2017 Associate of the Year

We are happy to announce that Matt Martin is the 2017 Southern and Sovereign Pest Control Associate of the Year. Matt started with our company during the spring of 2013 as a technician. He was promoted to the position of Operations Manager for the Virginia Beach office during the spring of 2016. In less than 5 years, Matt has progressed from a technician to one of the company’s most respected managers. Listed below are the specific reasons that Matt is being recognized.

  • Matt receives a significant number of customer compliments.
  • Matt has been recognized by his supervisors for his enthusiasm and positive attitude.
  • Matt does an outstanding job in performing his daily management duties.

Q & A with Matt Martin
Q: What do you like most about southern pest control?
A: The opportunity for advancement and appreciation of hard work. If you work hard and give it 100% you can go far in this company.

Q: How has Southern Pest Control helped you in your career development?
A: I’ve become very flexible and able to do things outside of my comfort zone. Working here you find yourself dealing with a wide variety of situations and customers so you have to stay on your toes.

Q: What is the favorite part about working for Southern Pest Control?
A: I enjoy traveling all over Hampton roads, working outside, and not being stationary for my work day. I also enjoy all the different types of people I meet throughout the day. We have some very interesting customers and I enjoy interacting with them.

Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: To me true leadership means leading from the front or leading by example. Anybody can tell people what to do and just expect results but a true leader will guide you along the way.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, riding my bike, playing XBOX, and I play ice hockey in a adult recreational league.

Q: What advice would you give to recent new hires?
A: I would tell them to keep pushing forward. This job can be overwhelming at first but if you ride out that early storm it gets easier as time goes on. I was just where you were at 5 years ago and look how far I’ve come, if you are willing to work hard you will make it here.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
A: Most people are surprised when I tell them I’m originally from Las Vegas, Nevada and I love playing ice hockey even though I come from a desert climate.