How quickly time flies! Seems like we were just celebrating our 50th birthday here at All-American Pest Control and now we've hit 53! Can you believe we've been in business for over half a century?! We are thankful for our customers and for the trust they place in us. To celebrate 53 years, we've put together 53 fun facts about our Nashville pest control company!
53. Our 53rd Birthday is TODAY, November 12th
52. We are a third generation family owned and operated pest management company.
51. Customers who signed up in 1961 are still with us, 53 years later!
50. We chose the name All-American so that our company would appear near the front of the yellow pages (how times have changed).
49. Today Erin Richardson, granddaughter to Al Foster, Sr. is at the helm.
58. The fourth generation loves Mario Kart, Skylanders, and Mickey Mouse right now
47. We had 13 employees in 1962– 10 were sales people
46. Gas was $.29 per gallon when we started our company
45. Our offices have been in Donelson TN for the entire 51 years
44. We’ve moved offices 3 times
42. During the Nashville Flood, everything around us was under water– we were on an island
41. Three of our four office team are left handed
40. The same three office team members have 1 child, a son, born in September
39. We have a mural of Nashville painted in our office (we love our hometown)
38. We have a painting of a roach sitting on a comfy chair reading a Dr. Seuss book in our conference room (it’s a cute roach)
37. We heat homes up to 140 degrees to kill bed bugs
36. We are the only pest control company to offer this kind of heat treatments
35. We have almost 10,000 customers
34. The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s Home, is one of our oldest customers
33. We provide termite protection for several families in the Amish community (we love buying peanut brittle when we go visit)
32. We open over 100,000 Sentricon® Stations each year
31. We help DowAgrosciences in field testing new versions of The Sentricon System
30. The Sentricon System is the only green termite protection option
29. Erin serves as the President of the HBA Green Building Council
28. Our longest current employee has been with us for 17 years.
27. Our longest employee retired after 38 years and then worked part-time for 5 years after retirement
26. We’ve hired 3 past youth ministers (and married one)
25. One of our techs was a sniper in the Marines for 11 years
24. We have three techs that have already retired from other careers
23. Our hiring process includes 2 hours of problem solving and testing
22. One of our employees has a Masters in Entomology (the study of bugs)
21. Our employees stay with us an average of 9 years.
20. We have 15 Sprinter Vans
19. We spend around $6500 each month on gas
18. We love a good SEC rivalry
17. SEC teams represented include Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, LSU and Alabama
16. We even have an Oklahoma Sooner fan
15. We have a 50 person training room upstairs
14. We were the first company in TN to offer Perimeter Pest Control
13. Our pest control service covers you for over 47 different pests
12. Over 40% of our customers live in Williamson County
11. In 1978, we worked in negative 17 degrees– In 2012, we worked in 109 degrees
10. We’ve been endorsed by Dave Ramsey for 5 years
9. Al received a Life Time Achievement Award from the pest control industry
8. Erin was recognized as a top 40 under 40 Leader in the pest control industry
7. We have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
6. We have maintained an A+ Rating with the BBB for over 40 years
5. We hired 10 new employees this year
4. We visit over 180 homes each and every day
3. We are ridiculously passionate about showing up on-time when we said we would be there!
2. Every single customer is important to us!
1. We are just as excited about serving our customers today as we were 53 years ago!