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TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Mark Hicks to manager of the company’s Broward and Palm Beach County commercial service office at 876 NW 12 Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pompano Beach. His territory includes West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla.
Hicks joined Truly Nolen in August 2016 as a Manager-in-Training. Prior to joining the company, he was with Karcher North America, the world’s largest manufacture of floor care equipment, as the regional service manager for Florida and the Caribbean. Hicks is a graduate of Athens State College.
Some of Hicks’ new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local Broward County commercial community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I enjoy a challenge and find it very refreshing and satisfying to work for a family-owned company which has stood the test of time,” said Hicks. “I am excited about my division’s prospects and believe the sky is the limit this year.”
“Mark’s management history working in a commercial sales environment combined with his drive for success makes him the perfect addition to our team,” said Jim Pitt, Commercial District Manager, Florida. “I look forward to seeing his service office’s growth over the next few years.”
TAMPA, Fla. – Environmental Pest Service has been recognized by The University of Florida and the Tampa Bay Business Journal for its rapid growth and the financial acumen of CFO, David Bradford, respectively. This is the 2nd year the company has made the Gator 100 list and the first year that Bradford has been recognized for his role as CFO at Environmental Pest Service.
“We are honored to be recognized with not one, but two awards,” said George Pickhardt, chairman of Environmental Pest Service. “These recognitions are a testament to the growth we’ve experienced over the last several years, as well as the team that we’ve built to help move our company into the future.”
Environmental Pest Service ranked No. 13 on the 2017 “Gator 100” list, an annual list of the fastest-growing businesses that are owned or operated by University of Florida alumni. The rankings are determined by revenue growth over the last three years. Environmental Pest Service grew 83.34 percent from 2013 to 2015.
Pickhardt earned his bachelor’s degree in entomology and his master’s degrees in ornamental horticulture and business administration from the University of Florida. Director of mergers and acquisitions Andrew Barrows also earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in entrepreneurship from the University. David Bradford, CFO of Environmental Pest Service, was recognized as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year Awards in the medium-sized business category.
The award honors top Tampa Bay professionals with outstanding performance in their roles as senior financial leaders. Since joining Environmental Pest Service in 2016, Bradford has played an influential role in the organization’s growth, including its recent acquisitions and market expansion.
“It’s been exciting to participate with the EPS team facilitating such strong growth while leading the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions,” said Bradford. “I’m honored to be recognized alongside of some of the top financial executives in Tampa Bay.”
PCT interviewed Brian Schoonmaker, president of Capitol Pest, Bethesda, Maryland, for the January PCT feature “Picking the Right People.” The article explored challenges PCOs are experiencing finding the right employees.
In the following podcast, Schoonmaker shares some of his experiences attracting and retaining quality employees.
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