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Happy Holidays! Truly Nolen in Our Communities: A look back at 2016

Happy Holidays! Truly Nolen in Our Communities A look back at 2016

While making your holidays merry and bright, decking the halls and running to the mall, Truly Nolen would like to share a few cherished moments to wrap up a festive and successful year for us. Besides protecting you and your loved ones from insects, rodents and other household pests, Truly Nolen teams throughout the country bolstered their communities by participating in a variety of social outreach events and fundraisers, such as last year’s Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 4th Annual Toys for Hope Toy Drive, where Truly Nolen’s Las Vegas Team spread more than a little cheer to many kids once again during this season of hope. For 48 hours, Truly Nolen joined in the toy gathering with ESPN Las Vegas’ sports personality, Seat Williams.

Team LasVegas NV participated in Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Toy Drive

 

Kicking off the year with something for everyone

Truly Nolen Leadership Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Truly Nolen Corporate got the jump on 2016, making a statement reinforcing Truly Nolen’s reputation as a leading pest control company. In February, on our founder’s 88th birthday, we cut the ribbon on our new 12,000 plus square-foot Truly Nolen Leadership Center at 434 S. Williams Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona.  The new center features various classroom and meeting areas, a commercial kitchen with garage-type cookout area, a mock home to replicate pest scenarios and a unique “Bug Room” open to the public.

“The Leadership Center also cements our corporate presence in Tucson, which is particularly meaningful to me as a multi-generational family-owned company,” Truly Nolen President, Scott Nolen told reporter, Karen Schutte in her Real Estate Daily News and Red Comps article.

 

Santa Fe, New Mexico office grand opening featured the first ever Truly Nolen Mouse Car parade

Santa Fe, New Mexico office grand opening

In addition to being our fearless leader, Scott Nolen, a pilot as well, took to the skies in Air Mouse One to celebrate the opening of Santa Fe’s first Truly Nolen location, in March. Scooping up Scott at the airport, the Truly Nolen’s Mouse Limo then headed up the first ever Santa Fe mouse car parade through the city to the new location, where guests also enjoyed food, drinks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Truly Nolen Santa Fe Territory Manager, Tom Larabee told Pest Control Technology, that while the event was fun, “We’re just as excited about everything that went into making this service office a reality,” going on to say, “We’re excited to have brought our mouse cars to Santa Fe and adding value to the lives we touch.”

 

Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona Truly Nolen staff members teamed up for Mud terrain races

Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona Truly Nolen staff members teamed up for Mud terrain races

Climbing obstacles, swinging through the air and sliding around in mud, like Spartan Warriors, some of the folks from the Tucson national Customer Care Center and the Sierra Vista branch teamed up, giving it their Truly Nolen best, showing just how TRULY Tough they were, at the Mud Terrain Run. Go team!

 

Red Nose Day raises awareness and money for kids in need

Red Nose Day raises awareness and money for kids in need

In May, the Truly Nolen Tucson corporate office got silly to help raise awareness and money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and had fun doing it. The fundraiser helps supply food, clothing, shelter, medications, educational materials and many other necessities to children in need. A star-studded Comic Relief presentation, hosted by Craig Ferguson featured Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Tyler Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Tracy Morgan and Kobe Bryant, among more than 65 other stars including Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Liam Neeson, Bono, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who all came together to raise 34 million dollars, for kids in need, worldwide.

 

Truly Nolen’s Team Yellow wins the second day competition at the Mascot Games

Truly Nolen’s Team Yellow wins the second day competition at the Mascot Games

The fun-raising continued with the 24th annual Mascot Games, at the Amway Center in Orlando, featuring 30 mascots from sports teams across the country, competing in a variety of gladiator-style games, during three exciting shows. Truly Nolen’s central Florida office, along with Knightro of the University of Central Florida Knights, Howler of the Arizona Coyotes, Rowdy of the Dallas Cowboys, Franklin of the Philadelphia 76ers, and Louie of the St. Louis Blues made up the winning Team Yellow, who arrived on the floor in head-turning style in the Truly Nolen Mouse Limo.

Mascots from sports teams, including the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and the Arena Football League participated to benefit New Hope for Kids that grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and provides grief support for children who have lost loved ones. “Our Central Florida service offices,” Toby Srebnik, Truly Nolen public relations and social media manager told Pest Control Technology, “always look forward to participating in the Mascot Games,” adding that the Mouse Limo’s entrance is always a showstopper at the Mascot Games every year.

 

Truly Nolen sponsors The All Business Pinewood Derby at our new Leadership Center

Truly Nolen sponsors The All Business Pinewood Derby at our new Leadership Center

Truly Nolen kicked off September with The All Business Pinewood Derby. Benefiting the Boy Scouts, local businesses showcased their engineering, styling and racing skills. Official BSA Pinewood Derby rules applied as teams worked together, offering networking opportunities, building team skills, boosting company morale and enjoying a little friendly competition for a great cause.

