The Conway Chamber of Commerce welcomed JDog Junk Removal and Hauling North Little Rock Owner Dan Dewitt on Friday with a ribbon-cutting.
Dewitt served active duty for 11 years, touring Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Tennessee and Texas.
"My girlfriend at the time, who is now my wife, didn’t really like that I was overseas, but she came over and joined me," he said.
Now that Dewitt is home, he wanted to venture into owning his own business, so he joined up with JDog.
JDog is a veteran-operated junk removal business, which can clear out and take a variety of items, including machinery, furniture, sheds and more.
The business got its name from founder Jerry Flanagan.
"That was his nickname in the Army," Dewitt said.
Even after returning home, veterans are a family community and try to spread that to their home community, he said.
"We like to work hard, and we like to help out the community," he said. "Jerry says, ‘We’ve served our country, now let’s serve our community.’"
Dewitt said the business is centered around core military values of respect, integrity and trust.
JDog is headquartered about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia, but has locations in 36 states.
"I operate out of Conway, Mayflower, Maumelle, Little Rock and North Little Rock," he said. "There is a Navy veteran that is starting up in Hot Springs, and I’m excited to be working with him."
To see a list of items Dewitt can take or to schedule an appointment, visit jdogjunkremoval.com