One Man’s Junk

Brian Scudamore is a man who believes in human connection before technology, so it’s no wonder he founded a company that has a heavy dose of both. 

After the success of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the Canadian-born entrepreneur doubled down on his big idea by replicating the business model for new industries. 

But not before almost losing everything. Scudamore has made a name for himself on the entrepreneurial circuit, using his story as a cautionary tale for up-and-comers.

Among his big moments:

  • Though the company started in 1989, it took almost a decade and a half for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to catch some wind in its sails, all thanks to wild determination and killer press opportunities.
  • Once his company took off, Scudamore knew he had a unique formula on his hands.
  • Now he’s the CEO of O2E Brands, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine.