Schopen Pest Solutions has promoted Christopher Baumann from branch manager to director of operations, and Mark Berry was promoted from quality control manager to branch manager of Schopen’s flagship McHenry, Ill., branch.
Baumann and Berry both joined Schopen Pest Solutions in April 2018 and have steadily helped build an exciting and engaging company culture while delivering pest control services to their clients.
Baumann moved from field technician to branch manager and helped Schopen Pest Solutions realize its goal of 25 percent year-over-year growth during his tenure as branch manager. He is a participant in the National Pest Management Association’s Executive Leadership Program and is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin. Baumann resides in McHenry, Ill., with his wife, Jessica, and three children, Jacob, Sarina and Bennet. In his free time, he watches his kids do what they love and volunteers with Kids In Need in McHenry County.
Berry was promoted from field technician to quality control manager in January 2021. During his tenure as quality control manager, Berry ensured client retention by tackling tough pest issues and responding to emergency situations. He also ensured that Schopen Pest Solutions technicians were working to company standards by visiting client’s homes to verify the thoroughness of past technicians’ visits. He is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin. He resides in McCullom Lake, Ill., with his three cats and enjoys fishing in his free time.
About Schopen Pest Solutions
Founded in 2006 by Pest Management Professional’s “Start-Up Diaries” columnist, Pete Schopen, Schopen Pest Solutions serves the communities within Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. He is a second-generation professional with more than 30 years of industry experience, and is a founding member of the Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance, a former board member of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association, and a former regional vice president for the Illinois Pest Control Association.
The McHenry, Ill.-based firm offers a wide range of services, including quarterly programs, the Power Spray Program (exterior treatment for occasional invader protection), rodent control, wasp eradication, and wood destroying insect inspections. In 2022, Schopen looks to surpass $4 million in sales, build an outside sales team, and open branches in Wisconsin and in South Suburban Chicago, Ill.