Haggertys retire after 61 years of service

By |  April 18, 2018
Haggerty brothers

Chuck and Jim Haggerty, circa 1940s, 1964, and 2018.

On April 3, brothers Chuck and Jim Haggerty retired from American Pest Control, Hanna City, Ill. They each have 61 years of service at the company their parents, Ira and Lael Haggerty, founded in 1951. During the grand celebration at American Pest Control’s headquarters, Neil McNeill of Dow AgroSciences gave a history of termite treatments from the 1950s to the present to employees, family, distributor and manufacturer representatives, and local friends. The celebration also included a brunch buffet and open house.

Chuck Haggerty received the Illinois Pest Control Association (IPCA) Distinguished Service Award in 2003 in recognition of his years of service, including stints as IPCA secretary, vice president, and president. He also served as a Region II director for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and has actively worked in continuing education, budget/finance, and government affairs for the IPCA.

Jim Haggerty also served on the IPCA Board of Directors. He also served as president of American Pest Control for many years. His focus was always on commercial sales, but also developed American’s “Four Seasons” approach to residential pest control.

The company will continue to be run by the third generation of the Haggerty family, including Chuck’s children Andrea Mooberry and Chris Haggerty, and Jim’s children Lynette Hillman and Rod Haggerty. The fourth generation, including Ryan Haggerty, Kathryn Haggerty and Drew Hillman, are currently learning the ropes as technicians.

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