JDog Announced Aggressive Plans For Nationwide Expansion
JDog Junk Removal and Hauling is a national junk hauling company, handling junk hauling Orange County and across the country. Founded by Jerry Flanagan, a US Army veteran, and his wife Tracy, the company started out of their garage.
Flanagan noted that, when he advertised the fact that he was an army veteran, sales went up. And, from that, JDog acquired its je ne sais quoi; being owned, operated and staffed by veterans and their family members. Now, the company has at least 200 active franchises in 31 states, with another 300 expected to come aboard within the next few years.
Flanagan says that the success of JDog shows that consumers in the US are more than eager to support veterans and their businesses. He says that veterans are underestimated and overlooked when it comes to working people for the economy, and he’s made it his, and his company’s mission to generate opportunities for vets to make use of their training, values, professionalism and work ethic in order to become successful business owners and employees.
To that end, JDog plans to expand its reach across the US, with more brands, expanding from junk hauling Orange County and across the country. The latest addition is JDog Carpet Cleaning, which Flanagan estimates will be followed by 500 more franchises over the next decade. To deal with all of these, they’re also forming JDog Brands, to act as the umbrella for the ever-expanding portfolio of franchise opportunities.
Since JDog’s founding, the company has managed to put more than 100 veterans into becoming business owners, and generated at least 1,000 jobs across the country. In 2018 alone, the company managed to recycle 26,000 tons of junk, as well as salvaging of dollars of product, which was either donated, resold or reused.
Flanagan explains that customers place a lot of trust into veteran-owned businesses, because veterans are clean cut, present themselves well, respect people, and, above all, are reliable. He says that veterans are taught how to do things a certain manner while in the military, and that’s something that they keep, even after their service; something they bring to their businesses and their workplaces.