Home Service Industry Indicates America’s Economy is Back

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? exceeds pre-recession revenue; launches two more home service brands

Brian Scudamore, the serial franchisor

People are using home services again; they’re relying on the professionals to renovate and improve their homes, giving them more time for family and friends. It’s a great sign.

Brian Scudamore’s company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is seeing larger revenue numbers than it saw in 2007, pre-recession. July 2013 was the largest revenue-generating month in the 25 year history of this home service. As 2013 winds down 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is looking forward to its best year ever, expecting revenues of $127M. Using junk hauling demand as an economic indicator, Scudamore confidently launched his third home service brand in April. The new local moving company, You Move Me, has pulled in a whopping $3.2M in revenue after only 6 months in operation.

“We were hit hard during the downturn,” explains Scudamore. “Professional home services are often the first item people cut from their budgets as they rationalize that they can do it themselves if they have to.” When numbers started increasing in late 2010 Scudamore took it as a sign that America was poised to recover. WOW 1 Day Painting, a unique service which will paint your house in one day was Brian’s second home service venture. The company currently has 22 franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada and is trending to pull in $4.8M in 2013. “People are using home services again; they’re relying on the professionals to renovate and improve their homes, giving them more time for family and friends. It’s a great sign.”

When Scudamore launched You Move Me earlier this year he took the smart, yet unconventional approach of using an existing company franchisees to seed the growth of the new company. He approached the top performers from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to roll out more than 20 locations of the moving company overnight. After proving out its success with several months in operation, franchises of You Move Me will be available for purchase to outside entrepreneurs next month.

About 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. Visit http://www.1800gotjunk.com.

About You Move Me
You Move Me is a professional, local moving company that moves people, not just their boxes. You Move Me is pioneering a new standard for the moving industry with a customer experience that is different from what’s expected. It’s a full service moving company that’s almost fun; offering moving, packing, and supplies options; and a wardrobe box that doubles as a kid’s fort! You Move Me really cares - from morning coffee service to a housewarming gift - this is professional and friendly packed up into one great company. You Move Me services 40Million people in more than 25 metros throughout Canada and the U.S. Visit http://www.youmoveme.com.

About WOW 1 DAY! Painting
WOW 1 DAY! 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 odours or fumes are left behind. Visit http://www.wow1daypainters.com.

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