Eastside Exterminators, Woodinville, Wash., is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Since 1969, Eastside Exterminators says it has committed itself to protecting homes and families from pests of all kinds. The company vision, “Our Family Protecting Families,” is the foundation of the Eastside culture, the firm says. The company has been family-owned since its inception, and President Deanna Townsend and CEO Alex Altizer are second-generation owners.

The entire Eastside Exterminators team in front of the company’s building in Woodinville, Wash. The company has grown to more than 90 employees.

“Helping customers solve their pest problems has always been my passion,” Deanna Townsend said. “When I get to help that customer with a difficult infestation, or pass my knowledge on to a technician, it makes me happy and proud to know that I am making a difference.”

In 1969, Eastside Exterminators began as a one-man pest control operation, and has grown to more than 90 employees today.

“What I am most proud of is seeing our family grow and people prosper,” Alex Altizer said. “In my 19 years with Eastside, I have seen employees come in for a job and turn it into a career. The heart of our company is our employees, and when they are taken care of, they take care of the customers.”

Eastside’s rich history is reflected in its company Core Values: Family Focused, Passionate, Committed and Do The Right Thing. The company says every employee in the Eastside family has been chosen to exemplify these values, and to help Eastside continue growing for another 50 years.

Throughout 2019, Eastside will celebrate its milestone birthday with events, promotions, giveaways and philanthropic work.