EcoArmor Pest Defense was owned and run by Jordan Hopewell, while QuickSumo Pest Control was owned by Josh and John Hopewell. The three brothers decided to join companies amid the COVID-19 pandemic after being reminded of the importance of family.
“With everything going on with COVID, we’ve just realized that family is more important than ever,” Jordan Hopewell said. “And merging the companies to create a bigger company would not only be beneficial to us, but it would help us widen our spectrum of services for all of our customers across the board and help us better serve our customers and our community.”
The companies were close competitors for about three years before deciding to merge, Jordan Hopewell said. Jordan Hopewell will serve as president of the new company; John Hopewell will be the vice president and Josh Hopewell will serve as the secretary and treasurer. The new company has a recurring revenue of $550,000 and will be heavily focused on residential services.
“We’re more about building relationships with customers, so the residential structure fit our model a little bit better individually,” Jordan Hopewell said. When combining the two companies’ models, they fit seamlessly as both had greater emphasis on residential, he added.
Eventually, the company hopes to transition all their branding to EcoArmor Pest Defense but is capitalizing on the remaining marketing they have under QuickSumo Pest Control.
"Light is the primary regulator of circadian rhythms and evokes a wide range of time-of-day specific behaviors," said Holmes. "By gaining an understanding of how insects respond to short wavelength light in a species-specific manner, we can develop new, environmentally friendly alternatives to controlling harmful insects more effectively and reduce the need for environmentally damaging toxic pesticides."
TUCSON, Ariz., and ORLANDO, Fla. — Truly Nolen team members across the country were looking to give back to their local communities while staying safe, so nearly 50 team members from the company's Tucson and Orlando teams recently donated blood to the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter on July 21 and OneBlood Orlando on July 23.
Employees made appointments online and arrived at staggered times as part of this safe, socially distanced event. Employees also knew by donating they could show support to Truly Nolen's Tucson team member John Welsh, who is currently fighting Cancer.
Truly Nolen team members helped potentially save 104 lives with their donations, according to the American Red Cross and OneBlood. The company will continue to seek out additional opportunities to host safe, socially distanced internal blood drives, a spokesperson for Truly Nolen said.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Viking Pest Control recently announced a sweepstakes in which local community members can nominate first responders, volunteer organizations or businesses to win a free Pro-Clean Disinfectant and Sanitization treatment for their facility. The sweepstakes allows the company to give back to local heroes for the work they have done keeping local communities safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the sweepstakes, Viking Pest Control is giving away five free Pro-Clean disinfectant and sanitization treatments up to 5,000 square feet. The treatments combine a variety of application methods — such as wiping down, misting and using aerosol devices to fog — to disinfect living, workspace or common areas for homes or businesses. The sanitization treatment is effective in reducing the number of bacteria and viruses from common colds, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza A, H1N1 Virus and more, the company says.
Local community members from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland are eligible. Winners, chosen at random, will be announced on Monday, August 31 on Viking’s Facebook Page.