LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, a leading moving services franchise with 317 locations across the U.S., has selected Pasadena, Calif., as the home of its new corporate location. The Pasadena office will be just the second corporate-owned franchise location and will join the original corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., as a hub for the brand's extensive California expansion plans. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, aims to open 45 additional locations in California over the next three years. The new office headquarters, located at 15507 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA will begin operating on May 1, 2015.
"We've seen consistent growth over 30 years, and record growth the last five years. It's time to expand our executive reach on the West Coast through this new presence in Pasadena," said Brig Sorber, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. "This is a monumental step in the growth of our brand as we move into Q2, and we anticipate another 30 years of expansion and success."
To navigate this growth, the company has hired former TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® COO Matt Cutler as its new west coast development consultant. After being with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for 13 years, and helping grow the franchise from 58 locations to almost 200 locations, Cutler left the company briefly to move to Florida with his family. He is now rejoining the brand to help expand the presence in California. The corporate team is planning to utilize the flagship Pasadena office for franchisee recruitment and regional training purposes for current franchisees.
"I know the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand inside and out, and I'm honored to be re-joining such a passionate team that is committed to building a solid future and is dedicated to the success of everyone involved," said Cutler. "As the liaison between Home Office and the new company store, I plan to expand our franchise reach in the entire state of California by overseeing the addition of 45 new locations."
Cutler will also be charged with awarding new locations in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona to help the western region's performance and play a key part in the overall growth of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in the years to come. New team members have already been hired for the Pasadena location, including three new managers who will oversee operations, market the brand locally, and hire new employees for the location.
With a focus on current expansion objectives, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is looking to open in both new and developing markets. The brand currently boasts 330 U.S. and international locations and will be working toward 365 open locations by the end of 2015, with 30 of those deals taking place within the U.S.
"Our family of franchisees is one of the strongest in the industry, and with our scalable and successful model, we're embarking on an unprecedented growth phase on the West Coast," said Sorber. "In order to continue performing at an optimal level, we will keep investing in our company for sustainable growth and do what is best for our corporate staff, our franchisees, and our customers."
ABOUT TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 317 national locations and 1,900 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 338 locations and 2,100 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 5 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 45 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit www.twomenandatruckfranchising.com.