On the heels of 39 months of record consecutive growth and the moving franchise’s 55th consecutive month of overall revenue gain, the Midwest-based TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is proud to announce it has awarded the Quad Cities location to Franchisees Bob Christensen and Cory Christensen.
Father-and-son business duo, Bob and Cory, joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand in 2008 when they opened the Rockford, Illinois territory. Since then, the entrepreneurs have expanded into Peoria (2011) and soon the Quad Cities territory in order to better serve the Illinois market and expand into Iowa.
The Christensen’s were introduced to the brand by Bob’s son and Cory’s brother, Kevin, who used the moving company to relocate from Michigan to Illinois. Kevin’s positive experiences catapulted Bob and Cory to begin researching TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a viable business opportunity based on the brand’s dedicated emphasis on customer service. Working together has proved to be an easy transition for Bob and Cory, who both have specific roles. Bob handles the bigger picture growth strategy while Cory handles finance and operations.
With a focus on growth initiatives, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is looking to surpass their 2013 numbers by posting a system-wide revenue goal of $375 million for 2014. In addition, the moving company intends to sign an additional 30 territories this year, securing deals for all of the open Phoenix territories as a top priority.
“Our company has continued to surpass growth expectations and provide top-notch customer service with a system-wide referral rate over 96 percent,” said Randy Shacka, President of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. “The hard work each franchisee puts in to being their city’s best moving service for both business and home moves has clearly paid off in our continued momentum.”
The company hit two large milestones this May including their 5-Millionth Move and 300th location opening, and are currently in the midst of the busiest time of year.
“You have to have the vision beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us,” Franchise Development Director Kelly Rogers said, noting the brand has huge opportunities for aggressive revenue growth within the company. “We see this as a white collar opportunity in what is perceived to be a blue collar business.”
The brand has been able to capitalize on the increased interest of prospective franchisees in the service industry. With many franchisees starting with a single territory and expanding once properly funded, the scalability coupled with the start-up costs between $178,000 and $583,500 (depending on the purchase or lease of a truck fleet) has positioned TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to meet its aggressive goals.
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