LODI, Calif. - In light of recent events, Clark Pest Control has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross earmarked for the assistance of victims of the Haitian Earthquake. On the Clark blog was posted the message: "Our hearts go out to the survivors and victims of this tragic event. Please find it in your heart to give during these tragic times, Haiti needs us."
ROCKFORD, Tenn. — Nisus announced that it has completed an agreement with Austin, Texas-based Termimesh to handle the sales and marketing and distribution of the Termistop products in the pest control industry.
Termistops are stainless steel mesh barriers that are used in new construction, they are attached to plumbing and electrical and other foundations penetrations prior to the cement foundation being poured. “When Nisus Corporation approached us to discuss this idea we were very excited about the possibilities, considering their impressive track record in working with the building industry with their Bora-Care product,” says Bobby Jenkins, managing partner, Termimesh.
“With the dramatic growth in the green building industry and our leadership position with green builders, we felt this would be a tremendous opportunity for our Bora-Care pretreaters to have an add-on sale,” said Kevin L. Kirkland, President/CEO of Nisus Corporation. One of the great benefits of Bora-Care has been the creation of sustainable termite solutions, and the Termistops fit that model perfectly by creating a stainless barrier at many of the termite entry points.
“Builders are looking for Green Points whether they are using the LEED for Homes rating system, Earthcraft or the new NAHB Green Program,” says Lee Barrett, Nisus’ new Director of Business Development and International Sales who will head up the division for Nisus. “The combination of Bora-Care termite pretreatments and the Termistops can earn builders 1.5 points with Leeds, 6-8 points with Earthcraft and 8 Points with NAHB Green program. This puts our PMPs in a great position to deliver green points to the builder at a great value.”
The Termistop training is simple and can be done online. For more information or to become a certified installer, contact Lee Barrett at email@example.com or 865-206-4279.
ROSELLE, Ill. – Clarke, a mosquito control and aquatic services provider, announced that it will be blending its domestic products and services business unites for improved customer service and responsiveness. Clarke customers who previously worked with separate customer representatives for aquatic services, products and equipment or mosquito control services will now be able to work with a single point of contact for all Clarke offerings. Simultaneously, a new general manager position for international business has been announced as well.
“We’re moving out of an old framework that focused inward on our individual products and services,” said J. Lyell Clarke, president and CEO of Clarke. “This new structure will keep us focused on the customer and their needs and challenges, while giving our team the ability to deliver the right solutions for their situation.”
This change in infrastructure is part of the Clarke vision, which focuses on sustainability, innovation and community. By integrating Clarke’s business units, customers have improved access to the full range of environmental services, equipment, expertise and products offered by Clarke.
In addition, Clarke has announced top-tier management changes, including:
- Terry Phillips, formerly General Manager for Pacific Biologics, Clarkes wholly owned subsidiary serving Australia and New Zealand has been named to the position of General Manager for Clarke’s International Business Unit.
- Joel Fruendt, formerly General Manager of Clarke’s services business unit, will move to the role of General Manager for Clarke’s Domestic Business Unit. In this role, Joel will oversee all domestic sales, manufacturing and service operations.
- Mike Muldoon will move to the expanded role of Director of Sales for Clarke’s Domestic Business Unit overseeing a now unified domestic sales force as well as all domestic sales and customer support activities.
- Kevin Magro, a Clarke veteran with more than 32 years at the company, will move to the role of Executive Vice President for Global Support. This Global Support team will consist of Product Development, Environmental Science, Product Registration and Regulatory Compliance and will ensure an organizational focus on developing and delivering environmentally responsible products and services to the global market.
These changes will also affect ease of customer access to Clarke offerings. All Clarke Sales Consultants are now able to represent the full range of products and services for to customers. A regional sales manager structure will be completed with managers taking on more dynamic roles in the company over the next few months, enabling them to take on new responsibilities that will help streamline the customer experience.
Further demonstrating the strength and momentum of his bid for the 10th Congressional District in Illinois, Robert Dold became the first candidate to win an endorsement from a major national Republican leader. Former Vice President Dan Quayle announced his support for Dold, and said he will come to the district to campaign on his behalf.
“Bob is the right candidate at the right time for the Republican Party,” Quayle said. “He is a strong fiscal conservative who has real world business experience. Bob’s experience is in creating jobs, not negating them. Bob understands the difficulties facing businesses in dealing with increasing taxes and rising health care costs. In Bob Dold, the voters of the 10th District will have a representative who listens to their concerns and needs, and knows how to get things done. Bob is the right candidate to represent the Republican Party this fall in the general election.”
Quayle announced plans to visit the 10th District on Thursday, Jan. 14, where he will be endorsing Dold. “I am impressed by the type of campaign Bob is running, and by the wide support he has at the grassroots level. The township endorsements he has won tells me that Bob is connecting with people, and that’s what public service is all about.”
Dold is the only candidate in the field to have received grassroots endorsements. He has been endorsed by all of the district’s local townships that have endorsed a candidate, including the New Trier Township Republican Organization, Elk Grove Township Republican Organization, and Vernon Township Republican Organization.
“I am humbled by former Vice President Quayle’s endorsement of my candidacy, and I am honored to have the confidence of such a widely respected and internationally known political figure,” Dold said. “I am very grateful to have the former Vice President’s support.”
Newton, N.J. — The National Pest Management Association’s Regional Conferences will be kicked off by Dan Gordon, CPA, PCO Bookkeepers. Gordon will provide his expertise and insight into what it takes to run a successful pest control company in today's economic climate.
Gordon says those attending his opening session will walk away learning how quality service, customer retention and teamwork within a pest control company can be measured. All will learn the importance of running their businesses by the numbers.
• NPMA’s Eastern Regional Conference will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.
• NPMA’s South Western Conference will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.
• NPMA’s Southern Conference will be held Feb. 3-4 at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.
For information about NPMA’s Regional Conferences, visit www.npmapestworld.org or call 800/678-6722.
For additional information about PCO Bookkeepers, visit www.pcobookkeepers.com.
Gordon is a Certified Public Accountant and graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. He has been involved with several pest control companies who have gone from start up to several million dollars in annual sales.