Vet-owned junk removal business opens in Alabaster

Published 11:11 am Friday, January 3, 2020

By SCOTT MIMS / Staff Writer

Anthony Boyd served 10 years as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, including two tours of duty to Iraq. Now he owns and operates JDog Junk Removal & Hauling of Alabaster, which observed its grand opening Dec. 14.

Boyd’s wife, Blake, also served in the Army as a combat medic. It was through much prayer and thought that the couple decided to venture into the business world.

“We both take a lot of pride in our (military) service and take a lot of pride in serving our community,” Boyd said.

The full-service junk removal company serves the Central Alabama area and serves both residential and business customers. The Alabaster-based company is a franchise of a larger company whose local business owners are chiefly veterans or family members of veterans or military servicemembers.

JDog’s services include residential and commercial junk removal, labor services, services for real estate agents and more. Among these are demolition for renovation projects, furniture assembly, storage container packing, moving appliances and furniture around your home, loading a moving truck, yard cleanup and even swing set assembly and removal.

Benefitting the environment through waste removal is another high priority of JDog. Boyd estimated that approximately 80 percent of the items JDog hauls away are donated to local charities.

“If it’s furniture items we know someone can use, we want to make sure they go to a good home,” he said.

About the only items that cannot be picked up are things that cannot be neutralized such as hazardous materials, Boyd added.

To contact JDog or schedule a pickup, call the local number at 205-223-0612, the national line at 844-GET-JDOG, visit the website or see their Facebook or Instagram profiles.

“We come out there with the best of intentions giving you the most hassle-free experience with the best price possible for what they want done,” Boyd said. “If you like putting local veterans to work, we’re your guys.”