Army Colonel Put His Military Training to the Test at Camp Bow Wow San Antonio
Franchising USA’s most recent issue focused strongly on veterans, both in the franchising and military worlds. That being said, it came as no surprise when Camp Bow Wow San Antonio’s very own Army Colonel Frank Wetegrove was featured!
Frank and his wife Tamara first started their Camp Bow Wow adventure nearly 11 years ago, in 2007. Frank served his country for 22 years prior in the military, and now he and Tamara were ready to serve folks in a new way — offering safe, loving doggy day care options for pets and pet parents alike. And so, the two set out to build a meaningful legacy for their five children, leveraging Frank’s honorable military accomplishments thus far.
Frank Credits The Military For His Success
During his service in the Army, Frank had the opportunity to wear many hats and hone many applicable business skills. He handled transportation, supply and logistics, as well as military intelligence, and served as a commander of five separate and distinct units. In addition to his military background, Frank worked as an insurance agent, a network engineer, a middle school teacher, a sales engineer, an Air Force government servant and even as an onion farmer in the family’s produce business. According to Frank, these experiences, coupled with his completion of programs at two of the most distinguished military schools, the U.S. Army War College and Joint and Combined Warfighting
School, were the driving factors in both his inspiration to set up Camp and his success thereafter.
“We never imagined we would continue to grow like we’ve done. You get motivated to expand – maybe even a little over-confident. But, it’s changed my life.” — Army Colonel Frank Wetegrove
Today, Frank and his wife are considered Camp Bow Wow’s largest franchisee duo, with three Camps in the San Antonio area, one in Austin, and plans to open more within the next two years. When Frank isn’t at Camp sniffing around for new ways to make his business a success, he’s an active Army Reservist, serving as a Senior Intelligence Officer in the 311th Signal Command in Hawaii. He travels to Hawaii several times a year to complete his duty requirements.
To learn more about Frank and how his military background helped drive Camp Bow Wow San Antonio to success, check out the full feature article in Franchising USA’s March 2017 Issue.