Alterra Pest Control Sets National Record of 53,000 New Accounts; Now in Los Angeles, California

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Record-breaking numbers thrill environmentally responsible exterminators, Alterra Pest Control. Over 53,000 new customers in a single summer—an amazing feat for the pest control industry.

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When one thinks about record-breaking numbers in L.A., one can’t help but think of the entertainment industry. But, pests, not entertainment, are on the minds of one company in particular. Alterra Pest Control, who recently announced a record-breaking summer of growth, over 53,000 new customers in a single summer—an amazing feat for the pest control industry. With just 13 different market locations, Alterra is the first company of its kind to accomplish such remarkable growth in such a short period of time. This summer, their Los Angeles market contributed approximately 4300 new customers to their incredible record-breaking growth.

Alterra Pest Control started the year with a specific goal of attracting 50,000 new customers in 2012. By the end of the summer, Alterra had far exceeded any of their original growth projections. The uncharacteristically warm winter and spring led to increases in unwanted pests across the nation. California saw an increase in Argentine ants, black widow spiders and rodents.

Alterra correctly projected that the unseasonably warm temperatures would bring the potential for new clients, but they were also concerned about supporting that potential growth with progressive, environmentally responsible pest control, and in increasing the quality of their customer’s lives with every Alterra interaction. To achieve this goal, Chief Customer Officer Derrick Royce developed an extensive training program for all of its operations teams.

“This year we significantly fine-tuned our training programs for both the sales and operations teams. We have completely revamped our process manuals, training videos, and weekly technical trainings. We are also grateful to our Chief Customer Officer, Derrick Royce, for developing Alterra University, a wide variety of customized trainings to help improve overall customer service.” –Vess Pearson, President

Growth has always been one of the goals for Alterra Pest Control, but they wanted a specific kind of growth for their company: better, not just bigger.

“Alterra’s goal for 2012 was to build a better company, not just a bigger one,” says CEO, David Royce, about growth. “Alterra’s family environment and core values help to strengthen our team’s willingness to WOW customers, promote referrals and feel part of something special on a daily basis. We give all the credit to this summer’s Alterra service team and the many long hard hours put in to make this extraordinary achievement possible.”

To CEO David Royce, it is clear that the manner in which his company conducts their business plays a starring role in their record-breaking growth this year. With quality business practices and environmentally responsible techniques for pest control, this company seems destined for even more growth and success.

Alterra provides residential and commercial pest control services to over 400 cities nationwide (in 13 major markets). Alterra is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and specializes in environmentally responsible pest control solutions. Alterra is also a proud partner of the United Nation’s Foundation “Nothing But Nets” which helps stop the spread of Malaria transmitted by mosquito bites. Alterra dedicates a portion of company profits annually to “Nothing But Nets” providing insecticide-treated bed nets to help save the lives of millions in underdeveloped countries.

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