Tom - Owner
I am the 3rd generation owner of Akron Pest Control. I have been the owner since 2001. I am the grandson of Darrell Pursell who started APC in 1945. I live in the Akron area and have been around Akron Pest Control my entire life. I am married to Margaret and have two awesome children. I believe by honoring my grandfathers philosphy of always treating the customer with great respect as well as taking excellent care of our team members that we will continue to be a successful and effective pest control provider.
Margaret and I have been married for 13 years. Margaret left her job as a Research and Development manager in 2004 to become our office manager. She handles the day-to-day office operations, answers the phones and does all the scheduling for Akron Pest Control. Margaret always has a genuine concern for our customers as well as our technicians.
Roger has been with Akron Pest Control since 2004. Roger is a life-long friend of mine. Roger is our lead termite technician and lead residential technician as well as our lead wildlife trapper. Over the years Roger has seen many, many interesting pest control issues and through his experiences and dedication Roger has become one of the top pest control specialist in the area. Roger is licensed as a commercial applicator through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and he is trained through the Ohio Division of Wildlife for nuisance animal trapping.
Shawn has been with Akron Pest Control since 2006. Shawn is our lead technician in eastern Ohio. Shawn is dedicated to servicing our commercial accounts from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. Shawn is also experienced in residential pest control. He is licensed through the Ohio and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator. Shawn and his wife are the proud parents of a new baby boy.
Ray joined the Akron Pest Control team in 2009. He is my Uncle and has been someone I have looked up to all my life. Ray is a major utility team member. He is a commercial and residential technician, a lead sales representative, and special project manager. He also answers the phones and assists with scheduling. Ray specializes in structuring pest control programs and solutions to meet all the customer’s needs and expectations. Ray is licensed through the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator and he is licensed with the Ohio Division of Wildlife for nuisance animal trapping.
Dave has been with Akron Pest Control for 3 seasons. He is a life long friend of Tom and has recently moved his family back to Ohio from Florida so that he and his wife can raise their family around family and friends. Dave has a commercial applicators license through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and is licensed through the Division of Wildlife for nuisance animal trapping. Dave has quickly become a pest specialist for residential and commercial customers
Brian was with Akron Pest Control from 2000 to 2007, he left us to pursue a life long dream to own his own auto body shop. He returned to Akron Pest Control in 2011 to work with us on various pest control and animal trapping jobs. It is nice to have Brian back on our team. He is licensed through the Ohio Division of Wildlife for nuisance animal trapping. He will be taking his commercial applicators license this winter.