The Movers Who Care


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prides itself of being the “Movers Who Care®.”  With being the first and largest local moving franchise system in the United States, we desire to be a role model in this industry.  From the first phone call to the final unload, this is reflected in everything we do.  Many people ask us what sets us apart from other moving companies and how are we the “Movers Who Care®.”

Our care for what we due lies deeper than just moving our customers in and out of locations.  We move people and businesses forward in life.  We work with customers, but we also work in the community and internally with our employees.

We ensure our customers are being given the best customer service in the industry.  All of our movers are professionals and fully trained to pack household items and load trucks efficiently with safety as a priority.  We understand that moving is a stressful time and it brings us joy to know that we are taking some weight off our customers shoulders.

One of our key core values is to give back to the community.  This idea reaches all the way back to the home office in Lansing, Michigan. Founder, Mary Ellen sheets gave a large portion of her first profits to charity.  We continue to focus on working with charities to help make a difference in the Williamson County community.  Currently we have worked with The Autism Foundation of Tennessee, and we look forward to working with other organizations.

We also move people forward within our company. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prides themselves for promoting from within. More than one quarter of our franchise owners originally started as employees in our system.  In this franchise specifically, 4 of the 5 members of the management team started with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as movers.  We strive to help people grow in a position and discover the opportunities for growth within the company.

Our company’s goals are not to just relocate people, they are to move people.  We are the “Movers Who Care®,’ and we work hard to move people forward.  We ensure the highest customer service in every move.  For more information contact us at (615) 595-5929.

Keep Calm and Disco on!


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® got the wonderful opportunity to be involved in the Williamson County Association of Realtors 2013 Vendor Fair.  The WCAR vendor fair allowed realtors to interact with vendors in the Williamson County area.  With many clients, realtors need a good network base of vendors that are dependable and create wonderful customer service.  TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is very excited to be considered one of those vendors.

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The disco-themed vendor fair created some great excitement.  Between dancing, costumes, and brightly colored booths, everyone seemed to have an awesome time.  Each vendor gave away a door prize to a realtor that visited every booth.  Andy Brookover was the lucky winner of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® golf bag.  We look forward to working with the Williamson County Association of Realtors again, and we are excited about all the new connections we have made.

50 Simple Moving Tips To Save Time and Money


We wanted to share this post from our friends at the Las Vegas franchise.  We agree that these tips are awesome ways to save time and money on moving.  Enjoy!

