HomeTeam Pest Defense wins local newspaper award


September 30, 2019

Steve Gerdnic and Donald Hamilton. PHOTO: HOMETEAM

Steve Gerdnic and Donald Hamilton. PHOTO: HOMETEAM

HomeTeam Pest Defense, owned by Rollins, won the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s 2019 Best Places To Work contest.

A recent luncheon honored the top 30 companies in the Sarasota-Manatee job market. HomeTeam was a first-time entrant into the third annual contest and took top honors.

HomeTeam focuses on preventive pest control for new construction, according to Steve Gerdnic, the company’s district general manager. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with 55 locations nationwide. The company employs more than 1,700 people, and the Sarasota, Fla., location has 31 employees.

“We’re honored to be selected as the top workplace in Sarasota, especially the first year we participated in the program,” Gerdnic said. “Part of our mission is to serve others, focus on our employees and always work toward improvement. This award confirms that our employees are helping us meet these goals every day, and we’re able to have some fun along the way.”

Contest judges evaluated companies based on comments from an employee survey. Judges also took into consideration an employer’s benefits, policies and overall culture.

Matthew Sauer, executive editor and general manager of the Herald-Tribune, said in a recent news story, “The stories shared by their employees are extraordinary and deserve the recognition they are getting here today. This competition is recognition of workplace culture.”


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Danielle Pesta is the senior digital media manager at North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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