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History of Truly Nolen

1938

Truly Wheatfield Nolen

Truly Wheatfield Nolen founded the company in Miami, FL during the Great Depression

1940's

Chlorinated hydrocarbons

Chlorinated hydrocarbons developed during WWII began the modern era of pesticides

1955

Truly David Nolen

Truly David Nolen founded his own company in Tucson, AZ

1950

First international Truly Nolen franchise

First international Truly Nolen franchise opens up in Mexico

1950's

Truly Nolen antique cars

Started using antique cars for advertising

1960's

Truly Nolen Red Ant truck developed

The first Red Ant developed in Albuquerque, NM forerunner to the Mousecar

1962

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring brought the issue of DDT pesticide toxicity to public awareness

1960's

First Volkswagen Bug Mousecar

First Volkswagen Bug made into a Mousecar

1960's

Truly Nolen of America

Family companies merged under one name forming
- Truly Nolen of America -

1970's

Creepy Crawly Jingle

Early 70s TV commercial "Creepy Crawly Jingle"

1970's

EPA Pesticide regulation

Pesticide regulation became responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

1970's

Truly in a Can

"Truly in a Can" is introduced

1980's

National Training Center

Opened first national training center in Phoenix, AZ

1980's

Largest Tent Fumigation

Guinness Book of World Records: World's largest tent fumigation - University of Tampa

1990's

Scott Nolen

Scott Nolen named President

1990's

Truly William Nolen

Truly William Nolen named Director of Domestic Franchising

1990's

Environmentally Friendly Pest Control

Developed environmentally friendly pest control before "going green" was popular

1990's

Tru-Guard

Introduced Tru-Guard with Boron

1990's

Bayer Premise

First company in the U.S. to use Bayer's Premise®

2001

Truly Nolen Corporate Headquarter

New corporate headquarters opened in Tucson, AZ

2000's

Monitored Defense System

Introduced Monitored Defense System

2000's

Truly University Training Center

Opened $5 million Truly University Training Center in Orlando, FL

2000's

World's Largest Mouse Trap

Guinness Book of World Records: World's Largest Mouse Trap

2000's

Truly University

Opened second Truly University in Phoenix, AZ

2000's

Truly Nolen Tornado

Introduced: Tornado

2000's

O.K Corral Gunfight Site

Treated famous gunfight site in Tombstone, AZ

2000's

Mouse Car Limo

Truly Nolen converts its now world-famous Mouse Car into a stretch limo

2000's

Total Termite Protection

Introduced: Total Termite Protection

2010's

Truly Nolen Four Seasons Pest Control

Introduced: Truly Nolen Four Seasons Pest Control Service

2012

Good Citizens Week

Truly Nolen begins a company-wide "Good Citizens Week" PR campaign

2012

$100 Million

Truly Nolen hits $100 Million in revenue

2013

$100 Million

Truly Nolen celebrates 75th year Anniversary

2014

International franchises

131 International franchises (and counting)

2014

Truly Nolen Corporate Headquarter

Purchased "The Springs" and moved Western training facility to Tucson


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