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JDog Brands Has Record Year With Plans to Exceed 300 Territories in 2023

The Veteran-centric franchisor has signed 66 new territories this year and has an additional 100 territories in its sights for 2023. Next year, it aims to pass the 300-territory mark.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 3:15PM 12/12/22

JDog Brands, the parent franchisor to JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care, has had a monumental year. The concept has both experienced a record year in terms of system-level growth and made incredible progress in terms of its mission-driven efforts.

“We’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made this year,” said Jerry Flanagan, CEO of JDog Brands. “As we approach the 300-territory mark, we are reflecting on the ever-growing impact we’ve had on Veterans, their families and communities. Looking toward next year, the JDog team could not be more excited to welcome even more Veterans to the network while growing our business and philanthropic presence.”

JDog has signed 66 new deals this year, averaging more than one deal per week. With each deal comes a Veteran-centric business that provides opportunities to former service members transitioning back to civilian life. Not only are Veterans and their families empowered to take control of their entrepreneurial future, but they also have a chance to continue to be involved in the military community and surrounded by like-minded individuals.

A key component of the JDog mission is to reduce Veteran unemployment below 1%. In November 2022, Veteran unemployment was at 2.7%, a notable decrease from the 3.8% reported in late 2021. Each JDog business employs, on average, three to five Veterans, and the concept has created hundreds of jobs for Veterans and military families this year alone.

Through initiatives like JDog Spouses, led by Tracy “Mrs. JDog” Flanagan, and its new podcast, Tactical Treasures, hosted by Tracy, JDog continues to unite individuals and amplify military voices. JDog Spouses serves as a support group of sorts within the franchise network, creating space for business owners and their close family members to discuss the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, business strategy and other needs that may come up.

The brand also has its very own foundation, which supports Veterans and Veteran-related groups. JDog franchise owners are able to auction off items seen on Operation Hidden Treasures, giving one person’s trash a new life, embracing sustainability and raising funds for the JDog Foundation. With this, JDog is supporting Veteran families and quite literally saving Veterans’ lives — one Veteran at a time.

“JDog is about so much more than junk removal and carpet cleaning,” said Jerry Flanagan. “Our strong business model has allowed us to provide reliable opportunities for other Veterans while nurturing the understanding and camaraderie that so many of us miss after military retirement.”

Having secured its spot in the $500 billion and growing home services industry, JDog is positioned to continue its business growth as a leader and unique provider within the space. 

The U.S. alone generates about one-third of the world’s waste, meaning there is an incredible need for junk removal, especially when done with the approach JDog uses, working to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

All of the jobs JDog franchisees complete are approached with respect, integrity and trust in mind. Because these are core military values, they are often already ingrained in the owners. However, the customer experience that this creates is a memorable one. From the branded vehicles to Veterans showing up in apparel reflective of their service, the brand’s visual identity is strong. Once JDog employees enter a home, the owner knows that all they have to do is point to what needs to be cleaned or removed, and their project will be handled with the utmost care.

As the largest Veteran franchise system in the world, JDog’s “by Veterans for Veterans” slogan shines through quite clearly and has strongly influenced the brand’s public perception — and, in turn, community demand for the JDog experience. To meet this need, JDog Brands intends to expand its presence in Baltimore, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more. The franchisor is well-positioned to exceed 300 territories by the end of 2023.

The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care ranges from $37,909 to $169,947, including a $10,000–$25,000 franchise fee. The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling ranges from $30,000 to $110,000, including a $35,000 franchise fee.  For more information on franchising with JDog, visit