Our History

1981

FIRST MOVE

Performed by brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber in their first moving straight truck
1982

GIVING BACK

Mary Ellen Sheets awards first profits- $100 to 10 different local charities
1989

FRANCHISING

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchise System first developed
1989

2,811

Number of moves completed at the end of 1989
1991

FIRST HOME OFFICE

Opened in Lansing, Michigan on Kalamazoo Street
Picture of first home office building
1993

RECOGNITION

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK named a Top 500 Franchise
1999

GROWTH IN THE 90's

At the end of 1999, there were: 

  • 429 trucks on the road
  • 76 franchise locations 
  • $181 million in system revenue
  • 548,030 moves completed 
2000

100TH FRANCHISE

New franchise signed in Mesa, Arizona to hit milestone
2004

MARY ELLEN SHEETS

Becomes the first woman to win the International Franchise Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2005

CANADA

First franchise location in Canada opened in Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton, ON grand opening
2009

GROWTH IN THE 2000's

At the end of 2009, there were:

  • 211 franchise locations
  • 1,198 trucks on the road
  • $1.8 billion in cumulative system revenue
  • 3.3 million moves completed
2015

CANADIAN EXPANSION

Opened first Canadian locations outside Ontario with Halifax, NS and Calgary, AB
2017

FIRST MINI MARKET FRANCHISE OPENED

Launched the Mini-market concept with Missoula, Montana
2018

7 MILLIONTH MOVE COMPLETED

Various franchise celebrations occurred across the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland
2021

AQUIRED BY SERVICEMASTER BRANDS

After more than 35 years of being a family-owned brand, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK began a new path as it was acquired by ServiceMaster Brands
ServiceMaster Brands diagram