History of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®
Greenville - Spartanburg History
While in college at the University of South Carolina, Bryan Feldman went to work for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Greenville as a mover one summer. When classes started that fall, Bryan moved into the office and started working as a customer service representative. After graduation, he became the Assistant Manager. A couple of years later, he moved to Atlanta to manage another TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. In the fall of 2001, Bryan married Rebecca. The week they got home from their honeymoon, they received a call saying that the Greenville, SC franchise was for sale. After only visiting Greenville for two very short visits, they signed on the bottom line and purchased the franchise.
We have just celebrated our 10th anniversary of owning the business and of being married. The franchise had been in Greenville for 8 year prior to our taking it over. When we took it over, we scaled back to 2 trucks and grew it from there. We now have 11 trucks and over 30 employees. We give back to our community as often as possible and have a great relationship with the Junior League of Greenville.
Read more about the Feldman Family in this Behind the Counter article.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® started in the early 1980s as a way for two brothers to make extra money while in high school. Nearly 20 years later, the company has grown to more than 200 locations worldwide.
Brothers Jon and Brig Sorber started moving people using an old pickup truck while their mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, developed a logo to advertise in a weekly newspaper. This same stick-men logo is used today on every truck, sign and advertisement.
When the brothers left for college, Sheets continued to field calls for moving services while working another full-time job. She finally made things official in 1985 by purchasing a 14-foot truck for $350 and hiring a couple of movers. That $350 is the only capital Sheets has ever invested in the company.
Eventually, Sheets decided to franchise the company, and in 1989, she awarded the first location outside of Michigan to her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, in Atlanta, Ga.
Brig and Jon Sorber 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.
In August 2012, former Chief Operating Officer Randy Shacka was promoted to president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Randy joined the team in 2001 as an intern and has since held several roles, including Franchise Development Specialist, Director of Operations, Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). This marks the first time in the history of the company the title of President has been held by a person outside of the Sorber family.
Today, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the nation's largest franchised local moving company, and it boasts a fleet of more than 1,400 trucks. The company has come a long way – and logged a lot of miles – since Sheets sketched the first "stick-men." The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system continues to pave the way for future growth and innovation in home and business moving, while maintaining a commitment to exceeding customers' expectations.
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