North America’s largest franchised moving company, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, has arrived in Columbia with the opening of a new store located at 1000 Pannell Street, Suite H. The new location is scheduled to open on Wednesday, January 2.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Columbia is owned and operated by Craig Hornbuckle, a former operations manager at the moving company’s Springfield and Oklahoma City franchise locations. According to Hornbuckle, the city’s rapid population growth, low unemployment rate and strong housing market were critical factors in his decision to open in Columbia.
“Having worked with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for the past several years, I’ve seen firsthand how well a moving company offering quality moving services and providing exceptional customer service can do in a thriving market such as Columbia,” Hornbuckle said. “I’ve been eager to open my own franchise, but I wanted to make sure that the timing and location was right.”
Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Hornbuckle owned his own lawn care company in Springfield, his hometown. With the opening of the Columbia location quickly approaching, his focus has been on hiring and training his staff and purchasing a fleet of trucks to meet the expanded demand.
“A lot of work goes into opening a new location, but I’m confident the hard work will pay off as we start scheduling moves for residents and businesses across the region,” Hornbuckle remarked. “I’m eager to open our doors and to start establishing close relationships throughout the community so that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® becomes the first name in moving in Columbia.”