California-based Pestmaster Services has relocated corporate headquarters operations from Bishop, Calif. to Reno, Nev. The company manages all corporate functions from its new location, including franchising, with plans to create 25 jobs within five years.
Local business leaders welcomed company president Jeff Van Diepen at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino during a luncheon for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).
Specializing in green, sustainable solutions in pest management for residential and commercial locations, Pestmaster Services purchased a 12,200 square foot office and warehouse on South Virginia Street in Reno, adding to a service center previously operating in downtown Reno. Local brokerage firm, Avison Young, assisted the company with its real estate needs.
With operations in 14 states throughout the U.S., both company-owned and franchised, Pestmaster has hired 13 employees to date in Reno with plans to expand to 25 employees, all with benefits, in the next five years. The company also plans to connect with the local community and university as it settles into the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area. The job creation and capital investment from the new headquarter operation will generate an estimated $10.5 million in economic impact to the region in five years.
“I’m delighted to receive such a warm welcome from EDAWN and the local business community,” said Jeff Van Diepen, president and CEO of Pestmaster Services. “In 30 years of doing business in Bishop, CA, and as one of the larger employers there, we never received so much as a Thank You or any appreciation or recognition from our City Counsel or County Supervisors. I’m impressed at seeing a state operate in a ‘business friendly’ manner. We’ve made a great move to Reno and are happy to be here! “
Business Services and headquarters operations are key to EDAWN’s three-year strategic plan for job creation in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. Business friendly regulations and taxes, along with a nationally ranked university and MBA program make the region attractive for business headquarters needing a skilled professional workforce.
“It’s exciting to announce that Pestmaster will join our community as a company headquarters relocation,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of EDAWN. “The companies that relocate their entire operation to our region add not only the jobs that are announced, but also provide significant value overtime because the decision makers live here and develop a personal commitment to our community. We welcome Jeff Van Diepen and his team to their new corporate and personal home.”
EDAWN has seen an influx of interest from Back Office and Business Support operations looking to relocate to the region with new prospects in the industry up 58 percent from this time last year.