Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. The Horatio Alger Award recognizes renowned leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as a Member of the Horatio Alger Association,” said Mr. Massey. “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 and his wife, Carol, are ardent supporters of the arts and education. He and Carol have been married for 52 years and have three children (two who have leadership roles in Massey Services) and 10 grandchildren. “We are blessed,” said Harvey Massey.
Carol Massey, speaking on behalf of the family, added “We are all extremely proud of Harvey and pleased to see him receive this very deserving recognition.”
Harvey Massey is a leading industry voice and 52-year veteran of the pest management and landscape services industries. He is a highly active and visible community citizen who has served in numerous capacities and organizations including: Chair of the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Task Force, Vice Chairman of the Expressway Authority, Chairman of the United Arts, Chairman of the Rollins College Center of Advanced Entrepreneurship Program and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, to name a few.
“Horatio Alger Association is proud to welcome Mr. Massey as a Member of the Association,” said Byron Trott, president and CEO of Horatio Alger Association and 2011 Horatio Alger Award recipient, of the announcement earlier this week. “From an early age, he understood the importance of taking initiative and serving as a leader. His values are aligned with the Association’s mission and he will be an inspiration to our Scholars for years to come.”
Massey Services was founded in 1985 by Harvey L. Massey and is currently the fifth largest pest management company in the industry. In addition, Massey Services is the largest, privately-owned family company in the industry.