Tag: Johnson Pest Control

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When you know it is time to sell

October 2, 2019 By
In his farewell column for PMP, Ray Johnson shares why he sold his company, Johnson Pest Control, and his plans in retirement. Read more»
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Rentokil Steritech acquires Johnson Pest Control

August 12, 2019 By
Reading, Pa.-based Rentokil Steritech, a Rentokil North America company, acquired Johnson Pest Control, Sevierville, Tenn. The acquisition was finalized in May, but announced in August. Terms were not disclosed. PCO M&A Specialists, a division of PCO Bookkeepers headed by Pest Management... Read more»
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Employees are your biggest asset

August 12, 2019 By
Ray Johnson shares his hiring mistakes and explains why choosing the right employees has made such a difference for the success of his company. Read more»
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How to keep employees productive and engaged

May 13, 2016 By
The personal use of electronic devices during the workday is a growing problem. We’ve all done it — myself included. Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Amazon and LinkedIn are just a few of the many distractions that compete for our time... Read more»
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Johnson Pest Control launches Cancer Bugs Us campaign

April 19, 2016 By
It was Feb. 16, 2005, when Donna Coker joined Johnson Pest Control. She didn’t really want to go into management, but with 20-plus years experience working in Florida at a large insurance company, and having managed more than 75 employees,... Read more»
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How to make the best of your company’s online reviews

March 22, 2016 By
In the February issue, we talked about the possible Uberization of the pest management industry. Now, let’s explore more disruptive technologies that could broadside you — such as online reviews. Reviews can be great, or disruptive to a business if... Read more»
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Roadtrip Roundup: PesTech 3.0 Explores Technology

March 4, 2016 By
Technology and how pest management professionals (PMPs) can best use it to work smarter was the focus of PesTech3.0, held Jan. 5-7 in San Jose, Calif., an area also known as Silicon Valley. Hosted by the National Pest Management Association... Read more»
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Ride Alongs Give Unique Insight into Your Business

February 10, 2016 By
How long has it been since you were on the front line in the war on pests? I’m talking about getting into one of your vehicles with a technician or sales professional and doing a ride along. I know you... Read more»
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Added Value: Don’t Skip the Phone Calls

September 17, 2015 By
Thirty years ago, most pest management services were monthly. Customers wanted every room inside the house treated as well as the outside. I even inherited a customer who, after I had done both the inside and outside of the home,... Read more»
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Added Value: 6 Steps to 20/20 Vision

September 4, 2015 By
We have less than four-and-a-half years until the ball drops in Times Square to ring in 2020. Have you considered making it a priority to set “Vision 2020” goals? We have to keep our goals clearly focused to make sure... Read more»