CEO of Green Pest Solutions awarded Entrepreneur of the Year


July 20, 2022

Photo: Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions

Matt Jesson (holding award), CEO and president of Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions, was recognized as Ernst and Young’s 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia market. PHOTO: GREEN LAWN FERTILIZING/GREEN PEST SOLUTIONS

Matt Jesson, president and CEO of Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions, was awarded as Ernst and Young’s (EY’s) Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Greater Philadelphia Award Winner.

Per a Green Pest Solutions news release, “Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.”

Jesson was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the criteria of “entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact – among other core contributions and attributes,” according to the news release.

“I’m very blessed to work with such an incredibly passionate team, that truly cares about our team members and customers.” Jesson said in the news release.

Jesson has been an entrepreneur since the age of 12 when he started his own neighborhood lawn cutting business in Havertown, Pa. He ran that business all the way through his early 20s until he transitioned the business from Jesson Landscaping into lawn care with the founding of Green Lawn Fertilizing in 2004. Jesson started another business in 2012 with the establishment of a dedicated pest control brand, Green Pest Solutions.

Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions has grown to over 50,000 residential customers, over 250 team members and over $30 million in annual revenue.

The regional winners will now be considered by the national independent judging panel, and national awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum, a gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in June 2023.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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