Our roots run deep in the pest control industry. Dick Freye began his career in pest control as a technician and later as a branch manager for Wil-Kil in Madison in the mid 1960s. He established Professional Pest Control in March of 1968. Dick, who was born and raised in Madison, and was graduated from East High, grew the company through a firm commitment to customer service and integrity.
Rick Freye started working for his Dad at PPC when he was 16 years of age in high school, learning the ropes a few nights and on weekends. After Rick graduated high school, he went into the HVAC industry where he worked for about a dozen years. One day Dick came along and asked Rick if he wanted to get involved in the family business. Rick considered the opportunity and left his job with the HVAC firm and joined PPC in 1987 as a service technician with a regular route.
He learned the business from the ground up, grasping fully what customers expected and what they needed. Rick assumed the position of General Manager in 2000 and took over as owner in 2007. Today, PPC serves all of South Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Dick remains on board as a valued consultant as the company nears its 5th decade of service.
The Freye family has also been committed to the overall industry itself. Early on in his career, Dick got involved with the Wisconsin Pest Control Association where he served as President on three occasions, and also served as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms. In 1991 Dick was bestowed a lifetime, honorary WPCA membership. Rick has also served the industry for better than 18 years as WPCA President, Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors. The company’s commitment to best practices continues as General Manager Tom Fraser serves on the WPCA Board of Directors.
PPC today has 20 pest control technicians — four of them are WPCA certified Master Technicians, and all are state certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. We will resolve your pest problem effectively, promptly and with a smile.