Mary Ellen Sheets (Two Men and a Truck)

Technology Innovation Center - 325 East Grand River Avenue East Lansing, 48823 Lansing
Thu, May 21, 2015, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Mary Ellen Sheets, Founded Two Men and a Truck, whose revenue exceeds $300 million annually. In 25 years, Mary Ellen Sheets has taken her sons’ small moving business and driven it to an international corporation with more than 1,900 trucks and 300 locations worldwide. After her sons, Brig and Jon Sorber, left for college, the business continued to receive numerous requests so Sheets decided to take it over. She purchased an old moving truck for $350 – the only money she ever invested in the company – and hired two movers. The business grew steadily and Sheets’ entrepreneurial spirit became well known in the Lansing area. Eventually, she quit her state government job (foregoing her retirement) to put 100 percent into her thriving moving business. Mary Ellen Sheets has received numerous awards such as:
  • 2005 Ernst & Young International Runner-up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association for her vision and savvy. She was the first woman to earn this award in its 40 year history.
  • 2004 Michigan Women’s Foundation Women of Achievement and Courage Award
  • 1995 Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • 1994 Top 25 Michigan Business Woman of the Year



Thursday, May 21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Technology Innovation Center
325 East Grand River Avenue
48823 East Lansing

Technology Innovation Center
325 East Grand River Avenue East Lansing48823

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  • Reuben Levinsohn

    Reuben Levinsohn

    Washington Avenue Ventures

    Chapter Director

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  • Julie Holton

    Julie Holton

    Startup Grind Lansing

    Chapter Co-Director

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  • Shay Manawar

    Shay Manawar

    Anderson Economic Group

    Chapter Operations Director

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