WASHINGTON — Galvin Murphy, Jr., director of business development of Yankee Pest Control, Malden, Mass., was recognized as the second-ever PestVets ‘Veteran of the Year,’ during NPMA Legislative Day.
Murphy, a U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, began helping veterans in high school when he and his father, Galvin Murphy, Sr., did volunteer pest control work local veteran’s homes.
He’s continued recruiting veterans to his business and has encouraged other NPMA members to do so as well. In addition, this past fall he ran in the Marine Corps Marathon to raise funds for the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Fund.
“Sergeant Murphy continues to play a critical role about educating our industry about recruiting veterans,” said FMC Marketing Specialist Arnold Ramsey, a U.S. Marine, who presented the award to Murphy.
This is the second year PestVets has given this award. Last year, Marty Overline, president of Aardvark Pest Management, Philadelphia, was presented with the first-ever award.