In an effort to pay for school, Brian Scudamore bought an old pick-up truck to haul junk. But he didn’t choose the junk removal industry by accident: he identified a fragmented space and decided he wanted to create a household name. The business took off, and Brian never looked back — he built a network of franchises across North America that have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs live their dreams of business ownership.
When you’ve got a great thing, it often sells out. That’s what happened with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Our awesome Franchise Partners bought territory and now it’s gone* – until they’re ready to sell, of course (and right now our partners are loving the growth!)
Tom Rypma was one of the first Franchise Partners to join 1-800-GOT-JUNK?; today, he is one of the most successful owners in the history of the brand. Here’s his franchise story (plus how he crossed paths with his hero Wayne Gretzky!)