We had the good fortune of connecting with Jon Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jon, what matters most to you?
What value or principle matters to me the most? Having empathy is something I value a lot. Although it might not seem that way because I’m pretty closed up person, I do try to understand the why, what, who, when, where of all situations and that’s how I base my decisions in life and business. Growing up I would say I had it good. My parents were of two different races and divorced when I was in elementary school. This situation taught me how to take my experience and use it to understand others who have situations of their own or why they make the choices they make. Having empathy helps you connect with people, employees and customers.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My family and I own three JDog Junk Removal and Hauling franchise territories in San Diego County named JDog Junk Removal & Hauling North San Diego.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling North San Diego is Veteran owned, my brother and I are both veterans. It’s Veteran operated and we take pride of having a staff of 80% veterans and 20% veteran family members.
What really sets us apart from our competitors is that we donate, recycle, or re-purpose 60-80% of all items we touch. We take extra time to sort items before we put it on our truck so that we can accomplish this. We provide the following services: labor, donation transport, junk removal, complete home/building trash outs and work with property managers, commercial/residential real-estate brokers/agents. Lastly we have a California State License for construction debris clean up which allows us to legally remove construction debris from construction sites where our competitors don’t.

This business is hard physically and mentally. Challenges we have faced in our 4 years of operation was how to manage cashflow, building relationships. As a 20 year Navy veteran I had no idea on how to build business relationships or manage cashflow. However through meeting different business owners I learned how to manage and build business relationships. I learned you can’t do everything alone and that we all need to lean on others and let others lean on you to accomplish most things in life and business!

What do I want the world to know about the brand.
At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling we perform every job the military way with Respect, Integrity, and Trust!
We served our country and now we service our community!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend visit me for a week, I would do the following things.

1. Day one have them relax at my home and bbq for them and just catch up.

2. Day two take them to Old Town and view the mission and different trails eat at old town Mexican Cafe.

3. Day three Beach time! Take them to most likely Moonlight Beach in Encinitas since I live in San Marcos

4. Day four take them to mission bay and spend the day riding our E bikes and make our way to OB for some Hodads

5. Day five take them to little Italy for some Italian food. Dinner at Mona Lisa

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to the following people who has helped guide me in my life long journey. My father Paul Moore, Mother Carol Moore.

They gave me the ability to solve problems and think outside of the box. They also taught me through there actions on how to be the person I am today whether it was through their good or bad actions.

The mentors I had in the Navy Chris Martin, Raul Cariaga, Bonifacio Balbesino, Troy Digs, Dave O’Connor.

These men saw what others didn’t and pushed me to limits to see if I can make things happen. By them doing this we were always able to make missions that others would say we couldn’t accomplish due to this or that. The critical thinking, forward leaning thinking was brought out of me from them.

More recent mentors whether they know it or not 🙂 are Michelle DiCarlo, Maureen Pisani, AJ Jordan.
These guys helped me come out of my shell and talk to people. Even though I’m still shy it doesn’t look like it.

Website: http://jdognorthsandiego.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdognorthsandiego

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jdog-junk-removal-hauling-north-san-diego

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JDogNorthSanDiego

Image Credits
Ann Photography, ryanvideoproductions

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