two marines moving

Why Two Marines Moving is One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Nick Baucom served his country honorably for six years as a U.S. Marine. When he came home, he wanted a way to keep his fellow veterans gainfully employed and away from the challenges of adjusting to civilian life. He founded Two Marines Moving in 2008 to give Virginia businesses and residents a moving option they could trust, one that reflected the reputation and integrity of the Marines.

“The moving industry is known for some unscrupulous actors, but you can always trust a Marine,” Nick said. From just one man with a rental truck, Two Marines Moving now employs over a hundred veterans from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force.

“We were able to grow quickly through our blood, sweat and digital-first marketing mentality.”

Nick Baucom, founder and CEO

At the peak of their growth, Two Marines Moving was regarded by national publications as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, doubling their revenue every year for three years.

“When people think about a ‘fastest-growing company,’ they usually don’t envision a traditional business like ours. But we were consistently growing at 100 percent year-over-year,” Nick said. “Google was an integral part of that growth.”

Nick started using AdWords, Google’s advertising program, only a couple weeks after launching his business.

“It’s where the reach is. It’s where the customers are,” he explained.

With a 200 percent return on investment, AdWords continues to drive business for the company. It also helps them target and recruit veterans, which is one of their primary objectives.

“What separates us is who we hire. Our company is 97 percent veterans, and we want to continue offering them opportunities,” Nick said.

Google Analytics equips them with the insights to intelligently manage their marketing budget, 80 percent of which is digital. And G Suite tools Gmail, Docs, and Drive provide the team with “a super efficient way to collaborate and get things done.”

Two Marines Moving has 120 employees.

Sign Up: Receive the StartupNation newsletter!

Today, Two Marines Moving provides quality, trustworthy moving services to customers up and down the East Coast. They’ve opened a second location in Miami and are continuing to grow at an annual rate of 50 percent. Inspired by this growth, Nick aims to further expand his operations and create job opportunities for 500 veterans in the next five years.

“Veterans will always have a home here. We will always find work for them to do at Two Marines Moving,” he vows.

For more information on the Two Marines Moving case study, visit

Content provided by Google

Previous Article
content marketing

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need Content Marketing

Next Article
seasonal financing

How Seasonal Financing Can Benefit Your Business

Related Posts
Read More

How to Motivate Your Team Using Milestone Charts

When planning and tackling a project, there are a variety of ways to help your team stay on track. You can keep a list, create a Kanban board, or use other organization resources. Another popular method is to focus on reaching your project milestones. Milestones are important steps that need to be completed to finish...
Read More

4 Ways Business Owners Unknowingly Drain Their Monthly Budget

As an entrepreneur, you likely have a set monthly budget that consists of all of the overhead costs needed to keep your enterprise running smoothly. For example, your budget may include payroll for employees and freelancers, payments for Internet service and cloud-based project management software, rent for an office space, etc. It is paramount that...
venture capital
Read More

Startups and Venture Capital: What Do They Spend Their First Round On?

There are more startups than ever before post-pandemic. As the e-commerce industry continues to boom and work from home remains a trend amongst the corporate sector, more entrepreneurs are using their funds to create new digital startups in a number of niches. However, from staffing to manufacturing, starting a business does not come without its...
brand awareness strategy
Read More

How to Create a Brand Awareness Strategy That Will Generate Buzz

Have you ever recommended a restaurant to your friends or traveled to a city solely because your neighbor couldn’t stop talking about it? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have experienced the buzz—hyping something so much that people start talking about it.  The concept of generating buzz to get consumers, marketers,...