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Parkway Pest was recognized by Island Now newspaper.

Parkway Pest was voted Best Pest Service of the North Shore 2015 by readers of Island Now newspaper of New York. The winners were selected through a “Best of the North Shore of 2015” reader poll in which the publication’s 122,496 readers could vote for their favorite business, service or venue of the North Shore. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by our community for all the dedication, training and hard work we have poured into our efforts to help keep our community pest free,” Parkway stated on its website.

Truly Nolen opened its third independently owned and operated franchise in New Jersey — Truly Nolen of Monmouth, located at 4 Cherry Hill Road in Holmdel. The location serves Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties and joins other Truly Nolen Garden State locations in Burlington and Hudson Counties. It is owned and operated by local resident Steve Mora, who has an extensive background in pest control, as technical service manager for a nationally known company.

Steve Mora

Just a little more than three years after the start of operations at its new building on rue des Rocailles in Quebec City, Maheu&Maheu received the LEED Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). This is a higher level than that aimed for in the beginning, the “certified” level, based on the rating system of CaGBC. The building, designed by BGLA architects and built by Construction Béland & Lapointe, integrates unique and cutting-edge architectural features. Indeed, the structural glass curtain wall made by IC2 Technologies was the first built for a commercial project in the province of Quebec.

ValuePest has awarded Mark Lemon of Kansas City a 10-year franchise renewal. “Mark has been one of our shining stars ever since he purchased his ValuePest franchise a decade ago,” said President Bob Jones.

Stuart Aust, president and CEO of Bug Doctor, Paramus, N.J., announced the launch of its newest division, Tree Doctor. Tree Doctor will specialize in pruning and trimming tree limbs, cutting down trees and tree stump removal.

Based in Columbia, S.C., Modern Exterminating Company celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015. Founded on Oct. 3, 1955, by George and Katherine Matthews, the company has remained under the ownership of the Matthews family for three generations. A 2003 University of South Carolina graduate, Glenn Matthews III continues his grandparents’ legacy as president and CEO by providing his customers with the same level of service as when the doors opened. “My grandparents always stressed to me the importance of quality customer service,” Glenn says. “Customers are the lifeline to our success, and we want to do everything we can to ensure they are in good hands.” Serving a 40-mile radius from downtown Columbia, Modern Exterminating has more than 11,000 customers. With 39 full-time employees, Modern Exterminating has more than 700 years of combined experience in the pest control field.

Modern Exterminating is a multi-generation pest control business.

The Pest Rangers, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has completed its acquisition of Duryea, Pa.-based Denco Termite & Pest Control, a company founded by Dennis Kuenze in 1992 to serve the greater Scranton market. “We established The Pest Rangers in Wilkes-Barre in 2008 and expanded our geographic reach south into the Hazleton market through our acquisition of EnviroSmart Pest Solutions last year,” says President Jeff King. “Our more recent acquisition of Denco helps us reach toward the north. We’re planning a larger acquisition even farther north, in Scranton, within two years. Our goal is to serve customers across a growing stretch of the I-81 corridor, which spans the length of Eastern Pennsylvania.”