Meet Joe and Kate Windemuller, owners of Two Men And A Truck, with locations in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Mooresville. Joe worked as a mover during summer breaks with Two Men And A Truck while in college. Eventually, he relocated to Columbia, South Carolina with the company, becoming that franchise’s general manager, and met his wife, Kate. They made the decision to relocate several years ago and selected Winston-Salem as a great place in which to raise their family. Since then, they have grown their business from the Winston-Salem location to two additional locations, from five to 29 trucks (all 26′ box trucks), and their team from 20 to 100+ employees.
The Grandma Rule® is a cornerstone to Two Men And A Truck and is followed by every team member, “Treat everyone the way you would want your Grandma to be treated.” Recognizing how special Grandmas are, that’s guaranteed, top-notch service. Two Men And A Truck actually began in 1985 in Lansing, Michigan, when a single mom decided that her kids needed summer jobs; the business has grown to hundreds of locally owned franchises nationwide. The distinctive logo (stick figure driving a truck) was designed on a napkin. The Grandma pictured with The Grandma Rule® is the Mom of the company’s founder. The overall mission remains, “To continuously strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in value and high standard of satisfaction.”
Everything needed for a smooth relocation is available from Two Men And A Truck. “On-site complimentary estimates, packing services, and all the supplies needed to protect your belongings are available,” shared Joe. “We coordinate moves for our clients locally as well as nationwide. Ideally, two weeks planning is preferred to set-up a move, but we know that’s not always possible. Summer is usually our busiest time; families like to get settled in a new location before school starts, so three to four weeks is ideal to coordinate a move. We generally have more availability during the week for moves. Weekends book quickly.”
In addition to family moves, Two Men And A Truck is often contracted by local businesses to assist with internal office moves or for relocating to new sites.
During May, a new moving option is launching—Value Flex. Two Men And A Truck will deliver a containerized shipping container to a client’s home. They will pack the container and, depending on the expected relocation date, will expedite the pickup or coordinate with a third party trucking firm to transport the container to the new city. A local Two Men And A Truck franchise will then unload and haul away the container.
Community involvement is important to Joe and Kate. They and their employees support the Movers for Moms® corporate initiative, a non-profit program featured each May in honor of Mothers’ Day. Their office is a designated drop-off location for donations to Family Services and other agency partners to provide household goods needed to re-establish homes. “We work with non-profit charities supporting our community on a regular basis,” explained Kate, “It’s one of our company values.”
Contact Two Men And A Truck at their office nearest you for moving estimates, packing materials, or general moving/relocation questions. The Winston-Salem office is located at 130 Stratford Court (Suite A), phone 336.722.8844. In Greensboro, contact them at 336.297.1500; their office is at 2704 Patterson Street. The Mooresville office is at 246 Talbert Road, phone 704.360.9679. Office hours for all locations are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to noon. Learn more about Two Men And A Truck on their website (twomenandatruckwinston-salem.com) and follow them on Facebook.