As recognition of our accomplishments, in 1984 our company was awarded the “Pest Control Company of the Year”. Our company president, Phil Clegg, has served as president of both the North Carolina Pest Control Association and the National Pest Management Association.
Over the years, the pest control industry has changed and changes are many times necessary. Rev. Clegg passed the company on to his son Phil, and Phil is now passing it on to his son Philip Clegg, II. However, keeping the things that work, like great customer service will never change at Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control. Our company has been built on satisfied customers and because of that fact it will continue to grow because “Satisfied Customers Make Our Business”. As long as there is a need for great customer service, there will be a need for Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control.
Our Company’s Beginning
In the early 1960’s, Reverend Ralph E. Clegg, our founder, was a minister at a small church in a rural town in North Carolina. The church developed a termite problem. Several termite control companies gave Rev. Clegg estimates for controlling the termites. The cost, unfortunately, was too much for the small church to afford. Rev. Clegg decided to learn all he could about termites from a friend at North Carolina State University and also from what was written. With the assistance of the other church members, Rev. Clegg treated the church successfully.
The treatment performed at the small church was just the beginning. Soon other church members, who were also in need of termite control, were having Rev. Clegg treat their homes. In 1964 Rev. Clegg incorporated Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control. The company’s initial beginning was limited, only performing termite treatments. However, soon due to requests and needs, these services were expanded to also perform pest control services. The company was developing from a hobby with a few employees working out of Rev. Clegg’s home.
In 1970, Reverend Clegg’s son, Phil Clegg, now President of Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control, joined the firm after working as a pilot with the North Carolina Forest Service in their aerial fire patrol. Before working with the Forest Service, Phil had graduated from NC State with a Forestry major. Phil now uses his love of flying to regularly visit the branches throughout the company’s service territory.
Even after retirement, Rev. Clegg continued to play a major role in the growth and expansion of the company. Father and son working together made Clegg’s Termite and Pest Control what it is today.
Clegg’s at work through the generations shown below: