The Northwest Good Deeds Team Partners With Toys For Tots

The Northwest Good Deeds Team Partners With Toys For Tots

On December 14th & 15th, the Northwest Good Deeds Team and many Northwest Teammates ventured to the Atlanta Toys for Tots warehouse for two days of volunteering and fellowship.
Partnering with Toys for Tots for several years, Northwest views this event as a great way to foster the relationships we have developed in the community. “This comes back full circle as evident in the smiles of the parents and each child who receives toys through this program,” says Kristen Milligan, Co-Director of the Good Deeds Team.
The Toys for Tots goal is “to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” This easily aligns with the Northwest Good Deeds goal of providing simple, meaningful opportunities for Northwest teammates to create a positive impact in the community in which we serve. Over the two days, everyone enjoyed the company of one another and the chance to give back this holiday season. Northwest’s Co-Presidents Stephen and Stanford Phillips joined the team to help fulfill orders, “It’s amazing to see everyone helping, and they are genuinely happy to be doing so.”
About the Northwest Good Deeds Team – As much as Northwest Exterminating is in the pest control business, we’re even more so in the people business. It’s that train of thinking that pushes us to think outside the box on how we can better serve the communities we live and work in; the creation of our Good Deeds Team came from just that. The Good Deeds team is an active part of the Northwest Family that seeks out and partners with local schools, businesses and organizations to create an impact throughout our communities. We love that we get the chance to help not only our customers protect their homes from pest, termites, mosquitoes, insulation, lawn, and wildlife issues but also help our communities become even better places to call home.

The Northwest Team Speaks At The WIDA National Conference

The Northwest Team Speaks At The WIDA National Conference

In October, The Good Deeds Team Co-Directors, Greg Green and Kristen Milligan, along with Northwest’s Creative Learning Specialist, Melissa Shiver, were honored to attend and speak at the WIDA National Conference in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year’s four-day conference was “Schools and Community Empowering One Another,” and the team was excited for the opportunity to discuss the Libros/Books Bilingual Literacy Program and the impact that it has had on the families, teachers, and school district as a whole.
Three ESL Specialists from the Tuscaloosa City ESL Department, Samantha Shuler, Tiffany Craig and Katie Harrison, also accompanied the team to answer questions and to share in the 75-minute presentation.  The key touch points of the presentation were the development, implementation, and impact of the Literacy Program, which highlighted specific strategies, activities, and resources that were useful to the team. The audience also engaged in conversations surrounding the obstacles they faced, including program development, budgeting and funding, community resources and support, and parent engagement.
The audience also had the opportunity to hear from families who have participated in the program, as some families documented their experience on video. The families spoke on how this program helped them learn ways to develop early reading literacy in their home language that can benefit their children when they begin learning to read in English. The purpose of the Libros/Books Bilingual Literacy Program was to create early reading strategies that can begin at home and be applied in the classroom; engaging parents with school and community gives students more opportunities to develop academic language daily.
“We’re hopeful that this program will show how community businesses, schools, and the family can partner together to empower a student’s successful development of early literacy skills,” said Milligan. This program reflects one of the key components to the Good Deeds Team: to look out into our communities to make an impact in our local schools, businesses, and organizations. We were so thankful to be invited to tell the story, progress, success of the Family Literacy Program so far.
About the Family Literacy Program – The Family Literacy Program is intended to bridge early reading strategies that can begin at home and can be applied in the classroom. This program directly shows the importance of providing families the opportunities to gain strategies and materials to help develop early literacy skills for young students. Strategies encourage native language support while developing second language acquisition. Engaging parents with school and community gives students more opportunities to develop academic language daily. This program will show how community businesses, schools, and the family can partner together to empower a student’s successful development of early literacy skills.
About the Northwest Good Deeds Team – As much as Northwest Exterminating is in the pest control business, we’re even more so in the people business. It’s that train of thinking that pushes us to think outside the box on how we can better serve the communities we live and work in; the creation of our Good Deeds Team came from just that. The Good Deeds team is an active part of the Northwest Family that seeks out and partners with local schools, businesses and organizations to create an impact throughout our communities. We love that we get the chance to help not only our customers protect their homes from pest, termites, mosquitoes, insulation, lawn, and wildlife issues but also help our communities become even better places to call home.

