Copesan's Dave Ramsey Recognized as Pest Vets ‘Veteran of the Year'

Copesan's Dave Ramsey Recognized as Pest Vets ‘Veteran of the Year'

Ramsey has been an active member of the committee since it was formed four years ago.

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February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON — Dave Ramsey, service quality manager at Copesan Services, was recognized as the fourth-ever Pest Vets ‘Veteran of the Year,’ during NPMA Legislative Day, on Monday.

"This year’s Pest Vet Veteran of the Year is dedicated to supporting veterans. He is a leader and a deacon in his church and gives back to his community through many philanthropic activities,” said FMC Market Specialist Arnold Ramsey (no relation).

As part of NPMA Pest Vets committee, Dave Ramsey was instrumental in last October’s Pest Vets “Day of Service” at PestWorld, in which committee members volunteered their time with disabled veterans at Orlando’s VA facility.

Ramsey served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994 as part of multiple military campaigns including Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Strom, Operation Desert Fox and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. He also was a part of relief efforts in Los Angeles following the 1994 earthquake.

When Ramsey returned to civilian life, he was mowing lawns when he was approached about an opportunity in pest control. Prior to Copesan, Ramsey worked for several pest control companies, including Varment Guard in Columbus. In accepting the award he credited Scott Steckel (Varment Guard), Ward Combs (Presto-X) and Copesan President Deni Naumann for helping him succeed in the pest control industry.

NPMA’s Pest Vets committee was created four years ago and its goal is to promote the recruitment of veterans to member companies and supports those recruitment efforts through various education and training opportunities.

NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf announced that during the past year the association launched a partnership program with RecruitMilitary, which helps employers connect with veterans. Under this new partnership, NPMA members receive steep discounts on job postings and a 15% discount at RecruitMilitary career fairs and other events aimed at recruiting and hiring.