Brian Scudamore launched 1-800-GOT-JUNK 24 years ago as a means to pay for his college education, but as the company grew and one hauling truck in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, became more than 1,000 in the U.S., Canada and Australia, he never looked back. The company is projecting a record year in 2013 with $126 million (or more) in revenue as customers have learned to trust the brand as their go-to junk hauler.
“There’s too much stuff getting produced and thrown away,” Scudamore admits. “We’re consumer driven. We have to figure out as human beings how to continue to have things reused, and that is the core of our business.”
August 23, 2013
The company is projecting a record year in 2013 with $126 million (or more) in revenue as customers have learned to trust the brand as their go-to junk hauler.
February 26, 2010
In the wake of the Vancouver Olympics, Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, the largest privately held trash company in the world, talks about his humble beginnings in British Columbia. Scudamore’s green entrepreneurial success has expanded his business across the world. Scudamore started the business before college in 1993, and it has been fueling a green waste […]