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Kane County Chronicle: St. Charles, Batavia Cousins Team up to Open TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchises in Crystal Lake, North Aurora

The long-time employee of the moving company works his way up the company ladder and enlists family member to bring the moving company to Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

By Nikki Crosthwaite1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 8:08AM 04/15/22

Rikki Forgwe began as a mover in Michigan 15 years ago and worked his way up to general manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in North Aurora. When Forgwe was a mover, the franchise owner of the two stores gave him his word he would sell the business to him when the right time came. After a few conversations over drinks, Forgwe convinced his cousin Erik Andersen to join him in this new business venture, wanting to end his commute and law career after two and a half decades.

“I represented corporate clients or insurance companies,” said Erik Andersen, co-owner of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Crystal Lake and North Aurora. “I wanted to be involved in the community where my family and kids live. And the moving business really helps people through one of the most difficult things in life – which is to move.”

Forgwe handles the day-to-day operations of both locations, and Andersen handles the corporate side, bookkeeping, payroll and benefits. They have 20 moving trucks and about 50 employees.

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