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A Family Affair: Stepfather and Stepson Open Newest Truly Nolen Pest Control New Jersey Location in Ocean County

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently opened its first Ocean County, NJ location at 990 Cedarbridge Avenue, Suite B7 #320 in the township of Brick. The franchise, which is the fourth New Jersey location for Truly Nolen, is co-owned by Jose Machota and his stepson Steve Mora. Machota will handle day-to-day operations for the branch.

Machota, 45, most recently spent two years working for Terminix as a sales inspector when the Truly Nolen opportunity came along. With 22 years of business experience and a college education from Madrid, Spain, Machota decided the time was right to open his own franchise.

“I enjoy working in the pest control industry and I felt Truly Nolen was the best fit in terms of opening my own company,” said Machota. “I am looking forward to gaining new relationships and helping people with their pest control needs.”

Machota approached his stepson Mora, who already owns Truly Nolen’s franchise in Holmdel, NJ, to see if he wanted to be a partner in Machota’s franchise. Mora, 32 and a Skidmore College graduate, was happy to partner with his stepfather because he had similar feelings when he opened his location.

“My stepfather knows how much I have enjoyed working in the pest control industry the last 10 years,’ said Mora. “I am excited to be working with family while continuing to grow the Truly Nolen brand.”

Ron DeSear, Truly Nolen Vice President, Domestic Franchising, said Machota went through training recently and is pleased to have him as part of the company’s family. 

“We are excited to have someone as passionate as Jose is about our industry as one of our franchisees,” said DeSear. “The fact that Jose gets to work with his stepson Steve on this venture is an added bonus.”

Truly Nolen Pest Control of Ocean County can be reached at (732) 888-8276. For more information about Truly Nolen Domestic Franchising, call (855) 534-9139 or visit

About Truly Nolen
Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is the largest family-owned pest control company in the United States. Truly Nolen has over 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit or follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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