David Moore Recently Accredited as a Board Certified Entomologist

Dodson Bros. Exterminating is proud to announce that David Moore, Manager of Technical Services, was recently accredited as a Board Certified Entomologist by the Entomological Society. David is currently one of only 12 BCEs to reside in the state of Virginia.

“We are very proud of David Moore and the knowledge he gained in order to become a certified BCE,” said Bert Dodson, Jr., President/CEO. It means a great deal to have a nationally recognized, certified professional as part of the Company.”

Arrow Exterminators Announces Strategic Marketing Promotions

Atlanta Based Arrow Exterminators continues to promote from within

Atlanta based Arrow Exterminators is thrilled to announce a series of internal promotions in its Marketing Department. “Our vision is to grow to $200 Million and Beyond while maintaining our incredibly unique family culture. We must continue to enhance and grow our infrastructure to support our vision and our team’s stellar performance,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and CEO. “The value of promoting leaders from within the organization who understand our business at all levels cannot be overstated.” Mike Malone, former Vice President of Inside Sales, has been promoted to 

Dodson Pest Control Acquires Dial Exterminating

Dodson Pest Control is pleased to announce it has acquired Dial Exterminating of Columbia, South Carolina.  Dial Exterminating has been in business since 1970 and was established by Davis Wise and his son Larry.  All members of the Wise family have decided to retire from the business while the non-family employees will join the Dodson Columbia office.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dodson Pest Control is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the country.  Established in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1944, Dodson Pest Control currently has 36 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia-Maryland metropolitan area.  The acquisition of Dial Exterminating is Dodson's largest in its 70 year history.  Dodson Pest Control opened an office in Columbia in 2006.  Dodson President and CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. said, "Our Company will continue to maintain Dial's strong commitment to quality service.  We look forward to servicing the needs of their loyal customers."

In Memorial: Robert Mathews Jackson

Robert Mathews Jackson, 79, of Colonial Heights passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He was the sole remaining child of the late Clyde William and Effie Mae Koonce Jackson. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, a 50+ year member of the Masonic Fraternity, an American Legionnaire (Post 284) and owner of Mutual Termite Control. Robert is preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Jackson.

He is survived by his daughters, Tricia Cox (husband Steve) and Tammy Williams (husband Donny); his son-in-law, Warren "Benny" Edwards, his grandchildren, Amber Jackson, Josh Cox, Dana Field (husband Nate) and Tara Shepperson; his great-grandson, Noah Field; and his dear friend, Betty Hobbs. Robert was a warm, kind-hearted man who made and kept friendships easily. He genuinely enjoyed life and adored his family. He was loved and will be missed by many.

His life was celebrated with a memorial service held at Highland United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

A-Active Ranked #7 Small Employer by Virginia Business Mag

Virginia Beach, VA, February 20, 2013 - For the 2nd year, AActive Termite and Pest Control, servicing all of Hampton Roads, was named to Virginia Business Magazine's Best Places to Work List. The company ranked #7 in the Small Employer category and was honored at a luncheon on February 15, 2013 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia.

PHOTaactive_7.jpgO CAPTION: AActive received their award as #7 ranked "Best Places to Work" in Virginia in the Small Employer category for 2013.(From left to right: Barry DuVal, President & CEO of Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Angela

Stigall, Administrative Services Department Head of AActive, April Honore, Customer Services Department Head of AActive, Becky WeilWhite,

Commercial Sales Manager of AActive, Justin Roach, Quality Assurance Manager of AActive, Keith McCormick, General Manager of AActive, Susan Craft, President of VA SHRM, Mary Beth Kordek, Vice President of AActive, Kevin Kordek, President of AActive, Bernie Niedmeir, President & Publisher of Virginia Business Magazine.)

In Memorial: Robert L. Connor, Sr.

It is with deep sadness that VPMA announces the passing of Robert L. Connor, Sr. of Connor's Termite & Pest Control. Robert Louis Connor, 90, of Lake of the Woods and Northern Virginia passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was the widower of Florence Connor. He was the loving father of Robert Jr. (Jane) and Edward (Nancy) Connor; and brother of Earl (Peggy) Connor. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Robert was a life member of the National Pest Management Association, Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA), the Lions Club, the Masons and the American Legion. Robert also served as president of the VPMA from 1972-1974, and again in 1981.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Fairfax Baptist Temple, 6401 Missionary Lane, Fairfax Station. A service will also be held at the Temple on Wednesday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery.

A guest register may be found at www.everlyfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Keith McCormick Named General Manager of AActive

Also Elected to Virginia Pest Management Association's Board of Directors

Keith McCormick has been promoted from Operations Manager to General Manager of AActive Termite and Pest Control. He has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA). He will serve a 2 year term on this board. “Keith is a strong addition to the VPMA Board,” said Kevin Kordek, president and CEO of AActive and past president of the VPMA. “He is a seasoned leader and an advocate for continuing to raise the profile of the pest management industry. Our entire company is proud that he is representing AActive in this leadership role.” McCormick is an Associated Certified Entomologist from the Entomological Society of America, a Virginia Pest Management Association Wood Destroying Organisms Inspector, certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture in General Pest and Wood Destroying Insects and has completed Purdue University's Pest Management Technology program. He has been in the pest management industry since 1999 and started with AActive in 2005 as a field technician. Prior to the pest management industry he served 8 years in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Specialist.

Kevin Kordek Receives Appointment to the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Kevin Kordek, owner of A-Active Termite and Pest Control Company of Virginia Beach, VA has been named to the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by Governor Bob McDonnell.

The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services is replacing the Pesticide Control Board and Kordek is filling one of the two seats available. The appointment is through June 30, 2016.

"I am truly honored to serve our state and our country," said Kordek. "I will do my best to make the Governor proud that he appointed me."

Superior Exterminating's Kristi Woods Crutchfield Becomes an ACE


Superior Exterminating Company, is proud to announce that long time employee and Office Manager Ms. Kristi Woods Crutchfield has been awarded the designation of Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) by The Entomological Society of America. Ms. Crutchfield is one of the FIRST TWO female Associate Certified Entomologists in Virginia. Superior Exterminating Company is the only Pest Management Company in Southwest Virginia with a local full time, staff ACE Entomologist.

A-Active Termite and Pest Control Named “Small Business of the Year-Virginia Beach”

A-Active Termite and Pest Control, servicing all of Hampton Roads, was named Small Business of the Year-Virginia Beach by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for full article. A-Active was also recently named Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year - click here to read more.

A-Active was chosen based on its financial performance, business history, staff training, motivation, community involvement, business plan, growth, and customer service and satisfaction. Along with being named the Small Business of the Year in Virginia Beach, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce along with the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads selected A-Active as a finalist to represent the region in the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Contest.