Our First Brand

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.

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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!)

It’s incredible to build a business...that allows me a lifestyle I never dreamed of.
Josh Herron
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Owner - Kansas City, MO

Tom’s Story: We’re Creating Millionaires

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!)

Brian Scudamore’s story is both improbable and inspiring. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a story full of failure, struggle, crisis, and ultimately success through grit. Brian Scudamore is building billion-dollar brands with his own two hands.