Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Kopa Named President and COO of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2019--
JDog® Junk Removal & Hauling is pleased to announce the promotion of Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Kopa to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Kevin joined the company in January 2016 and has played a pivotal role in JDog’s expansion across the U.S.
In his new role, Kopa will continue to oversee operations, and will take on responsibility for strategic development, management of franchise sales, marketing, and franchisee relations. In this capacity he is now responsible for territory development, franchisee expansion negotiations, and building up JDog Junk Removal & Hauling’s footprint across the country. Kopa will continue to oversee national corporate partnerships, provide counsel for franchise growth, and train Veterans and Military family members to become successful business owners.
During his six years in the Marine Corps Reserves, Kopa served as a Squad Leader, overseeing the training, health, and daily operations of his unit. He was deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“Everything I learned in the Marine Corps and at JDog has prepared me to take on this leadership role,” said Kopa. “I understand firsthand the challenges many Veterans encounter while finding their place in the civilian world. Every day I wake up with a desire to help my fellow servicemen and servicewomen live a successful and fulfilling life, and that’s exactly what I get to do at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling. It’s immensely rewarding to equip these Veterans with the tools, guidance, and resources to own and operate their own JDog business.”
“JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is growing rapidly across the U.S. Consumers want to support Veteran-owned businesses and trust the JDog brand, which has created increased demand for our high-quality services,” said Jerry Flanagan, founder and CEO of JDog Brands. “In order for JDog Brands to continue its momentum, we need a leader like Kevin to take the reins of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling. Not only does Kevin embody the JDog values of Respect, Integrity, and Trust, he understands the Military experience and what it takes to run a successful franchise.”
JDog® Brands awards franchises exclusively to Military Veterans and their family members. The well-established JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and the new JDog Carpet Cleaning are the first divisions of JDog Brands’ home and commercial services business. In the next 10 years, JDog Brands expects to roll out 10 new service divisions in 5,000 locations nationwide, creating 50,000 jobs for American Veterans.
About JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a Veteran-owned and operated national junk removal franchise that empowers Veterans through business ownership and serves customers the way its owners have served their country—with Respect, Integrity, and Trust. The company offers its proven operating model to Veterans and Military family members, creating a path for other Veterans to have successful careers and a bright future outside the service. To date, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling has over 200 active franchises serving over 40 million Americans. For more information, visit www.jdogjunkremoval.com.
About JDog Brands
JDog Brands is the umbrella for an array of home and commercial services franchise organizations owned and operated by Veterans and Military family members. Its first two divisions are JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and JDog Carpet Cleaning. Over the next 10 years, JDog Brands will introduce 10 new service divisions and open 5,000 new franchises nationwide. For more information, visit www.jdogbrands.com.
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CONTACT: JDog Brands
Lindsay Cavanaugh, 610-228-2114
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SOURCE: JDog® Junk Removal & Hauling
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