PMP Industry Insiders
Episode 16: What’s Ahead in 2021?

Episode 16: What’s Ahead in 2021?

January 7, 2021

Dan and Donnie review the crazy year we've had and make recommendations for 2021 in the areas of pest control M&A, marketing, sales, customer service, finance, labor and more.

Episode:15 - What’s the Value of your Business?

Episode:15 - What’s the Value of your Business?

December 20, 2020

PCO Bookkeepers breaks down their Pest Index in partnership with William Blair, breaking down growth of 140 privately held pest control companies and summarizing the factors that affect the U.S. pest control industry. Download the monthly index at: https://www.sellmypcobusiness.com/

Episode:14 - Top Takeaway from CO2@Home

Episode:14 - Top Takeaway from CO2@Home

December 17, 2020

Donnie and Dan break down their favorite sessions and top actionable insights they gained from Coalmarch's 2020 CO2@Home conference. 

Episode:13 - Preparing for a Biden Administration

Episode:13 - Preparing for a Biden Administration

December 10, 2020

Andrew Bray, VP of Gov’t Relations for NALP and former NPMA VP of Public Policy, covers how key issues like the environment, labor and remaining “essential” are likely to play out with a new president and congress.

Episode:12 - The State of the Industry, 2020

Episode:12 - The State of the Industry, 2020

November 26, 2020

Pest Management Professional magazine's Marty Whitford and Diane Sofranec join Dan and Donnie to discuss their recently published industry data report. They cover how the year is shaping up for PMPs, COVID-19 impacts, opportunities for 2021 and more.

Episode:11 - Election 2020 - How Will Politics impact Pest Control

Episode:11 - Election 2020 - How Will Politics impact Pest Control

November 19, 2020

What does the election mean for the industry? Rick Bell, VP of Gov't Affairs and Industry Stewardship at Arrow Exterminators, shares how election outcomes could impact legislation and policy that impacts your pest control business.

Episode:10 - Confessions of a Private Equity M&A Hunter

Episode:10 - Confessions of a Private Equity M&A Hunter

November 12, 2020

What's your private equity acquisition IQ? Andrew Barrows, Director of M&A for Environmental Pest Service, shares insight into EPS purchasing strategy and how firms evaluate a pest control business' value. 

Episode:09 - How Does Your Digital Marketing Stack Up?

Episode:09 - How Does Your Digital Marketing Stack Up?

November 5, 2020
Coalmarch breaks down industry averages on spend, lead generation, and cost per lead for pest control companies across some of the fastest growing digital channels.
 
Download the Marketing Benchmark report at: https://www.coalmarch.com/2020-marketing-benchmark-report
Episode:08 - Leveraging Industry Associations to Grow your Business

Episode:08 - Leveraging Industry Associations to Grow your Business

October 29, 2020

The best business owners know they can't go it alone. Scott Steckel, NPMA President and Director of Strategic Development with Plunkett’s Pest Control, shares how peer networks and industry associations can change the trajectory of your business.

Episode:07 - Building Your A-Team

Episode:07 - Building Your A-Team

October 22, 2020

When Erin Richardson bought out the family business, she knew she wanted to have a team-first approach at All-American Pest Control. Learn how prioritizing work-life balance, instituting a 4-day workweek, and treating her employees the way she wants her customers to be treated has served her bottom line.

Episode:06 - Digital Business Transformation

Episode:06 - Digital Business Transformation

October 8, 2020

From financial and operational KPIs to digital marketing - technology has shifted the way your business works. Hear from Anti-Pesto's Howard Bright on how new technology has impacted his priorities as a business owner and his growth capability.

Episode:05 - Scaling Through Innovation: The Secret to Growth Efficiency

Episode:05 - Scaling Through Innovation: The Secret to Growth Efficiency

October 1, 2020

The best business owners know that there's a balance between introducing new ideas and finding ways to scale what's working for your business. Learn from Terminix-Triad President and CEO, Burns Blackwell, as he shares how he approaches those conflicting ideals and prioritizes both to promote the growth of his pest control business.

Episode:04 - Family Ties: Challenges to Scaling a Family Business

Episode:04 - Family Ties: Challenges to Scaling a Family Business

September 17, 2020

Queue “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge.... If you inherited a pest control or lawn care business, then this episode is for you! Tune into this episode and hear from guest speaker, Tom Gibbons, co-owner of F&W Pest Control and consultant at WorkWave, as he discusses family ties and the challenges to growing a family business. Hear from this fourth-generation business owner as he discusses navigating ebbs and flows of business throughout the decades and gives tips on how to overcome the challenges to growth. Each PMP Industry Insider episode discusses impactful topics, where once applied, can help you grow your pest control business.

Episode:03 - AI and the Future of Pest & Lawn

Episode:03 - AI and the Future of Pest & Lawn

September 10, 2020

How does Artificial Intelligence (AI) play into the future of the Pest & Lawn industries? Learn more about this topic from guest speakers, Kendall Hines and Erik Alburg, co-founders of Lawnbot. Kendall and Erik will discuss the fundamentals of AI, the different ways it can be applied to the pest and lawn industries, and the future impact it could make on the way business owners conduct day-to-day operations. Each PMP Industry Insider episode discusses impactful topics, where once applied, can help you grow your pest control business.

Episode:02 - Impressions of an Investment Analyst

Episode:02 - Impressions of an Investment Analyst

September 3, 2020

How does pest control relate to Wall Street? Hear from our guest speaker, Tim Mulrooney, an Investment Analyst at William and Blair as he gives insight into his research on the pest market within commercial services. Learn what makes pest management businesses so attractive to the Wall Street crowd as well as Private Equity Investors. Each PMP Industry Insider episode discusses impactful topics, where once applied, can help you grow your pest control business.

Episode:01 - PMP Industry Insiders

Episode:01 - PMP Industry Insiders

August 27, 2020

With over 1,000 business owners and industry partners registering for their COVID series, hosts Dan Gordon and Donnie Shelton wanted to provide a way to have those conversations and make advice from some of the industry’s best leaders accessible. In this episode, get to know hosts Donnie Shelton (Triangle Pest Control, Coalmarch) and Dan Gordon (PCO Bookkeepers, M&A Specialists), as they discuss their motives behind starting the PMP Industry Insiders Podcast. Each PMP Industry Insider episode discusses impactful topics, where once applied, can help you grow your pest control business.