Ed Bradbury founded Viking Termite & Pest Control in 1980 with his wife, Eileen, and has since grown it into one of largest and most respected pest control companies in North America, with more than 200 employees in five states. He says the secret to his success is the people who work in his organization.
In 1994, Gene Harrington responded to a job listing for a manager of government affairs position with the then-National Pest Control Association (now the National Pest Management Association). Two decades later, he’s still with the association as vice president of government affairs.
Don Reierson veered from plans to teach high school science by taking a job as a student assistant to fellow Hall of Famer Dr. Walter Ebeling (Class of 2003). He now conducts research for the industry part-time for the department of entomology, University of California-Riverside with his fellow Hall of Famer and friend of more than 30 years, Dr. Mike Rust (Class of 2007).
Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. is widely considered a founding father of the pest management industry. He opened Florida Pest Control & Chemical Co., which is now one of the biggest family-owned pest management companies in the U.S. He also affected pest control regulation during his tenure with the Florida Pest Control Association.