MEET JIM & MAGGIE DROST
of FLORIDA PEST PROFESSIONALS
Jim grew up in Janesville,
Wisconsin, which is located between Madison and Chicago. After
graduation from high school, Jim joined the Army and served his
basic and Military Police training at Fort McClellan in Alabama,
where he became a Military Police Investigator as a drug
enforcement officer. After discharge from the Army, he also
served 6 years in the National Guard.
He says he was encouraged to find employment at Ecolab, a
Fortune 500 company, and joined the pest elimination division in
Oklahoma City as a route specialist. in 1983.
Maggie and Jim of Florida Pest Professionals have the
knowledge and determination to get rid of your pests!
After his training he became a route
specialist and was the pest guy for 75 commercial accounts that included
hospitals, skilled care facilities, restaurants, and even the Oklahoma City
State Capitol Complex.
After 2 years as a route specialist, Jim was moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma as an
area manager, where he was in charge of all accounts in eastern Oklahoma and
western Arkansas. In 1988, as point man for newly opened markets in
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Charleston WV, and Buffalo NY, he built the
business from one service specialist to over 26 service techs and 1800 plus
accounts. In 2008, he was brought to Cape Coral to help manage this district,
that needed attention and his skills to keep on track. In 2013 with 30 years
with Eco Lab, Jim retired.
It took less than a year for Jim to
figure out that retirement wasn't for him. Maggie, his wife of over 35 years,
told him if he was going to go back to some kind of work that he should do
something he loved and that she would do it with him. In 2014, they started
Florida Pest Professionals.
Maggie comes with her own set of credentials. She has over 28 years with H.
J. Heinz. She has been in charge of quality assurance along with auditing and
writing their quality programs including pest management. With the two of
them working together as a team, they bring a unique knowledge and
understanding of the pest control business and the customer's needs.
These high school sweethearts have 2 kids, one who is a doctor and the other
an executive kitchen manager. They both like travel, boats and motorcycling.
They both claim the other is their soul mate, and are finding that working
together as a team on this new venture is even better and more rewarding than
1616 West Cape Coral Pkwy Suite 102, #200
Cape Coral, FL 33914
855-9FL-PEST (855-935-7378) Phone
State Certified Pest Control Operator
Licensed & Insured
State Business License JB212897
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