Our adventure started when Rich and Rene Kesecker decided to better their lives. They wanted to leave behind the big-city hustle and find a place more conducive to raising a family. With no clear path in place, Rich and Rene quit their jobs, loaded up their three young kids, and rolled the dice. Rich famously said “I don’t care what it takes, even if I have to open up Rich’s Video Store/Pest Control, I will make it work.” They relocated to Corvallis, where they still live today.
The Keseckers grew Good Earth Pest Company while working nights and weekends at supplementary jobs. Good Earth was built upon environmentally responsible pest management with emphasis upon honesty and integrity. It wasn’t long before Rich and Rene quit their other jobs and focused solely on their venture. Over the ensuing years, they grew the company one client at a time.
Today, Good Earth stands proudly as a second-generation family-owned enterprise, with brothers Mike and Herschel Kesecker at the helm. Assisted by their spouses, Sara and Gina, the Keseckers have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision, propelling Good Earth to become an industry leader and a key generator of employment opportunities. The company remains committed to its core principles, consistently delivering high-quality service to the community it serves.
The Kesecker family’s journey exemplifies the remarkable achievements that can be attained through a resolute work ethic and unwavering dediction to their valued clients and team members.
Good Earth Pest Company has met the high standards required by the National Pest Management Association to be certified Quality Pro. This mark of excellence has been met by only a small percentage of pest management companies. We continually invest in our team of professionals through education that surpasses state requirements. And it shows. When you meet a Good Earth team member, you are not meeting a salesperson; you are in fact in the company of a highly qualified professional. We do not sell services, we earn clients.
That is the Good Earth story. Thank you for reading!
Good Earth Core Values
These values are the guide to every decision we make.
- Going above and beyond expectations for our clients.
- Accountability and integrity in everything we do.
- Safety for the environment, our clients, and ourselves.
- The Good Earth Family: Work as a team and always treat each other with respect and support.
First visit. Joe was on time, very personable and took the lead on what we needed. Very please to find this service.
Besides keeping our home free of carpenter ants and rats, the office staff is always super-friendly and helpful when I contact them.
Never seen a rodent in my house and don’t want to. I credit Good Earth for keeping the little critters OUT! Best company EVER!!!
This business goes above and beyond customer service. Each employee brings something to the table. They are easy to communicate with and I recommend them to you.
Good Earth is reliable, affordable, and careful about their work. Their staff is consistently friendly and professional. We’re happy.
I wouldn’t think of calling anyone else! Amazing customer service!!!!!!
Prompt, friendly, very good at what they do. I would recommend them to anyone needing pest control services.
Alan Van Dyke
The technicians do a great job. Knocks to make sure we are here and dogs are safe before he does the job. Very professional.