Announcing Greg Clendenin, Heron Lawn and Pest Control’s New CEO
It’s amazing that only thirteen years ago Heron Lawn and Pest Control was just a small start-up company that was run out of a tiny bedroom home office in Altamonte Springs, Fl. Now fast forward 13 years and today Heron Lawn and Pest Control is proud to have become one of the top 40 pest control companies in the nation. They’ve grown from one small home office to eight thriving branches throughout the Central Florida region, approximately 200 employees strong and now have over 19,000 customers. It’s without doubt that Heron has made quite an impression in this industry. However, with its future intentions of expansion and creating new footprints in new territories, Heron has come to a decision that in order to continue on its fortuitous path of expeditious growth, a new member to its Executive staff was needed. This special person would lead Heron on its journey of progressive advancements while opening up its doors to new, uncharted and opportunistic endeavors. With that being said, Heron is honored to be able to announce its new CEO, Greg Clendenin.
Heron has waited a long time to obtain a level of achievement that would afford them the opportunity to attract such a prestigious member, such as Greg, to its team. Heron not only wanted a leader who shared the same business philosophies and core values that the company encompassed, but it also wanted a CEO that could bring a great mix of leadership, operational and CEO experience, technical breadth, passion to persevere, adulation towards serving the community as well as preserving the environment and one who would also be willing to explore new options and push Heron to its limits. Heron’s owners strongly believe that Greg Clendenin is the person for the job. They recently spoke about the passing of the torch to Mr. Clendenin, and said, “Not only is Greg one of the best executives in the industry, but he also understands and embodies the hardcore committed, resilient character and winning culture that Heron represents. We truly believe that he has what it takes to take Heron Lawn and Pest Control to the next level of excellence.”
Greg has been married to his wife, Dottie Moody Clendenin, for sixteen years and together they have four sons Jason, Aaron, George and Charlie. Greg joins Heron with an impressive 35 years of experience in the lawn and pest industry. He is a graduate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia as well as from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Greg holds a B.A. in General Studies from the University of Lynchburg and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from Rollins College. Greg started working in the lawn and pest industry in 1979 and quickly moved up the ranks. Since then, he has held such positions as Partner and Vice President of Operations of Sears Authorized Termite and Pest Control, as well as President and CEO of Middleton Lawn and Pest Control. Greg’s signature achievement was being the leader and architect of Middleton’s organic growth from $8 Million to $35 Million in 9 years. Greg has also acquired a plethora of accolades during his time in the field such as Chairperson of the year from FPMA in 2004. He graciously accepted the key to the City of Orlando from Mayor Glenda Hood in 2003. He was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Crummer Business school at Rollins College. He has earned Gov. Lawton Child’s Corporate Champion Award, The Leadership Award from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Excellence Award from the Orange County Citizen’s Commission for Children and the prestigious National Leadership Award from industry peers in 2003. Greg also served as assistant Director for region 4 of the Florida Pest Control Assoc., he was a past chairman of the National Lawn Care Committee for NPMA, as well as a past NPMA board member and chairman of the National Quality Pro program.
As he is no stranger to the lawn and pest industry, Heron feels privileged that Greg has chosen to come on board as CEO. The company feels as though Greg has the perfect skill set for the position, as his individuality, ideal values and unmatched steadfastness to customer care will be the keys to Heron’s success in the future.
Announcing Greg Clendenin, Heron Lawn and Pest Control’s New CEO in Orlando and surrounding counties
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