Eastside Exterminators Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Eastside Exterminators Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The company has been family-owned since its inception, and President Deanna Townsend and CEO Alex Altizer are second-generation owners.

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February 1, 2019

WOODLINEVILLE, Wash. - Much has changed around the Puget Sound over the past half-century. Amid growing populations, increasing traffic and rising skylines, one constant has remained – Eastside Exterminators, the highly regarded pest control firm, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Since 1969, Eastside Exterminators has committed itself to protecting homes and families from pests of all kinds. The company vision, “Our Family Protecting Families,” is the foundation of the Eastside culture. The company has been family-owned since its inception, and President Deanna Townsend and CEO Alex Altizer are second-generation owners.
 
“Helping customers solve their pest problems has always been my passion,” Deanna Townsend said. “When I get to help that customer with a difficult infestation, or pass my knowledge on to a technician, it makes me happy and proud to know that I am making a difference.”
 
Eastside Exterminators began as a one-man operation in 1969, and has grown to more than 90 employees since. Eastside now ranks as one of the most successful locally-owned and operated pest control businesses in the U.S. 
 
“What I am most proud of is seeing our family grow and people prosper,” Alex Altizer said. “In my 19 years with Eastside, I have seen employees come in for a job and turn it into a career. The heart of our company is our employees, and when they are taken care of, they take care of the customers.”
 
Eastside’s rich history is reflected in its company Core Values: Family Focused, Passionate, Committed, and Do The Right Thing. Every employee in the Eastside family has been chosen to exemplify these values, and to help Eastside continue growing for another 50 years. Throughout 2019, Eastside will celebrate its milestone birthday with events, promotions, giveaways and philanthropic work. Executives and leadership available for comment include President Deanna Townsend, CEO Alex Altizer and COO Sharon Roebuck.