Bob Christensen is a veteran of the United States Army. And now that he owns the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises in Peoria, Quad Cities and Rockford, Illinois, he uses the skills he learned during his time in the military to run his business while at the same time looking for fellow veterans to employ.
According to the Peoria County Chronicle, Christensen is among the 10 percent of the company's 236 franchisees who are veterans, said Franchise Development Manager, Noelle Burak. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been recognized by both the Military Times and Franchise Business Review for its commitment to helping veterans transition back to civilian life after their service time.
“In the military you have to be hardworking, physically fit and skilled in team building,” Christensen noted. “It’s the same way in the moving business. Couches are heavy, so it’s a team-building concept. You also have to work until the job is done. You can’t just quit at 5:00."
According to Burak, the company's development plan includes finding veteran franchisees like Christensen. The company works with various organizations to recruit veterans as franchise owners or employees.
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