Our History

1981

FIRST MOVE

Performed by brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber in their first moving straight truck
1982

GIVING BACK

Mary Ellen Sheets awards $100 to 10 different local charities
1989

Franchising

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchise System first developed

Mary Ellen in front of trucks
1989

2,811

Number of moves completed at the end of 1989
1991

FIRST HOME OFFICE

Opened in Lansing, Michigan on Kalamazoo Street
First TMT Corporate Office
1993

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK named a Top 500 Franchise
1999

GROWTH IN THE 90S

At the end of 1999, there were: 

  • 429 trucks on the road
  • 76 franchise locations 
  • $181 million in system revenue
  • 548,030 moves completed 
2000

100TH FRANCHISE

New franchise signed in Mesa, Arizona to hit milestone
Mary Ellen in front of truck
2004

MARY ELLEN SHEETS

Becomes the first woman to win the International Franchise Association Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2005

CANADA

First franchise location in country of Canada opened
Team members in front of truck
2006

200TH FRANCHISE

Franchise location agreement signed in Indianapolis, Indiana
2009

GROWTH IN THE 2000S

At the end of 2009, there were:

  • 211 franchise locations
  • 1,198 trucks on the road
  • $1.8 billion in cumulative system revenue
  • 3.3 million moves completed
2011

300TH FRANCHISE

Location agreement signed in Fort Collins, Colorado to help hit new milestone for the brand
Mover in front of truck with hands up
2017

FIRST MINI MARKET FRANCHISE OPENED

Franchise location opened in Missoula, Montana
2018

7 MILLIONTH MOVE COMPLETED

Various franchise celebrations occurred across the nation
2015

FIRST MARY ELLEN'S MOVING PEOPLE FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP® AWARDED

Scholarship awarded to Randi B. and Pearland, TX franchise
Woman holding check
2019

44TH STATE

Franchise location opened in Fargo, North Dakota