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Critter Control franchisees from the U.S. and Canada recently assembled in St. Louis for four days of training, presentations, award recognition and entertainment. The keynote “State of the Franchise” address by company founder and CEO, Kevin Clark, illustrated how many Critter Control franchisees continue on a double-digit annual growth path as a result of a strong brand, training, specialized services and their enduring commitment to customer satisfaction, despite our present troubled North American economy.
TOP AWARD WINNERS FOR 2008
Awarded at Critter Control’s annual meeting
held in St. Louis, MO March 21st – 24th 2009
“MOST IMPROVED FRANCHISES”
‘A’ MARKET WINNER – Rex Helton, NE Indiana, up 400% over 2007.
Rex Helton (right) pictured with Critter Control founder and CEO, Kevin Clark.
‘B’ MARKET WINNER – Lucky Streich, Virginia Beach, VA, up 116%.
Lucky Streich (right) pictured with Critter Control founder and CEO, Kevin Clark.
‘C’ MARKET WINNER – Tim Masters, Delaware, up 130%.
‘D’ MARKET WINNER – Don Hudson, Dallas, TX, up over 57%.
(L-R) Don Hudson, Happi Traun (VP of Franchise Relations) Jason Livingston (CC Dallas) and Kevin Clark.
#1 CRITTER CONTROL NORTH AMERICAN
“A” MARKET WINNER
DR. CHRIS CHRISTENSEN
Dr. Chris Christensen (left) pictured with Critter Control’s Happi Truan and Kevin Clark.
“B” MARKET WINNER
Richard Swinney (center) pictured with Happi Truan and Kevin Clark.
"C" MARKET WINNER
GULF COAST, AL
Van Normand (left) pictured with Happi Truan and Kevin Clark.
“D” MARKET WINNER
GENE & BETH JEZEK
ST. LOUIS, MO
Gene Jezek (left) pictured with Critter Control’s VP of Franchise Relations, Happi Truan
FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
For this prestigious award Critter Control recognizes franchisees based on: market penetration, adherence to the company’s Minimum Operating Standards, year-over-year growth, team player rankings, and strategic vendor participation.
“A” Market Winner, Dr. Chris Christensen of Lexington, KY
Critter Control’s president, Mike Dwyer (left) pictured with Matt Christensen, Critter Control of Lexington, KY.
“B” Market Winner, Doug Hartman of Birmingham, AL
Kevin Clark pictured with Doug Hartman, Critter Control of Birmingham, AL.
“C” Market Winner, Mike Faler of Columbus, OH
Mike Dwyer pictured with Mike Faler, Critter Control of Columbus, OH
FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR – OVERALL WINNER
Critter Control’s 2008 OVERALL WINNER is Don Hudson of Dallas/Ft Worth
(L-R) Happi Truan, Don Hudson and Kevin Clark
Critter Control also recognizes its MVP of the year. This valued award is bestowed upon the company’s “Most Valuable Professional" for their commitment and ongoing contributions to the Critter Control team as a whole.
2008 WINNER is DR. GEORGE RAMBO
Dr. George Rambo, Critter Control of N. Virginia (L) with Critter Control founder and CEO, Kevin Clark.