The second generation of Northwest’s Phillips family leadership, Steve Phillips, was invited to speak with Al Simon about who and what Northwest Exterminating is all about as a company and team. Steve took the time to talk about Northwest’s history, our green service offerings, the Northwest Good Deed Team, and more during the segment.
Al Simon and Steve Phillips have been friends for many years, and Al is a trusted sales and leadership source, especially in the Metro-Atlanta area. Simon’s show, Simon Says Let’s Talk Business, is hosted on Gwinnett Business Radio X. On the show, Steve also answered questions about how Northwest serves our customers and competing with yourself to be the company that your customers deserve. “We’re always thinking green, always trying to change and innovate, and we try to do what is best for our customer,” said Steve Phillips, Northwest Exterminating Brand Ambassador. “We started focusing on green pest control about 18 years ago; we were the first to come out… we use the products that mother nature gives us.”
The Northwest team is grateful to have an Ambassador like Steve who truly believes and lives by the Northwest Way and sets the example to be a team that doesn’t cut short on what we need to do for our customers. Hear more of the interview with Steve Phillips here, and learn more about Northwest Exterminating and our services here.
Barnes Exterminating, a division of Northwest, received the 2019 Best Pest Control award for the Macon, GA area. This honor was received thanks to the votes of the Macon residents, as each year, The Macon Telegraph asks the community to choose the winners in their Best of the Best Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Barnes has won this honor and the fourth time overall.
“We can’t believe it, and we are grateful to be chosen for the third year in a row,” said Huey Hood, Barnes Service Center Manager. “Each teammate has mentioned how excited they are about the award. We hope to continue to create ‘Customers for Life’ and to create extraordinary experiences for our Macon community!”
Barnes Exterminating has been serving the Macon, GA area for over 30 years and joined the Northwest Exterminating team in 2018 to continue to grow and best serve the community. Barnes always aims to create extraordinary experiences with every customer in the Barnes Family, and we are appreciative to the Macon community for continuing to choose us for all their pest control needs!
On April 24th, Macon teammates held their First Responders Appreciation Cookout. With over 140 people attending, teammates were humbled by the stories shared by the first responders in attendance.
On May 8th, Carrollton teammates had the pleasure of hosting at East Carrollton Parks & Recreation. After sitting down to lunch and getting a chance to know one another, some of the firefighters in attendance gave Northwest Teammates a tour of the trucks, equipment, and fire house!
The LaGrange First Responders Appreciation cookout was held at the George Harris Baseball Complex on May 28th. The responders that had been on call over Memorial Day Weekend were extremely appreciative for the chance to have some much needed down time and good food.
This was the 2ndyear the Tucker teammates visited their neighboring Fire Station to show thanks for all that they do. Northwest teammates had a chance to get to know more about the first responders in that area and even share a little bit of what we do at Northwest.
For the 2ndyear, the Savannah team partnered with local business to host their First Responders’ Appreciation Cookout. Co-hosted with Savannah Harley-Davidson and Firehouse Subs, the event attracted first responders throughout the region!
This year we returned to visit our favorite four-legged officer on the force, Kai! Our team was able to present Officer Sherfield and Kai with a brand-new bulletproof vest. Also, in attendance was South Carolina House District 14 Representative, Stewart Jones, who joined the Piedmont teammates in thanking all the men and women who dedicate themselves to keeping the community safe.
Garry Adams, Director of Realtor Relations at Northwest Exterminating, was named the new president of the Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA). He previously served as the GPCA’s Vice President where he worked with GPCA Regional Directors to promote activities and engagement among members. As the Vice President, Garry also volunteered on committees and offered his assistance wherever he was needed.
At Northwest, Garry is the Director of Realtor Relations where he oversees a capable team that reaches out and forms partnerships with real estate agents across existing and new markets in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Garry is an essential teammate for numerous strategic teams and committees at Northwest; he is always committed to progressing Northwest further.
Away from work, Garry’s passions are his wife, Nancy, children, and grandchildren. He enjoys restoring and driving antique muscle cars in his spare time.
Northwest is proud to support Garry, and we congratulate Garry as the new GPCA President.
For more information about the GPCA, visit gpca.org.
On Saturday, June 15th, our LaGrange teammates came together to lend a hand to the LaGrange chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and assist in the construction of 80 bunk beds.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit that builds and delivers beds to children in need. By noticing the generosity in other charities when it came to donations of clothing, toys, and food, the founders of Sleep in Heavenly Peace saw there was a gap to fill in respect to donated beds and bedding. Their belief is “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.” This past Saturday was the first National Bunks Across America Build Day, and 120 Sleep in Heavenly chapters took part in this historic day of giving back.
This was the 2nd year volunteering for the LaGrange team with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Over 200 volunteers came out to participate on Saturday, exceeding the expected 125. This became a community-wide effort, where local businesses, churches, and teams donated their time for this amazing cause. Everyone from children as young as 4 to adults had a part in making this special event a success.
For more on information on Sleep in Heavenly Peace and how you can get involved, visit their website.
Sawyer Exterminating, Inc. of Burlington, NC has joined the Northwest Exterminating Family. Started in 1947, Sawyer has a long-standing reputation in North Carolina for excellent customer service, honesty, and family. This acquisition will allow Northwest to expand its footprint into the North Carolina area and will allow Sawyer Exterminating to continue to grow and serve the community.
Northwest has grown to include over 25 service centers, offering numerous services, across 4 states in their 68-year history. The Northwest mission is to create extraordinary experiences for customers through green services. The addition of Sawyer Exterminating will be the first segue into the North Carolina market for Northwest. With Sawyer part of the team, Northwest hopes to expand more eco- and family-friendly services to customers in the area.
“We are excited to welcome the Sawyer team into the Northwest family. Their dedication to service and honesty is something that Northwest also strives for with each customer!” said Stanford Phillips, Co-President of Northwest. “We are grateful Sawyer Exterminating has chosen to trust Northwest to move forward and grow within the community.”
Sawyer Exterminating will maintain its name, team, and business as usual, as the teammates will continue to serve the Burlington, NC area with extraordinary experiences.