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Truly Nolen Excited to be Newest Partner of Santa Fe Fuego for 2016

Tom Larrabee, Truly Nolen Santa Fe Territory Manager, recently brought one of his mouse cars to historic Fort Marcy Park to finalize something special: a 2016 partnership with the Pecos League’s Santa Fe Fuego.

“Our company strives to get involved with our local community as much as possible,” said Larrabee. “After meeting with Fuego officials, it became clear to us the importance of this team to the local Santa Fe Community as well as a way for us to add value to the lives we touch.”

The partnership includes 10 promotional game nights including the team’s home opener Monday May 23 at Fort Marcy Park and the Pecos League All-Star Game Monday July 11, also at Fort Marcy Park. In addition, Truly Nolen will have a banner in the outfield, its logo on several game tickets throughout the season, and the company’s Mouse Limo on display at the stadium at least once.

“We look forward to interacting with fans throughout the season both through our presence at the stadium and on social media via @TrulyNolen on Twitter,” said Larrabee. “We also look forward to following the team’s quest for their second Pecos League Championship in three years!”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Newest Partner of Santa Fe Fuego

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Pujol to Manager, North Miami Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Julio Pujol to Manager of the company’s North Miami, Fla. service office at 4474 NW 128 Street, Miami Gardens.

Pujol joined the company in 2015 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. In addition, he attended Garces Commercial School for Business in Miami.

Some of Pujol’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local North Miami community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “After so many years in this industry with other companies, what I like most about Truly Nolen is the personal touch and interaction with employees and customers,” said Pujol. “I am most excited about achieving the goals that I have set for myself and for my service office.”

“Although Julio is fairly new to our company, his three decades in our industry show his dedication to and interest in his craft,” said Rafael Masferrer, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 601. “He has a wealth of knowledge and terrific leadership skills, and we are happy to have him as a member of our North Miami team.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Julio Pujol to Manager

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Rowland to Manager, Bonita Springs Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Sean Rowland to Manager of the company’s Bonita Springs service office at 25071 Bernwood Drive.

Rowland has been with Truly Nolen since 2015 and brings over 20 years of restaurant industry and operations experience with him from companies such as Darden Restaurants, Cheddars, Ford’s Garage and Elevation Burger. In addition, he is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The challenge of a new industry following his successful time as a manager-in-training with Truly Nolen has Rowland ready to hit the ground running. “It’s difficult to add real, tangible value to someone’s life with a pasta dish or cheeseburger,” said Rowland. “Pest control is completely different. I’m excited about serving people who have real concerns and issues.”

“Sean’s background with people in his previous industry made him a natural fit for our company,” said Dave Scott, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 102. “He proved himself as an effective leader in his previous role as manager-in-training, and we are delighted to have him as a member of our team.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Sean Rowland to Manager

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Dorgan to Manager, Tempe Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of John Dorgan to Manager of the company’s Tempe service office at 1005 N. Stadem.

Dorgan has been with Truly Nolen since 2014. Prior to joining the company, he spent over 25 years in business and the last 12 years with the Hertz Corporation as a District Manager in Southern Arizona. In addition, he is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dorgan’s unique background and proven skills following his successful time as a manager-in-training with Truly Nolen has him ready for the next challenge. “Over 25 years with big corporations I had never been so supported and inspired to make such a difference in every life we touch,” said Dorgan. “I am inspired by both my peers and superiors to make a difference in all we do.”

“John’s previous management experience combined with his ability to motivate his team made him the perfect person for his new position in Tempe,” said Leo Gomes, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 101. “We look forward to his continued growth and are glad he is part of our team.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes John Dorgan to Manager

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Richards to Manager, Salt Lake Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Thomas Richards to Manager of the company’s Salt Lake service office at 7741 Allen St., Midvale, Utah.

Richards was previously the manager of a Massey Services office in Florida and has over 15 years of experience in the pest control industry. In addition, he received a degree in Business following his years at Hermiker County Community College and Tidewater Community College.

Some of Richards’ new responsibilities will include helping the service office become more involved with the local Salt Lake community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I am excited about our employees, our company culture, and especially the communities we will be working with,” said Richards. “I’m excited to work with our entire team and to help put this service office on the map.”

