By Ken Abramczyk • Photos by Tim Sealy
Jim Frederickson of Scottsdale invested in a franchise of a moving company 14 years ago, and since then, he and three other family members haven’t looked back.
With Two Men and a Truck, Jim and Donna Frederickson, along with sons David and Tyler, employ a crew of more than 25 employees and maintain a fleet of 13 trucks with new trucks coming every year. They’ve assisted customers with homes and businesses with a total of 50,000 moves at a customer satisfaction rate of over 96.5 percent.
Jim Frederickson has lived in Scotttsdale for more than 50 years. He came to Scottsdale in 1962 with his mother and father from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Frederickson graduated from Saguaro High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in general business from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in heavy construction from ASU.
Frederickson had a long career in heavy machinery before transitioning into the moving business. In 2001, the Scottsdale franchise was awarded to Frederickson.
The company’s mission statement is to “continuously strive to exceed their customers’ expectations and pledge to treat every customer’s possessions as if they were their own,” said David Frederickson, who serves as Two Men and a Truck’s marketing manager. Services range from partial to complete packing, moving and unpacking from pick-up to delivery.
Two Men and a Truck was founded in 1985 in Lansing, Michigan, by Mary Ellen Sheets and her two sons, Jon and Brig, which has expanded to more than 300 locations worldwide.
Two Men and a Truck Scottsdale also is committed to community services and helping others in need, working to collect donations for local women’s and family shelters. Special deliveries are made for mothers in shelters after collections are completed each spring at Two Men and a Truck locations in an annual “Movers for Moms” campaign. This year, the Fredericksons partnered with Planet Fitness and UMOM New Day Center.
The Fredericksons always look for opportunities to get involved with new causes. “This is the community we live and work in,” David said. “We want to continue to treat it with care and respect.”
A new partnership also has been created between Two Men and a Truck and the Professional Sports Wives Association, a nonprofit organization of wives and family members of retired and active professional athletes, coaches and executives within the sports industry. The organization provides support, guidance, networking and charitable opportunities for spouses and their families.
According to the Two Men and a Truck website, the company was honored to partner with the PSWA. “Professional athletes desire a reputable and efficient mover, and we’re proud this need matches perfectly with our world-class customer service,” the web site states.
The PSWA connects brands to families of men and women who work in more than 16 professional teams and leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and PGA Tour.
Two Men and a Truck will customize moves to fit customer needs, David Frederickson said. “Our goal is to make the move to your new home or office as smooth and as simple as possible.”
Two Men and a Truck Scottsdale
7039 E. Sixth St.