A Dallas-based pet waste cleaning and disposal company recently opened its first franchise in Arkansas.
Scoop the Soldier on Centerton’s 961 Skyline Loop Serves Northwest ArkansasThe company provides pet waste cleanup to residential and commercial clients, including hotels, apartment complexes and other pet-friendly businesses, according to a news release.
Centerton franchisee Jeff Easterling said the new franchise is the company’s first in the state.
“We do our best to put our customers at ease,” said Easterling. “We have completed background checks on all employees and arrive in company trucks and uniforms. We provide services that impact both dog owners and non-dog owners.”
Easterling has lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2014. His professional background includes managing corporate restaurants such as Chili’s, Texas Roadhouse and Chick-fil-A. He also has experience working with retailers and food service providers.
“I am thrilled to own and grow Scoop Soldiers,” he said. “We are excited to bring a high level of professionalism to the market by providing a service that the community can trust.”
In addition to removing pet waste, the company offers deodorization and hygiene services. Her single cleaning of up to four dogs starts at around $80, according to the website. His one cleaning a week costs about $19 per visit, while three times a week cleaning costs about $15 per visit.
Nationally, the company operates 32 franchises and 9 corporate operations in 9 states. According to the release, it expects growth in Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida and Ohio, with room to secure 10 more locations in Arkansas.
Scott Oakes, Vice President of Franchise Development, said: “We look forward to continuing the momentum of the quarter through the end of the year and setting the stage for a successful 2023.”
Scoop Soldiers has three employees in Northwest Arkansas.