“Tom has demonstrated time and time again his excellence as a leader and his desire to help expand our visibility and presence in the Salt Lake region,” said Leo Gomes, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 101. “His proven track record of success makes us fortunate to have him as a member of our team.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Thomas Richards to Manager

First-Ever TRULY Insect Madness Involves Voting From Facebook Fans to Determine Ultimate Winner

As March Madness kicked off in earnest this past Thursday, Truly Nolen Pest Control is ready for this week’s Sweet Sixteen battles with a unique bracket of its own: the company’s first-ever TRULY Insect Madness competition!

After 64 arachnids, arthropods, and insects were considered for inclusion, the 16 competitors were determined through internal company crowdsourcing with a mandate to try and focus on the TRULY unique. Facebook fans of Truly Nolen will be able to help choose the winner of each matchup by voting LIKE for the favorite or LOVE for the underdog.

Among the 16 that made the cut include the Arizona Bark Scorpion, Vivid Dancer Damselfly (which Truly Nolen helped schoolchildren in Nevada make that state’s insect in 2009), Orange Baboon Tarantula, and Devil’s Flower Mantis.                

Voting for the initial matchups takes place March 22-24. The eight winners will be announced March 25 with voting March 26-28. The four remaining winners will be announced March 29 with voting March 30-31. The Finalists will be announced April 1 with voting to take place April 2-4. The overall TRULY Insect Madness Winner will be announced April 5.

Scott Svenheim, Truly Nolen Associate Certified Entomologist, helped the bracket come to life by providing a few facts about each competitor and how they should be seeded based on their strength. “While there is no doubt the top seeds are the ‘strongest’ of this group of insects, it will be interesting to see which ones people will choose to advance, “ said Svenheim. “This in turn makes it fun for all of us.”

                Likewise, Cecelia Fleishman, Truly Nolen Graphic Designer, got into the spirit of things right away. “I looked at photos of each of our competitors and did my best to make a cartoon version of them,” said Fleishman. “I hope people feel they are accurate representations of the real things!”

Toby Srebnik, Truly Nolen Social Media Manager, hopes the contest takes flight with some buzz, especially with thousands of insects to choose from in the future. “When your company’s logo has ears and a tail, fun is the name of the game,” said Srebnik. “Our hope is that whichever competitor is crowned as champion, they will return next year against 15 new opponents that did not make the inaugural field including the Monarch Butterfly and the Green Darner Dragonfly.”

To vote in TRULY Insect Madness, visit www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen beginning Monday, March 21 at noon for the full bracket and Tuesday, March 22 for voting instructions!

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Truly Nolen Expecting Earlier Termite Swarm Due to Atypical Atlanta Winter

With a mix of mild temperatures and unusually large amounts of rainfall, this atypical Atlanta winter weather pattern has brought something else to the Georgia surface – Termites!

“I handled a few termite swarm situations in residential homes in February,” said Chris Ashley, Truly Nolen franchisee, Canton. “Subterranean termites generally swarm in the spring when the weather warms up. With the amount of rain and warmer winter temperatures, we expect more termite activity this spring season.”

When people fail to identify a termite problem as serious, the result can be quite costly to a homeowner.

“Termites cause an estimated $5 billion dollars in damages in the U.S. every year,” said Ashley. “Since early discovery of termites can help provide a head start for home protection, we wanted to make sure local residents are diligent in this process now that swarm season has kicked off earlier than expected.”

In addition, fighting termites successfully takes a unique understanding of termite behavior, biology, and home construction especially since there is no simple solution for termites. 

“Do-It-Yourself termite treatment methods may seem like a cost-effective option; however, damage caused to homes from ineffective treatment can cost homeowners thousands of dollars and is not covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies,” said Ashley. “Most professional termite control companies provide additional protection through a warranty protecting your home from future damage and covering the cost of treatment should termites return.”

As a homeowner, there are measures you can take to minimize the conditions that are conducive to termites and help reduce the likelihood of an infestation. From eliminating wood-to-soil contact wherever possible to diverting water from the foundation of the home, prevention is key.

“Whether you end up trying to handle the problem yourself or calling a professional to conduct a termite inspection, the atypical winter weather ensures a surge in termites sooner than later,” said Ashley.

