TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® started in the early 1980s as a way for two brothers to make extra money while they were in high school. Now, 30 years later, the company has grown to more than 320 locations worldwide.
Brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber started moving people in Lansing, Michigan, using an old pickup truck. They had their mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, develop a logo to put in a weekly community newspaper. That stick-men logo still rests on every truck, sign and advertisement.
After the brothers left for college, Sheets continued to field calls for moving services while she also worked a full-time data processing job with the State of Michigan. In 1985, she decided to make things official by purchasing a 14-foot truck for $350 and hiring a pair of movers. That $350 is the only capital Sheets has ever invested in the company.
In 1989, Sheets awarded the first location outside of Michigan to her daughter, Melanie Bergeron. The office was in Atlanta, Ga.
When the company reached 39 franchises, Sheets asked Bergeron to assume the role of company president while she pursued a seat in the Michigan State Senate. Bergeron is now chair of the board. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s long track record of aggressive growth continues under Bergeron's progressive leadership and keen business strategies.
Brig and Jon Sorber eventually returned to team up with their mom and older sister in the mid-1990s. Brig Sorber now serves as the chief executive officer, and Jon Sorber is executive vice president, of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK©/International.
In June of 2005, the first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada franchise opened in Hamilton, Ontario. We now have 28 locations across Canada to serve your needs.
Moving into the Future
That first truck Sheets bought in 1985 has now multiplied into a fleet of more than 2,700 moving trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is North America's largest franchised local moving company. Customers benefit from having trained, uniformed movers who are insured and bonded to handle any home and business moving tasks.
The company has come a long way – and logged a lot of kilometres – since Sheets sketched the first "stick-men." The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system continues to pave the way for future growth and innovation while remaining rooted in the core principles of exceeding customers' expectations.