We are celebrating a significant anniversary this month! Theo Whylly, our Move Manager, is celebrating his 10th year with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Orlando East. Theo is a very hard-working individual who wears many hats around the office. As the Move Manager, Theo is responsible for hiring new movers and drivers, ensuring all new employees fill out the proper paperwork, get drug-tested and pass a background check prior to hire. He then makes sure new employees are trained on how to properly wrap furniture and load and unload the truck without incurring damage. He also makes box deliveries when customers purchase boxes ahead of their move and while he’s out and about he may stop in and do spot checks on moves in progress to ensure all procedures and processes are being followed correctly. In addition, should a damage occur, Theo takes care of coordinating the repair or replacement of the damaged item and communicating with the customer. On top of all that, you can sometimes see Theo filling in for a driver who calls in sick and can’t make it to work. As mentioned, Theo wears many hats!!
In addition to all the hats Theo wears at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, he also wears the hat of husband and father. Theo enjoys sharing cooking responsibilities with his entire family as each child gets a chance to plan and cook the entire meal one night a week. Congrats Theo on your anniversary – we are lucky your family shares you with us! We wish you many more anniversaries with our team!
For many, Mother’s Day is the day in May that families set aside to honor and celebrate the loving mom who brought them into the world and nurtured them into adulthood. But what if your mom was living in a domestic shelter? That makes her no less loving and nurturing but it can put a damper on her special day. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® recognizes that all moms are special regardless of their living situation. That is why all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises participate in the Movers for Moms® program. Each franchise selects a local shelter serving women and children in their area, along with business partners who will collect personal needs items to be delivered to the women for Mother’s Day. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Orlando East partnered with Harbor House of Central Florida. Harbor House serves women and children in the Orlando area and they conduct educational seminars to inform the general public, law enforcement, social workers, children and business leaders to recognize the signs of domestic abuse. The goal is to prevent and end domestic abuse through education programs that teach to Recognize, Respond and Refer. We are grateful to our collection partners, Pure Barre Mills Park, Pure Barre Dr. Phillips, Conway Learning Center, KinderCare, Micross Components, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Chick-fil-A (Orange Ave) and Mindstream Media. These caring businesses have been collecting personal needs items which we will deliver to Harbor House the week before Mother’s Day.
If you would like to donate items such as soap, body wash, deodorant, diapers of all sizes, new sheets/towels/women’s underwear (all sizes), baby bottles, toddler cups, baby strollers, cell phones, new twin-sized bedding/pillow cases, please feel free to visit any of the drop off locations listed above. You may also drop off your donation to our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office located at 379 W. Michigan St., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32806 before May 11.
Get AMPED UP for #RAMPUP2017! It is officially Career Move Month! This is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s annual hiring initiative to prepare for the busy summer moving season ahead. Career Move Month is being kicked off the entire month of March, this allows enough time to hire and fully train staff before the busy season. The results? Higher customer satisfaction, lower damages, and over all better staff morale. Each year our Home office invests significant time and money to help franchises hire the best of the best to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams, and this year is no different! This year our goal is to receive 12, 000 applications across the system and hire about 1200 new employees. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK we look for dedicated employees; dedicated to providing the best moving experience to our customers as well as dedicated to our team. Our team members tell us they love working here because of the variety, great people, and opportunity to make a difference. Many have developed lifelong friendships and feel like they are part of a family. A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employee is truly part of a close knit team. It creates a culture in the work place that keeps employees sticking around, finding a home away from home. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® rewards hard work and improvement while celebrating wins, small and large. As one of our core values we stand by here is “be your best and have fun.” We strive to encourage our employees to be the best professionally and personally while enjoying life and having fun. You are likely to see our franchise celebrating the holidays with staff at a nice dinner or enjoying a competitive paint ball session to top off a busy moving season. Now that’s working hard and playing hard. So come on in to our Orlando East office at 379 W Michigan St. Suite 200. Get amped up for #Rampup2017 and become the next member of our growing TWO MEN AND TRUCK team!
At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® we don’t just go out of our way to care for you but we also care for your furry friends as well! Moving is a big life event for you and the whole family, it can be an exciting time of change but it can also be quite stressful. When changes are made to the living environment, pets become anxious and stressed just as we do. During the packing stages you may notice your pets will seem nervous, they don’t know what is happening. Many animals, especially dogs, are known to be emotional and to have a natural fear of abandonment. They will likely react stronger to this transition if they have developed separation anxiety from past vacations where they had to be left behind. We know well how chaotic things can get right before and on the day of the move. The best thing you can do is pay special attention to pets early in the process! If possible, before the actual move take them to visit the new home to familiarize them with their new environment, this will help comfort them. According to local Pine Castle Animal Hospital experts, a few weeks before the big moving day plan a visit to take your animal to the vet. They explain that this is the perfect opportunity for a quick check-up to ensure your records are up-to-date and that your pet is in prime health for the transition. They recommend asking for a copy of the veterinary records and, if necessary, any recommendations for veterinary clinics in your new town, city, or state. Prior to moving day, pet owners who take a little extra time for their furry loved ones will have on less thing to worry about come the big day. We understand that moving is very stressful and just by being aware of your pets feelings will give them a sense of peace among all the chaos. They want to know that they’re part of the family and they will be going too. So as much affection as possible prior to the move will reassure them they are still being cared for. On the day of the move, we suggest letting your pet get to know our wonderful movers. Animals can be very territorial and can be hesitate to welcome strangers into the home. To avoid this, our movers will happily give your furry friends any treats you wish to provide. We find that is a great way to get fast acquainted with your pet, especially cats and dogs. We want to ensure the absolute safety and care for your pet, just like it is a small child. There will be much hustle and bustle going on in and outside the home. Putting animals in a blocked off area will allow them to still be a spectator of the action, which can reduce their stress, but in a safe zone out of harm’s way. Make sure that you leave plenty of room in your vehicle for your pet as well so you can all enjoy the exciting ride on your way to your new home! We hope by following these tips we help you avoid any Cat-astrophe throughout your moving experience. We are the movers who care for you and four legged loved ones!