BERWYN, PA — JDog Brands announced an aggressive expansion program that will open 500 new franchises over the next decade and introduce a broadened portfolio of home and commercial services to U.S. consumers and businesses across the country. The expansion will add to JDog’s network of more than 200 active franchises that are owned and operated by Veterans and military family members. Simultaneously, the company has introduced a new, broader brand, called JDog Brands, that will serve as the umbrella for an expanded menu of franchise opportunities that leverage the trust, commitment, and military know-how of Veterans. The first of these new offerings, JDog Carpeting Cleaning, will be unveiled at the company’s second annual franchise meeting being held February 28 to March 1 in Malvern, PA.
“Our vision for JDog had always been to establish a national brand for an ever-expanding portfolio of Veteran-owned business and consumer services,” said Jerry Flanagan, founder and CEO of JDog Brands. “Since we opened our first JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business in 2011, we’ve realized that customers place great trust and value in Veteran-owned businesses, and we’ve established a loyal base of consumer and commercial customers. Our unique market position and reputation for delivering high-quality services the military way – with respect, integrity, and trust – creates the opportunity to introduce an array of new home and commercial services that will operate as separate franchise organizations under the JDog Brands umbrella.”
That reputation has propelled JDog to rapid growth and a litany of milestones. Today, eight years after Flanagan and his wife, Tracy, conceived JDog Junk Removal & Hauling as a two-person operation in a Home Depot parking lot, the company has more than 200 active franchise locations across 31 states and serves more than 40 million Americans – 12 percent of the U.S. market. At the same time, JDog has built a solid foundation of national corporate partnerships with organizations looking to align themselves with the Veteran-oriented brand.
The company has placed more than 100 Veterans into business ownership positions and created 1,000 jobs nationwide, while also protecting the environment. Last year alone, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling recycled more than 26,000 tons of junk, and salvaged millions of dollars of product for donation, resale, and reuse.
“Our success over the past eight years has demonstrated that American consumers and businesses alike are eager to support our country’s Veterans and align themselves with Veteran-led and oriented brands,” said Flanagan. “The relationships we’ve established have uncovered a groundswell of demand for products and services that we plan to fulfill by putting even more quality, committed Veterans into business ownership opportunities. Veterans have long been an underestimated and overlooked pool of talent for the economy. It’s our mission to create more opportunities for Veterans to put their military training, values, work ethic, and professionalism to work as successful business owners and high-performing employees in the civilian world. Doing so is critical to ultimately reducing the Veteran unemployment rate to less than 1 percent.”
JDog Brands offers its proven operating model exclusively to Veterans and military family members, creating a path for other Veterans to have successful careers and a bright future outside the service. The established JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and the new JDog Carpet Cleaning are the first in a series of home and commercial services franchise organizations that will create 10,000 jobs for American Veterans over the next 10 years.
For more information, visit www.jdogbrands.com.
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