Thursday, May 13, 2021
Topic: How to Build Your Business Through Community Involvement
Guest: Galvin Murphy, Yankee Pest Control
In this episode we discuss:
Galvin’s background, including as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a retired firefighter, and how he joined the pest control industry
How he met and learned from Harvey Massey at a National Pest Management Association (NPMA) program at Harvard
When and how his son Galvin Murphy Jr. joined the business, eventually joining the NPMA Executive Leadership Program
The trade offs between staying small vs. growing the business
Why and how Yankee Pest embodies a “service before self” mentality
What Galvin learned about sales and managing people being a recruiter in the Marines
Galvin’s industry involvement, mentorship and relationships with fellow pest control operators
Dan’s book: From Technician to CEO:The Evolution of a High-Growth Pest Control and Lawn Care Company
Association: New England Pest Management Association
Program: NPMA Executive Leadership Program
Community fundraiser: Yankee Pest Jamboree to benefit Bread of Life food pantry
Donnie’s conference: CO2
Advice: “You need to make the time for (community involvement). Enjoy it. Put yourself out there. You don’t have to go in with your checkbook, but you have to put in the time.” —Galvin Murphy
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