Cultivating connections at the 2024 PMP Growth Summit


May 13, 2024

Attendees and partners of the 2024 PMP Growth Summit. PHOTO: DAVID STEELE

Attendees and partners of the 2024 PMP Growth Summit. PHOTO: DAVID STEELE

Pest Management Professional’s (PMP’s) Growth Summit is unlike any other event in the industry: For two-and-a-half days, leaders from nearly three dozen pest control companies with revenue of $1 million or more met at the Reunion Resort & Golf Club located near Orlando, Fla. Over those 60 or so hours, the amount of networking and idea sharing is second to none — par for the course since 2017’s inaugural event.

The 2024 PMP Growth Summit kicked off Wednesday afternoon with Meet the Partners presentations, where service and supplier partners each were given time to briefly explain who they are and what they offer. This year was especially exciting for attendees because PelGar USA’s Andrej Branc debuted the company’s new Roban Gold Entrap monitoring gels and a new bait station — weeks before other pest management professionals (PMPs) would be able to see them.

On both Thursday and Friday mornings, attendees engaged in the Roundtable Breakfasts. With topics ranging from bed bugs to hiring to social media, everyone gathered in groups to share their pain points and successes, collecting strategies to try back at the office.

Immediately after breakfast, each attendee followed his or her individual schedule of meetings with each of the 14 partners. Again, the interactions were candid, with partners tailoring their conversations in advance because they knew the background of each attendee — whether it was someone who never used their offerings or one of their biggest clients. We hear time and again from suppliers past and present that the chance to speak with individual companies away from the hubbub of site visits or a trade show floor is invaluable.

Attendees and partners also had time for fun. A golf scramble — and a miniature golf tournament for the non-duffers in the group — took place Thursday afternoon in gorgeous weather. In the evening, Wednesday’s opening reception and Thursday’s barbecue dinner kept the conversations flowing.

PMP is proud to put on this exclusive, highly anticipated event year after year, and we already are making plans for the next one in Spring 2025. If you qualify, visit our PMP Growth Summit page to learn how to submit an attendee application.

2024 PMP Growth Summit Attendees

1 Stop Pest Control
Bill and Angie Richter, Owners
Cincinnati, Ohio

A-1 Termite and Pest
Bruce Roberts, President
Lenoir, N.C.

Aiken Pest Control
Scott Heath, General Manager
Aiken, S.C.

Aimvo Pest Control
Shon Gregersen, Owner
Blackfoot, Idaho

Arrow Pest Control
Stewart Lenner, President
Morganville, N.J.

Bizzy Bee Exterminators
Brandon Ellison, Commercial Sales Manager
Oxford, Ga.

Buono Pest Control
Marillian Buono-Missiti, Owner, and Steve Buono, COO
Belmont, Mass.

City Wide Exterminating
Ashley Morrison, President
Locust, N.C.

Clint Miller Exterminating
Will Miller, Manager
Mount Pleasant, N.C.

Debug Pest Control
Tim Horgan, Service Manager
Smithfield, R.I.

Dodson Pest Control
David Moore, BCE, CP-FSM, Manager of Technical Services
Lynchburg, Va.

Dominion Pest Control
Jason Rothamel, Commercial Sales and New Product Analyst
Lancaster, Pa.

Eco Serve Pest Services
Audrey Hall, President
Buffalo, N.Y.

Four Seasons Pest Control
John Adkins, President
Danville, Va.

Friendly Pest Solutions
JD Jaramillo, Owner
Brandon, Fla.

Hawx Pest Control
Dan Baldwin, BCE, REHS/RS, CCFS, CP-FS, VP of Technical and Training Services
Tombstone, Ariz.

Haynes Exterminating
Bill Haynes, CEO
Buford, Ga.

Hoffer Pest Solutions
Paul DiLorenzo, President
Coral Springs, Fla.

Magic City Pest Control
Kenzie Prosch, President, and Jeremy Andrews, Service Manager
Birmingham, Ala.

Magna Pest Solutions
Jack Frost, Senior VP of Operations, and Josh Petersen and Shane Mantz, Regional Operations Managers
Austin, Texas

Modern Exterminating
Glenn Matthews, President, and
Melanie Matthews, VP
Columbia, S.C.

Moxie Pest Control
Tanner Nielsen, Acquisitions and Commercial Development Manager
Raleigh, N.C.

Patton Pest Control
Molly Patton Marsh, CEO
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Pest Czar
Erika Milenkovic, Owner and CEO
Towson, Md.

PestMaster of Richmond
Justin Kendall, ACE, President
Ashland, Va.

Pestmaster Services of the Hudson Valley
Paul Alley, ACE, President
Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Pest Pros of Michigan
Tony Sorrentino, Director of Sales Operations
Kalamazoo, Mich.

Pro Pest Control
Wayne Bellando, CEO, and Daniel Bellando, Director of Operations
Margate, Fla.

Prodigy Pest Solutions
Chad Louk, Owner
Sarasota, Fla.

Rainbow Pest Experts
Lane Zimmerman, Operations Manager
Minneapolis, Minn.

Rentokil Initial
Dr. Cassie Krejci, BCE, Head of Science & Innovation, North America
Dallas, Texas

Rollins Inc.
Judy Black, BCE, VP Technical Services & Quality Assurance, and Glen Ramsey, BCE, Technical Director
Atlanta, Ga.

Westfall’s Lawn Care and Pest Control
Carson Westfall, President, and Kelly Miller, Lawn Manager and CPO
Bradenton, Fla.

Whitmore Pest & Wildlife Control
Richard Christner and Wilson Christner, Owners
Denver, Colo.

Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control
Janet Preece, Co-Owner and President, and Jeff Preece, BCE, Co-Owner and Technical Director
Lawson, Mo.

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