Houston, TX, February 4, 2016 – Holder’s Pest Solutions, an operating division of Copesan Services, Inc., today announced Walter Parada, IPM Sales and Service Specialist, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Technician of the Year Awards, presented by Pest Control Technology (PCT) magazine.

With over 100 nominations from pest control companies throughout the U.S., Parada was selected as one of the finalists for the commercial category. The annual PCT Technician of the Year Award is designed to honor the achievements of the pest control industry’s finest service professionals. Criteria for the awards include involvement in ongoing education, community service contributions, demonstrating excellence in safety, customer relations and leadership skills, and having a minimum of five years in the industry. “Walter embodies all the skills, drive and knowledge you’d want from any employee. When you add his people-oriented, friendly personality, Walter really has it all,” said Jeff Keller, regional manager.

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“The past five years, having Walter service our building, has been a great change and the reason we have kept our relationship with Holder’s. He’s prompt, and extremely professional by making sure to speak with either myself or my engineer before leaving to ensure there haven’t been any issues since his last visit,” said one of Walter’s clients. “Further, our bug and rodent issues have also been reduced since Walter has been assigned. So that’s a clear sign that he’s doing his job when onsite.”

Parada has over 15 years of pest management experience. He holds his California Branch Z License and his Texas CA Commercial License. He has also completed 37 online training courses at Holder’s Pest Solutions to continue to grow his knowledge in pest control. He knows that the point of pest control isn’t just to eliminate the visible pests; he needs to prevent pests from entering in the first place. Parada also prides himself in being a people-person. He believes that pest management requires a partnership between the pest management provider and the client.

Parada was featured in the December 2015 issue of PCT. For more information on the PCT Technician of the Year Award, please visit http://www.pctonline.com/.

Parada was also featured by the Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/business/article/Houston-pest-control-technician-finalist-for-6807062.php.

About Holder’s Pest Solutions

Holder’s Pest Solutions is a regional pest management company that provides quality pest control services to homes and businesses throughout Houston and the surrounding areas. For more information, please visit http://www.holderspestsolutions.com. Holder’s Pest Solutions is a partner of Copesan, an alliance of premier pest management companies. For more information, please visit http://www.copesan.com.