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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.


 
November 9, 2006

Bert Dodson, Jr. Named 2006 Virginia Small Business Champion

Bert Dodson, Jr.
Dodson Bros. President Bert Dodson, Jr. was recently honored as the 2006 Small Business Champion in Virginia.
Lynchburg, VA - Bert Dodson, Jr., President and CEO of Dodson Pest Control, was named in October the 2006 Small Business Champion in Virginia.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) presented the award. The NFIB is Virginia's largest small business advocacy group.

Dodson serves on the NFIB Virginia Leadership Council, which advises the organization on public policy initiatives impacting small business. He has also been instrumental in organizing the NFIB Virginia Lynchburg Area Action Council, a grassroots activist group connecting small business owners to lawmakers.


 
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