Mid Central owner Schopen passes away


August 15, 2016


Pete Schopen Sr., left, with son Pete Jr.

Peter Schopen Sr., a former Orkin manager and owner of Mid Central Pest Control, Algonquin, Ill., died in his sleep Aug. 12, after a two-year bout with leukemia.

After working for Orkin for three years and becoming one of the founding members of the $100,000 Sales Club, Schopen, 69, founded Mid Central in 1974. Today it’s run by his son Drake; son Pete Jr. is founder and president of Schopen Pest Solutions, and is the “Start-Up Diaries” columnist for Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine.

See Schopen Jr.’s tribute to his dad in the October 2015 issue.

The PMP staff sends its condolences to Schopen’s family, friends and colleagues. Memorial information is pending confirmation.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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