50 Simple cost effective moving tips

1.  Before buying any new furniture always ask yourself, “How will I move this out of my house?’ Large items will cost you more to move out
2.  Before moving a sleeper sofa, make sure the bed is secured to the frame of the sofa. Very bad things can happen if this is not done!
3.  The smaller the box, the heavier the items. Large boxes are great for pillows, lamp shades or both!
4.  If moving with children, involve them in the moving process in order to reduce confusion and stress. Designate a position for them based on their age and let them help
5.  Pack shoes at the bottom of wardrobe boxes
6.  DO NOT pack all your toilet paper and hand wash, your movers could need them
7.  A/C Units should lay flat as if it was in a window
8.  Have a tool kit on hand. One of the most important things to have on hand when you’re setting up your new home is a basic toolbox that includes basic tools and hardware, such as a hammer, screwdrivers, nails, hooks, etc.
9.  Don’t bend, twist or fold a mattress
10.  DO NOT lift dressers by the top as you may pull it right off!
11.  Never slide an appliance or piece of furniture directly on a linoleum surface
12.  Hire professional help
13.  Never fold oriental rugs, always roll them up
14.  Get ready for Bed. As soon as your bedroom furniture is delivered, set it up and put the sheets on the bed. You’ll be grateful that everything is ready for sleeping later on tonight when you’re really tired!
15.  Never carry or load marble, glass or slate flat
16.  If moving locally, leave your pets with a friend on moving day. Animals can become confused and frightened during a move
17.  Before moving particle board make sure all loose joints are tightened/secured
18.  Wait to pack your bathroom scale. Use it to keep your boxes under 30 LBS
19.  Have cold drinks for your movers
20.  Label it. As you’re packing, place removable, colored, circle stickers on your boxes to easily distinguish kitchen items, from bedroom items, from bathroom items, etc. Use a different color for each room. If necessary, make a master list so you’ll know what is in each box. If you can go to your new home ahead of time, you may wish to stick a corresponding colored sticker on the door, or door frame, of the room that the box will be delivered to.
21.  While we are on labels: avoid packing labels the invite theft
22.  Only hire the best. If you choose to hire professional movers, do your research and hire good ones. Poor quality movers really can be worse then none at all.
23.  Reverse handles/knobs on dressers so they don’t get damaged or snagged
24.  Set aside or do not pack all your cleaning supplies. You will need them later
25.  Pack plates vertically and use a dish box with a cell kit
26.  Candles, CD’s, DVD’s and computer software can all be damaged from high heat in trucks
27.  Designate a “Packing Room” and pack a box or two a day
28.  Do not forget to purchase a lock for your rental truck if you plan on leaving it alone overnight.
29.  Use the A-B-C system. Everything you pack does not have to be unpacked the first day in your new home. If it contains essential items, mark it PRIORITY A. If the contents are important, but not crucial, mark the box PRIORITY B. If the box contains out of season items, holiday items and other things you won’t need right away, mark the box PRIORITY C. Then, unpack in A, B, C order.
30.  When packing, wrap small fragile items in bright colored paper to avoid losing them.
31.  Box Shades. Lamp shades are very fragile and easy to damage during a move. Its best to pack them in a large box before the movers come. You can also put pillows around the shades to offer extra protection.
32.  Schedule utilities disconnection’s the day AFTER your move. Its not fun moving in the dark.
33.  Book a rental truck for an extra day longer then you need. See tip #50.
34.  Start Packing Early! Even if you only pack two boxes a day, in thirty days you will have packed sixty boxes. Start in areas where the goods are not in frequent use such as the cellar, attic, garage, etc.
35.  Before you schedule your onsite estimate, decide in advance what things you want to take to your new home and what to leave behind. If you haven’t used something in a long time, why pay to have it moved?
36.  Have ziplock bags and sharpie markers available on move day for screws/parts
37.  Rent a Dolly
38.  Throwing things away is a great alternative to packing
39.  Listen to music while you pack
40.  DO NOT use tape to secure wood drawers. It will ruin the finish.
41.  Devise a Plan. Before you begin unpacking randomly, sit down with your family. Discuss a plan, including where things will go, who is responsible for what, etc. It will help things run smoothly.
42.  Put mirrors and headboards between a mattress and box-spring before strapping them down.
43.  Purchase mattress bags. They are cheap insurance.
44.  Things will go wrong. Things will break. Laugh it off!
45.  Make your first Night Special. Make the first night in your new place as special as possible. It can be take-out Chinese food or pizza, but you may sweeten the evening with flowers, candles and music. It will really make a big difference and will help you unwind and de-stress!
46.  DO NOT fill hallways up with boxes. Leave clear walkways
47.  Don’t pack clothes that you haven’t worn in 4 months
48.  Crate expensive pieces of art, marble or glass
50.  Expect the Unexpected

Do you have any moving tips that have helped you out? Let us know

Welcome to Downtown Franklin!


Our office is located in one of the most intriguing towns of the South.  Franklin, Tennessee has won over the hearts of many with its historic southern charm.  Because this little town is so unique, I thought we should devote a blog just for it.

Franklin is located in the suburbs of Nashville and known to many as the site of the tragic and bloody Battle of Franklin in the Civil War.  Franklin has preserved its historic vibe through its Victorian downtown area and square.  Downtown Franklin is truly a gem with its true southern hospitality spreading throughout the town.  Many people would say there is nothing else like it.  Downtown Franklin is the home to an eclectic mix of antique shops, art galleries, restaurant, and clothiers. A few places that can be found in Downtown Franklin are Merridee’s Breadbasket, Gray’s Pharmacy (now known as Gray’s on Main), Philanthropy, and Puckett’s Grocery.  Also, you can relive history when visiting The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, or Lotz House.  The Downtown Franklin Association currently has over 150 unique places to visit.


Drop in and take a stroll down Main Street.  You may just find yourself in the middle of a jazz or arts festival.  Come visit us and one of the most beloved towns of the south.

You can learn more about Franklin by dropping in the Franklin Visitor’s Center on Main Street, or checking out the website,


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It’s almost that time of year.  Some southerners would consider this time better than the Christmas season.  That’s right!  IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!!  Tennessee residents are crazy about football season.  With two South Eastern Conference teams and one NFL team, September is an exciting month in the volunteer state. If you are new to the state, you will quickly learn that many natives live and breathe Tennessee football and the competition can become quite intense.  Let’s do a quick overview of our big Tennessee teams.  You never know when this topic could be a big conversation starter.

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are our NFL team located in Nashville. This Pre-Season has been a rough one for the Titans with losses to the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals.  The Titans play at LP field located right in the middle of downtown Nashville.  The team begins their regular season on September 8th against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

University of Tennessee Volunteers

The Tennessee Volunteers are the official team for the The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. When attending a game, the song, Rocky Top, is heard throughout the city. The Vols have had a tough few years, but the fans have high hopes for Butch Jones, the new head coach.  The Vols kickoff their season against Austin Peay on August 31st.

