Rochester’s Two Men and a Truck got its start in 2014 with six employees and a couple of trucks. Now the franchise employs 45, and has grown its truck fleet to 11.
“I think people choose us over other movers because of our reputation,” said Mike Reps, co-owner of the local Two Men and a Truck business. “They know what our reputation has been built on, and they know they’ll get an excellent experience when they call us.”
The latest news for the company is that they moved from their previous location at 6047 Rome Circle NW to its new location at 1814 15th St. NW, which is near Colonial Lanes.
And while they’ve added employees and trucks throughout their many years in business, Two Men and a Truck has grown in other ways too. The company has always done moving, packing and unpacking but has added storage and non-expedited shipping and junk removal to its roster.
“Our motto is moving people forward,” Reps said. “We are the experts in taking the stress out of moving. We’re a customer service-based moving company. We can do it all.”
Two Men and a Truck is the only local mover to offer both expedited and non-expedited shipping options. “Everyone else is either one or the other, but not both,” he said.
It seems to be working. The company does about 3,500 moves a year, with their crunch season being from April 15 to September 15, which mirrors the busy season for real estate.
But the company does more than move people. Reps said one of the company’s core values is giving back to the community and, to that end, in the last year they gave away about $30,000 worth of moving services to people who couldn’t afford to hire movers.
Two Men and a Truck also does “Movers for Moms,” whereby they set up donation bins around town and collect donated items for single women in the local women’s shelter. Reps said they do this because the founder of Two Men and a Truck, Mary Ellen Sheets, was a single mom.
Another reason consumers choose Rochester’s Two Men and a Truck, Reps said, is because their employees are trustworthy. All pass background checks before stepping foot into a home.
Reps said, for them, no move is too big or too small, and they handle residential moves as well as commercial moves. He said they’ve seen an uptick in moves in recent years.
“Pre-Covid we were doing 2,800 moves and then each year, we grew a little bit,” Reps said. “I equate Covid with the hot real estate market, at least in my mind.”
Reps knows they’re making an impact because they’ve trained three employees who went on to move to a new community and start their own Two Men and a Truck franchise businesses.
“We’re just thankful for the community support,” he said of Two Men and a Truck in Rochester. “We want to give back to the community in every way possible. Our core purpose is moving people forward. That’s our secret sauce.We try to live out that core purpose every day.”