1-800-GOT-JUNK? began with a 19-year-old college dropout, a $700 pickup truck and an idea.
Founder & CEO Brian Scudamore found a way to professionalize the junk industry and became a full-time “junk guy” from a young age. With a strong focus on customer service, the company was able to carve out a niche in the market and scale via franchises across Canada, the U.S. and even Australia.
Now 30 years later, with $300M+ in yearly revenue, they’ve scaled into other home servicing brands, including a one-day painting service, a moving company and a window washing business.
The company is proof that you don’t need to invent something completely new, you just have to make what consumers already do better by designing experiences that make everyday life easier. Join us as we dig into the entrepreneurial ups and downs of starting a consumer-focused business from scratch, from the junk guy himself.