More Junk Stories

1-800-GOT-JUNK? phone battle!

Members of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? leadership team took over our sales centre for an afternoon of heavy competition. Their challenge: answer calls from potential customers and help them book an appointment. Watch the video after the jump for all the hard hitting action! It’s a great day here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Thanks for calling! You’ve got Brian…

Warhol, Matisse, Van Gogh, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

While some use paint or clay, we prefer junk. Turning junk into art has been a tradition for the Baltimore 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise for the last three years. Partnering with Artscape, North America’s largest art festival, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has helped create fun and fascinating work that has been enjoyed by over a million people. Click link after…

Junk Hauler to be the Next Spiderman?

The upside of being a franchised business is that we are host to almost 200 individual business owners. Our franchise partners throughout North America and Australia come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse interests. As we’ve mentioned, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has jumped on board on international levels with select charities. We have a corporate partnership…

The Fantastic Four (business books you need to read!)

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, C-suite executive or manager, it’s always a good idea to get an outside opinion on best business practices. This second opinion may come from various sources such as mentors, professional development workshops or books. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore wrote on the latter for his column in Profit Magazine. Here…

First 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck retires

13 years ago Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore convinced his good friend, Paul Guy, to drive a shiny blue and green junk truck more than 3,000 kilometres from Vancouver to Toronto to set up the first franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Shortly thereafter, TOR1 went into service. All these years later, with Toronto the top-revenue producer and…

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)

Do you work in an environment where customer experience can make the difference  to your entire organization’s reputation? If so, you’ll find this an interesting read. Our VP, Franchise Operations, Simon Lowe, recently delivered the keynote speech at the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Members Insight Exchange  in San Diego. Simon’s topic, “How we turned…

Junk Karma, and five ways to get it

Our Vancouver Metro franchise partner, Richard Bender, recently spearheaded a campaign called ‘Junk Karma’ based on the principle that by doing good things (with junk), one can bring good things upon one’s self. Because of the nature of a junker’s job, Richard and his team often pick up items in good condition. Many of these…