How to Start a Junk Hauling Business: From $0 to $300 Million and Beyond

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Brian Scudamore
Founder, 1-800-Got-Junk
from Vancouver, BC, Canada
started January 1989
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Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK - an international junk removal franchise based in Canada.

Brian grew the business to $37M/month, initially driving around looking for piles of junk or simply knocking on doors and asking the owners if they needed anything taken away for a fee.

This company offers a franchise-based, full-service junk removal business devoted to assisting clients in recovering lost space in their residences and places of business.

They collect all types of trash, including clothing, household items like furniture and electronics, and junk from renovation projects. Additionally, they help those in need by donating any possible items to charity.


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