For more information about termites, call our North Atlanta service office at (678) 561-2847.

 

Truly Nolen to host Grand Opening of Santa Fe Service Office Monday, March 21

On Monday, March 21, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce will help celebrate a TRULY happy occasion when Truly Nolen of Santa Fe (1441-A South Saint Francis Drive, Suite D) hosts its Grand Opening from 11a-1p at its office. Food and drinks will be provided during the event, which also features a 12 noon ribbon cutting for assembled guests including Truly Nolen CEO/President Scott Nolen.

Nolen, who is a professional pilot, will arrive at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport earlier that day via the Truly Nolen Mouse Plane and be picked up in a waiting Truly Nolen Mouse Limo to travel to the event. At 10a, Santa Fe’s first-ever Mouse Car Parade will leave the Walmart Parking lot at Cerrillos & Herrera and travel throughout the city towards Santa Fe Plaza. The parade will end at 11a at the new office.

“While we have two other branches in New Mexico, local Santa Fe residents continually asked our corporate office when we would bring a branch to the state capital,” said Tom Larrabee, Truly Nolen Santa Fe Territory Manager. “After researching the market and seeing what kind of pest control needs there would be, we realized Santa Fe was a market that was a perfect fit for our company.”

Larrabee said the service office is presently hiring and those who would like to inquire about employment with Truly Nolen of Santa Fe can reach him at (505) 200-1833.

“We know March 21 will be a fun celebration, but we’re just as excited about everything that went into making this service office a reality,” said Larrabee. “We look forward to bringing our mouse cars to Santa Fe and adding value to the lives we touch.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Hosts Grand Opening of Santa Fe Service Office

Truly Nolen Leadership Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting in Tucson Wednesday, February 24

On Wednesday, February 24, the same day Mr. Truly Nolen celebrates his 88th birthday, his family-owned company officially opens its brand-new 12,000+ square foot Truly Nolen Leadership Center (434 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson).

Grand opening festivities include a ribbon cutting program beginning at 1:45p followed by tours of the facility. Speakers will include Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, a representative of Congresswoman Martha McSally’s office, and company executives. In addition, Truly Nolen Pest Control will make a special announcement and presentation to the Boy Scouts of America.

Previously, the company’s training department and classroom settings for the West were based in Phoenix; however, with corporate headquarters in Tucson for over 60 years, the company wanted to extend its presence in the local community.

“We were excited when we were able to purchase the land and buildings that will make up our new Leadership Center because it is an investment in our people and their ongoing development,” said Scott Nolen, Truly Nolen CEO/President. “The Leadership Center also cements our corporate presence in Tucson, which is particularly meaningful to me as a multi-generational family-owned company.”

The Truly Nolen Leadership Center includes courtyard and stadium seating, full functioning commercial kitchen, garage-style cookout area, auditorium space for classes, a mock home setup designed to replicate almost any possible pest scenario for training purposes, and a “Bug Room” for both employees and the public to explore. This room, complete with live insects in displays along with a pest identifier section, will be used by team members, professionals in supportive industries, and even youth in classrooms. On Monday, February 22, Mesa Verde Elementary 2nd graders will be the first to experience the unique “Bug Room” environment.

“Our employees, franchisees and vendors will be able to travel from all over North America to this campus to learn and train,” said Greg Weatherly, Truly Nolen Executive Vice President. “Our annual managers’ and franchisees’ meeting was held at the Leadership Center last month, and we look forward to helping nearby hotels and restaurants as well as venues like Old Tucson Studio in the months and years ahead.”

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Leadership Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting in Tucson

Six Truly Nolen Pest Control Service Offices Recognized as 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winners

Truly Nolen Pest Control was pleased to recently announce that six of its service offices have been recognized as 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award winners. The winners include Fort Worth, Tex., Chandler, Ariz., Cooper City, Fla., South Miami, Fla., Naples, Fla., and New Holland, Penn.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines. Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

“All of our service offices strive for excellence each and every day,” said Mark Ringlstetter, Director of Training/Technical Services and Customer Care. “We’re extremely excited that nearly 10 percent of our service offices were recognized with this honor and we could not be prouder of the teams at each of the winning locations.”

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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 www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).