TermiGuard Is A NJ Pest Control Company And Much Much More…
From humble beginnings, to becoming the leading Jersey Shore, South Jersey
And Philadelphia Home & Building Services Contractor…
Here’s why TermiGuard Services is ‘effectively different’ from the rest…
A little bit of background…
We’re Jim and Mike Allen (that’s us in the picture to the right), brothers and co-owners of TermiGuard Services and our family of home and building services…
• Fenwick Building & Renovations
• TermiGuard Mold & Restorations
• TemiGuard Pest Services
• Crawl-Space Rx
We grew up in a military family, where our entrepreneurial Mom (who owned a day care) and Coast Guard officer Dad instilled a ‘never quit’ work ethic in us from as early as we can remember.
When we were young, Dad taught us to set high expectations, goals, and standards for ourselves, then make commitments and practice the discipline, determination, perseverance to see things through.
They say that sport is the perfect metaphor for business…
No doubt what Dad taught us helped, because both of us went to college (we also had successful college athletic careers in wrestling), where we honed a ‘work hard, work smart’ mentality on top of that ‘never quit’ work ethic.
Dad did all the repairs and renovations around our home (with our help, of course)… so it was totally natural that we’d eventually catch the ‘bug’ too.
In the early 80’s we both ended up in the services industry (Jim in operations, Mike in sales).
When you don’t know what you don’t know – you don’t know what you should worry about…
Out of the blue, we both lost our respective jobs at around the same time – and since Mom had been the ultimate role model for business ownership and being entrepreneurial – we decided to start our own business.
Being young (foolish?), and mechanically inclined, we started out building decks and patios, then, at our client’s insistence, expanded to home renovations, which eventually found us dealing with all aspects of building homes and other structures.
We eventually bought a home inspection franchise, and quickly grew it to become the top office of 350… and we maintained that top spot position the whole time we owned the franchise.
At it’s peak we employed 5 inspectors completing as many as 2,500 inspections each year. Indeed, we were among the largest home inspection service providers in the Philadelphia area.
Part of our service as home inspectors was to refer our clients to contractors who could help them resolve the home deficiencies we’d identified. But, because we’d had so many awful experiences with the pest & termite contractors we’d referred our clients to, we felt we had to start a pest control division, just so we could provide termite & pest inspections and treatments the right way – honestly and professionally.
Build it and they will come… and, well, that’s just what they did!
As our reputation and client-base grew, so did the demand for other services. And, in what seemed to be almost no time, we’d added general pest control, mole & vole control, wildlife control, mold treatment, mold restoration, and dehumidification services… and more.
Then we realized we really needed to add waterproofing & structural damage repair services…
At about the same time, while trying to find professional, reliable waterproofing service providers for our own homes, we personally experienced – first hand – the same contractor nightmares and scams we’d read about.
Because wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, etc.) can cause serious structural damage , offering structural repair services through our Fenwick Building & Renovations division was a natural fit.
Demand for structural repairs quickly grew from only initially offering repair work on drywall, wall studs, and floor joists to now including girders, footings, as well as block and concrete foundation wall repairs.
Over 2,000 on-going, annual preventive maintenance plan clients…
In addition to the traditional, one-time, ‘fix-something’ service visit clients, we now have over 2,000 South Jersey, Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, and Eastern Pennsylvania-area clients who subscribe to a variety of recurring pest and/or waterproofing and dehumidification services annual maintenance plans.
Our team members often joke… “Are we going to walk dogs next?”
All kidding aside, we’ve continued to add new services, adjusted some, and discontinued others in our quest to find just the right mix of services to best fit our team, as well as best serve the needs of our clients.
We’ve designed all of the services we offer through our four divisions to help you achieve and sustain the ultimate level of structural “health” for your home, office, or building… and for the indoor air quality you, your family, and your occupants breathe.
Problems with any home or building most often begin when water finds its way inside – and our services are designed to combat water’s various negative effects… and then defend against future water intrusion.
Indeed, we’re “First Aid” for your home or building…
And so we’re dedicated to providing you healthier living.
We’re passionate about everything we do, and the services we offer… and we run our company with a sense of urgency and purpose, balanced with an unflinching commitment to honesty, ethics, integrity, and the absolute utmost in professionalism.
We treat our team members as we’d want to be treated – with respect and dignity, while seeking to provide them with opportunities for growth and advancement.
When we’re hiring, one of the key traits we look for is personality – we believe you’ve just gotta’ be good-natured and a good person – and you definitely need to be willing to roll your sleeves up, get to work, and maybe even get a bit dirty… just like we have, and still do!
Bottom line is – the work ethic Mom and Dad instilled in us is still the minimum ‘standard’ from which we manage our company and its divisions, and it’s the benchmark against which we compare our customer service delivery.
TermiGuard is a NJ Pest Control Company Operating predominately in South Jersey And Philadelphia.
You can contact TermiGuard at one of our three offices:
South Jersey: (856) 753-1401
Jersey Shore: (609) 601-9400
Philadelphia: (215) 627-2224
TermiGuard Corporate Address:
420 Kelly Drive, Suite A
West Berlin, NJ 08091