Vanderbilt Commodores

Right here in Middle Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Commodores represent the smallest school in the SEC.  Be prepared to hear “Anchor Down” in this neck of the woods because the folks in Middle Tennessee love the Commodores.  In the past few years, the team has not been ranked as a top competitor, but the fans are keeping their heads high for this season! Don’t miss the Commodores season opener on August 29th against Ole Miss.

Now for the real fun stuff! The best way to kick off the football season is with some awesome tailgate ideas.  A tailgate doesn’t even have to be in the parking lot of the stadium.  The party can be just as fun from your backyard.  Have the Televisions set on ESPN’s College Game Day, cold drinks iced down in the cooler, and the grill going!  It’s a fun idea to have a theme for each tailgate. For example, serve the food that the opposing team state is known for.  Each week plan with your friends and neighbors to create an elaborate spread to make the most out of your game day.  This is also a great way to meet new people if you are new to the area.  In the south, football is more than a sport.  It is a way of life.  This is the time of year to let the creative juices flow and make lasting memories with new friends.

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Tips on Making New Friends after a Move


Moving to a new city can be a very intimidating experience. Many people move to a new city, and they do not know a single soul living in the area.  It is difficult leaving your friends behind, but it is even worse when you do not have any friends in your new location.  Once someone begins his or her job, it is surprising how difficult it can be to make friends and meet new people.  There is nothing worse than feeling lonely in your new city.  This time is supposed to be exciting and adventurous.  Don’t get bogged down because you don’t know anyone.  Get out on the town and make new friends.  Here are a few tips to jumpstart forming new friendships.

 Get out of the house

Let’s face it.  It is hard to meet people if you don’t leave your house.  Don’t be afraid to get out in the city and make new friends.  This can be a difficult task for someone that is shy, and he or she can quickly feel like the new kid at school. If you tend to feel this way, remember that most people are very understanding to the idea of making new friends.  Look for mixers that involve your age group.  This is a great way to find others that are new to the area, and they are most likely looking for friends too.

 Get social with your hobbies

What do you like to do in your spare time? Whether it is reading books, sports, working out, or crafts, there are many ways to use your hobbies to create new friends.  This could be as easy as joining the gym and signing up for a few classes, or finding a book club that discusses your books of interest.  If you find people that share the same interests, many times these will blossom into beautiful friendships. If you think about it, this is probably the easiest way to make friends.  When you are doing something you enjoy, it shows that you are a fun person, and others notice that.  Socializing with your hobbies is a great way to make friends.

Use your current friends and family

Before your move, talk to your friends and family about others they may know in your new area. They may have friends or family in the area that could get you started in the right direction.  Get in touch with these people before hand and plan to get lunch or coffee.  This will get you excited about the move and possibly a gateway to a new friend group.  Even if the age gap is quite different, these people may know others in the area with whom you would fit in.

Making friends is a very important part of being happy in your new home.  Try these methods to form new friendships.  Sometimes you may have to try a few different clubs or group events to find the one that fits you.  For more moving tips, check out our website and other blog posts at!

Meet Our New Operations Manager


Tyler Sullivan recently joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office crew as the Operations Manager.  Although Tyler is new to the office, he is well acquainted with our franchise.  He began working with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®\Brentwood-Franklin in November 2012 as a driver.  As Operations Manager, Tyler seeks to maintain high standards in customer service while minimizing exposure to damage and aims to achieve this goal through consistent training and development of frontline staff including: movers, drivers, and trainers. Tyler aimed for this position by caring for the customers.  He stated, “If you always put the customers first, everything else will fall into place.”

Originally from Pittsburgh, Tyler moved to Franklin at a young age and fell in love with the area.  After experiencing the great south, he chose to stay here and attend Nashville School of Law, where he plans to graduate and become a practicing attorney.

Tyler’s favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is that his superiors have experienced his position and the company idea of promoting within.  He believes this creates loyalty and respect between the employer and employee. Tyler also enjoyed his time as a driver. During a move, customers are dealing with the stress of packing and unpacking weeks prior and after the actual move.  A mover sees the customer at his or her most frazzled point of the relocation.  Tyler loved being the person to help take the stress off of his customers and making the day a little easier.

Tyler’s advice to current and future TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® movers is be coachable and willing to listen.  In time, you will gain strength and endurance. It is always better to do things correctly rather than quickly.

We are very excited to have Tyler on the management team, and we look forward to his hard work and willingness to strive in the position