DES MOINES, IOWA (January/11/2017) – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Des Moines celebrated 20 years under the same ownership on Christmas Eve. John and Cindy Tometich purchased the Des Moines franchise location on December 24, 1996.
When the location was first getting started, there were two trucks and four employees. Today, the business owns 23 trucks and employs more than 50 movers, drivers and office staff. The moving company services the entire state of Iowa and performs moves within 800 miles of their Urbandale office. During their time in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, the Des Moines franchise has maintained an above-average customer referral rating, currently more than 98%.
“It has been an honor to serve our customers and our community,” said John Tometich.
As active members of the Des Moines and surrounding communities, the company has had the opportunity to donate countless moves, materials and time to numerous charities and causes. Notable efforts include the annual “Movers for Moms®” and “Truckload of Warmth – Fill the Truck (Winter Warmth Drive)” events.
“The Winter Warmth Drive has collected near 50,000 items in 9 years and more importantly been able to help thousands of individuals and families be prepared to face the harsh mid-west winters. None of this would be possible without our friends at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. (They) have partnered with the WWD because they also care about making a positive impact in the Des Moines Metro community. They are an integral part in picking up donations and delivering winter outwear to those in need. I cannot express deeply enough how much I value our relationship with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” said Tim Gaynor, Winter Warmth Drive.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 319 national locations and 2,300 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 340 locations and 2,600 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 5.5 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 53 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated.