Top 5 Moisture Barrier Providers in Metro Atlanta

Top 5 Moisture Barrier Providers in Metro Atlanta

When it comes to increasing your home’s energy efficiency, preventing dangerous mold, and stopping pests from taking over your crawl space and working their way into the rest of your home, you can’t go wrong with investing in a Complete CrawlSpace encapsulation. And while we here at Northwest Exterminating would love to take care of your crawl space, we know that just like visiting the doctor, you can’t go wrong with a second opinion. Here are the top 5 moisture barrier providers in the Metro Atlanta area and surrounding cities.

  1. All Exterminating Georgia: All Exterminating Georgia was founded in 1989. They service locally and all over Georgia. Their motto is “Bringing back customer service one appointment at a time.”
  2. Southeastern Crawlspaces: Southeastern Crawlspaces is “Atlanta & North Georgia’s Crawlspace Encapsulation Experts.” They have been servicing Atlanta homes since 2007.
  3. AquaGuard Foundation Solutions: With locations in Atlanta, Marietta and Athens, AquaGuard provides foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and concrete leveling throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
  4. Trotter Company: Trotter has been a trusted provider since 1929! They specialize in correcting drainage, basement waterproofing, crawl space waterproofing, foundation piering and wall reinforcement. What makes them unique is their 85 years of experience of making foundation repairs in Georgia red clay.
  5. Harris Waterproofing: Harris is the leading vapor barrier installation company in Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Family owned and operated, Harris Waterproofing has been around since 1989. They provide complete waterproofing solutions, both inside and outside your home.

When looking for a crawl space contractor, weigh your options, ask as many questions as needed, and request to see photos of previous work.

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Decatur: Georgia's First Bee City

Decatur: Georgia's First Bee City

According to the AJC, the city of Decatur is now an official safe haven for bees, which was announced during National Pollinator Week (June 20-26) – designated as a time to celebrate pollinators and spread awareness on how we can all help to protect them from declining populations, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
On Monday this week, city officials voted to adopt a resolution that designates Decatur as a “Bee City“, the first official bee city in the state of Georgia. As part of this designation, the city agrees to celebrate National Pollinator Week, host educational events, and plant & restore sustainable bee habitats. Decatur will also install a Bee City USA street sign in a prominent location, in recognition of the city’s effort and participation.
This initiative is part of the city’s larger plan to support urban gardening, according to Mayor Patti Garrett. “Bees are of critical importance to gardens,” Garrett said.
According to Bee City USA, being a Bee City is a way for city leaders to improve their communities’ environment, eating habits, and overall economy by:

  • Helping to ensure the survival of vital animal species crucial to our planet’s complex food web
  • Raising community awareness of how our food grows and improve local food production through expanded pollination. More than 150 food crops in the United States depend on pollinators, including blueberries, apples, squash, strawberries and almonds.
  • Improving local plant nursery markets by increasing demand for native, pollinator friendly plants
  • Raising community awareness of the dangers of non-native invasive plants to the local ecosystem
  • Raising community awareness of the least toxic ways to deal with home and garden pest problems
  • Raising community awareness of the local environment’s seasonality as understanding grows about the pollinators’ reliance on blooming plants and trees
  • Encouraging urban beekeeping, increasing micro and small business opportunities. Newly discovered pride in local food products, such as artisanal honey and other honey bee products, creates new business opportunities. Honey is absolutely unique to the nearby flowers from which the bees gather nectar. Its taste and color vary dramatically as a result. Furthermore, as the community of beekeepers grows, the market for beekeeping supplies grows.

 
 

Decatur: Georgia's First Bee City

Decatur: Georgia’s First Bee City

According to the AJC, the city of Decatur is now an official safe haven for bees, which was announced during National Pollinator Week (June 20-26) – designated as a time to celebrate pollinators and spread awareness on how we can all help to protect them from declining populations, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

On Monday this week, city officials voted to adopt a resolution that designates Decatur as a “Bee City“, the first official bee city in the state of Georgia. As part of this designation, the city agrees to celebrate National Pollinator Week, host educational events, and plant & restore sustainable bee habitats. Decatur will also install a Bee City USA street sign in a prominent location, in recognition of the city’s effort and participation.

This initiative is part of the city’s larger plan to support urban gardening, according to Mayor Patti Garrett. “Bees are of critical importance to gardens,” Garrett said.

