The Canadian Franchise Association has launched a #FranchiseAwareness campaign to educate the public on the franchise business model and its positive impact on the lives of Canadians. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada is taking part in this campaign by sharing franchisee success stories.
Today we’re talking with Shaun Lindsay from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Markham-Pickering, who started as a mover and is now General Manager/Franchisee. We’ve asked Shaun to tell us a little bit about himself and his experience with the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada franchise. Here’s what he had to say:
I was born in Toronto Canada and I am the youngest of 4 children – 3 boys and 1 girl. My father migrated to Canada in 1964 from Jamaica and my mother followed 1 year later. We moved around the GTA within Toronto, North York and then to Mississauga. Finally settled in Pickering which has been home for me for the last 30 years.
This year will mark my 6th year with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada and it has been nothing short of my greatest working experience. Before TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada I was a Sales Manager with HSBC Finance and before that I was the Operations Manager for Direct Energy. I never saw the transition from doing what I did then to doing what I do now with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada. I can truly say that no day has ever been the same since I joined the team.
I was introduced to the opportunity of being a mover with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada by my wife who at the time was a Customer Service Representative with the Oshawa Franchise. My first day on the job showed me something completely new and different. A strong team based environment where family actually meant something and everyone treated each other that same way. I had to be a part of it and 6 years later here I am. It’s been a great experience for me both personally and professionally.
With the opening of the new Markham-Pickering office I can truly say that I am excited about the years to come. By having our new location being based out of the community that I have had a chance to be a part of the for the last 30 years, I see great opportunity. I share in that strong belief that presence is everything, that being said I know that we have yet to see the potential from these 2 markets. Over this next year building strong new relationships and brand awareness within the community will be my day-to-day initiative. Our goal is to continue our high quality in service through our customer interactions and move execution. I am also looking forward to building a strong team. I am excited about building an environment where are employees can be their self and have fun which is my personal favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value.
I’m a family man, so in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and wife. I don’t get as much time to get out on the truck as much as I use to, so to stay in shape I’ll spend a few hours in the gym at the Pickering Recreational Centre.