Barnes Exterminating Named Best In Pest Control

Barnes Exterminating Named Best In Pest Control

Barnes Exterminating, a division of Northwest Exterminating, received the 2018 Best Pest Control award for the Macon, GA area. This honor is voted on by the Macon community each year in The Telegraph’s Best of the Best Awards. Barnes Exterminating has received the Best Pest Control award for 2015, 2017, and 2018.
“Our team was honored to be recognized by the community as the Best in Pest Control for the second year in a row. Our company goal is ‘Customers for Life’, so we were thrilled that our community selected us as their best pest control choice. We just hope to continue to serve them well!” says Huey Hood, Service Center Manager for Barnes.
Barnes Exterminating has been serving the Macon, GA community for over 30 years and  joined the Northwest Exterminating team in 2018 to continue to grow and better serve this area. Northwest brings years of industry experience and strong family values, so we hope to continue to improve our overall customer experience. We appreciate the Macon residents and companies for continuing to choose us as their exterminating provider!

The Mouse Invades Rollins’ Headquarters – Part of a Collaborative Strategy to Unify Brands Called PROJECT CHEESE

Calling all exterminators! A mouse was spotted at Rollins’ headquarters, and he was looking for more than just cheese.

The Northwest Mouse, along with two unidentified Northwest team members, invaded its parent company’s headquarters late last night. We caught the break-in on video!

According to sources, the three accomplices were carrying out a mission: to prove that creativity, innovation, and the core values of Northwest are still very much alive. Exciting opportunities and adventures are on the horizon for Northwest, and this is sure to be the first of many Northwest “invasions”. The Mouse is out of his house and anyone could be next!

We’re calling it PROJECT CHEESE; a way to establish parent company Rollins as one that supports and empowers its brands to think outside the box, stay true to who they are, push the industry forward, and foster a culture of relationships and goodwill towards fellow competitors. PROJECT CHEESE gives Rollins an opportunity to set themselves apart from other competing “parent” companies by highlighting what makes them different: personality, sense of humor and relatability. Therefore, producing the desire for perspective companies to be a part of something unique with Rollins.

The video is a unique way to reassure the Northwest Team and customers that we will continue to be the creative, innovative and relevant company that they have grown to love and recognize. This fun, lighthearted approach affirms that Rollins will continue to support the Culture and core values of “The Northwest Way”.

PROJECT CHEESE is also an opportunity to unify and create a culture of inclusion amongst the Rollins Family of Brands. The aim is to create a domino effect within the Rollins family via the “Tag your it” mentality – Critter Control plays a prank on Western, Western plays a prank on HomeTeam, so forth and so on. Who’s next?

Northwest Exterminating Acquires Flag Pest Services

Northwest Exterminating Acquires Flag Pest Services

LAGRANGE –Northwest Exterminating is excited to announce the acquisition of Flag Pest Control Services in LaGrange, Georgia.

“We’re excited to welcome Flag Pest Services into our Northwest Exterminating Family,” said Steve Phillips, President of Northwest Exterminating. “This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved, especially our customers who will continue to receive extraordinary service.”

Northwest Exterminating, a family owned company with 24 service centers across the southeast, acquired Flag Pest Control last week, a locally owned company in LaGrange. The eight Flag Pest Services employees will join Northwest’s growing team of more than 500 team members serving customers across the metro Atlanta area and Savannah, Georgia, Alabama, Nashville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated company founded in Northwest Atlanta in 1951.  Our family values and dedication to service make this partnership a perfect fit and will allow us to continually provide the service you expect and deserve,” said Michael Parker, owner of Flag Pest Services.

Our new team members will serve customers out of Northwest Exterminating’s office in LaGrange, and continue to create extraordinary experiences for Flag Pest Services customers while helping to move the company forward.

Along with this acquisition, over the past year, Northwest has also added new service centers in Peachtree Corners and Tucker, Georgia, as the company continues to move forward and grow across the southeast. We look forward to serving our new customers and welcoming our new team members!

More About Northwest

Northwest Exterminating specializes in residential and commercial termite controlgreen pest controlmosquito controlwildlife servicesheating and coolinglawn care, and insulation.

For four consecutive years, the company has been ranked as one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Best Place to Work” among mid-sized companies and, in its 65 years in business, the Marietta pest control company has grown from a family of 2 to more than 500 employees.

Northwest was established in 1951 by L.A. Phillips and his wife, Emma Lene Phillips. Today, the founders’ son Steve Phillips is President of the company, which he operates with sons and Stanford and Stephen Phillips. Stanford serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and Stephen Phillips serves as Vice President of Operations.

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