JDog in the News


The Veterans and Military families at JDog are always up to something in the community. Find out where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing.

1851 Franchise: How This Family Business Went From Bankruptcy to Becoming a National Franchise

JDog Brands, the home services franchisor behind both JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care, was created in 2012 with a unique mission to help Veterans achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship by creating a clear path to successful business ownership. Today, JDog Brands has grown to feature over 260 Veteran-owned franchise locations across the United States.

The Columbus Dispatch: Army Veteran Expands JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Franchise to Pickerington

Two years after being injured in combat, Lillie Williams is finding footing in the trash hauling and demolition business. On April 25, Williams held a grand opening for her JDog Junk Removal & Hauling franchise in Pickerington.

1851 Franchise: JDog Brands Joins the RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) Movement to Raise Money for Deployed Service Members Through Solders’ Angels

JDog Brands, the veteran-centric franchisor with over 270 veteran-owned franchise locations across the United States, has announced a strategic, nationwide partnership with Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to providing aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families.

1851 Franchise: Why This US Army Veteran Family Signed on as a Multi-Unit JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Franchise in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

After retiring from a 21-year military career that took her from New York to East Africa, Lillie Williams’ passion to serve only continued to grow stronger as she transitioned into civilian life. In 2021, Lillie and her husband Robert began looking for a career that would allow the family to stay true to its military background. When they discovered JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a Veteran-centric home services franchise that offers junk removal for both residential and commercial property owners, it proved to be the perfect fit.

1851 Franchise: After Two Decades in the U.S. Army, Veteran Jay Rimel Opens Military-Focused JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Business in Round Rock, Texas

For 20 years, Jay Rimel served in the U.S. Army, where he worked mainly with a weapons of mass destruction emergency response unit. After his service, Rimel knew he wanted to take control of his destiny and become a successful business owner in his local community of Round Rock, Texas, just north of Austin. But it was about more than just making money — Rimel also wanted to find a way to stay connected to the military community and help Veterans transition back into civilian life. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a military-centric home services franchise that only hires Veterans, proved to be the perfect fit.

1851 Franchise: The Five Top Reason to Invest in JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care

JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care, a new floor cleaning franchise from veteran-focused franchisor JDog Brands, was launched in 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted nearly every sector. Still, despite 2020’s myriad challenges, JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care thrived, signing a whopping 17 franchise locations in its first two years. Now, the emerging brand is preparing to build on that momentum, with a goal of opening 10 new locations by the end of 2022.

1851 Franchise: JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care Eyes Raleigh, North Carolina for Franchise Growth

JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care, a new floor cleaning franchise from veteran-focused franchisor JDog Brands, is gearing up for major expansion. Following a pandemic-fueled boom in the home services sector, JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care signed an impressive 14 franchise locations in its first two years of operation. Now, the emerging brand hopes to open 10 new locations by the end of 2022, and has identified several markets primed for growth across the country, including Raleigh, North Carolina.

1851 Franchise: The Great Franchise: Sean-Michael Green, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, Connecticut

Don’t let Sean-Michael Green hear you say he is in the junk removal business. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling means much more than that to Green, a former U.S. marine and UCONN business professor. The veteran-oriented franchise brand allows Green to employ a team of veterans who he says are the best in the industry.

News 5 WKRG: Spring Cleaning: Preparing a room for warmer weather by decluttering

Spring is upon us and that means spring cleaning. David Fetter, a local business owner with JDog Junk Removal and Hauling, has advice on preparing several rooms for the upcoming hotter seasons by decluttering and donating unwanted items.

WXYZ Detroit: JDog offers best practices for decluttering your home

Headquartered in Berwyn, PA, JDog Brands was founded by Army Veteran Jerry Flanagan, JDog’s CEO, and his wife, Tracy Flanagan, when they recognized the struggle many Veterans faced when acclimating back to civilian life.