JDog Junk Removal
The Hoosier Navy veteran is switching from military service to local duty and picking up your trash.
The fact that there are at least two TV shows that address the concept that people have too much stuff – “Cleaning Up Marie Kondo” and “Hoarders” – makes it clear that America has a junk problem. A recent poll, in which 50% of adults admitted to having too much “clutter”, gives this claim even more credibility. If that clutter is just a few too many items of clothing that no longer fit or are no longer in style, a quick run to goodwill can take care of it. But if your clutter is closer to the hoarding end of the spectrum, it might be time to give the pros a call.
This is where JDog Junk Removal comes in. Whether it’s an old refrigerator taking up garage space or an entire mini barn in the back yard, JDog Junk Removal can take it all away. “We’re removing old furniture, rubble, garage clutter, basement clutter of all kinds, to help people regain their space and get rid of years-old things,” says Patrick Cummings, owner of JDog Junk Removal in Indianapolis. Property sales and foreclosures are an important part of JDog’s services. They work with real estate agents and attorneys to quickly clean up any home or business that may require legal property or foreclosure.
JDog can also dispose of commercial rubbish. They will be removing old furnishings from offices, shops, or other buildings to make way for new tenants or renovations.
For private customers, JDog will “remove items such as hot tubs, decks, swimming pools and pavilions; practically all external structures, ”says Cummings.
Veteran owned and operated
JDog will get rid of your unwanted junk with military efficiency as Patrick Cummings is a retired military man, a nine year veteran in the U.S. Navy. In fact, all JDog Junk Removal franchise businesses are veteran owned and operated.
Cummings explains that JDog Junk Removal was the brainchild of Army veteran Jerry Flanagan. “Jerry got into it when the 2008 recession hit,” says Cummings. “He has worked hard to find a business that can thrive in this climate. Waste management, garbage disposal and garbage in general are something that never really goes away, regardless of the economy or current developments. “
“He got a truck and trailer and put ‘JDog’ (Flanagan’s nickname during his military service) aside, and that was it,” says Cummings. With the help of investors, Flanagan franchised the idea and kept the concept of the veteran and the operator. Recognizing the struggle of many veterans in transitioning from military to civilian life, Flanagan pledged to provide business opportunities only to veterinarians and their families.
Get an estimate
Cummings says getting a quote for a junk shipment from JDog Junk Removal can be as easy as taking a picture. “Usually the customer can text me a picture of what they need to do, and if I can give them a quote based on the picture, I can,” he says. “Another option is to have a crew on site to do the job. If they’re not happy with the price, we’ll move on.”
“If it’s something big, like a property cleanup that would be worth several trucks, I’m definitely ready to see it in person. But I can quote most of the smaller jobs from pictures, ”says Cummings.
Typically, JDog pricing is based on how much space your trash takes up in its trailers and trucks. It can only be a quarter of a trailer for multiple trailer loads. And do you remember this military efficiency? Your JDog crew can get the job done in minutes.
“For your typical garbage disposal – someone just has furniture that needs to be removed – we are often in and out in 20 minutes,” says Cummings. “If it’s a little more complicated than getting a truckload out of a basement, we might be there for a couple of hours. If we cut up a barn and dragged it away, we’d probably have three people out there and it would take two or three hours. Decks are similar. We work pretty efficiently. “
Recycling your trash is important to Cummings and JDog trash removal. “We try to keep as much as possible out of the landfill,” says Patrick. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the benefits of recycling only include increasing economic security by tapping domestic sources of materials, conserving natural resources, preventing pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and reducing the need for resources Amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators and job creation in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
JDog Junk Removal donates or recycles 60% to 80% of what they take away. “We recycle all of the metal we take,” says Cummings. “We recycle 2 to 5 tons of metal every week. We also try to reuse or donate whatever we can. “The type of trash JDog can lug away is critical: home furnishings like mattresses, sofas, carpets, and clothing. Appliances such as washers and dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, and air conditioners. Things that take up space in your garage like lawn mowers, power tools, tires, bikes. Drywall, lumber, insulation, siding, and other construction debris. Backyard clutter such as hot tubs, fences, play equipment, above ground pools, patio furniture, and storage sheds. You can even take care of items known as e-waste such as computers, fax machines, televisions, monitors, printers, scanners, and copiers. JDog Junk Removal can remove practically anything but hazardous waste.
From the ship to the coast
Patrick Cummings took advantage of the JDog franchise opportunity in 2016 when he made his own transition into the private sector after serving as an officer aboard the USS Gunston Hall and USS Laboon in South America and the Middle East prior to joining the Land service moved to Moorestown, New Jersey, and eventually settled in the South Philadelphia area.
“When I left the military, I was at a recruitment conference for military veterans in Philadelphia and at JDog. [Flanagan] was there by chance selling franchises, ”says Cummings. “I liked the idea of working for myself. I felt like the ceiling was higher and I liked the self motivation that came with it. “Cummings operated its JDog Junk Removal franchise in Philadelphia for about a year, then moved it to his hometown of Indianapolis in 2017. The graduate of Perry Meridian High School and Indiana State University now has the exclusive JDog franchise in central Indiana serving Hamilton, Boone. Marion and other surrounding counties.
Cummings continues to praise JDog’s corporate philosophy. “JDog is definitely an opportunity for veterans to become business owners. It’s one thing that a veteran who has even saved a little money or has access to credit can jump right into the day he quits the military. That’s what I did. “Whenever possible, JDog franchisees also hire veterinarians. Cummings has a veterinarian as one of his team leaders among his four full-time and several part-time employees.
In the three years that Patrick Cummings and his team have worked in the Indianapolis area, they have received countless rave reviews and five-star ratings from satisfied customers.
“3 very nice gentlemen had cleared my full garage in about 30 minutes! If you have carried out any transports, please support this veteran company! I am very happy with them and will definitely be using them again! Highly recommended!”
– Stacie N.
“They said they would be here at 3:00 am and they were on time! Great communication. Did the job well and I really appreciated that they came on short notice. Acceptable price. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
– Cassandra G.
“I was very happy with the service. I felled two trees and asked JDog to dispose of the branches and what not. They did a great job tidying up the area once all the debris was removed. All of my interactions with the team have been great. I will use this service again and recommend it to friends. “
– Jennifer M.
You have the idea. As you read the reviews of JDog Indy on Google, HomeAdvisor, and other websites, certain words keep popping up: polite, efficient, timely, friendly. These are qualities that Cummings inherited from his time in the US Navy and that he now instills in his JDog team.
JDog Junk Removal Indianapolis is Approved by HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List certified and listed as a Top Pro on Thumbtack.
With references like this and hundreds of happy customers across central Indiana, you can be sure that you are hiring a team that will arrive on time and get the job done right for a fair price.
This is the JDog promise:
respect – Treat people the way they should be treated and respect is seen in all interactions with JDog customers, employees, co-workers and the community.
integrity – JDog has a strong moral compass and believes that working with integrity is the only way to do business and build lasting relationships with one another and with our customers.
trust – Customers invite JDog Junk Removal to their home and trust the company. JDog takes this honor seriously and only conducts business in a way that further strengthens that relationship.
Whether you’re just cleaning up the garage or you’re a full blown hoarder (no judgments!), Call Patrick Cummings at JDog Junk Removal for a free estimate: (317)719-2420 or toll free at (844) 438 -5364.
Visit them online at www.jdogjunkindy.com. And if you’re a veteran looking for full or part time work, Patrick may have a place on your team for you.
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