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Jeff Van Diepen founded the company in 1979. Jeff, a career Entrepreneur has started pest control operations from coast to coast and now has stepped into the international platform as well. With 36 franchises nationally and internationally, and several corporately owned and operated locations, PCT magazine has ranked Pestmaster the #75 pest control operation in the country, out of over 21,000 firms.
With the never ending drive to pursue excellence, Jeff is dedicated to always “raising the bar” of professionalism within the industry. Jeff is licensed in over 15 states, has received his Associate Certified Entomologist (A.C.E) credentials and has earned his MBA from Pepperdine University.
As a member of the National Pest Management Association, Jeff is part of the exclusive group (less than 3% of pest control companies) that have received the Quality Pro, Green Pro and Quality Pro Schools credentials.
Jeff has a passion to grow businesses and to mentor young PCO’s to embrace the unique profession of pest management. His years of experience and expertise in the industry has caused Jeff to become a sought after expert in the field by investment groups, attorney’s in legal matters and specification writers for complex industry solicitations. With a talented and capable team, Pestmaster has become one of only 45 companies to navigate themselves into a contract with the federal governments GSA Multiple Awards system.
Jeff is a proud father and grandfather and is an accomplished private pilot and hunter.
With 17 years in the field of education, Shelly serves as the Vice President of the company and plays a major role in steering the “Green” strategies for the company utilizing her experience as an educator. In her role, Shelly works closely with the finance staff, HR and Marketing Departments to ensure that the core of our mission statement is being advanced and adhered to daily. She is also involved with the start-ups of some of the largest government and utility projects Pestmaster has been awarded; some projects that are multi-million dollar projects.
Shelly also has a seat on the Pestmaster Services Franchise Network Board of Directors and has an active role in many of the decision-making policies and procedures that shape the Pestmaster franchise programs and network.
Mr. Virden joined Pestmaster Services in 2016 as the Business Development Manager. By 2017 he was promoted to Contracts Manager and led the Contracts Department to over $16M in Federal, State and local contracts sales. Mr. Virden has over 30 years of business experience with a focus on Accounting and General Management. In 2018 Mr. Virden was promoted to General Manager and Contracts Manager of Pestmaster Services.
Mr. Virden, along with his staff, is responsible for the daily operations in Contracts, Operations, Accounting and Human Resources.
As a veteran of the U.S Army, Danny learned the importance of strategy, teamwork and an attitude for success at a very early age in his adult life. With a twenty five-year career as a senior executive manager in three different industries, Danny comes with the knowledge and experience needed to enhance and build an already strong franchise recruitment strategy.
Danny is not unfamiliar with the entrepreneur experience, owning businesses in the services, real estate and corporate training industries with over 20 years combined experience. With a well-rounded resume, Danny brings the right experience in strategic planning, budgeting and growth initiatives to the table.
A grateful and proud father, husband and grandfather, Danny enjoys time with family, fishing, camping and travels to balance his home and work life.
Darrick Bissell is an Accounting professional with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, banking, and human resources roles. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business & Human Resources Management from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. He has lived in Reno the past 18 years.
As an avid road cyclist, you may find him out on the Northern Nevada roads riding and training for fun. He has competed in cycling in the past at a high level and is passionate about his sport. When not cycling, you will find Darrick spending time with his two sons who are also active in sports.
As a veteran of the US Navy, he brings leadership and commitment to the Pestmaster Services team and is motivated to excel in his new role.
With 35 years of experience, Stuart serves the pest management, public health, and environmental health industries. Consultant, expert-witness, author, and lecturer. As an observing physician, consulting clinical psychologist, veterinarian, and entomologist, Stuart holds and maintains the following academic degrees and board certifications.
Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.
Once I joined Pestmaster, I realized that you just can’t put a dollar value on the amount of support and resources made available to me. We have an impressive and documented track record with gaining local, state and federal contracts to our franchise network. They have assisted me with several contract opportunities and have gone out of their way to support me in this and in all areas of business.
I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.
In today’s pest control business environment, we all need some sort of competitive edge and Pestmaster has definitely given us the edge we needed to set us apart from the competition.
Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!
We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster Services franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.
I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster Services. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.