According to Bee City USA, being a Bee City is a way for city leaders to improve their communities’ environment, eating habits, and overall economy by:

  • Helping to ensure the survival of vital animal species crucial to our planet’s complex food web
  • Raising community awareness of how our food grows and improve local food production through expanded pollination. More than 150 food crops in the United States depend on pollinators, including blueberries, apples, squash, strawberries and almonds.
  • Improving local plant nursery markets by increasing demand for native, pollinator friendly plants
  • Raising community awareness of the dangers of non-native invasive plants to the local ecosystem
  • Raising community awareness of the least toxic ways to deal with home and garden pest problems
  • Raising community awareness of the local environment’s seasonality as understanding grows about the pollinators’ reliance on blooming plants and trees
  • Encouraging urban beekeeping, increasing micro and small business opportunities. Newly discovered pride in local food products, such as artisanal honey and other honey bee products, creates new business opportunities. Honey is absolutely unique to the nearby flowers from which the bees gather nectar. Its taste and color vary dramatically as a result. Furthermore, as the community of beekeepers grows, the market for beekeeping supplies grows.

 

 

2015 Young Entrepreneur Award Winner

2015 Young Entrepreneur Award Winner

We are proud to announce that Stanford Phillips, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Northwest, was named the 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) on October 22nd, during its annual awards program in Nashville. The annual award was presented to Phillips in recognition of his stewardship in the industry, according to the National Pest Management Association. Phillips is a grandson of the original owners of Northwest Exterminating, L.A. and Emma Lene Phillips, who founded the company in 1951.

“I am very honored to be selected for this award,” Phillips said Thursday. “It’s a direct reflection of the great team we have at Northwest. I really view this as a team award.” Phillips also credited his national recognition to “the great success of Northwest.”

“I’m happy that Northwest is recognized as an innovative company that cares for their customers, community and team,” Phillips said.

To be considered for the award, nominees must be 40 years old or younger and working in the professional pest management industry. In order to be chosen to receive the national award, Phillips was evaluated on notable contributions made to his company in a management capacity, contributions to the pest management industry, and personal leadership and community involvement.

According to Scott Eubanks, Leader of Technical Services and Industry Relations at Northwest , “Stanford’s vision to help make Northwest Exterminating a company that provides healthier living and working environments led to the development of our green pest solutions. Beginning in 2006, Northwest Exterminating became the leader in green pest services,” Eubanks said in his nomination letter to NPMA. “Stanford has spoken on a national level regarding business development and topics on green pest control solutions.”

Eubanks said that Stanford has been crucial in the company’s recent growth.

“Stanford Phillips has been instrumental in growing and developing Northwest Exterminating as a company that creates a healthier living and working environment for both internal and external customers,” Eubanks said. “When Stanford came on board in 2002, Northwest Exterminating had six service centers, and has now grown to over 20 service centers and departments.”

Along with being a leader within Northwest and in the pest control industry, Stanford is also a leader within his community.

“His vision is not just to offer others healthier solutions through greener products, but also to improve the quality of life for both internal and external customers of Northwest,” Eubanks said. “Outside of Northwest, he has also implemented The Good Deed Team that goes out into the community and performs random acts of kindness, such as buying groceries or school supplies for those in need.”

Stanford also supports Northwest Exterminating’s fundraising efforts for various charitable organizations, Eubanks said, such as: the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breast Cancer Awareness, Must Ministries, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Toys for Tots.

More about Northwest

Northwest Exterminating specializes in residential and commercial termite controlpest controlmosquito controlwildlife services, heating and coolinglawn care, and insulation.

In 2013, the company was ranked as the seventh “Best Place to Work” among mid-sized companies in by the Atlanta Journal constitution and, in its 64 years in business, the Marietta-based company has grown from a family of 2 to more than 400 employees.

Today, the founders’ son, Steve Phillips (Stanford’s father), is President of the company and Stanford’s brother, Stephen Phillips, serves as the leader of operations.

Find out more about Northwest Exterminating here.

Northwest Exterminating Opens Acworth Service Center

Northwest Exterminating Opens Acworth Service Center

Northwest Exterminating Announces the Opening of its Acworth Service Center

Marietta, GA – Northwest Exterminating, the Southeast’s leader in “Green” Pest Control, recently opened it’s 19th service center.  This new facility is in the city of Acworth, GA and is now the company’s 4th location in Cobb County.  At 3650 New McEver Road, the new service center is conveniently located near the historic downtowns of both Kennesaw and Acworth.  Once plans for the new office were solidified in 2013, several company committee members were ready and eager to get started on the new service center.  The doors were officially opened on Thursday, January 09, 2014.

Northwest has serviced customers in Acworth and its surrounding areas since 1951 and is excited for the opportunity to provide a greater presence within the community as a whole.  The foundation of the company’s core values is to put customer’s first.  As a result, Northwest Exterminating continues to realize its vision of growth and is proud of its firm standing within the pest control market.

