Two Men and a Truck
|Founded||1985, Lansing, MI|
|Key people||Mary Ellen Sheets, Founder
Brigham Sorber, President and CEO
Melanie Bergeron, Chair
Jon Sorber, Executive Vice President
Two Men And A Truck is a franchised moving company, headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, with franchises in 32 states in the United States, as well as Canada and Ireland. The company is the largest franchised moving company in the United States. It has more than 200 locations.
The company was founded in the early 1980s by Lansing brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber. Using an old pickup truck, they performed moves to earn extra money. Their mother, Mary Ellen Sheets, drew the logo for their new company. That stick-figure logo still represents Two Men And A Truck today. Two Men and a Truck's boxes can be seen in the opening scene of the 2011 movie Limitless, in scenes from the 2007 movie No Reservations (film), and both boxes and a truck with the logos plainly visible appeared in the 2005 movie White Noise (film) as well as boxes with logos in the 2008 movie Burn After Reading.
Sheets took over the business when her sons left for college. In 1985, she purchased a 14-foot truck for $350 and hired a pair of movers. This is the only money Sheets personally invested in the company. A fellow panelist at a university business seminar in 1988 suggested Sheets consider franchising. After further research, the first franchise was awarded in 1989.
- Perman, Stacy (April 14, 2005) "Two Men and a Lot of Trucks" BusinessWeek
- Flandez, Raymond (February 12, 2008) "A Look at High-Performing Franchises" The Wall Street Journal
- J.D. Power and Associates (August 26, 2008) "J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Two Men And A Truck Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Full-Service Moving Companies"
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