About Fire Dawgs
What is a Fire Dawg?
A Fire Dawg is a military firefighter. It is a term awarded to military firefighters and graduates from the Department of Defense Fire Academy. The Fire Dawgs motto in the military is: Desire to Serve, Ability to Perform, Courage to Act. Our owner, Bennett Grove, was a military firefighter in the Air Force having spent 6 years on active duty in the Air Force and in the Air National Guard. He spent another 6 years working as a civilian firefighter on military installations. He took the values and motto he learned as a firefighter and built a services company built on firefighter roots, character and integrity.
Our junk removal company was founded by Bennett Grove in 2011. What started out as Bennett doing small junk removal jobs part time on his days off from the Fire Department has grown into a full-time, professional junk pickup company. Our residential and commercial junk removal and selective demolition services include household clutter removal, hot tub removal, appliance removal and recycling, property cleanouts, demolition services, tear outs and property preservation. Keep reading to learn more about us!
About Our Junk Removal Services
Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is a veteran owned, full service junk hauling company proud to serve Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. A featured Best Contractor, Super Service Award Winner and F.C. Tucker Home Services Best in Class Winner, the team at Fire Dawgs Junk Removal places an emphasis on the customer’s experience and eco-friendly junk removal practices. We specialize in a wide array of debris removal, cleanouts and other hauling services. Additionally, we recycle, donate, or reuse at least 60% of the items we remove for our customers. If we are able to donate items on your behalf, we will send you a tax-deductible receipt!
Our motto is: “Treat every customer the way you would want your family to be treated.” It is our goal to live up to that motto for every customer, every day. We know that you may have questions before your junk removal service, and we are here to help! Give us a call at 317-291-3294 or email [email protected] to schedule your free estimate.
Why Choose Fire Dawgs Junk Removal?
- We provide services to both Commercial and Residential Properties
- Local and Veteran Owned and Operated
6 year consecutive Angie’s List – Super Service Award Winner
- 4 years running Best in Class, named a ThreeBestRated.com company and have been featured as Best Contractor
- We are also IICRC Certified (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
- CRI (The Carpet and Rug Institute) Seal of Approval Service Provider
- We are Home Advisor Screened and Approved Company
- We have Professional, Trained and Certified Technicians
- We are Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
- We Donate, Reuse, or Recycle at least 60% of the items we haul away
Bennett J. Grove II – Chief Executive Officer
Brief Bio: Founder, Owner and CEO, Bennett started Fire Dawgs in 2011 on his days off shift from the fire department. After serving as a full time firefighter for 12 years, Bennett is now full time in Fire Dawgs. Additionally, Bennett is a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served 6 years on Active Duty and in the Reserves. Bennett and the Fire Dawgs team have grown what started with a simple junk removal service, one truck and a couple of friends into two growing companies: Fire Dawgs Junk Removal and Fire Dawgs Cleaning Services. With 15 full time team members, 4 junk trucks and 3 cleaning services vans, we look to start out and end each day #DawgTough and ensure that every team member treats our customers the way that we would want our family to be treated.
Miranda Grove – Director of Marketing
Brief Bio: Happy Wife, Happy Life! Miranda isn’t the type to sit on the sidelines and root for the team, she likes to get involved. Bennett knew better than to get in the way once her mind was made up so Miranda’s journey as the Director of Marketing was born. With a Master’s degree in English, and after just having her first child, Miranda was wanting to leave her career as an English teacher but still wanting to remain active and engaged with her skill set. Marketing was a natural fit and Miranda never looked back. For over the last three years, Miranda has been involved with all of our key marketing decisions for Fire Dawgs and will continue to be an asset to Fire Dawgs for the foreseeable future.
Nick Smith – Customer Service Manager
Brief Bio: With over 15 years of experience in customer service, 9 of them as the Manager of a Hotel, Nick knows how to keep his clients and customers happy. More importantly, Nick understands our motto of “Treat every customer the way you would want your family to be treated.” With an amazing track record of customer satisfaction, Nick is here to lead our team in customer engagement, but also ensure that the first interaction they have with our company, whether it is an email or phone call, is positive and up beat from the beginning to the post service follow up.
John Byers – Operations Manager
Brief Bio: If you’ve used Fire Dawgs for any of our services, then it’s very likely that you’ve met or have worked with Big John Byers. John is the Rock of our operations team and has been with Fire Dawgs since 2012. A service member in the United States Army National Guard, John understands both military and civilian leadership, and it shows each and every day. If you need a hard worker, or someone with an upbeat attitude to get through a tough situation, then you want Big John Byers on your team!
Ricky Osinski – Operations Manager
Brief Bio: Calls Indianapolis home, but still has a lot of Chicago in his swagger, Ricky O. is our Operations Manager for Fire Dawgs Cleaning Services. With over 15 years of experience in Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and Gutter Cleaning, Ricky brings a lot of seasoned grit to our team. Over the last two years, he has been training and is now training team members on Carpet Cleaning and Air Duct Cleaning as well. We couldn’t have a better person leading the charge with Fire Dawgs Cleaning Services!
Josh Dougherty – Lead Technician for Fire Dawgs Cleaning Services
Brief Bio: Josh “Bird” Dougherty joined Fire Dawgs in our first year of business. Josh is a member of the Army National Guard and has worked for our team over a period of four years. He has grown up with our company both as a person and as a leader and we couldn’t be more proud of his growth and abilities as a Lead Technician for all of the Cleaning Services.
Looking to start a new career at a growing and award-winning company? Then, you’ve come to the right place. If you are a highly motivated, and let’s face it, a fun person to be around doesn’t hurt, then we want to hear from you. When you become a part of the Fire Dawgs team, you align yourself with a company that has values, great work ethics, and a work environment that allows you to grow and succeed.