Businesses To Watch - Big Time Pest Control
Mike Bullert graduated college with an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He quickly picked up part-time work in the pest management industry. There he was able to put his science background to work but never dreamed it would one day become a full-time career. But, after spending nine years with Terminix and rising up the ranks to management, the budding pest professional seemed to have found his niche and a love for the business.
When the opportunity presented itself to purchase a very small company from an owner retiring from the industry, Bullert jumped at it. He had a vision for what his own business would look like and felt his key to success was to develop employees and staff into the very best pest professionals and people that they can be.
Bullert took an interest in his state association, the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), and has been on the board for the past 15 years, currently serving as this year’s President. Throughout his years of volunteering his time and energy to the state association, he has seen quite a bit of improvements. The association provides more value to its members than ever. They are always working to find better ways for businesses to come together to share best practices through education, which, in turn, raises up our industry as a whole. Members are concerned with the environment and constantly discussing the best way to use materials to prevent them from showing up in waterways. Their involvement also impacts legislations and regulations, ensuring our industry’s best interest is at heart.
Over Bullert’s years in the industry he was fortunate to have a great many mentors that were open to sharing ideas and best practices. “I have always been impressed with our industry’s willingness to help each other even though we are competitors. I hope to reciprocate that same gift that I was given and help others in the industry.”
Bullert attended his first PestWorld in 2015. He was impressed with not only the program but the association as a whole. When the NPMA came out with their Executive Leadership Program he was intrigued and decided to apply. The NPMA selected 10 individuals to participate and Bullert is honored to be one of them. As he begins this process, he sees it as an opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders to not only help his own company but forward our industry on a national level.
Looking back on his career to date, a career that he came into almost by accident and circumstance, he sees it as a blessing. Bullert reflects, “What could be more important than protecting human health and structure? I can’t think of a better cause or way to put my biology and chemistry to work.” Visit Big Time Pest Control on the web at https://www.bigtimepestcontrol.com/.