Bill Clark celebrates 60 years in pest control
Bill Clark Pest Control celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary Thursday, March 9, at the Event Centre in Beaumont.
Friends, family and community members were present for the celebration, which honored company owner Bill Clark for his dedication and hard work over the past 60 years.
“To me, this is an awesome accomplishment,” Clark told The Business Journal. “I think about how I was able to start from scratch and be in business for that long, and get to the size we currently are — it’s mindboggling to me, and a bit surreal.”
To what does Clark credit the company’s longevity?
“As we are in the people business, treating all people, including clients and employees, in a pleasing manner is probably the greatest reason for our success,” he said.
Continuing the tradition from their 50th anniversary, Clark donated $1 per day for each day he has been in business, totaling $22,500, to 30 local charities.
Benefiting charities included American Red Cross, Anayat House Inc., Boys’ Haven of America Inc., Boy Scouts, Buckner Children & Family Services, Garth House, Girls’ Haven, Girl Scouts, Julie Rogers Gift of Life, Salvation Army, Shorkey Center, Some Other Place, Southeast Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Southeast Texas Food Bank, United Way, Family Services of Southeast Texas, The Hughen Center, The Arc of Greater Beaumont, Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas Foundation, CASA of Southeast Texas, Foundation for Southeast Texas, Nutrition Services for Seniors, The Spindletop Center, Catholic Charities, Beaumont Rotary Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Ubi Caritas, American Cancer Society, Christus Southeast Texas Foundation, and the Humane Society.
“With us being in the community and involved in serving on boards, etc., seeing what others have done for nonprofits and what the nonprofits mean to our community made it an easy decision to highlight them at our event,” Clark said. “We did this at our 50th anniversary, and it was so well received that we chose to repeat it.”