In 1939, Earl Stolley started a little family pest control business out of Decatur, Illinois. Earl's vision was a local company that the community could trust. He saw a need for honest pest control, using the most effective up-to-date methods. Earl didn't believe in selling anyone something they didn't need, and he built the business by word-of-mouth from satisfied customers. They drove one panel truck and relied on trusted friends and family to help out during the busy "swarming" season. The phone number had only 5 digits, and when you called, you got to talk to a real live person!
In the 1960's, Earl's son, Fred took the helm and gradually grew the customer base in Macon County. Within a decade, Stolley Termite Control had the need to add a technician and a second truck to the "fleet". In the early 1990's, Fred's grandson Chadd Freeman was ready to learn the family business. He worked part-time while in high school and college at Millikin University. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he started working for Stolley Termite Control full-time. Soon after completion of his master's degree, Chadd gradually assumed more responsibilities until today when he oversees daily operations.
The company is now operated by Fred's grandson, Chadd Freeman. Other than a little technology for better customer service, not much has changed. When you call (217) 423-6723, you usually talk to a live person! Please be patient if you do get voice mail, since Chadd is giving the current customer the same careful attention that he will give to you when he returns your call. So, before you agree to services you don't really need, call Chadd for a second opinion. You'll get refreshingly honest, up-to-date information--a real surprise in today's world.
The company is fully licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that you're getting guaranteed, professional, quality service.
General Manager, Chadd Freeman
Chadd Freeman, Earl's great-grandson, runs the company today with the same commitment to honest, high quality, guaranteed service that has always been synonymous with the name Stolley Termite & Pest Control. Chadd started learning the business as soon as he was old enough to talk. He started working part-time after school as a teenager. As soon as he graduated high school, he started full-time while he attended college around his work schedule. In 2001, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Millikin University in Decatur. He loves the business and stays current through continuing education and trade magazines. Chadd has become a trusted business leader and has served Partners in Education in Decatur for junior leadership training sessions.
When you choose Stolley Termite & Pest Control, you're making a choice to protect your investment.