Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO

Brian started his business in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18, and later went on to franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a way to expand operations. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has 1000 trucks on the road throughout some 180 locations in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Brian has received wide recognition in the media and business community. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has celebrated appearances on the highly-acclaimed Undercover Boss Canada, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC Nightline, the Today Show, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and the View. His story has been told in Fortune Magazine, Business Week, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is currently the starring junk removal attraction on the hit A&E reality show, Hoarders. In addition to interviews and guest appearances, Brian contributes written articles on building a business and entrepreneurism to many national magazines, including a monthly column in PROFIT Magazine.

In 2004, Brian was inducted into the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and served as a board member for the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO). In 2007, Brian was honored to have been named the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Other accolades include Fortune Small Business’ Best Bosses Award, Globe & Mail’s Top 40 under 40, and a three-time winner of a prestigious “Best Company To Work For” award.

As a public speaker, Brian has brought his entrepreneurial success story to many conference stages, including the Fortune Small Business Magazine’s national conference. A strong believer in personal and professional development, Brian graduated from MIT's four-year Birthing of Giants program, and has subsequently completed several years of MIT’s BOG’s alumni program, Gathering of Titans. He is also a participant in a nine-year executive education program at Harvard University through YPO Presidents’ University.

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Actual Customer Reviews(Typos and all:)

"The two young gentlemen who arrived early at our house(because we had a notary appointment soon afterwards)were phenominal! They were extremely helpful, patient and kind. They even went above and beyond by helping my husband with a heavy object. We spoke often the following week, about how nice it was to experience such great service in this day and age. We've noticed over the past few years that good Customer Service seems to be a lost art. But NOT at GOT JUNK!! Furthermore, we were impressed with the initial contact we made. We called at 4pm requesting service the following morning. Honestly, we did not think it would be possible and were bracing for a response of "Oh sorry, you must book at least a week in advance", but that was not the case. Your agent (who was equally nice and helpful as your workers) assured us that the guys could be at our place for 8am. And they were! I HIGHLY recommend this company and have already mentioned it to several friends. We will definitely use your services again when we move in another couple of years. Thank you GOT JUNK for making our move so easy and worry free!!! Sincerely, Stacy Hugman & Richard Frenette Montreal, QC"

Another 1-800-GOT-JUNK? happy customer.

Rating: 10/10