Ep 45 - A Suburban Family Goes Corporate with Jason Byer

The ink is still wet and the emotions are raw. Jason Byer opens up about his team and the guilty conscience he hid last year as he sold the family business. Jason led Suburban Exterminating up to and through their sale to Rentokil in late 2020.

The service and billing decoupling discussion returns to The Buzz, but Suburban was unique. Listen for how Door Knockers rang-in a new billing method. If you can't beat them join them. Jason even considered putting summer sales to work in his business before the sale.

Moving forward, Jason and his team are learning the Rentokil way. How is this longtime family business transitioning into corporate culture? Hear how as a sophisticated business, Suburban has integrated into the new environment. Jason recognizes his team and their ability to adapt. Good or bad, what is the Rentokil-effect on the front line employee? He shares his excitement about the upgraded resources and ability to grow.

Jason represents succession assumed in a family business. As a minority partner AND a son, what is his take on risk and reward?  Paul preaches from previous experience on this parental pest control paradigm. In contrast, Paul recalls another family situation with hyper communication.

Co-Produced, Edited, and Mixed by Dylan Seals of hdaudiopost.com

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