Like most industries, pest control is full of companies in different sizes, from one-man bands to largest establishments. All companies have to start from somewhere and it is always great to hear when start up’s grow to something much bigger. For one company in particular, they have done just that.
Hullternative Pest Control services Ltd is a family run business which was first established in 1988, by two brothers Andrew and Peter Hull. They set up with a vision to create a pest control company that would gradually expand, building on its reputation for providing a reliable and professional service as well as excellent customer care. Once the business was set up, they introduced their brother Johnny Hull into the company as a service technician and between the three of them, they handled all aspects of the business including pest control, accounts, and administration.
Since then, the business has grown from strength to strength, and they now have a team of six staff members in the office looked after by Natalie Ford office manager and seven pest controllers on the road. Based in Birmingham, they cover a whole range of pest control and bee keeping, from the tops of Leicester down to Bristol along with contract work in parts of Wales.
Having moved offices last July due to expansion, Martin Hull, service manager of Hullternative says, ‘As a business we have come so far, and achieved so much! We outgrew our previous office three years ago, but only moved last July when the right premises became available.
We have found that even though the last few years have been tough for everyone due to working through the pandemic and then being hit with the energy crisis, business did shift for us, but it didn’t slow down. Through 2020 to 2022, pest control in domestic areas increased to a rate that our business still bloomed, fortunately. Now we are looking ahead and managing larger contracts with the NHS, Green Power and prestigious businesses in water supply.
I think every company has felt the pinch in recent times with the many cost increases but fortunately for us we have been able to manage these increases effectively. We have got a great client base that has been built up over the years due to our good working relationship, work ethic and honesty and I believe this is why we have succeeded in the way we have.’
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