Historical Timeline

What started as an after-school business for two high school boys has turned into a national and international success story more than 30 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.

1981

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
1983

TMT gives to charity

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

1989

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

1991

First Home Office established in Lansing, MI

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's first home office, a white building with a brown roof
1994

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

melanie becomes two men and a truck president
1999

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
2002

Truckie was born

Truckie the two men and a truck mascot is born
2004

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
2005

Opened the first Canadian franchise

Canadian TWO MEN AND A TRUCK staff stand in front of a moving truck on their opening day
2007

Opened the first Ireland franchise

Irish TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team members stand in front of moving truck
2009

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

2010

Over $1 million given to charities

2011

Melanie elected to Executive Committee of the International Franchise Association

2012

First president outside of the founding family: Randy Shacka

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK President Randy Shacka
2014

Mary Ellen's Franchise Scholarship Program kicks off

2015

Melanie becomes Chair of International Franchise Association

Melanie becomes Chair of International Franchise Association
2016

Launch of the Customer Relationship Center (CRC)

Customer Relationship Center