About TermiGuard Services & Fenwick

Why do TermiGuard’s South Jersey pest control and waterproofing services stand out from the rest?

TermiGuard and Fenwick are owned by brothers Jim and Mike Allen. In our younger years, our father taught us the value and benefits of setting high, expectations, goals, and standards for ourselves, then making commitments and practicing the discipline, determination, perseverance to see things through.

Dad was a product of his generation, so he did all the repairs and renovations around our home (with our help, of course), so it was probably in the cards that we’d eventually catch the ‘bug’ too.

Jim and Mike Allen, Owners of Termiguard and Fenwick

We both found our way into the services industry back in the early ‘80s (Mike in Sales, Jim in Operations).

We didn’t know what we didn’t know – which served us well.

As fate would have it, we were both let go by our respective employers at around the same time – and since Mom had been the ultimate business owner role model – we decided to partner in our own business.

At our peak, we employed 5 inspectors, completing up to 2,500 inspections a year, making us one of the largest in the Philadelphia area.

Being mechanically inclined and still young (and foolish?), we started out building decks and patios, which led to requests for home renovations, which eventually found us dealing with all aspects of building homes and other structures.

In the mid 90’s we bought a home inspection franchise and quickly grew it into the #1 franchise of 350. In fact, we were the top performers the entire time we owned our franchise.

At our peak, we employed 5 inspectors, completing up to 2,500 inspections a year, making us one of the largest in the Philadelphia area.

After we’d had many poor experiences referring our home inspection clients to pest and termite contractors, we felt our only option was to start a pest control company providing termite inspections and treatments.

Build it and they will come, and they did!

As our client-base (and our reputation) grew, so did the demand for other services. In almost no time, we’d added general pest control, wildlife control, mole & vole control, mold, restoration, and dehumidification services, and more.

In addition to the one-time intervention-type services, we now have over 2,000 South Jersey, Jersey Shore and Philadelphia-area clients on a variety of recurring pest and/or waterproofing and dehumidification services maintenance plans.

At about the same time – trying to find professional, reliable waterproofing service providers for our family homes – we personally experienced those contractor nightmares and scams.

That’s when we decided to add these service offerings to our Fenwick Building & Renovations division.

Because of the nature of structural damage caused by wood-destroying insects, our TermiGuard Mold division was also a natural fit to do the repairs – so we added the services there too – to form TermiGuard Mold & Restoration.

With Fenwick, structural repairs quickly escalated from drywall, wall studs, and floor joists, to include girders, footings, and foundation walls.

Members of our team often joke, “What are we going to do next, walk dogs?”

Joking aside, we continue to add new services in our quest to find just the right mix of services that best fit our team AND best serve the needs of our clients.

Members of our team often joke, “What are we going to do next, walk dogs?”
All our services are intended to aid in achieving and sustaining the ultimate levels of structural “health” for your home or building and of the indoor air quality for you and its occupants.

With any structure it starts with water – and our services are designed to combat its various effects and defend against future intrusion.

We’re passionate about anything we do, and we tend to run our businesses with a sense of purpose and urgency, balanced with unflinching ethics, honesty, and integrity.

And the ethic Mom and Dad instilled in us is still the standard on which we run our companies, and the benchmark against which we rate our customer services.

We treat our team members as we would want to be treated: with respect and dignity, while working to provide them with opportunities for growth and advancement.

One of the key traits we look for when hiring is personality. You gotta be good-natured and a good person, and you definitely need to want to roll your sleeves up and get to work, just like Mike and Jim.

And the ethic Mom and Dad instilled in us is still the standard on which we run our companies, and the benchmark against which we rate our customer services.