Franchising USA Magazine: November 2016
The couple owns the Boston Metro West DoodyCalls franchise – operating a fleet of trucks manned by a specially trained pet waste collection crew who clean up private and public properties. They service nearly 300 homes in the Metro West area, a territory that stretches from suburban Boston to Central Massachusetts.
When Rosemary Sheehy was 19, she enlisted in the Air Force and became a target intelligence specialist at Offutt Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command Headquarters, in Omaha, Nebraska.
“This required a top secret clearance, and I spent my days gathering coordinates for specific targets around the world,” she says. She was next sent to South Korea to work hand in hand with two F-16 Fighter Jet Squadrons.
Several years after leaving the Air Force, Rosemary met Jack, a veteran Navy submariner who, in 2006, had purchased the DoodyCalls franchise. Jack says, “I was, and still am an engineer at IBM, but one day I was looking at side-business opportunities on the internet. The name and service DoodyCalls provides just struck me as unusually intriguing. A business niche not drawing much attention. I reached out for more information and was convinced this was a good investment opportunity.”