Today we’d like to introduce you to Zac Turner. Them and their team share their story with us below:
When Marine Corps Veteran Zac Turner discovered JDog Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care — the nationally recognized franchise opportunity for Veterans and their families with over 260 owners and operators in the U.S. — he knew he had found his next adventure. Motivated by his love for his country and for supporting local Veterans, Turner set out to not only start a successful business but also to employ Veterans in need of a stable income and a purpose upon returning to civilian life.
“I served for six years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) before becoming a diesel mechanic and oil field worker in Texas,” said Turner. “The first business we owned was an oil field pumping business in our home state of Texas, followed by a successful life insurance and investment business in Arkansas.”
In 2016, Turner decided to take an entire year off from those ventures and relocate the family to Colorado, where he was recruited into the automotive sales industry as a Sales Manager. “At this time in my life, and as I worked for others, I found myself wondering, ‘How long do I want to build someone else’s dream instead of my own?’” he said.
When Turner decided it was time to expand his portfolio with another business, he says he was drawn to the stability of franchising. “You’re in business for yourself but not by yourself,” he said. “When starting out businesses on our own, it’s kind of a figure-it-out-as-you-go method. In contrast, with a franchise, I have a corporate team who has a vested monetary interest in my success, so they give a lot of support to their franchisees. For me, starting a franchise lowered the risk and the fear of the unknowns.”
As a business owner, Turner says he knew he wanted to leverage the skills and traits he developed while in the Marines. “I love people, I have the ability to make friends fast, but justice, judgment, dependability, integrity, decisiveness, tact, initiative, endurance, bearing, unselfishness, courage, knowledge, loyalty, and enthusiasm are ideals I’ve learned in the Marines,” he said.
Turner discovered JDog while researching franchise concepts and could tell right away the brand aligned with his military values. “JDog’s core values are in line with mine — like working hard and doing what’s right,” he said. “JDog is committed to lowering the unemployment rate of military veterans; the integrity of the leadership made me commit. I’m very patriotic and proud of my service, so if I can have a successful business while somehow giving back to the community, that’s true joy.”
Turner says there were several other benefits that caught his eye as a business-savvy entrepreneur. “JDog royalties are flat, so for the life of my agreement, I know what I will have to pay per territory,” he said. “In other franchise companies royalties waver between seven to 15 percent of your annual revenue.”
Turner was also drawn to the opportunity to enter the booming carpet cleaning industry. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the home services industry saw a massive boom as homeowners spent more time investing in projects that would better their living spaces. Now, in 2022, the segment shows no signs of slowing down, with the $5 billion carpet cleaning industry still thriving.
Now, Turner has begun with one franchise unit. His primary focus at the moment, he says, will be hiring Veterans and supporting the military community. “There are programs we are learning about through the Veteran Affairs that help Veterans get to work in the civilian world,” he said. “To help those who are struggling would be a blessing.”
Looking ahead, Turner says he would like to have 10 vans over the next few years and eventually service the entire Denver metro area covered with 25+ vans. “We would like to leave a legacy for our children’s children, something that the family can grow and that has ties to my Veteran background,” he said.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Acquiring vans/equipment has been an obstacle for us, the vehicle market has created some interesting challenges, from lack of inventory to getting commercial leases on multiple vans as a startup franchise, it’s tough to say the least.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
JDog Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care Highlands Ranch
U.S. Marine Corps
Zac and his wife Kris have four children, Ashton, Emma, Mylee, and Dillon, their only son who serves as the Territory manager for their business. Zac and Kris have resided in Highlands Ranch for the last seven years, along with their four children and two dogs.
Zac served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn, 2nd Marine Division.
Zac’s vision of building a business legacy for his family and desire to give back to the Veteran community has led him to JDog. He hopes to use his leadership experience, sense of pride, and professionalism to further the JDog mission.
We are a veteran-owned and operated franchise, the JDog brand goal is to lower veteran unemployment to below 1%. As a local business we truly care about our clients, we pride ourselves on providing peerless customer service the Military way with Respect, Integrity, and Trust.
We’re More Than Carpet Cleaning
From carpets to hardwood and tile to power washing, JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care offers a range of cleaning services for residential and commercial customers.
What We Do
Our services aren’t limited to just carpets. We offer a number of options to make your home or business clean inside and out.
Carpet and rug cleaning
Tile and grout cleaning
Hardwood floor cleaning and polishing
Vinyl, laminate, and engineered wood floor cleaning
Automotive, marine, and outdoor fabric cleaning
Heated power washing
Concrete, brick, block, stone, and slate cleaning and more
Why JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care?
We are a team of Veterans and Military family members who live and work by the ethos we learned during our time serving our country. Every time you invite us into your home, you can hold us to high standards–we expect nothing less. Call us today at 720-682-6425 for a free quote.
We are on a mission to empower Veteran business ownership. We believe in Respect, Integrity, and Trust. We follow the principles of hard work, dedication, and community service.
We are active participants in the community. We partner with national and local nonprofit groups that support Veteran causes and those in need.
The combination of the most effective products and our onboard hot water extraction capabilities provide a superior cleaning solution to your home or business.
We arrived when we are expected. We respect your time, your home and your belongings. We are licensed, where required, and fully insured.
All of our cleaners are EPA-approved for indoor use and also meet the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration standards. We use completely “green” cleaners on request. Also, the cleaners don’t stay in your carpet; we wash them away with clean, hot water. Here’s what you can expect:
Call us at 720-682-6425 or 844-655-JDOG and tell us how much you need cleaned.
We show up on time and in uniform.
Show us the areas you want to be cleaned.
We use safe cleaners on your carpet and then wash them away with clean, hot water.
You enjoy your clean carpets.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
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