January 29, 2017
Aiken Pest Wins Small Business of the Year Award
Aiken Pest Control, Inc. received the Aiken Chamber 2016 Small Business of the Year Award. Owned by Charles and Marie Heath, the company was established in 1967 in the back of the “Rapid Shop” on Wire Road. It then expanded to the Heath’s home in Couchton, and then to an office next to the home. In 1996 the company established its current location at 2739 Wagener Road. Three additions and a separate training facility have been added over the last 20 years.
The company services homes and businesses throughout the entire Central Savannah River Area and employs approximately 70 team members. Two of the Heath’s sons, Scott and Craig, joined the family owned business in the mid 90’s after graduating college. Interestingly, the first employee of the company, Ronnie Golding, the Heath’s nephew, was hired in 1968 and is still working part time today.
Aiken Pest Control is a QualityPro Approved company. The QualityPro designation is considered the “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval of the pest control industry. Less than 2% of pest control companies have earned the title of QualityPro. QualityPro companies go above and beyond the industry standards. The Better Business Bureau gives Aiken Pest Control an A+ accreditation, and you'll find them at the top of “Angie's List” ratings.
The company has grown methodically and impressively since its modest beginning. This growth has enabled the family and their business to give back to the community where their dream started. Their support and involvement includes but it not limited time and/or financial support to: Aiken Board of Realtors, Aiken Home Builders Association, Aiken Chapter of the American Red Cross, Hitchcock Rehabilitation, Habitat for Humanity, Hitchcock Woods Foundation, Lions Club, Children’s Place, local school booster clubs, and the Chamber’s Aiken Young Professionals.
The Heath family has established an outstanding reputation for their business and some of their customers have been with them for over 40 years. The company was built on the premise of providing superior service to its customers in a manner that would earn their trust. Aiken Pest Control has been successfully fulfilling their mission for 50 years.
This article was reprinted from the January Commerce Report with permission from the Aiken Chamber of Commerce. Photo credit Aiken Standard/Cindy Kubovic.