Bug Busters CEO awarded Vistage 2021 Leadership Award


August 30, 2021


Owner and CEO of Bug Busters, Inc. Court Parker awarded 2021 Vistage Leadership Award. PHOTO: BUG BUSTERS, INC.

Vistage announced Court Parker, Bug Busters, Inc. owner and CEO, as the recipient of the Vistage Leadership Award.

Vistage is a coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. The Leadership Award celebrates a member’s enduring excellence in leadership and recognizes the discernible impact they’ve had on their business, Vistage group and community.

“I am both humbled and honored to receive the 2021 Leadership Award from Vistage — the organization that introduced me to key tools like Traction and the Entrepreneurial Operating System,” Parker said. “Being introduced to these tools, along with the help and incredible hard work of everyone at Bug Busters, has made my winning of this award possible.”

Parker is the second-generation owner and CEO of the Woodstock, Ga.-based company, which has served the Southeastern U.S. since October 1984.

Since Parker became the leader of Bug Busters, Inc. over 10 years ago, the company has seen substantial growth.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Bug Busters, Inc. grew 19.78%.

Parker and his family decided to take advantage of the 2020 pandemic shutdowns and their newfound downtime by going on a 135-day road trip out west. During the trip, Park conducted interviews with 15 different pest management professionals.

Vistage Master Chair Wade Bradley said in the era of COVID-19, leadership is often defined by the ability to “’make lemonade from lemons — to succeed in the face of great adversity.” Parker, who has been a member of Vestige for over three years, is the perfect example of those leadership traits, Bradley said.

“In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, he decided to do something different,” Bradley said. “While many merely maintained, Court defied the odds and refused to stagnate, taking what he learned in his tenure with Vistage and leveraging it to grow as a father, husband, executive, and leader.”


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