Registered In Maryland!

As of October 10, 2015 we are pleased to announce that we are registered in the state of Maryland! Currently we are open/opening in 12 states and growing at a rapid pace. Check out our current locations here. Join the Movement, JDog is here!

Here’s What Veterans Want in Their Civilian Careers

From AOL Jobs

By Peter A. Gudmundsson

Savvy employers know that military veterans often hold the solution to their continuing struggle to attract and retain high-quality talent. They understand that military-experienced personnel possess skills, attitudes and abilities beyond those of most people who have not served. Thus, veterans can add disproportionate value to any team or organization. Read the entire article by clicking on this link here.

JDog on Fox and Friends

National junk removal company exclusively franchises to vets. JDog Junk Removal traveled up to New York to be on the Fox and Friends show. Jerry Flanagan CEO, Michael O’Neil (Philadelphia Franchisee) and Shawn Schexnayder (Dallas Franchisee) all were live on the show talking about their love for the brand and business.

JDog Junk Removal Strengthens Leadership Team, Expands Franchise to California

Nation’s Only U.S. Military Veteran Brand Gains New VP of Operations, Enters West Coast for the First Time

BERWYN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a rapidly growing company dedicated to increasing post-military career opportunities for veterans, is developing its executive team with a former Marine, as well as expanding into the West Coast market with its first location in California set to open early this fall.

“Every operations member of the JDog team has served our country, and now we’re banding together to serve their local communities.”

The company has named former U.S. Marine Corps Officer James “Skipper” O’Flaherty as its new Vice President of Operations, bringing experience from six years of service with the Marine Corps. As Vice President of Operations, O’Flaherty will be tasked with establishing relationships with existing franchisees and ensuring that he provides them with the knowledge and tools to run a successful business.

“I see myself as the most direct link in helping franchisees feel cared about. As veterans, we really have each other’s backs,” said O’Flaherty. “I fell in love with the whole idea of JDog – veteran owned and operated – and its mission to provide opportunities to the veteran community, so I am genuinely thrilled to join the leadership team.”

Franchisee Russell Schermerhorn will lead the expansion to the West Coast, opening his business this fall in Sacramento. A Bay Area native, Schermerhorn served five and a half years in the Marine Corps and served as a deputy sheriff in California for nine years.

“I am excited to carry JDog’s momentum of growth to the West Coast, and to be a part of a company that gives veterans the opportunity to work together to make an impact in our community,” said Schermerhorn. “JDog offers a chance to provide the Sacramento area with a valuable service that is built upon a strong set of military values.”

JDog sells franchises exclusively to military veterans and their family members. Franchise owners operate easily recognizable, camouflage vehicles and trailers and wear military-style uniforms. JDog recycles and repurposes a substantial amount of the collected material. The Philadelphia-based company works closely with local and national organizations like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity, as well as local schools, churches and hospitals to donate useful items to those in need.

“The JDog team is supported by an experienced board of advisors, including decorated military officers and business professionals, who understand the unique attributes and qualifications of veterans,” said Jerry Flanagan, founder of JDog. “Every operations member of the JDog team has served our country, and now we’re banding together to serve their local communities.”

For more information about franchising opportunities with JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, visit

About JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a national company that sells franchises exclusively to military veterans and veteran family members – people who understand the notion of service to our country, hard work, and dedication. The company is committed to offering its proven operating model to veterans and military family members, enabling them to realize the American dream of business ownership. JDog currently has locations in Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, and is actively looking for qualified franchisees to join the JDog movement nationwide. For more information on JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, please visit

Why is Junk Removal Recession Proof

Why Junk Removal business is Recession Proof?

Starting a junk removal business can be a fun and rewarding venture. Junk removal companies can be easy to start-up and you don’t need a lot of capital to get the ball rolling. But what is a junk removal company and what do they do?

People tend to hang on to things for many years even if they no longer work. For instance, when someone’s refrigerator breaks down and they purchase a new one, often times they will just move the old one into their garage. Over the years these unused or broken down items build up until there is no more room.

This is where a junk removal company comes into play. After having no room left in their homes or garage people get fed up with all the clutter so they call someone to haul it off. This is where you can help and make some money at the same time. By starting a junk removal company in your area you will be providing a much needed service and profit at the same time.

When hauling away unwanted junk you will get paid to get rid of it up front. But then there is a secondary way of making money. Recycling companies are paying top dollar for scrap metal, card board, paper and other materials. Sure some of the things you haul away will be just trash but the large majority of it can be recycled giving you an additional pay check.

Recession Proof

Many veterans are returning home from all parts of the world and many are looking for work. But in this economy jobs can be hard to find. Instead of trying to find work, a great way to provide income for the family is to start your own company. While this may seem like an impossible dream starting your own company doesn’t have to be just a dream.

A true recession proof business, trash removal companies often profit more when the economy is bad. Many businesses are closing down causing a flood of unwanted junk. But what’s junk to them can be gold to you. By collecting unwanted junk and then selling it for profit. It’s like having a business where your entire inventory is provided to you free of charge. What’s not to love about that?

A quick and easy way to get into the junk removal business is to purchase a franchise. For a very low fee and some start-up capital returning veterans can have their own successful company. A very popular and growing junk removal franchise is J-Dog Junk Removal. This company has been around for a while now and is built around the military minded.

J-Dog Junk Removal has tapped into a recession proof niche and has approach it with military style discipline. By choosing to buy into this already established company you are getting a name people trust and knowledge about the industry that will be priceless to you. So if you are a veteran looking to find greater financial independence, why not start your very own trash removal franchise? Call us today or visit our JDog Website  to have a friendly chat with no strings attached!

Cover of Franchising USA Magazine



Our CEO Jerry Flanagan and his wife Tracy Flanagan graced the cover of Franchising USA Magazine in March of 2015. We are so proud of the work they are doing for veterans and family members and sticking to the JDog model of “Respect, Integrity, Trust.” Read the full article here

JDog Junk Removal Featured on Hiring America

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling CEO Jerry Flanagan and JDog Joint Chief Advisor, Larry Liss sit down with Hiring America to do a great interview about the JDog model and why veterans should join this fast growing company. Franchising nationally, JDog offers franchises to military veterans and family members.