Junk Removal Franchise Owned and Operated Exclusively by Veterans 'Enlists' First Two Franchisees, Plans Further Expansion
WAYNE, Pa., July 23, 2013 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // -- JDog Junk Removal is adding to its ranks with an announcement of the company's first two signed franchise agreements. The full-service junk removal company launched its franchising effort last year with a low-cost franchise opportunity, offered exclusively to veterans and active-duty members of the United States Military, including reservists and members of the National Guard. JDog has since signed agreements with Louis Vaughn, Jr., a Navy veteran, for a territory in Houston, Texas and Lenny Meschino, also a Navy vet, for a territory in Southwestern, Mich. Both are expected to open their businesses within two months.
"As members of our military continue to come home, it's exciting to see our concept resonating with veterans," said Jerry Flanagan, founder of JDog Junk Removal and a veteran himself. "We're looking to sign our third franchisee by Labor Day and I believe we'll have an additional eight signed by the end of the year."
Both Vaughn Jr. and Meschino took advantage of a promotional discounted franchise fee currently being offered by JDog Junk Removal in which the first ten signed franchise agreements in 2013 incur only a $9,900 franchise fee. The franchisor also offers veterans hands-on training, business support systems and assistance programs needed to effectively get their business off the ground quickly. In addition, owners have the ability to gain extra income with multiple revenue stream opportunities.
"As the White House considers removing all troops from Afghanistan by 2014, whether it happens or not, the reality is we're going to continue seeing a stream of veterans coming home and looking for job opportunities; opportunities where they can use their leadership, organizational, and entrepreneurial skills...that's where JDog comes in," said Chris Simnick of Synergy Franchise Group, the consultancy credited with the two franchise sales.
In addition to meeting the regular franchisee requirements specified in the JDog Junk Removal franchise disclosure document (FDD), all veteran applicants must have an honorable discharge from their respective branch of the military, the desire to run and grow their own business, and an effective ability to lead and manage employees.
Flanagan also recently signed a partnership between JDog Junk Removal and the VA Hospital of Coatesville, Pa. with their Compensated Work Therapy Program, which matches disabled and debilitated veterans with "work hardening" jobs with the goal of accomplishing community employment, increased independence and an enhanced quality of life.
JDog Junk Removal is a full-service junk removal franchise based in Wayne, Pa. The company was launched by Flanagan in 2011 and started franchising in spring 2012. JDog Junk Removal currently has growth opportunities across the nation and expects to have more than 300 franchises in operation by 2018.
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franchise opportunity, please visit: www.jdogjunkremoval.com/own-a-franchise or call (877) 994-4327.
About JDog Junk Removal
Founded in 2011, JDog Junk Removal began franchising in 2012. As a full-service junk removal company, JDog Junk Removal will sort, haul, recycle and discard of junk, garbage and recyclables with same-day service and the ability for small or large pick-ups. JDog Junk Removal is a veteran owned company that exclusively offers franchise opportunities to veterans and active-duty members of the United States Military. For more information on JDog Junk Removal, please visit: www.jdogjunkremoval.com
Jerry Flanagan: 610-547-2367
Chris Simnick of Synergy Franchise Group: 561-385-3032