American City Pest & Termite appoints new owner


February 13, 2023


From left: Jim and Celia Shockey with daughter Cindy Ziemke. PHOTO: AMERICAN CITY PEST & TERMITE

Gardena, Calif.-based American City Pest & Termite, a pest control company established in 1979, announced a change in ownership as Jim and Celia Shockey hand over the reins to their daughter, Cindy Ziemke.

Ziemke has been a valued employee of the company since 1986 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the business over the years. This transition marks the second generation of family ownership and is a testament to Ziemke’s commitment to providing the highest quality pest control services to the American City community.

“We are proud to announce the transfer of ownership to our daughter, Cindy,” Jim and Celia Shockey said in the news release. “Her passion for the industry and dedication to our employees and customers has been evident for years. We have complete confidence in her abilities and know that she will continue to lead American City Pest & Termite to new heights.”


From left: Corbin Ziemke, Clarissa Ziemke, Jim Shockey, Celia Shockey, Cindy Ziemke and Cayden Ziemke, who are three generations of American City Pest & Termite. PHOTO: AMERICAN CITY PEST & TERMITE

As the new owner of American City Pest & Termite, Ziemke is committed to maintaining the same high standards of excellence that the company has been known for since 1979. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the pest control industry, and is eager to work with the team of 40 employees to continue serving the community with top-notch services.

“I am honored to be taking over American City Pest & Termite and continuing the legacy that my parents have built over the years,” Ziemke said. “I am looking forward to working with our employees to provide our customers with the best possible pest control services, and to continue growing our business in the years to come.”

As the news release concludes, “American City Pest & Termite has been a staple of the local community for over four decades, providing a wide range of pest control services to both residential and commercial customers. With this change in ownership, the company is poised for continued growth and success.”


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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