On March 2, 2021, the PWIPM of New England awarded the second annual Women of Excellence Award to Courtney Carace, ACE of Pest-End Inc. in Plaistow, N.H.
Carace has worked for Pest-End since 2004 and has held various positions during this time, including office administration, technical, management, and executive positions. She obtained her National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association certification in 2010 and was a bed bug canine handler for several years for the company.
Carace is also a licensed and certified pest control operator in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. More recently, she earned her Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification. She was recognized as having the highest score of the day for the ACE Exam.
Carace was accepted into the 2021 class of the Executive Leadership Program through the National Pest Management Association. She is a proud mother of her two children, Jack and Jameson, and wife to her husband and business partner, Adam, of eight years.
Her office sales manager and nominator, Lizz Lemmon, had the following comments: “Courtney offers a wealth of knowledge day to day along with helping the women in our office grow and feel at home in a pest control industry, that historically has been a male dominant industry. Her leadership and guidance have made me and the other women in our company thrive in a way that a future in pest control does not seem so scary.”