1 DAY Difference
WOW 1 DAY PAINTING is all about outstanding service and quality. We realize that time is a precious commodity in our customers’ lives. Instead of enduring 5 days of painting in your home, we do the same job in just 1 DAY! An innovative solution that respects your time, supplies you with a high quality paint job and a genuine sense of WOW!
Friendly, Uniformed Painters
Start and Finish On Time
Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO
Brian Scudamore is the Founder & CEO of WOW 1 DAY PAINTING. He is widely recognized as an entrepreneur who has leveraged the phenomenal success of his first brand, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to revitalize other service-based industries.
Brian saw the opportunity to build an exceptional brand in the painting industry in 2010 when he encountered the innovative concept of one day painting. He launched WOW 1 DAY PAINTING with a promise to deliver quality work by skilled painters and a top-notch customer experience, all in one day.
Brian has received national recognition in the media and business community. WOW 1 DAY PAINTING has celebrated appearances on ABC Nightline, Undercover Boss Canada, and the hit A&E reality show, Hoarders. The story of Brian’s second brand has been told in Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc., Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNN, Globe & Mail, and the National Post.
Brian has been honored with a number of accolades, including the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 and being inducted into the CEO Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in 2012. As a public speaker, Brian shares his story of entrepreneurial success on conference stages throughout North America.
Brian and his family live in Vancouver.
Erik Church, COO
Erik joined WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in November 2011 as Chief Operating Officer, and in 2013, he joined You Move Me as a founder and COO. Prior to his current post, Erik led EF Education Canada, the largest privately-held education company in the world.
As a hands on leader, Erik believes the best way to learn anything is by living it. In his current position, this means visiting franchises and getting to know our Franchise Partners. He is committed to creating strategic and operational plans that are realistic and capable of delivering positive growth results for our company.
Erik is a motorcycle enthusiast who has ridden across Africa, from Mexico to the Arctic Circle and across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. For Erik and his family, Toronto is home.
James Alisch, Managing Director
In years previous to joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, James worked for sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as VP, Operations. James left 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to join MIRA Floors and Interiors as an owner. While with MIRA, James’ leadership contributed to growing the organization from $1M to $4.5M over a four and a half year time period.
In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, James has 14 years of experience in the painting industry. He’s done it all from running a franchise with First Service Brands’ College Pro Painters, to being a general manager, to overseeing all of western Canada as Vice President of College Pro Painters for 7 years.
While James and his family call Metro Vancouver home, they’ll steal away to the lake any chance they get.
David St. James, VP, Marketing
As VP, Marketing, David is focused on growing WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s brand through strategic objectives, innovative marketing programs, and world class PR.
In March 2006, David joined WOW 1 DAY PAINTING’s sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as Sales and Marketing Manager for the Toronto franchise. Through a passion for marketing and a proven track record in helping grow some of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s largest franchises, David has earned his current title of VP, Marketing and Commercial Sales and VP, Marketing for You Move Me.
David and his family currently call Vancouver home, but his passport and running shoes are never out of reach.
Jerry Gratton, Vice President, People
As Vice President, People, Jerry is responsible for nurturing and evolving the award-winning culture at WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me by overseeing all aspects of the employee life-cycle.
With more than 20 years’ experience in building and leading great teams, Jerry has worked in diverse industries, from franchising, recruiting and retail to IT and software services. In 2004, he joined sister company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as Director, Learning & Development. Since then Jerry has exercised his passion for talent attraction, employee engagement, development and performance management, earning him the position of Vice President, People.
A husband and father of two daughters, Jerry enjoys renovating homes and has several house makeovers under his belt.
Andy Parkins, VP, Business Technology
As Vice President, Business Technology, Andy is responsible for providing our business technology platform and for supporting our information services to ensure the effective operation of WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.
Prior to joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, Andy was Head of Enterprise Architecture at Fortis BC Energy, and has held other Business Technology Consultant and Enterprise Design roles at companies such as the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and Montise Group in London, UK. Through his work, Andy has earned an impressive reputation as a successful technology change agent on both an international and ‘at home’ scale.
Originally from London, UK, Andy and his family can often be found sailing, skiing, walking, hiking, biking or doing just about anything to take advantage of British Columbia’s beautiful outdoors.
Evan Hopkins, Director, Sales Center
As Director, Sales Center, Evan is focused on supporting the growth and development of our world-class sales center that delivers a WOW experience to our customers and delivers on our aggressive revenue goals.
Prior to joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me; Evan led sales and operations teams at TELUS Communications and WestJet Airlines, two industry leaders in telecommunications and travel, respectively. Evan leverages his background of working in highly competitive industries with a strong focus on improving the customer experience, to guide his team to success.
In his spare time, Evan enjoys the great outdoors with his wife, daughter, two dogs, cat and bird.