WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: Upon graduating high school, James “Jimmy” Harrington worked for 8 years as a machinist. In 1989 he began his career as a sales inspector for a national pest control company with one goal: do not fail. Jimmy accomplished that goal, he did not fail. Within one year he became the top sales inspector and shortly after, a Branch Manager. In this role he met Jennifer, who from day one was his biggest supporter.
His entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic paired with encouragement from Jennifer, quickly fueled Jimmy’s desire to start his own business. In February 1995, with a $5,000 cash loan, a borrowed pickup truck, and a whole lot of faith from his then fiance Jennifer, Royal Pest Services was in business.
Together, Jimmy and Jennifer worked side by side building Royal for more than 22 years. After 21 years of marriage and three beautiful children, Jimmy lost his battle with cancer. With the team they built, Jennifer would soon take the helm and continue the legacy they built together. Jennifer calls it “a pest control love story.”
Founded in 1995, Royal is a full service pest control company with loyal clients, strong leadership and a focus on providing exceptional service. The owners believe that growth is achieved by developing long-term, profitable relationships with both customers and employees. Today, Royal is proud to be a woman owned business that boasts more than 20 employees with over 150 years of collective experience.
OUR FUTURE: Jennifer is the Owner and President of RPS and enjoys working alongside her son, Jordan. This family-owned business values relationships and is proud that the leadership team includes two employees that have been there since the beginning, Kurt (25 years) and Jeff (20 years).
Our goal is to give our customers the best lawn and pest control service possible.
We achieve this goal by providing them with highly trained, courteous, professional, uniformed technicians that are continually using the latest up to date techniques learned through training provided by the University of Florida.