Brian Scudamore

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Brian Scudamore was born in San Francisco, California in 1970. He had difficulties reading and math, so he dropped out of high school rather than retaking the class. Despite not graduating from high school he convinced Concordia University to admit him in their business program. He left two years later to attend the University of British Columbia. Now, onto the rest of the story.

In 1989, while waiting in line at McDonalds’ drive-thru he noticed something that triggered him to act. He purchased a truck, going door-to-door looking for business. It took off faster than expected so he dropped out of the University of British Columbia to focus on his company.

His company expanded in Canada and also in the United States. In 2005, he opened up the Australia market. Since then he has started three more companies. In 2004, he was inducted into the Young Presidents’ Organization. He was named one of the three Best Companies to Work For Awards and Entrepreneur of the Year Award to name a few.

For you see while Brian had difficulties in reading and math he had a great business mind. Maybe you’ve heard of the companies he started. 1-800-Got-Junk, WOW 1 Day Painting, You Move Me and Shack Shine. Wonder what he’ll come up with next. Until tomorrow keep those pearly whites showing.


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

What would our Sellers ever do without "GOT JUNK" ?!  GREAT Entrepreneur !

Jul 08, 2018 04:33 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Great ideas have a way of working out to be a great business.

Jul 08, 2018 05:23 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Sometimes, education is not necessary for the creative mind. Enjoy your day!

Jul 08, 2018 05:25 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That was a fund story for you to tell and no I haven't heard of any of these.

Jul 08, 2018 05:31 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 1-800 Got Junk is a business we use often....

Jul 08, 2018 05:55 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Another case of one man's beauty is another's junk!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 08, 2018 06:20 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  It only takes someone with a visison to come up with something great.


Jul 08, 2018 06:58 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When I read stories like these, I think that it may be time to re-evaluate how the standards we use to measure intelligence.  A

Jul 08, 2018 07:18 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You don’t have to be a genius to be creative James. Thank you for providing proof of this..

Jul 08, 2018 07:23 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I am not sure if I have heard of those actual companies, there are a lot of similar names out there, haha.

Jul 08, 2018 07:43 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Another great read. Education comes from many sources.

Jul 08, 2018 08:39 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - there are many different talents and he used his.

Jul 08, 2018 11:55 AM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I had no idea, who said there are no opportunities? Just have to have imagination, clearly I did not otherwise you would be writing about me:)Endre

Jul 08, 2018 03:14 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- this young man had a trait that I truly admire...creativity!  That's what happens when you think outside the box. 

Jul 08, 2018 04:28 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Amazing the different part of the brain...We often just think left side of the brain/right side of the brain, however,  it is much more complex than that.

Jul 09, 2018 05:05 AM #15
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

OK James, I thought this guy was going to invent Scud missiles?!!  You never know....

Great motivation when you are on fire

Aug 07, 2018 05:07 AM #16
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