 

Hats off to Ray Rogers

Hats off to Ray Roberts

On September 15, Truly Nolen saluted Phoenix, Arizona team member, Ray Rogers, who, in 1966, at the tender age of seventeen began his extensive and illustrious career as a Truly Nolen technician. For nearly fifty years, Ray has worked the same route, TRULY dedicated to keeping Phoenix pest-free.  Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Ray!

 

TN serves up lunch for the HPD

Truly Nolen serves up lunch for the HPD

Meanwhile, the very next day, over on the east coast, Truly Nolen showed their support and appreciation for Hollywood, Florida’s finest. With Jack, our Mouse Limo driver and grill master extraordinaire cooking up burgers and dogs, Truly Nolen West Broward and West Park teams served up a mighty tasty lunch to the Hollywood Police Dept.

 

Truly classic car at antique car show benefits Ronald McDonald House

Wrapping up September, Truly Nolen showed off our TRULY classic 1953 Dodge at an antique car show in Port Charlotte, Florida. The auto show helped raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, an organization dedicated to finding and supporting programs that directly improve the well-being of children and their families.

 

TRULY Spooktacular sent Truly Nolen teams out all over the country to share a little Halloween happiness with kids in local hospitals

TRULY Spooktacular sent Truly Nolen teams out to Tuscon Medical Center to share a little Halloween happiness

The Corporate Marketing Team, all decked out as Pikachu, Ash Ketchum (Master Pokémon Trainer), Captain America, Ariel, and Minnie Mouse, arriving via Mouse Limo, decorated plastic pumpkins and Halloween-themed coloring sheets with kids at the Tucson Medical Center. In Phoenix, Ray, our Southwest US Mouse Limo driver, delivered plastic pumpkins for decorating and Halloween-themed coloring sheets to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Check out our Facebook page for more teams in Ft. Myers, Tampa and Greenacres, Florida and everywhere Mouse Limos scurry, making Halloween a spooktacular success for many little ones across the country.

 

And to all a good holiday season!

It’s been a TRULY happening year at Truly Nolen, going above and beyond to make a difference in so many lives! With so many upcoming opportunities still to come, in the holiday season to help those in need, Truly Nolen reminds everyone to get out there and fa-la-la-la-la it up, giving your time and support to make sure everyone has a happy, happy holiday season!

Toby Srebnik of Truly Nolen Interviews with Clean Crawls

Recently, Truly Nolen of America’s PR Manager, Toby Srebnik sat down with Clean Crawls for an interview. As part of his many duties here at Truly Nolen, he manages our public relations, social media and community events, working closely with local branches. Srebnik has been in the PR industry for 15 years making him a critical part of the Truly Nolen team.

He was brought in by Clean Crawls as an expert to discuss managing home pest infestations. Srebnik discussed the most common types of pest infestations like termites in the warmer months and rodents in the cooler months and he also explained how challenging it can be to get rid of bed bug infestations, depending on the severity of the situation. When asked about the causes for pest infestations in most homes, he pointed out that pests will gain entry anywhere they’re given a chance and that inside the home, cleanliness and proper food storage are key. As a result, he explained that Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons approach is the best way to go to keep pests under control, whether customers see the pests in their home or not.

Read the entire interview with Truly Nolen of America’s Toby Srebnik here.

Sierra Vista branch named Biz of the Week by Real Estate Press

Congratulations to Christopher Slaper and the Sierra Vista branch being named Biz of the Week by Real Estate Press. Thank you Slaper for being a huge contribution to Truly Nolen’s 76-year history!

Branch manager, Christopher Slaper, has worked with Truly Nolen for about four and half years but has been in the industry for over 30 years. Slaper started his career in New Orleans in 1983 working for the government and has since become an expert in pest control.

The Sierra Vista branch is located on Myer Drive and covers over 50,000 square miles of Arizona territory across five counties including Cochise, Graham and Greenlee counties. Call them at 520-458-5095 and tell them congrats. Visit their webpage.

Truly Nolen of Palm Coast & St. Augustine Open for Pest Season

Company announces new independently-owned franchise serving Palm Coast and St. Augustine.

“I’m excited to be able to serve the Palm Coast and St. Augustine community as part of the Truly Nolen team. This is where I would come every year for my anniversary and to be able to live and serve in this community gives me great satisfaction.”

tntstaPalm Coast, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, is pleased to announce the May 7th grand opening of its newest independently owned and operated franchise, covering Palm Coast and St. Augustine. Franchise owners and operators, Dean and Tangela Eddy, bring with them several years of experience as successful business owners of a small pizzeria turned restaurant and further experience as real estate contractors.

Mr. Eddy first joined the pest control industry in October 2012 as a pest control technician in Truly Nolen’s Commercial Dept at the Orlando branch. The Eddy’s thorough understanding of operating a business and the pest control industry is a winning combination for this new franchise.

