Bill has been working side-by-side with his brother Drew for nearly three decades transforming Cowleys into one of Monmouth and Ocean County’s largest full-service pest control companies with 35 full-time staff and more than 10,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
Drew operated Cowleys as a sole proprietorship for its first five years. When Bill came on board in 1996, the growth and trajectory of the company forever changed. Although today’s Cowleys is a far cry from its humble beginnings, the company’s underlying values remain the same. Cowleys believes that a company can only achieve long-term success if it adheres to the highest ethical standards and operates as a cohesive team with a customer-first philosophy. Customers and employees alike must be treated well. Every pest infestation, every bird and wildlife project, every crawl space encapsulation, and every mold bioremediation project must be completed expeditiously and done right. Exceeding customer expectations must be the norm, not the exception.
Through Bill’s substantial business experience, he worked hard to implement his vision of building a pest control services that offers a comprehensive array of often interrelated services. Cowleys core business is and will always be pest control services. However, today it also offers a cluster of related services with one objective in mind: to promote a healthy living environment for families and occupants of homes and businesses. This means living environments that are pest-free, mold-free, and are circulating with crisp, clean indoor air. To prevent pest infestations and dangerous mold growth, homes and businesses require dry, clean basements and crawl spaces. Bill has worked diligently to create a multi-division company that includes crawl space encapsulation, pest control insulation, mold treatment services, and other property protection services.
From the time Drew founded business in November 1991, sales went from nothing in 1991 to $120,000 in 1996. It was a major accomplishment for Drew to even survive in this highly competitive field. But that was only the beginning. The Drew-Bill business partnership proved to be unstoppable. Leveraging each other’s strengths, over to next 20 years to 2016, Cowleys was transformed from Drew and his truck into one of Monmouth County’s largest full-service pest control companies servicing over 10,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Sales skyrocketed. But even beyond the sales numbers, Drew and Bill are especially proud of building a company that now provides full-time employment to nearly thirty technicians and administrative staff.
So, this is the Cowleys story: Two hard-working brothers who worked together to build an amazing business. The operative word is partnership. Neither brother believes that they could have done this all by themselves. Cowleys is and will continue to be a joint effort. Cowleys Pest Control Services is a living lesson in synergy – creating a whole bigger and better than the sum of its parts.
In 2011, Cowleys Pest Services founded its new division, Mold Solutions by Cowleys, to help our clients resolve mold issues in a way that would complement our core pest control business. We’ve since helped hundreds of New Jersey residents, especially in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
We are proud to offer New Jersey homeowners a more effective, more economical, and less intrusive way to solve their mold issues.
Cowleys offers home and business owners a full array of services with two objectives: family health and home protection.
Bill has his NJ Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in Core, 7A - General and household pest control, 7B - Termites, and 7D - Food manufacturing and processing
Certified Sentricon® Termite Baiting System Specialist.
CrawlSpace: Certified CrawlSpace System Design Specialist
Mold: MAPS System Certified
Christmas Decor: Certified Design Specialist
PA Commercial Pesticide Applicator License for Core, Category 11 (Residential), Category 12 (Wood Destroying Pests)
Bill’s free time is spent as a committed family man with my wife Barb and all 4 of my children. He has spent the last 20 years coaching, spectating, attending, and supporting our 4 children in all their sports activities. Bill’s other hobbies/interests include reading and going to the beach in the summer.
A Mold Solutions by Cowleys team was dispatched to an office building in Toms River to treat a serious mold problem in the basement. Although mold growth can happen anywhere in homes and commercial buildings, basements and crawl spaces are common trouble spots because these particular areas often have higher levels of moisture and humidity than the living spaces above. According to the owner, he has been dealing with mold issues in the basement for years. Periodically, he tried “DIY” mold remediation, including purchasing different over-the-counter mold removal sprays and saturating the mold with bleach. Not surprisingly, none of these methods worked. Every time, mold returned. The building owner commented that the only thing he successfully removed was money out of his pocket. Finally, he decided it was time to definitively treat his chronic mold problem, and after researching a number of companies and their mold removal process, decided to go with Mold Solutions by Cowleys.
First, the Mold Solutions team treated the basement with our EPA-registered anti-microbial (MAPS 1) that kills surface mold and airborne mold spores. Next, we applied our patented polymer sealant (MAPS 2). This unique sealant is available only to select pest control operators licensed to apply chemical products inside buildings. While completely safe and non-toxic, this sealant completely destroys mold. Upon contact with the sealant, any mold is rendered inert, harmless, and non-allergenic. The sealant’s unique feature is its moisture-sensitivity. It will reactivate to prevent the return of any new mold growth in the treated areas, killing both today’s mold and any future mold growth. There is no other mold application on the market with this mold-destroying capability.
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