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    Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Billy Tesh has been in the pest control business since age 14. He is the President and founder of Pest Management Systems Inc., and with over 47 years of experience he has proven himself as a leader, collaborator, and contributor in the industry and his community.

     Tesh graduated, with honors, from North Carolina State University and with the help of his wife, Laurie, founded PMi in 1984. Billy has two grown and married daughters with children of their own. His family spirit has translated into a very family-oriented workplace which is usually the top answer when anyone is asked why they like working at PMi.

     With an endless energetic attitude and innovative spirit, Billy has also started and maintained several other successful businesses. After the success of PMi, our sister company Groundworks, was founded in 1995; PestOne in 1999; Crawlspace Care Technologies in 2006; followed by Crawlspace Depot in 2011.

     Mr. Tesh has held countless positions on boards and elected offices. He has been a valuable member of the North Carolina Pest Control Association for over 35 years and after rising through the ranks with the North Carolina Pest Control Association, Billy was elected President in 1987. He worked extensively as a member of the Greensboro Builders Association, earning Associate of the Year in 2003, Recruiter of the Year in 2004, and elected President in 2008. In 2009, he was the proud recipient of their highest award, The Eugene Gulledge Outstanding Service Award. He has been a member of the Greensboro Science Center Board of Directors for over a decade and has given his time and resources to help many causes and organizations in his community. He has a life-long commitment to helping Habitat for Humanity and has raised money to help raise over 65 roofs in the Greater Greensboro area. With innovation and compassion, he has helped make a difference with other organizations like Camp Weaver, Victory Junction, countless homeless shelters, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Make a Wish Foundation, Operation Smile, the Town of Summerfield, and many others. His dedication for helping and his work to give back to his community was made more widely known when he was awarded NC State University Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2003 and was named Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year in 2014, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals NC, Triad Chapter.

     PMi and Tesh are proud members of many local, state, and national organizations that are helping make positive change. Over the last 35 years, Tesh has worked with lawmakers in Washington, DC on important legislation affecting the pest control industry, lobbying for the good of the industry and betterment of the country. He has been active in public policy, legislative committees and was awarded the FMC Legislative Award in 2017 for lifetime achievement recognition in industry legislation. He says pest control is more than just protecting homes and health it is about making a difference in people’s lives. He is doing just that, Mr. Tesh a longtime member of the National Pest Management Association was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 serving as Secretary, Treasurer, and became President of this international organization in 2014. He has dedicated countless hours to helping make outstanding contributions within the Pest Control Industry and has been awarded the PCT (Pest Control Technology) Crown Leadership Award and recently being inducted into one of the industry’s highest awards and achievements, the PMP(Pest Management Professional) Hall of Fame.

     Billy has made an impact in the world of pest management and the people whose lives he has touched. As pests continue to grow and evolve, he continues to learn, improve, and keeps working harder in this industry. Mr. Tesh is a staple in the community and is continuing his mission to try and make it better and bring people together.  The bugs don’t stop and neither does PMi or Billy Tesh!


    • “I enjoy working for PMi because of the family atmosphere, everyone here I consider family and we all have each other’s back. At the end of each day, I go home knowing we helped our customers on what can be a very stressful, frustrating day for them. I am grateful to work in a place which makes us grow to greater heights.”

      Kelly C.

    • “The reason I love not just my position in “bed bugs,” but the “pest field,” in general, period. Just as police, firefighters, and medical personnel are so important, I feel we are so important as well. We get out every day no matter the situation to give our clients a peace of mind, we help them solve their problems. If we do not do it who will… I have worked for a different pest control company in past and I must say hands down this have been the best company to work for. Everyone seems to be on page and a family no matter how new you are. They took time to properly train me, if I had questions it was answered and always been respectful… 🥳 woo PMI is the way to go 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽!”

      Rick H.

    • “I am proud to work for a company that focuses so much energy on taking care of customers and employees. PMi is family oriented and focuses on everyone’s values and strengths. We truly accomplish more working together which positively impacts the daily lives of not only our customers, but our employees as well. I’m grateful to have started a career at PMi three years ago.”

      Shelley Q.

    • “It’s hard not to sound cliché’ but PMi is my extended family. From the first day I stepped into the office I felt welcomed and more importantly I felt like people were being themselves which made me feel more comfortable in stepping into a big role. I have had things come up that have required special circumstances and Billy and Laurie have truly been a blessing to me and my family. The people I work with everyday are hardworking people which makes joking around a breeze because it never gets in the way of getting the job done. It also helps that a lot of the people I work with have kids the same age as I do; the kids love it when we get to do fun things (Pre-Pandemic) like our Myrtle Beach Trip, Swarm Games, Grasshopper Games and Winter Wonderlights and they get to see everyone. I think good companies have good leaders; good leaders attract good people. I cannot wait to see how we can continue to grow this company and continue to help people in our community.”

      AJ R.

    • “Having worked both in the field and now in the office I can honestly say that I love my job here! It is more like being with family all day than coworkers. Everyone takes pride in what they do, and we take care of our customers as a team. It makes a difference when you like going to work every day.”

      Tracy M.

    • “PMi is a great company to be a part of. It is family owned and they make you feel like you are part of the family. They will let you know how much they appreciate you and how hard you work. I could not have asked for a better company to work for. I am so glad that I am a part of the PMi family!”

      Joni M.

    • “I have been at PMi for over 18 years, and its just a great company to work for. I have never seen a company, or the owners of a company do for their employees the way that they have done for us. It is one big happy family! I love working here and I love talking to our customers!”

      Kathy L.

    • “A great place to work! With a flexible schedule most of the time. A great owner that would do anything for you if u need Help! I have been with PMI for over 30 years and I love working with the customers trying to fix their issues with insects and rodents and I love working on my own!”

      Thomas O.

    • “I love working for PMi because it’s all about family. Everyone genuinely cares about each other and we truly care about our customers. My job gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives and make a difference every day. Every day is different challenge, yet exciting!! It is ok for me not to know everything and If I don’t, all I have to do is ask!! I love my job and all of my co-workers 😊!”

      Sabrina M.


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