Truly Nolen promotes 3 employees


April 24, 2024

Joseph Mikesell

Joseph Mikesell

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently promoted Joseph Mikesell to business manager for Tampa Bay, Fla. When not in the field, he will be based at the company’s Tampa service office.

Mikesell joined the company in 2014 and was previously a service office manager in Mesa, Ariz., before relocation to Florida for this opportunity. Prior to joining Truly Nolen, he spent 15 years in specialty retail and the telecommunications industry.

Truly Nolen also promoted James Hayhurst to manager of the company’s Brandon, Fla., service office.

James Hayhurst

James Hayhurst

Hayhurst joined Truly Nolen in January 2023 as a manager-in-training. Prior to joining the company, he spent seven years as a store manager for Starbucks, and he spent an additional 18 years in various roles with Fortune 500 companies following 20 years of military service with the U.S. Army. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and German studies from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of arts in fine arts from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Some of Hayhurst’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office continue to maintain visibility with the local Brandon community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team.

Oscar Avila

Oscar Avila

Truly Nolen also promoted Oscar Avila to manager of the company’s Cape Coral, Fla., service office.

Avila joined Truly Nolen as a manager-in-training in 2022. Prior to joining the company, he worked for another pest control company for three years as a branch manager. Avila double majored and graduated with a degree in finance and business management from the University of Tennessee.

Some of Avila’s new responsibilities will include helping the new service office gain visibility within the local Cape Coral community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team.

About Truly Nolen Pest Control

The Tucson, Ariz.-based pest control company traces its roots to 1938, and to 2006 PMP Hall of Famer Truly Wheatfield Nolen. Nolen’s son, the late Truly David Nolen, founded Truly Nolen of America and Orlando, Fla.-based Truly Nolen International, both of which feature a fleet of yellow “mouse cars” and antique vehicles. Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the United States, with more than 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries. 


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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