About Northwest Exterminating                                    

Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated exterminating company.  It was established in 1951 by the husband and wife team of L.A. Phillips and Emma Lene Phillips. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence. Today these values still remain the core principals of Northwest Exterminating.  The company has grown from a family of 2 to a family of over 300 team members and multiple service centers throughout Georgia and Tennessee, while also servicing South Carolina and Alabama. We specialize in residential and commercial termite control, pest control, mosquito control, wildlife services, lawn care, and insulation.

For more information on Northwest Exterminating, our services, and our locations that service Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina, visit us at callnorthwest.com.

Aimee's Wing FINISHED!

We are so proud to have been a part of the project to build a wing for Aimee Copeland!  Thank you to Pulte Homes and the other 50 trade partners that donated their time and materials to renovate the Copeland home.  The 1,956 sq ft addition includes a rehab and fitness room, a bedroom with a sitting area, a fully accessible bathroom, and a study where Aimee can finish her psychology thesis.

Aimee and her family have been such a huge inspiration to us at Northwest Exterminating, the state of Georgia, and all over the country!  We can’t wait to see what’s next for this young woman!

Aimee's Wing Project

The story of 24 year old Aimee Copeland has captivated not only Georgia residents but the entire nation!  Aimee’s story is one of bravery, hope, faith, and strength.  After a zip-lining accident on May 1, Amy developed a flesh eating bacteria that led to the loss of her left leg, right foot, and both hands.  Through this horrible ordeal, Aimee and her family have remained both hopeful and positive.  Aimee’s story is truly one of inspiration!!

When we heard that Pulte Homes/Del Webb Homes was putting together a team of contractors to build a wing for Aimee, we jumped at the chance to help out this family!  1,970 square feet is being added to the Copeland family home, being dubbed “Aimee’s Wing”.  The addition will be completed in 40 days, just in time for Aimee’s exit from rehabilitation.  40 days may not seem long to build the addition but cannot compare to the hard work and dedication that Aimee is putting in while taking part in her rehab.

Northwest Exterminating is doing the termite pretreatment for the addition of Aimee’s Wing.  We are so proud to be a part of this project.    “It is an honor to be able to give back to such an inspirational young woman.  She’s touched the lives of many people and we’re grateful to be a part of this project” says Randy Wilhite, Director of Builder Development at Northwest Exterminating.  Aimee’s strength and courage have been an inspiration to all of us at Northwest Exterminating!

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For more information on Aimee’s story and how you can help visit www.aimeecopeland.com

One of Northwest Exterminating's Finest: Elmer Utley

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Utley

Northwest has been blessed with a work family of committed, hard working, and dedicated team members over the years.  Through all these years, few have been better than Elmer Utley, or Mr. Utley, as he is called throughout Northwest.  Mr. Utley met the Phillips family at Smyrna Church of Christ after moving to Georgia from Virginia in 1954.  The Utleys and the Phillips became quite close over the years as the two families attended church together and became starters of Greater Atlanta Christian School.  Louise Utley, Mr. Utley’s wife, worked at Northwest for almost 40 years before finally retiring.  So it was our privilege that after Mr. Utley decided that retirement wasn’t for him, he came to work at Northwest Exterminating.  14 years later he has been an example of a hard working, kind, God loving man to all of us at Northwest Exterminating.

On Saturday, July 21, Mr. Utley celebrated his 89th birthday!  At 89 years old he is still at the office bright and early (2 am to be exact) every morning.  He works 40 hours a week while still taking care of his beloved Louise who has trouble going outside the house due to lower abdominal pain and macular degeneration.

Mr. Utley’s granddaughter recently submitted an article to Faulkner University’s Our Families Magazine to tell the story of her grandparent’s 69 year marriage.  After we asked Mr. Utley about his 6 week courtship with Mrs. Utley he said “I wasted 6 weeks”.  Their story is one to look up to, a hopeful story that we don’t always hear about.

Throughout the years, Mr. and Mrs. Utley, both of their daughters, and both son-in-laws have all been a part of Northwest Exterminating.  We are lucky to have the Utley family as part of our Northwest family!

To read the article “Elmer and Louise Utley: 69 Years and Counting” follow the link below and go to page 17.

http://www.faulkner.edu/Academics/ccfs/Documents/Our%20Families%20Magazine/OFM%20Sp-Su%202012.pdf

Who is the hardest working person you know?

 

Happy Memorial Day from Northwest Exterminating

Northwest Exterminating would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day.  We want to thank those that have given their lives for our country, as well as their families.  We are very grateful for what you’ve done for this country.

Today isn’t just an extra day for the weekend or a day to catch up on chores…it’s a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.  Please take some time today to observe those who paid the price for our freedom.

  • place flags or flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers
  • visit memorials
  • fly the US flag at half-staff until noon
  • participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 pm
  • assist the widows, widowers, and children of the fallen
  • assist disabled veterans
  • attend a local parade

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day from Northwest Exterminating!

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