Franchising USA Magazine: December 2016
Paul Delaney is a military veteran with an unusual career. He cleans up after dogs in Southeastern Massachusetts. Delaney owns a DoodyCalls franchise, the nation’s leading commercial and residential pet waste management service. He and his wife Angela were one of the company’s first franchisees.
As a proud member of the Army National Guard, Paul served in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. Being an E-5 Sgt. Assistant Squad Leader and Truck Master meant managing missions, personnel, and 20 5-ton trucks.
“While I was deployed I made a decision to do something different when I returned,” he says. “I was looking for a business opportunity and I had managed to save some money during deployment. I thought maybe I should just start my own business. The problem was finding one that provided a service that wasn’t already full of competitors.”