I was able to teach employees at my locations and others about things I learned and ideas and processes I have carried away.”

In more recent news, 2015 scholarship participant Jason Washburn successfully completed the second round of Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and was awarded $50,000 toward his own franchise. Jason began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a mover at the St. Louis, Mo., location, but did not stay on the frontlines long. Jason progressed through the ranks and established a trust with his franchisee, allowing him to become the general manager and take on the daily operations of multiple units. In business, this trust is priceless, and Jason was ready to take on the scholarship program. With no shortage of motivation and drive, he got his chance.

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program is just one example of how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is working to make a difference. It is not just a difference within the business world, but amongst people and how we treat each other. The idea is not just about how much revenue can be brought in – it is a much larger picture that. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has truly become a leader in the way we think about careers. It’s about moving people forward and allowing someone the opportunity to become the very best they can be. Good people make good business, and we are just scratching the surface of this company’s true potential.

To find out about your next career move, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website. With more than 350 locations worldwide and growing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is reshaping the way we think about small business and looking for the right people to move forward.

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Unique career opportunities at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Written by Ben Laverdiere

When looking to make a career move, there are similar questions we all ask of a new opportunity. What is the day-to-day work like? How about work-life balance? What is the pay? What kind of health care plan is available? These are all important to ask and take into consideration when making career decisions. But what about when a company offers all of that and something more; how do you value that? What sets a career and company apart from others? Here are three out-of-the-box questions to ask yourself when considering a new career that will offer some unique career opportunities.

Are you making a difference?

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Las Vegas crew was eager to get our national community giving program, Movers for Moms®, off to a great start.

Many people strive to make an impact on the business, but how often do we look beyond our career and company, and into the communities we call home? Are you making a difference in the community? Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, there is a reason we have identified ourselves as “Movers Who Care®”. Not many companies provide and prioritize opportunities to give back like our company. In 2016 alone, franchises nationwide donated more than $3 million worth of moving services to veterans, struggling mothers, and those in need. One of the greatest things about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is knowing you are able to better yourself professionally while making an impact on the community where you live.

Will your skills be utilized in creative ways?

Does your employer value you and the life experience you can bring to the table? At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we are always looking for new and creative ways to expand our business, and we rely heavily on the team of people we work with to lend their creativity and passion to move our business forward. Last year we were contracted to provide trucks to transport equipment for the COPA America Centenario soccer tournament. Our local franchises teamed up with Home Office staff to find a new and creative ways to complete this project with excellence. One Home Office team member, Mark List, played a crucial role in coordinating this project with local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offices. When asked if he ever thought he would have an opportunity like this in his role as a DOT and fleet safety specialist, this was his response.

“No way, even last year I wouldn’t have believed it,” List said. “I think far too often, people (and myself early in my time here) look at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as strictly a residential moving company, but thanks to our National Accounts team, we are changing that! As a brand, COPA solidified the fact that we can take on anything when we band together as a system. I was very fortunate to have a solid team of individuals that helped me at the local franchise level. These days, very little surprises me regarding TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a company and brand, because we continue to take on new challenges and conquer them together.”

It’s important to align with a company that identifies you as an important part of the organization and fosters an environment were you are given the chance to use your skills to meet unique business needs.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Chicago crew members Jeff and Ethan working to move team equipment during the COPA América Centenario soccer tournament!

Do you believe in the brand?

A lot of companies have mission statements or core values that are posted on websites and printed on walls, but never talked about. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, our mission is to “move people forward”, both in business, and in life. Our core values come through on all levels of business. Whether you are working with customers or coworkers, it’s evident that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® works hard to create a workspace and culture that helps you to be the best version of yourself. It’s easy to believe in a company and a brand that always has the best interest of others in mind.

We all want a career that provides good pay, work-life balance, and benefits, but that is not all that makes up a dream job. In most cases what makes a career truly fulfilling is that you believe in the service or product your company offers, that you are given the chance to try new things, and you can make an impact on the community you live in. That is why at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we strive to prioritize the things that make us truly a unique career destination.

Hopefully this these questions will help you to gain some unique perspective when considering what you want out of your next career move. To make that next move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, visit our careers website to view open jobs and apply online today!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach named “best place to work”

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

Receiving a “best place to work” award is a great honor, and recently, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise was awarded just that by The Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia. The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach team – led by Franchisee Kathleen White and General Manager Ted Erhenberg – are true “Movers Who Care®” who live out our core values on a daily basis. We recently had a chance to speak with the team to learn what makes their franchise a great place to work. Check out what the Virginia Beach team had to say:

“I nominated TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach for the ’best places to work’ award because this is a great place to work! It’s not often you wake up and look forward to going to work, but we do every day. Our workplace is fun and busy – you’re always doing something and never just wait for the day to be over. Also, management constantly builds the team up and incorporates us into what they’re doing. They’re always open to suggestions and looking for input.” – Kendal Galloway, office manager

“I love working here. I’ve grown more as a person and become more mature. The team looks out for me and always makes sure I have everything I need to help me better myself. I’ve never had anyone care like the team here.” – Ryan Samuel, mover

“It’s great to work in such a very family-oriented work environment. The management team does a good job motivating us and keeping everyone focused on reaching our goals. I appreciate that we respect one another here, and how we’re able to help customers is rewarding. I look forward to growing here more in the future.” – Chuk Okoli, driver

“What sets our workplace apart from other employers is the care that Kathleen (franchisee) and Ted (general manager) have for their employees. When I started as a mover, Kathleen saw potential in me and encouraged me to be the best I could be. I grew from mover to driver, then lead driver, and now I’m in a management role. I enjoy supporting our team every day.” – Michael Sudderth, move manager

“I think we’re a great place to work because we’re constantly getting feedback from the team on what we could do to make things better. Small things like providing toolboxes and an ice machine go a long way because it’s what the team needs. We make sure everyone knows we are a team, and no one is ever alone. We’re led by Franchisee Kathleen White, who wants everyone to prosper and share in building something together.” – Ted Ehrenberg, general manager

“One of the biggest benefits we provide here is culture. We’ve built our team slowly and only hire the best. We try to engage our staff and provide incentives to keep everyone energized, and Ted (general manager) deserves a lot of credit. He’s great at identifying strengths and bringing the team together, and has contributed a lot to how great our culture is.” – Kathleen White, franchisee

It was obvious when speaking with everyone that they truly feel they are part of something bigger than just their own job. Want to join the team? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Virginia Beach is hiring, as well as many other franchise locations across the country and our corporate office. Take the first step in ramping up your career by viewing open positions on our careers site and applying online today!

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