Bill’s Home Service celebrates 60th anniversary


April 19, 2024


Bill’s Home Service co-owners Bill (left) and Ryan (right), grandsons of founder Bill Bennett, celebrate the 60th anniversary of their family business. PHOTO: BILL’S HOME SERVICE

Green Valley, Ariz.-based Bill’s Home Service is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Going broke as a 33-year-old farmer with a wife and three kids to support at the time, per a news release, Bill Bennett started Bill’s Home Service in 1964 on the foundation of providingvarious home services like landscaping, pool cleaning, pest control, swamp cooler repair, trash service and more.

Today, the company is co-owned by his grandsons, Bill, 43, and Ryan, 38. The family business is now one of the largest providers of pest, weed and termite control in southern Arizona.

Founder Bill’s son, Will, helped with tasks as a child, holding flashlights for his dad, cleaning pools or taking trash to the dump. His college days were spent in Boise, Idaho, where he met his wife, Lorie, and they had three of their four sons. When his father began to contemplate retirement in 1990, Will and his family moved back to southern Arizona to continue the family business.

In the mid-1990s, they began to focus their expertise on pest and termite control services and added home inspection services in 2007. Will’s sons, Jeff, Sam, Ryan and Bill, helped with the business as kids, washing trucks for technicians or stuffing envelopes at the dinner table. As the business grew, so did his kids, moving away to pursue higher education and start careers and families of their own. Jeff and Sam pursued work in engineering and finance. Ryan held positions in the nonprofit fundraising industry, while Bill held management positions for two Fortune 500 companies. In 2013, Ryan and Bill decided to move back to southern Arizona to continue the family business and raise their kids.

For seven years, Bill and Ryan worked from the ground up, familiarizing themselves with different areas of the business as technicians, obtaining the licenses required and gaining more knowledge. In 2020, the brothers officially took over Bill’s Home Service as co-owners with Bill leading the operations and Ryan managing the marketing, IT and administrative activities. They successfully overcame hurdles that many small businesses faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The core of what we do is we take care of people and their homes. That hasn’t changed in 60 years and part of the success of the company is staying true to that. Part of what we’re delivering is peace of mind for people,” said Bill.

Over the years, Bill’s Home Service has accumulated dozens of awards from organizations like the Better Business Bureau and the Green Valley News & Sun for their work. Founder Bill Bennett passed away in 2019, and his family accepted the Green Valley News & Sun AZ19 Most Influential People Legacy Award on behalf him.

“Our grandfather didn’t have any strangers. He only had friends he had yet to meet. He was one of those people that could talk to anyone,” Bill said. “None of us could’ve bootstrapped things the way our grandfather did.”

Today, Bill’s Home Service employs more than 25 team members serving over 8,000 customers every year throughout southern Arizona. They contribute to multiple local community organizations, schools, senior adult programs, and youth athletics including the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Sahuarita Unified School District, Amphitheater Unified School District, La Posada Community Services, Copper Hills Little League, Tucson Conquistadores, and CDO Little League.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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