Hoosier Navy veterans transitioning from military service to local service and hauling junk.
The fact that there are at least two TV shows focused on the concept of people having too much stuff, “Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up” and “Hoarding,” makes it clear that America has a garbage problem. Giving further credence to that claim is a recent survey in which 50% of adults admitted they were “too cluttered.” Now, if that mess is simply too many clothes that no longer fit or are outdated, take a quick visit to Goodwill. If so, it may be time to call a professional.
That’s where JDog Junk Removal comes in. Whether it’s an old refrigerator taking up space in your garage or an entire mini barn in your backyard, JDog Junk Removal can get rid of it all. Patrick Cummings, owner of JDog Junk Removal in Indianapolis, says, “We’re hauling out all the old furniture, construction debris, garage clutter, and basement clutter so people can reclaim their space and I’m helping get rid of what’s been around for years.” Selling real estate and clearing foreclosures is a big part of JDog’s services. They work with real estate agents and lawyers to quickly clear homes and businesses that may have legal property or foreclosure activity involved.
JDog can also dispose of commercial junk. Remove old fixtures and equipment from offices, stores, and other buildings to make way for new tenants and renovations.
For residential customers, JDog will “remove items such as hot tubs, decks, pools and gazebos.”
Veteran Owned and Operated
Patrick Cummings is an ex-military and nine-year veteran of the US Navy, so JDog removes unwanted trash with military efficiency. In fact, all his JDog junk removal franchises are veteran owned and operated.
Cummings explains that JDog Junk Removal was the brainchild of Army veteran Jerry Flanagan. “Jerry got into this trouble in 2008 when the recession hit,” says Cummings. “He worked diligently to find businesses that could thrive in that environment. Waste management, junk removal and just plain trash in general should never go away, regardless of the economy or what’s going on.” there is no.”
“He got a truck and a trailer, put ‘JDog’ (Flanagan’s nickname when he was in the Army) aside, and that’s it,” says Cummings. With the help of investors, Flanagan franchised the idea and kept the “veteran-owned and operated” concept. Flanagan recognized that many veterans struggled with the transition from military to civilian, so he dedicated himself to providing business opportunities exclusively to veterans and their families.
get a quote
According to Cummings, getting a junk removal job estimate from JDog Junk Removal is as easy as taking a picture. “Usually a customer can text him a picture of the work that needs to be done, and if we can provide a quote based on that picture, we can do that,” he says. “Another option is for staff to go to the place with the intention of doing their job. If they’re not happy with the price, move on.”
“If it’s something big, like cleaning out several truckloads’ worth of real estate, I’d definitely go see it in person. But most small jobs I can quote from the photos,” Cummings says.
As a general rule, JDog prices are based on the amount of space the junk takes up in your trailer or truck. You can also load multiple trailers from his quarter of the trailer. And remember that military efficiency? The JDog crew can get the job done in minutes.
“In a typical junk removal operation, someone just has the furniture that needs to be removed, often in and out in 20 minutes,” says Cummings. “If it’s something a little more complicated, like moving a truck load out of a basement, you might be there for a few hours. If you’re tearing down a barn and moving it out, you probably have three guys and it takes two or three hours. The deck is kind of like that, we work pretty efficiently.”
Junk recycling is important to Cummings and JDog Junk Removal. “We try to avoid landfills as much as possible,” says Patrick. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the benefits of recycling include increased economic safety by leveraging domestic sources of materials, protection of natural resources, prevention of pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and landfills. reducing the amount of waste sent to and incinerators, creating jobs in the nation’s recycling and manufacturing industries.
JDog Junk Removal donates or recycles 60% to 80% of what they take home. “We recycle all our metals,” says Cummings. “We recycle two to five tons of metal a week. We also reuse or donate as much as we can.” household furniture such as Appliances such as washers and dryers, microwave ovens, dishwashers, and air conditioners. Lawn mowers, power tools, tires, bikes, and anything else that takes up space in your garage. Drywall, lumber, insulation, siding, and other construction debris. Backyard clutter such as hot tubs, fences, playsets, aboveground pools, patio furniture, storage bins. can also be processed. JDog Junk Removal can remove just about anything but hazardous waste.
ship to shore
Patrick Cummings was making his own transition to return to the private sector in 2016, taking the opportunity of the JDog franchise. He served on the USS Gunston Hall and the USS Laboon in South America and the Middle East before moving to land service. He lived in Moorestown, New Jersey and eventually settled in the South Philadelphia area.
“When I transitioned out of the military, I was at a veterans recruitment conference in Philadelphia. [Flanagan] We happened to be selling franchises there,” says Cummings. “I loved the idea of working for myself. It felt like the ceiling was higher. I loved the self-motivation.” and moved to his hometown of Indianapolis in 2017. Perry, a graduate of his Meridian High School and Indiana State University, now owns his JDog franchise exclusively in Central Indiana, in Hamilton, Boone, Marion and other surrounding counties.
Cummings continues to praise JDog’s corporate philosophy. “JDog has definitely given veterans the opportunity to become business owners. What I did: Wherever possible, JDog franchisees also hire veterinarians as employees Cummings has a fellow veterinarian as one of the team leaders for its four full-time employees and several part-time employees. There is
In the three years that Patrick Cummings and his team have been serving the Indianapolis area, they have received countless rave reviews and five-star reviews from satisfied customers.
“Three very nice gentlemen cleared my full garage in about 30 minutes! If you are doing hauling, please support this veteran owned and operated business. Really happy with and will definitely use them again! Highly recommend!”
“They said they would be here at 3 o’clock and they were right on time! Great communication. The job went well. I really appreciate them coming so quickly. Reasonable Price. Highly recommended.”
“I was very happy with the service. I cut down two trees and hired JDog to dispose of branches etc. Once all the debris was removed they did a great job clearing up the area. All interactions were excellent, I will use this service again and recommend it to my friends.”
you get the idea. Polite, efficient, timely, and friendly are the words that come up over and over when reading JDog Indy reviews on Google, HomeAdvisor, and his other websites. These qualities Cummings inherited from his days in the US Navy and now permeate his team at JDog.
JDog Junk Removal Indianapolis is HomeAdvisor Approved, Angie’s List certified, and listed as a top professional pushpin.
With such qualifications and hundreds of satisfied customers across Central Indiana, you can be confident that you’re hiring a team that will arrive on time, do the right job at a fair price.
This is a JDog promise.
Respect — Treat people as they should and with respect in all interactions with JDog customers, employees, colleagues, and the community.
majesty — JDog has strong ethical standards and believes that working with integrity is the only way to conduct business and build lasting relationships with each other and customers.
trust — Customers invite JDog Junk Removal into their homes and put their trust in your company. JDog takes that honor very seriously and only does business in ways that further establish that relationship.
Whether you just want to clean out your garage or are serious about hoarding (no judgment!), call Patrick Cummings at JDog Junk Removal for a free quote: (317) 719-2420 or toll-free (844). ) 438-5364.
Visit online at www.jdogjunkindy.com. Also, if you’re a veteran looking for a full-time or part-time job, there may be openings on Patrick’s team.