ValuePest.com is a Monroe, NC-based provider of quality termite and pest prevention services with service centers located in 11 states and growing daily.
Our founder and President, Bob Jones, began his career in the pest control industry in 1983 as a residential termite inspector for a large regional company. After nearly two decades in the industry, Bob discovered that many of the industry's sales practices were outdated and made no sense at all, except to drive up the cost to its services. In addition to disliking the high prices charged by most pest control firms, the American homeowner simply does not have the spare time to waste waiting around their home for 4 or 5 sales inspections and they really hate the problems associated with high-pressure, commissioned salesmen knocking on their doors.
So, in 2002, Bob decided to do something about it. He created an easier buying process that eliminated those high-pressure salesmen from the mix and passed the savings along to the homeowner. In essence he created a more efficient and affordable way to protect their home and family from the damage and disease caused by pests. Right away Bob knew he had something big, because sales skyrocketed! Homeowners loved the concept and the lower prices.
After working all of the bugs out, (pardon our pun), of the new service system, Bob took his message to the streets, literally! ValuePest.com began advertising its new flat-fee system on the radio and television and the rest was history.
One thing Bob did not count on was the tremendous backlash the company would receive from the competition. "They really hate us, says Jones. It's hard for them to keep charging those outrageously high prices when we go on the radio and television everyday and tell the public how to avoid the pitfalls associated with buying termite and pest control. What to look out for and how to save money."
At ValuePest.com, we can't worry about the competition because our main focus has always been, and will continue to be, to provide the very best residential termite and pest prevention service at the most affordable prices in the marketplace.
The first years have been "GREAT" and the company looks forward to a bright future. The company has no plans to alter the concept and feels doing so would be a tremendous disservice to its franchisees, employees, and customers.