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November 17, 2009

Dodson Pest Control receives 2009 Philanthropy Award

Bert Dodson, Jr.
Bert Dodson, Jr.
(Lynchburg, VA) -Dodson Pest Control has been honored as the ‘Outstanding Philanthropic Company’ of 2009 by the Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Company President and CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. accepted the award at the 2009 Philanthropy Day Awards dinner November 17 in Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Dodson said he was “very humbled and honored to receive the award.” On National Philanthropy Day (November 15) and throughout the month of November, AFP chapters honor exemplary local philanthropists, volunteer fundraisers, corporations, foundations, professional fundraisers and others for their outstanding work and contributions to the community.

 

The AFP was established to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The group represents over 31,000 members in 200 chapters around the world. The Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the AFP has 40 members.

Dodson Pest Control was established in 1944 in Lynchburg, VA. It is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the country, with 34 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia metropolitan area.

 
November 4, 2009

Department of Defense presents award to Dodson Pest Control

Pro-patria Award
From left to right…Danny Miller, Bert Dodson, Jr. and Chad Ellinger.
(Lynchburg, VA) - Dodson Pest Control recently received the Pro Patria Award from the Department of Defense. The award is the highest state level honor given to a civilian employer by the Department. It is presented to those employers who demonstrate exceptional support for our national defense by adopting personnel policies that make it easier for their employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve. The Latin phrase “Pro Patria” means “for the country.” The award symbolizes uncommon patriotism by an employer. Dodson Pest Control President and CEO, Bert Dodson, Jr. accepted the award at a ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Dodson Pest Control has several employees who have been called upon to serve in the U.S. Military in Iraq. They include Danny Miller with the Army 276 Engineer Co. of the Dodson Richmond, Virginia Office (Danny nominated Dodson Pest Control for the award and has since become a full-time Staff Sargeant with the Virginia National Guard), Chad Ellinger with the Fourth Combat Engineer Batallion, U.S. Marine Corps (Chad is now medically retired from the Staunton, Virginia Office of Dodson Pest Control) and PFC Matt Parham with the ANG 113th Field Artillery (Matt is currently serving in Iraq and is employed at Dodson Pest Control’s Asheville, North Carolina Office).

Established in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1944, Dodson Pest Control is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the country, with 34 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia metropolitan area.

 
October 30, 2007

Bert Dodson, Jr. honored by Lynchburg, VA Fire Department

Bert Dodson, Jr. honored by Lynchburg, VA Fire Department (Lynchburg, VA) - The Lynchburg, VA Fire Department held its seventh annual Employee Awards Ceremony on October 10th, 2007 at Peakland United Methodist Church. The ceremony recognized many accomplishments that occurred throughout the year, including career achievement awards and medals of merit.

At the ceremony, an Advocacy Award was presented to Bert Dodson, Jr., the President and CEO of Dodson Pest Control. Dodson and the company were recognized for their continued support of the Operation Smoke Detector project. Operation Smoke Detector is a community service initiative that enables every home in Lynchburg to have a working smoke detector.

Dodson Pest Control has its corporate headquarters in Lynchburg, and operates 34 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia metropolitan area. It is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the country.


 
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