The Eddy’s also bring a unique and heartfelt story behind the opening of their franchise. After working with Truly Nolen for a little less than a year, Mr. Eddy had to have minor surgery. The surgery ended up several hours long resulting in complications and Mr. Eddy was unable to work for four and a half months. Mrs. Eddy explained, “Most employers would not have held the job for an employee that had been with the company for less than a year, but his boss, Jason Dixon, not only held the job for him but called to ask about him.”

Mr. Eddy adds, “Working for a company that treats you like family is rare.” The Eddy’s are proud to be part of the Truly Nolen family.

Mr. Eddy also takes pride in supporting the local community. “I’m excited to be able to serve the Palm Coast and St. Augustine community as part of the Truly Nolen team,” said Mr. Eddy. “This is where I would come every year for my anniversary and to be able to live and serve in this community gives me great satisfaction.”

Truly Nolen Palm Coast/St. Augustine offers residential and commercial pest services for ants, bed bugs, bees and wasps, mosquitoes, rodents, spiders, and more. This includes Truly Nolen’s famous Four Seasons Program that addresses seasonal pest changes. “We’re thrilled to have expanded into Flagler County and part of St. Johns County,” said Vice President of Domestic Franchising, Ron Desear. “All of our services, including the Four Seasons Pest Control Program, are perfect for the community.”

With more than 1,000 employees nationwide and over 75 years of experience, Truly Nolen celebrates the opening of the Palm Coast/St. Augustine franchise. To contact the branch, please call (386) 246-4080 or visit http://www.trulynolenpalmcoast.com.

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. Recognized with the Super Service Award consecutively for three years for maintaining superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List, Truly Nolen builds great relationships and meets the needs of residential and commercial customers. The company has more than 80 corporate branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah and grosses over $100 million in revenue in the US. Truly Nolen also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of states and territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, and Puerto Rico, totaling 57 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.TrulyNolen.com.

Truly Nolen of Tallahassee Open for Bug Season

Company announces new independently-owned franchise serving Florida’s capital.

“Keeping Leon County homes pest-free with their family and safety in mind is my priority.”

tntal1Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, is pleased to announce the April 24th grand opening of their first independently-owned and operated franchise in Tallahassee, covering the Florida state capital. Franchise owner and operator James Hegler will lead the new franchise, bringing with him a decade of experience in the local construction industry.

His thorough understanding of home and business renovations, including termite repair work, provides him with a solid understanding of Floridian homes and the best ways to keep them pest-free. Mr. Hegler’s knowledge and experience together with the extensive training provided at Truly Nolen corporate is a winning combination for a new franchise.

“I’m excited to be able to serve the Tallahassee community as part of the Truly Nolen team,” said Hegler. “Keeping Leon County homes pest-free with their family and safety in mind is my priority.”

Truly Nolen Tallahassee will offer pest, termite, rodent, mosquito, bee and wasp, and bed bug services for homes and businesses in all of Leon County. This includes Truly Nolen’s famous Four Seasons Program that addresses seasonal pest changes. “We’re thrilled to have expanded into Florida’s state capital,” said Vice President of Domestic Franchising Ron Desear. “All of our services, including the Four Seasons Pest Control Program, are perfect for Tallahassee’s climate.”

As an added bonus, the Truly Nolen limo – complete with mouse ears, whiskers and all – will be traveling throughout the Tallahassee area Memorial Day weekend. So keep your eyes open May 23-26 for the mouse limo!

With more than 1,000 employees nationwide and branches in 58 countries, Truly Nolen celebrates the opening of its first branch in the Florida state capital. To contact the Tallahassee branch, please call (850) 765-4496 or visit http://www.trulynolentallahassee.com.

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 more than 80 corporate 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 states and territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, and Puerto Rico, totaling 58 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.TrulyNolen.com.

Truly Good Citizens Walk Against Heart Disease

Truly Nolen of Orlando Raises More Than $20,000 for American Heart Association

mousecarWHAT: At this year’s Orlando Heart Walk, participants will kick off their walk at the start line with a wave from the mouselimo and a brigade of mousecars. And once you’ve crossed the finish line, the Truly booth will be conducting giveaways, such as a one-year Four Season Pest Control service, and bug demos for the kids at heart.

Truly Nolen of Orlando has committed to giving back to the community in which they live and work. Participating for the third year in a row, the Truly Good Citizens team has raised more than $20,000 in donations for this year’s American Heart Association event and dedicated more than 300 hours of service throughout 2013.

The same ruthless exterminators that rid your home of pests are fighting back against cardiovascular diseases and stroke with a sponsorship of this year’s Orlando Heart Walk.

WHO: Scott Brody

WHEN: Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 a.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Scott, please contact Michelle Hawthorn, TilsonPR.
561-910-4301
mhawthorn@tilsonpr.com