Starting a business whether it be from your own concept or buying into an established franchise can be a scary endeavor. More often the successful individuals have a thorough knowledge of the journey they are about to embark upon. As for myself and purchasing a Critter Control franchise, I had no experience in wildlife or pest control. While to most this would seem like a foolish idea, JC Canty on the other hand saw and understood while my background may be quite different there were essential qualities that would lend well to owning a territory in this franchise. He not only explained the business on our first meeting to a point that for the next several months I could find no other franchise that I was more excited about potentially buying into. He also worked with me through the entire processes of getting the adequate funding, proper licensure, and putting me in contact with a multitude of resources to make this dream a reality. If you are considering owning a business in your future no matter your background or experience I would highly recommend speaking to JC to find out if Critter Control may be the right fit for your future.
I owned a Critter Control Franchise in Michigan for 12 years. I learned that I could run a successful business with hard work and by providing excellent customer service, while doing something that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Rick Stanley (formerly CC of Ann Arbor, MI/retired)
I spent 18 years with Critter Control before selling my franchise and I can’t say enough good about the experience. I love the outdoors and wildlife, so the work was very rewarding for me.
Al Chimosky (formerly CC of Traverse City, MI/retired)
Operating a Critter Control franchise wasn't what I had originally planned on after graduating from Michigan State University. However, as fate would have it, I accepted a position with Critter Control as a Branch Manager in the Fall of 1989 and discovered the work was never routine, and there was always a different challenge waiting for you each and every day. In 1991 I became a Franchise Operator and discovered that it gave me the freedom to set my own schedule and determine my own financial destiny . While there were certainly struggles at times, I always knew I had the support of the corporate office and if I ran into something I had little knowledge about, I could always tap the vast resources of the Critter Control franchise network and come up with the answer I needed. I accepted an invitation to join the Critter Control corporate staff in 1997 and sold my existing franchise.
Sean Carruth (formerly CC of Warren, MI/now CC VP of Communications)