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Western Exterminator Company - San Rafael, CA - Pest & Animal Control

Western Exterminator Company

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San Rafael, CA 94901


Emigrating from Sweden, a young Carl Strom arrived at Ellis Island in New York City during World War I. He was told by officials that if he would fight for the U.S. Army, he would be granted citizenship. So, he signed up for the Army and was immediately shipped back to Europe to help in the fight. After the War, and with his new citizenship, he moved west, gaining experience in the pest control industry along the way. He soon developed a vision of his own, based solely on the importance of.. quality customer service at a fair price. In 1921, with a shared desk and telephone, along with $25 in chemicals, he started Western Exterminator Company. Under Carl's leadership Western prospered, and with the addition of many new employees our Company moved to larger quarters on Beverly Boulevard in 1929. A developing business also meant a need for additional management personnel. Guy Raymond "Ray" Lovejoy, Carl's brother-in-law, was brought into the firm as a partner. In 1952, Western changed from a partnership to a registered California Corporation, and we also moved our flagship Los Angeles office to its current landmark location on the Hollywood Freeway. Fast forward to the beginning of the 21st century. Western Exterminator Company is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the nation and is ranked as one of the top companies within this industry nationwide. We have an enviable and coveted reputation for a tradition of leadership, quality service and customer satisfaction. Western has grown to an organization of over 1000 employees, serving the needs of our customers throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. We are committed to Carl's dream of excellence in service. Today, 2nd and 3rd generations of Carl's family are at the helm, and the first of the 4th generation have recently joined our team. A family tradition of excellence built the company, and ensures our continued growth and success well into the new millennium.


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