VANCOUVER, BC — Goodbye Graffiti is looking toward its nine-millionth removal since its start in 1997, according to The Vancouver Sun.
Since its beginning, the company has removed nearly three million pieces of graffiti for the city of Vancouver, the article stated.
According to the article, the company weekly checks and cleans 80,000 light poles, 450 structures including libraries, fire halls, monuments and plaques, and all parks and amenities, including city-owned docks and below the tide line on the seawall.
Perri Domm started Goodbye Graffiti in 1997 after failing to find a graffiti remover for his downtown Vancouver heritage condo building.
"I couldn''t find anyone to do it," said Domm.
"I stood up to announce to everybody that no one would do it and it literally hit me as I was saying it and that was it. I bought a truck for $2,000 and a power washer for $2,000. I had worn suits all my life. I don''t think I''d ever painted a thing in my life,” Domm added.
Goodbye Graffiti has since grown to 22 franchised and five corporate outlets in most major centers across Canada, the article noted.
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