Jerry is an Army Veteran and the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of JDog Junk Removal. Together with his wife Tracy, he created a national Veteran brand dedicated to empowering Veterans through entrepreneurship.
The JDog Dream
The original JDog Junk Removal franchise location opened in 2011 as a two-person operation– Jerry hauled junk and Tracy managed the operations. Jerry’s military background and trustworthy work ethic helped him earn clients. Within a year, he had more business than he could handle himself, so he hired local Veterans who shared his values of Respect, Integrity, and Trust.
JDog Junk Removal has become a nationwide brand, creating entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for Veterans and their families. There are now over 500 territories and 200 active locations. 90% of those are Veteran-owned! Plus, the company has created more than 1,000 job opportunities across the United States.
Additional Contributions to Veterans
Since transitioning back to the civilian world, Jerry has committed himself to helping Veterans succeed. He does this through: An entrepreneurial boot camp for Veterans at St. Joseph’s University Boots to Business for Veterans, an entrepreneurial program offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration
West Point Society of Philadelphia, the International Franchise Association, and VETFRAN, which provide access and opportunities in franchising to Veterans and their spouses
Jerry also founded the JDog Foundation, which donates scholarship funds to Military branches.
From his time serving in the military, Jerry earned the Army Achievement Medal. He also earned the 2016 Vetrepreneur of the Year award from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association for his contributions to the veteran community and the 2016 Man of the Year award from Philly/Jersey Man Magazine.