Employee Bios

Kraig:  Lawn Technician

KraigI am certified in the Green Industries Best Management Practices by Sarasota County and I am licensed for fertilizer applications.  I have been employed by Venice Pest since 1993 and enjoy helping homeowners with their lawn and landscaping pest control needs.

I can honestly say the past 20 years have been totally awesome, because Florida lawns, plants and trees are my passion!  In fact, I spend my personal time tending my garden and taking care of my own lawn and plants as a hobby.  There is no better place to live, work and grow than our unique Florida environment!



 

Mark:  Pest Control Technician

MarkI have been in the pest management industry for over 20 years. I have a vast knowledge in general household pests as well as turf management. I have always been an outgoing, friendly and trust worthy person. I am always striving to perfect my customer service by putting my clients concerns first. Venice Pest Control has always treated me as one of their own. I take great pride in representing this awesome company.

I am a committed father of 3 amazing and beautiful girls. My family has a strong faith and live our lives to the very best of our abilities.

 

 

Cody:  Pest Control Technician

CodyI moved to Venice from Virginia in 2013.  I am the beaming father of two beautiful children.  My spare time is usually spent pursuing outdoor activities.  It’s a pleasure to be working for Venice Pest Control.  I enjoy the friendly work atmosphere of this family owned company.  My plans are to continue to gain knowledge in the field and build relationships with our loyal and new clients.  I am expecting a lengthy career!

 

Eric: Pest Control Technician

EricI was born and raised here in Venice. I have two children. I enjoy hunting, fishing, surfing and all types of outdoor activities. I have an array of knowledge in the Agricultural Industry. I really enjoy working at Venice Pest Control and being a part of a family oriented business. I love to learn something new each day as to broaden my knowledge and career within this company. I am an outgoing person looking forward to meeting the pest control needs of old and new clients and to build solid relationships.

 

Doug:  Service Manager

DougI started in the pest control industry in about 1996 and have worked for Venice Pest since 2006.  I am a licensed certified operator from the State of Florida in the category of General Household Pest.

Being from New Jersey originally and having spent many vacations in southwest Florida, I knew one day that I would relocate to this area. In my spare time I enjoy boating and fishing and spending time with my family.  I am an upbeat and outgoing person and truly enjoy my profession as it allows me to meet and interact with so many different people.

 

Travis: Termite Technician

TravisI am a native Floridian and have been working in the pest control industry for over 3 years. I enjoy helping our clients in resolving their pest issues. I am thankful to work with everyone here at Venice Pest Control. I am proud to work for a company that is family owned and truly cares about high customer service standards.

I was always taught that if you do a job- be the best at it, so I strive to give the best service I can give. In my spare time I enjoy working out at the gym and relaxing at the beach. I have 2 dogs that I enjoy taking to the dog beach.

 

Regina:  Office Manager

VPC ReginaI began working for Venice Pest in February of 2013.  Having many years’ experience in customer service, I really enjoy working here and spending time helping our clients.  I received my associate degree from State College of Florida in 2011.

I am a proud mother of an amazing young boy.  I enjoy spending time with him and other family and friends.  If I could, I would spend every day at the beautiful beaches that we are so blessed to live by.


 

Vicki:  Customer Service

VPC VickiI have lived in Venice since 1979 and enjoyed working and volunteering in the community. I retired from 35 years of banking and found I missed the customer contact so I started a new career with Venice Pest Control in October 2016. It has been very interesting learning a completely new industry especially one so different from banking. In a short time, I am becoming more familiar with what pest control covers and it is certainly never dull. The one thing that I appreciate more than anything with this company is the level of customer service they want to provide to every client, makes me feel right at home.


 

Dave: Sales

DaveI grew up in Ohio and went into the army when I graduated high school. I was stationed in Europe and South America before being Honorably Discharged. I went to college at the University of Akron and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. I then began a twenty-year career in law enforcement. After retiring from Parma Ohio PD I went back to school at Ohio State University’s pesticide and basic entomology program and started my own pest control company in 2011. In 2016, I sold my business and moved to Florida. In my spare time I enjoy biking, boating and of course taking my dog to the beach.

Steve:  Sales and Service Manager

SteveI was born and raised in Venice and in the industry.  I am a third generation member of the Lacher family to be working for Venice Pest Control.  I used to help my dad with termite work as a kid.  I started working full time in 2008.  I started as a lawn technician. I became certified in Best Management Practices by Sarasota County and am also licensed for fertilizer applications.  After working in lawn, I moved to the household pest side of the industry and built a successful pest route.  After my third year I became a licensed certified operator from the State of Florida in the categories of General Household Pest, Lawn & Ornamental and Termite.

I am currently focused on training and assisting our technicians and becoming involved in the business side of the industry.  I truly enjoy building good working relationships with our clients and co-workers.  Communication is a must!  My grandparents started this company with a foundation based on Honesty, Quality and Dependability, 40 years later I strive to be sure every customer gets quality service from an honest, dependable employee.  I truly believe this is the nuts and bolts that hold our company together.

  

Caleb: Pest Control Technician IMG 0637

My wife and I moved to the Venice area last year from the mountains of Virginia. I am so happy to be living in the beautiful sunshine state now! I love this area for all the beaches, good fishing, and countless other outdoor activites. I feel blessed that I will raise my future family here. I am grateful to be a part of Venice Pest Control. I couldn't ask to work for a better company. I look forward to meeting new clients and resolving any pest issues that should arise as each day brings a new experience.

 

 

Kyle: Customer Service IMG 0641

I am a native Sarasotan. Before I joined Venice Pest Control in 2017, I worked for many years as a Restaurant Operations Accountant & Corporate Auditor for The Cheesecake Factory. When I moved back home I was an Administrative Assistant for Island Village Montessori at the Sarasota Campus.

Now that I am in the Venice area, I am happy to work for a quality & dependable local family-owned company. In my spare time, I enjoy the beautiful beaches and cheer for my Florida State Seminoles.