Laurie was born in a suburb of Los Angeles and her parents moved their family to her dad’s home state of NC when she was 10. She has lived in the Greensboro area ever since and NC is where she calls home! Billy and Laurie met in High School in 1976 and married after they graduated from college. Basically, Billy and Laurie grew up together!
Billy and Laurie have two great daughters, Julie Tesh-Clark and Kelly Tesh Thompson. They have two wonderful sons-in-laws, Jeremy Clark and Patrick Thompson. And they are both from Louisiana!! Julie and Jeremy have two children, Cooper and Sarah Grace and three rambunctious Labradors, Miss Remington, Elouise and Ford Ruffin. They live in Baton Rouge, LA and Jeremy is also in the pest control industry. Kelly and Patrick have a handsome yellow lab named Bacchus (Baci for short) and the newest addition to the family Harper, the most precious and sweet granddaughter born in April 2020!! Patrick runs the Pinehurst/Sandhills branch of PMi.
Billy and Laurie started Pest Management in 1984 and have over 55 employees. She loves that they have a business that takes care of the customer’s needs and also that we take care of our employees and their families. They love helping people and making a difference in their health and wellbeing. Laurie says, “We are so thankful we have a business that will always be needed and that our employees have job security.”
Laurie loves traveling and especially taking trips with her family. She loves sharing new places, experiences, and adventures with them!!
There are so many great organizations Laurie and Billy have worked with over the years. They love to spread the love over as many programs as we can. There are so many worthy causes…Habitat, Make-a-Wish, Victory Junction, Camp Weaver, EMF, The Science Center, Teen Challenge, and Hospice just to name a few!! One of her greatest memories was being a part of granting a wish for a little girl in a wheelchair for a Make-a-wish event with their daughter, Julie. Laurie says, “Seeing firsthand how important these organizations are makes me so happy and feel so blessed we can support and contribute to their cause.”
Laurie’s family had a dance studio for many years in downtown Greensboro. She grew up with a lot of music and dancing in our house. She loved to waltz with her dad around our living room when she was young. Her dad taught her and her sister all the ballroom dances. Laurie said, “What most don’t know is when I dance with Billy – I lead!!!”