An animated Two Men and a Truck franchise opens in Macon, Georgia

Johnathan Cuttino, owner of the new Two Men and Truck franchise located at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon.

Johnathan Cuttino, owner of the new Two Men and Truck franchise located at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon.

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Jonathan Coutinho has always wanted to be self-employed, but he didn’t know the opportunity would come through the moving industry.

Cuttino, 41, opened a Two Men and a Truck franchise at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon with a financial partner, and his sister who works as a corporate attorney in Washington, DC.

Catino and his wife moved from Richmond, Virginia, to McDonough when they were promoted within GEICO, which has a regional office in Macon. She also has a family in Lawrenceville.

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Johnathan Cuttino, owner of the new Two Men and Truck franchise located at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon. Jason Voorhees telegraph

‘A new beginning’

After working in the moving industry, Cuttino took a job at Two Men and a Truck in Stockbridge on November 11, 2011. He started moving furniture.

“I had no previous experience of moving. So, it was a fresh start for me,” Catino said.

He said the new job provided a strong physical workout, there was a good team atmosphere and it was fun to come to work.

“I have just started doing impactful work and I am trying to learn as much as I can,” Coutino said.

Having already received the necessary qualifications for a driver, he subsequently moved to the position of a driver for two years.

After that, Cuttino was brought into the office, began answering phone calls, became a customer service representative and began booking transportation services.

“I did it for two years and fell in love with it – customer help and everything and I was good at sales too,” he said.

He then moved on to a manager position at the Stockbridge location for several years before being promoted to regional manager for the past two years, overseeing five of the company’s locations in the greater Atlanta area.

“I’ve always known I’ve been in great company, but kind of learning the ins and outs really inspired me to want to have one for myself,” he said.

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Johnathan Cuttino, owner of the new Two Men and Truck franchise located at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon. Jason Voorhees telegraph

On-the-job training

Also, the corporate office offers incentive programs for employees, including a program Cuttino has taken advantage of that helps prepare someone to open their franchise location.

“They are great at moving people forward within the company,” he said.

One in three Two Men and a Truck franchisees have started working in similar positions as Cuttino, according to the company’s website.

Cuttino wants to take what he’s learned and the opportunities he’s had to build his own franchise and push it forward by equipping those he hires to grow their careers as well.

At Two Men and a Truck, Cuttino offers a wide range of residential and office moving services, including helping a client move furniture in-house to move someone across town or move a family across the country with the same team that packed their luggage.

As a franchisor, Cuttino is able to provide classroom training to its employees developed by the corporate office as well as hands-on on-site training at the Macon office and warehouse.

“Our office is in the house, they have a great training program — online courses that our movers and drivers can take,” Coutino said. “In our shop, we do extensive hands-on training.

“We have a whole facility set up like a mock house with rooms of furniture guys doing stuffing and packing furniture, how to load trucks, unload trucks and install everything backed up. We first train in the classroom setting where they will learn their online courses and then we start our warehouse truck training” .

“Movers who care”

Cuttino adheres to the company’s motto of “moving things that matter” and treating each customer as they would their grandmother.

“I am also excited with Two Men and the truck is one of our core values: giving back to the community,” Coutino said. “In my previous positions, we’ve done a lot with the Henry County Humane Society and with women’s shelters.”

Coutinho said he wanted to do something like this here in Macon.

“I am definitely looking forward to joining the community and helping in any way I can,” he said.

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Johnathan Cuttino, owner of the new Two Men and Truck franchise located at 1057 Parkway Drive, Suite A, in Macon. Jason Voorhees telegraph

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Becky Purser covers business news, having returned to central Georgia in 2000. She has also covered crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peaches counties for The Telegraph. She also covered local government for the Daily Sun when it was a daily in Warner Robins, the Kingsport Times News in Tennessee and the Bristol Herald Courier in Virginia. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
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