We are proud to announce that our chairman and CEO, Harvey L. Massey, has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Since 1947, the Horatio Alger Award has been bestowed upon renowned leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
Harvey L. Massey grew up in the small town of Melville, LA. After serving our Country in the United States Army Security Agency, Mr. Massey began his career as a sales inspector at Orkin in Austin, Texas, and 13 years later joined Terminix as Senior Vice President of Operations.
In 1985, Harvey Massey purchased Walker Chemical and Exterminating Company in Orlando, Florida, which was comprised of only four service centers.
Today, Massey Services has grown to over 130 Service Centers throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma – and has over 1,700 professional team members.
Commitment To Our Communities And Our Country
Harvey Massey has been unwavering in his commitment to our company, our community and our industry.
In his announcement, Mr. Massey was quoted as saying “It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as a Member of the Horatio Alger Association. I grew up in a very small town in Louisiana where my family owned a small business. They taught me the importance of hard work, discipline, commitment and giving back. Where else, but in the greatest nation on God’s earth, could this happen.”
Harvey Massey’s patriotism is visible in everything he does. He has been quoted as saying, “It is incumbent on every business leader to never stop advocating, supporting and championing the tenets of freedom, liberty and opportunity. This is what made our country the greatest nation, and it’s the one thing that will continue to make us the greatest nation in the world.”
This is just one of the many reasons why he recorded his own version of America, Why I Love Her, a tribute to America, our veterans and our current military personnel who are currently serving our country.
In addition to his love for our great nation, Harvey and his wife, Carol, are ardent supporters of the arts and education and in 2014, formed The Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation to further solidify Massey Services’ long term commitment and mission of being a contributing member to our community and industry.” More than 75 organizations are supported by Massey Services annually.