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GET TO KNOW US – FOUR GENERATIONS AND GROWING.
Since our founding in 1934, the name ScherZinger Pest Control has been synonymous with the best. We've worked throughout the years to understand the changing nature of the industry and respond to those changes immediately with quality, precision and care. Now our team spans four generations, and has grown to be the largest family-owned pest control company in the region.
Steve Scherzinger, CEO
Steve is the third-generation owner of ScherZinger Pest Control. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Administrative Management in 1979. Steve is a Past President of both the Ohio Pest Control Association and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
The Pest Control Industry has recognized him with honors for the NPMA Committee of the Year in 1986-1987 and 2003-2004, the 1996 PCT Leadership Award and the 2008 NPMA Pinnacle Award.
The community has recognized Steve with honors for the 1985 Cincinnati Exchange Club Exchangite of the Year, the 1999 Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati Civic Beautification Leadership Award, the 2001 University of Cincinnati Goering Center Family Business of the Year, and the 2012 Cincinnati Park Board Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award.
Hank Althaus, President
After serving four years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, Hank attended the University of Cincinnati to study economics. While in college he joined ScherZinger Pest Control to work part-time as a warehouseman and during the summers performed termite services. Upon graduation in 1977, Hank was assigned a full-time pest control route and provided service to both residential and commercial customers before moving inside to serve as an Inside Sales / Customer Service / Dispatch Representative. He later became responsible for the purchasing, inventory control and fleet operations. In 1988, Hank’s responsibilities were again expanded as he was asked to serve as the Termite Service Manager, a role he remained in until he was named General Manager in 1998. After having served in nearly every role within the company, Hank was named President in December of 2012. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Ohio Pest Management Association, including holding the offices of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He continues to be actively engaged in both the State and National Pest Management Associations.
Kurt Scherzinger, Vice President of Operations
After working in a variety of businesses outside the Pest Management industry, Kurt became the first of the fourth generation of Scherzingers to join the family business after graduating in 2004 from the University of Dayton. Beginning his career as a technician serving both termite and pest control customers, Kurt has subsequently been in residential and commercial sales, opened ScherZinger’s Dayton branch, served as commercial sales manager and purchasing agent, and now holds the position of General Manager for ScherZinger Pest Control. Kurt was a key player in bringing heat technology to ScherZinger for eliminating bed bugs, and remains active in the internal research on how to make it more effective and efficient for ScherZinger’s customers. Kurt is active in both the State and National Pest Management Associations.
Eric Scherzinger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Eric graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics. While at UK, Eric was the president of his fraternity, worked in the Entomology Lab assisting with research on bed bugs, and worked summers for ScherZinger as a termite technician. Upon graduation in 2007, Eric joined ScherZinger full-time. As part of the fourth generation at ScherZinger, Eric has held many different positions in the company including pest control technician, residential and commercial sales person and the Dayton Branch Manager. He helped expand the company into Columbus and now serves as the Sales and Marketing Manager. Eric is on the Associate Council for the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association and the Columbus Apartment Association. He is also a past board member for the Greater Dayton Apartment Association and is actively involved with the Building Owners and Managers Association, and both the Ohio and National Pest Management Associations. He has been asked many times to be a speaker at meetings for the Associated Pest Management Association. He is also on the Emerging Leaders Council with the National MS Society.
Our Company Memberships and Accolades
- National Pest Management Association
- Ohio Pest Management Association
- Kentucky Pest Management Association
- Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
- Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
- Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- Better Business Bureau
- National Apartment Association
- Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Apartment Association
- Greater Dayton Apartment Association
- Columbus Apartment Association
- Rotary Club of Cincinnati
- Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association
- Building Owners and Managers Association
- Associated Pest Management Association
- Among the founders of the Ohio Pest Control Association, and the first in the pest control industry to have three generations serve as its president
- Worked with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to develop certifications and testing standards for pest control operators