Local business leader and philanthropist, Harvey L. Massey,CEO and founder of Orlando-based Massey Services, Inc., was inducted into the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame.
Nominees are selected by peer vote with inductees chosen by an anonymous committee impaneled by Pest Management Professional. Criteria for selection include industry expertise and experience, leadership and innovation.
Mr. Massey helped to revolutionize the industry with the development and introduction of “pest prevention” as a service model, replacing traditional pest control. The business that bears his name is one of the nation’s largest and most respected service companies, providing residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection and landscape services since to more than 181,000customers from 61 service centers throughout Florida,Georgia and Louisiana. In addition, Mr. Massey helped found the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), an advocacy and promotional organization designed to elevate the professional status of the industry. Over the years, Mr. Massey has received numerous industry related awards and accolades, culminating in selection to the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame.
“I cannot convey what it means to me to be recognized in such an enduring way by my colleagues and peers,” said Mr. Massey. “To be inducted into a hall of fame of any kind is truly special; to be recognized for what you have done to influence and change an industry is truly humbling.”
“We are proud to have Harvey Massey as a member of the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame Class of 2008,” said Frank Andorka,editorial director of Pest Management Professional. “His accomplishments, both inside and outside the industry, prove that Mr. Massey is an outstanding person as well as pest management professional. He fits in well with an extremely strong class, and we congratulate him on his induction.”
The Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Oct. 21, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort &Convention Center on the Potomac River in Washington D.C.
About Massey Services
Massey Services is one of the nation’s largest and most respected service companies. Massey Services and its subsidiary organizations provide residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection and lawn, tree and shrub care services to more than 185,000 customers from 61service centers throughout Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. For more information about Massey Services, please visit masseyservices.com.