Sprague sees changing of the guard from third to fourth generation


May 2, 2024

Alfie Treleven

Alfie Treleven

Alfie Treleven has announced he is stepping back from his CEO position at Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions. Ross Treleven, the current president of Sprague, will assume the position of president & CEO.

Alfie has been a cornerstone of Sprague since 1981, when he joined his brother, Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Larry Treleven (Class of 2016) as the second member of the third generation of Trelevens to lead the company. Over the past four decades, under Alfie’s stewardship, Sprague evolved from less than $1 million in annual revenue to more than $48 million in 2023.  This achievement was accomplished by the establishment of 15 new service locations, expansion into eight additional Western U.S. states, and the acquisition of 23 pest control companies.

In recognition of their remarkable contributions to the pest management industry, Alfie and Larry were both individually honored with the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in 2023. This esteemed accolade, the NPMA’s highest honor, celebrates individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to both the association and the pest management industry throughout their careers.

Beyond his role at Sprague, Alfie has been actively involved in various industry and community endeavors. He has served as president of Washington State Pest Management Association (WSPMA), Chairman of Copesan Services, and board member for several esteemed organizations, including the Pest Management Foundation, PestSure, Association for Washington Business, and the Health Maintenance Organization of Washington.  He has also served on numerous local community boards in Washington state. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Sprague’s Board of Directors.

Reflecting on his tenure at Sprague, Alfie expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead the company, noting in a press release that “it has been an honor to serve as CEO of Sprague for 43 years. I have full confidence in the leadership team’s capabilities and am excited to see the company thrive under their guidance.”


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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