After more than 35 years in total in the service industry, including 16 years in the pest control industry, David Billingsly, former regional president of Anticimex for the west and former president of American Pest, based in Washington , DC, started her own coaching and consulting business.
In 2006, Billingsly began his career in sales and service at American Pest. Over the next 11 years, he rose through the ranks, before being named chairman in 2017 shortly after American Pest was acquired by Anticimex. Over the next four years, Billingsly and his team quadrupled that business through organic growth and multiple mergers and acquisitions.
In 2021 he moved to the West Coast to help Anticimex expand and develop a presence in the West.
“I had a tremendous opportunity to not only learn the pest business from industry icons like Jay and Matt Nixon (former owners of American Pest), but also gain invaluable experience at the scale when American Pest was acquired by Anticimex in 2016,” Billingsly said.
Billingsly also learned the pest business from some of the best in the industry by being involved with Copesan and the Associated Pest Group for over 10 years. “Having the opportunity to network and collaborate with some of the best pest control companies in the country has been invaluable to my personal and professional growth. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to crawl through crawl spaces and cure rodents and termites to be part of over 20 M&A deals. I approach this with extensive experience and expertise that can help many pest control and service companies. From a $1 million company owner who wants to grow and expand to a $30 million company preparing for exit and everywhere in between,” says Billingsly.
Recently, on an industry podcast, Billingsly remarked that he thinks the pest industry has a tremendous opportunity for mid-level management training. “Starting this business gives me an opportunity and a platform to do something about it! I love building teams and helping others achieve their dreams and goals. privileged to get up every morning to help others have a positive impact,” says Billingsly.
David Billingsly can be reached at 703/856-3513 or [email protected]