Company News and Recognition
August 10, 2004

Habitat for Humanity and Dodson Pest Control

Habitat for Humanity
One of the companies partnering with the local chapter of Habitat For Humanity since the beginning is Dodson Pest Control. For every home built, the company donates a soil treatment for protection against termites, providing both the labor and the materials.
(Lynchburg, VA) -Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lynchburg formed its local chapter in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1988. Now, 16 years later, Lynchburg is one of the most successful Habitat organizations in the country. The local chapter recently celebrated construction of its 240th home.

 

Since its inception, Habitat has received its funding through private donations from Lynchburg area corporations, churches and individuals. The program is unique because carpenters do not get paid for any of their work. Electricians and plumbers do receive some compensation, but they provide their services at a discount.

One of the companies partnering with the local chapter of Habitat since the beginning is Dodson Pest Control. For every home built, the company donates a soil treatment for protection against termites, providing both the labor and the materials. Dodson also contributes a percentage of its corporate profits to Habitat each year, donating $28,000 since 1991.

Gary Farrar, Housing Relations Manager for Habitat, said "We are very fortunate to have Dodson Pest Control and so many other local companies and volunteers contribute their monies, time and services. That's why our Habitat chapter is such a great success story on a national level. Two-hundred and forty homes involves a lot of resources, time, effort and dedication," added Farrar.

Dodson Pest Control President and CEO, Bert Dodson, Jr., said, "There continues to be a need for decent, affordable housing in Lynchburg and other communities. Habitat makes dreams a reality for many Lynchburg families, and our company is honored to be involved with the Lynchburg Habitat Chapter."

There are over 30 Habitat for Humanity programs in Virginia, with Lynchburg being the largest chapter in the state. Habitat has over 1,500 chapters across the U.S. and 60 chapters in other countries. To qualify for a Habitat home, applicants must have a need for housing, the ability to pay and a willingness to partner.



 
October 10, 2003

Dodson Pest Control Donates Vehicle

Dodson donates vehicle
Dodson Bros. has donated a vehicle to 'The Daily Bread' of Lynchburg. Bert Dodson, Jr. presented the keys and title to the truck to Lolita Warwick, Executive Director of 'The Daily Bread' of Lynchburg and Molly Nelson of 'Living Proof', the youth arm of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
(Lynchburg, VA) - Our company recently donated a vehicle to 'The Daily Bread' of Lynchburg. The non-profit organization has been feeding the hungry in Lynchburg since 1982. The Chevy S-10 pickup truck was newly repainted and overhauled with a new muffler and exhaust system, tires and brakes.

 

Special thanks to our maintenance shop employees Ken Hall, Ashley Hall and Richard Phelps for contributing a great deal of time and effort to spruce up the truck like new.

Bert Dodson, Jr. presented the keys and title to the truck to Lolita Warwick, Executive Director of 'The Daily Bread' of Lynchburg and Molly Nelson of 'Living Proof', the youth arm of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Mr. Dodson said, "We are very proud to help an organization that does such an outstanding job of providing food and shelter for those in need in our community."

Miss Warwick thanked Mr. Dodson and our company for being "kind, compassionate and generous."

Our company has contributed over $15,000 to 'The Daily Bread' of Lynchburg since 1990. The truck will be used for daily food pickup and for running errands.

 



 
October 23, 2002

Dodson Pest Control Wins Better Business Bureau Award

Bert Dodson, Jr. at BBB Awards.
Pictured from left to right are Garnett Smith, BBB Awards Judge, Julie Wheeler, Pres. & CEO, BBB of Western Virginia, Bert Dodson, Jr. Pres. & CEO, Dodson Pest Control & Sam Lionberger, BBB Board Chairman.
(Lynchburg, VA) - Dodson Pest Control has been named Winner of the Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia's Torch Award for marketplace ethics. The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate their commitment to ethical business practices.

 

Dodson Pest Control was recognized for exemplifying high ethical standards of behavior to their customers, employees and the communities they serve throughout Western Virginia. The area includes Dodson offices in Lynchburg, Roanoke, Pulaski, Danville, Staunton and Covington.

The Better Business Bureau presented awards in three categories; small, medium and large business. Dodson Pest Control won the large business category. The company has 500 employees.

Over 200 people attended the awards luncheon in Roanoke, VA. Dodson Pest Control President and CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. accepted the award, and thanked the Better Business Bureau for "a very special award that recognizes Dodson's ongoing commitment to our customers and employees."

All entries were judged by an independent panel of business and ethics experts.

Established in 1944, 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 control companies in the country.



 
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