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r+s R E TA I L & S E RV I C E Daring to be a Great Company > RO S E P E S T S O LU T I O N S NEW TECHNIQUES AND TRAINING ARE HELPING ROSE PEST SOLUTIONS PUSH DEEPER INTO ITS SECOND CENTURY. BY E R I C S L AC K Pest control companies make their names based on their ability to eliminate problems. Based on the longevity of Troy, Mich.-based Rose Pest Solutions, the company long ago established its ability to take down a great many pest problems. Rose Pest Solutions is a pest management company with 152 years of history. Its roots reach back to the nation’s oldest pest management company, Rose Exterminator Co., which was known as Rose Rat Exterminator Co. when it was founded in 1860. Service Specialists Operating in the Great Lakes region, the company has a commitment to quality at all levels, from the service technicians in the field to the people assessing client issues and creating customized programs. The company has 13 service centers and offices in three states, employing about 255 people and serving parts of six states. “Everyone that touches the client is focused on service,” President Russ Ives says. “We believe strongly in technical compe-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Rose Pest Solutions HQ: Troy, Mich. Employees: 255 Specialty: Pest control services for homes and businesses -------------------------------------------------------------// Rose Pest Solutions has been providing pestcontrol solutions to the Great Lakes region for more than 150 years. tence and continuing skill development, which gives us a competitive advantage because of what we deliver in the field.” The company is capable of dealing with any kind of pest control problem. Rose’s roots are in commercial pest manage- ment, and about 75 percent of its business serves that market. Commercial clients often have a much more pressing need for Rose’s services. On the residential side, pest control services can sometimes be a discretionary service. Specialty services include fumigation and bed bug programs. Part of Rose Pest Solutions’ success stems from understanding the right approach to use in its markets. The commercial market is much more direct sales-intensive. Many commercial enterprises already have some kind of pest management program, which means the market is saturated with pest control companies. 120 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012