SAN DIEGO - Chase Hazelwood has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the National Pest Management Association.
Hazelwood is the owner and CEO of Go-Forth Pest Control, which is headquartered in High Point, N.C. NPMA presented Hazelwood’s award on Oct. 17, in San Diego, Ca., at PestWorld, the association’s annual conference.
The Young Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Rentokil Steritech, recognizes pest control professionals under 40 years of age who have helped develop an industry business and/or stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Hazelwood’s award nomination focused on the growth of his company in revenue, territory and team size since he assumed operational control of the business. It also referenced several novel ideas he has implemented in the company and his local philanthropic efforts with NC Fusion soccer organization and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“Our team has a lot to celebrate this year! We’ve grown in many ways and had our successes recognized locally and nationally. We also recently celebrated our 60th anniversary at the beach with our whole team and their families! I am honored to be a recipient of this award. Many of the past winners are people I highly respect,” says Hazelwood.