What started as an after-school business for two high school boys has turned into a national and international success story more than 35 years later. With a hand-drawn logo by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, and an advertisement in the local paper, this endeavor with their small little moving company was never expected to grow to the size it is today.


First move by Brig and Jon

Brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber started moving people in the Lansing, Michigan area using an old pickup truck.

Green pickup truck used in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's first move

TMT gives to charity

Mary Ellen Sheets’ donated her profits to 10 different charities during her first year in business.


Franchise system established

Melanie Bergeron (daughter of Mary Ellen Sheets) opens the first franchise, located in Atlanta, Georgia
Number of system moves at the end of 1989: 2,811


First Corporate Office established in Lansing, MI

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's first home office, a white building with a brown roof

Melanie Bergeron becomes first president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

melanie becomes two men and a truck president

76 franchise locations, fleet reaches 429 trucks and 548,030 moves performed by end of ‘99

two men and a truck celebrates 429 moving trucks in service

Truckie was born

Truckie the two men and a truck mascot is born

Mary Ellen was first woman to win International Franchise Association – Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Mary Ellen Sheets and Melanie Bergeron stand with two men at awards ceremony

Opened the first Canadian franchise

Canadian TWO MEN AND A TRUCK staff stand in front of a moving truck on their opening day

Opened the first Ireland franchise

Irish TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team members stand in front of moving truck

211 locations, 1,198 trucks and 3.3 million moves performed by end of ‘09


Over $1 million given to charities


Melanie elected to Executive Committee of the International Franchise Association


First president outside of the founding family: Randy Shacka

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President Randy Shacka

Mary Ellen's Franchise Scholarship Program kicks off


Melanie becomes Chair of International Franchise Association

Melanie becomes Chair of International Franchise Association

Launch of the Customer Relationship Center (CRC)

Customer Relationship Center

Acquired by ServiceMaster Brands

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand was acquired by ServiceMaster Brands after more than 35 years of being a family-owned business, starting a new chapter for the company

ServiceMaster Brands diagram

10 Million Moves

10 million moves down, 10 million more to go!

10 Million Moves Logo