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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder Launches Second Home-Services Company


Mar 11, 2013

Vancouver, Canada, Brian Scudamore, founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was so impressed by the company he hired to paint his house that he decided to buy the company. Then known as One Day Painting, it has since been rebranded as 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting and in only one year of operation, 6 franchises have been sold in Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, San Jose and Austin.

“1-800-GOT-JUNK? professionalized an industry which had never been professionalized and turned the ordinary experience of junk removal into an exceptional one. We’re aiming to do the exact same thing with painting by guaranteeing one day completion by clean, uniformed painters who don’t compromise on quality,” says Scudamore, co-founder & CEO of 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting.

Scudamore bought the concept from Jim Bodden who came up with the unique idea in 2008. Bodden, who has been in the painting business for over 20 years, had been operating under the name One Day Painting and was experiencing success in the local Vancouver market. It was his chance meeting in 2010 with the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? founder that took his idea and company to the next level. Between Scudamore’s knowledge of franchising and Bodden’s knowledge of painting, 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting is set to completely revolutionize the industry. Jim still owns the Vancouver location, now under the 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting umbrella and also serves as Director of Operations for all franchises.

Aside from one day completion, what separates 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting from the competition is in the details. They strive to truly create a WOW experience for their clients. “At the end of each paint job we give the customer fresh cut flowers with a signed card from the team welcoming them back into their home. A thing like that leaves people feeling good about us and makes it much more likely that they will refer us to their friends and family,” explains Scudamore.

One of the main reasons behind the company’s strong early growth lies in the fact that Scudamore has been able to transfer to 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting much of the knowledge, systems and infrastructure that made 1-800-GOT-JUNK? so successful. Scudamore also identified a few ambitious and adventurous individuals at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and brought them over to this 2nd brand. “I’ve always said that it’s all about the people. In order for your company to succeed, you need to have the right people in your organization who believe in your vision,” explains Scudamore. “We’ve done that here at 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting and that has led to initial success in the first year.”

About 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting
1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting prides itself on providing the quality you expect in a timeline that’s unexpected. We specialize in both commercial and residential paint jobs, offering a one-day guarantee for each project—regardless of the space or size. Each painting project is completed by a team of clean, uniformed professionals who use environmentally-friendly zero-VOC and low-VOC paints ensuring that no harsh odors or fumes are left behind. Furthermore, our state-of-the-art call center and online booking service ensures that your experience from start to finish leaves you with a genuine sense of WOW! For additional information call 1-888-WOW-1DAY! (1-888-969-1329) or visit us online at www.wow1daypainters.com.