WICHITA — Two Men and A Truck was not in the Wichita market when it sued local firm Two Guys and A Truck for trademark infringement in 2003.
That company, which changed its name to Get A Move On, is now going to have Two Men and A Truck as a competitor.
Garret Peterman is starting the franchise here at 8537 W. 21st St. near 21st and Tyler.
"I started out as a mover," Peterman says.
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Then he worked in the corporate office in Lansing, Mich.
"And now I'm doing one of my own."
Peterman isn't from Wichita. When he and his partners were considering where to open, he says they took "a throw-a-dart-at-the-map kind of approach."
"Honestly, I wasn't so sure about it until I visited," Peterman says.
His partners loved the demographics.
"It's not very saturated with movers," Peterman says. "We feel like with good customer service, this is a market that could embrace another mover."
His long-term goal is "to serve the whole city and the state."
"The five-year goal is to have an east and a west location," Peterman says. "That way we're closer to everybody."