In 1989, university student Brian Scudamore encountered a tight summer job market in Vancouver, Canada. So, he bought a used pickup and started “The Rubbish Boys”, a junk removal service with the slogan “We’ll Stash Your Trash in a Flash!” After three increasingly successful summers, Brian knew it was time to take his business to the next level. He changed the name to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, invested in more trucks, hired student drivers, and set out to make his company and its phone number a household name. Since 1997, the company has enjoyed exponential growth and widespread recognition for its business achievements, growing from a presence in one city to over 300 locations across four countries.

Contact Information for 1-800-Got-Junk?

Company Website: http://www.1800gotjunk.com

6th Fl., 1055 W. Hastings St. NA
Vancouver
BC V6E 2E9 Canada Work: (866) 920-5865
Fax: (801) 751-0634

Entrepreneur.com Company Profile

Opportunity Type:

Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings
  • Internet
  • Phone Support
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: In 1989, university student Brian Scudamore encountered a tight summer job market in Vancouver, Canada. So, he bought a used pickup and started “The Rubbish Boys”, a junk removal service with the slogan “We’ll Stash Your Trash in a Flash!” After three increasingly successful summers, Brian knew it was time to take his business to the next level. He changed the name to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, invested in more trucks, hired student drivers, and set out to make his company and its phone number a household name. Since 1997, the company has enjoyed exponential growth and widespread recognition for its business achievements, growing from a presence in one city to over 300 locations across four countries.

Required net worth: $90,000

Total investment: $90,000 – $150,000

Cash liquidity: $90,000

Franchise fee: $32,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 150

Number of Franchises: 305

Company Owned Units: 2

Ongoing Royalty: 8%

Financing Available: Yes In House and Third party


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