Begun in 1991 by Drew Cowley, who was joined by his brother Invoice just a few years later, Cowleys Pest Companies is a Howell, N.J.-based enterprise that was lately profiled within the Asbury Park Press.
The profile sprang from a dialog Cowleys Pest Companies Advertising Director Chril Dattoli had after he despatched the newspaper a information merchandise about ticks and pest management.
It was additionally motive to have fun that the corporate was lately voted each one of many Prime Locations to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz.com and Asbury Park Press’ “Better of the Greatest in Monmouth County.”
“We’re actually humbled and honored and look ahead to conserving our prospects’ houses pest-free for an additional 30 years,” Dattoli mentioned, telling Pest Administration Skilled journal that incomes the “Better of the Greatest” award alone garnered an estimated enhance of about 5 p.c in gross sales leads.
The article profiles the brothers, who as kids “had no worry of the bugs and animals dwelling within the woods that surrounded their Manalapan residence. Years later, as adults, they ended up channeling that ease — mixed with their entrepreneurial know-how” into Cowleys Pest Companies.
Drew graduated faculty with a level in felony justice, and launched into a gross sales profession earlier than turning to pest management. Invoice, in the meantime, holds a level in historical past and beforehand owned and operated an athletic footwear retailer in an area mall.
“Throughout my brother’s seek for a brand new job, an outdated pal of ours who was a gross sales supervisor for an area pest administration firm tried to recruit him,” Invoice instructed the Asbury Park Press. “Drew had no curiosity, however our pal continued and in 1990, Drew joined that firm as a industrial salesperson promoting pest administration companies to eating places, inns and different companies. He loved the job and, as I used to be within the strategy of making an attempt to promote my retailer, I joined Drew on the firm as nicely and realized the pest management enterprise.”
Inside months, Invoice continued, “Drew left to begin his personal pest administration enterprise and I returned to work at my retailer. Drew launched Cowleys Pest Companies in 1991 on his personal, working loopy hours and sporting each hat. Three or 4 years in and after I lastly offered my retailer and was on the lookout for a brand new alternative, Drew instructed that we develop into companions in his enterprise as a result of he thought we’d make an excellent workforce, and I agreed. I purchased half of the corporate from him in spring 1996 and we went proper to work rising it from a small mom-and-pop enterprise to a company enterprise.”
Right this moment, Cowley’s employs 45, with a income of $7.3 million. Invoice chalks up their success partly to the great relationship between the brothers, telling the Asbury Park Press, “Drew and I belief one another utterly, have all the time gotten alongside nicely, and have a very robust partnership. We additionally love serving to others, and our prospects are all the time so relieved and appreciative.”