Pied Piper Pest Control is a “home spun” company first established in Ketchikan in 1965 by Bill & Ruth Marks. In 1969 they incorporated under the umbrella of Sanitation Services, Inc. In 1973, Cliff Benson (deceased), who was the company accountant, and his wife Betty assumed ownership. In 1986, Dick & Jan Baker, who had been with the company since 1970, took ownership. Under their direction, in 1987, the name of the company was changed to PARATEX Pied Piper to reflect its inclusion with a network of other exceptional pest control companies, mostly in the US Western states. We have since reverted to Pied Piper, but are still a PARATEX affiliate.
Ken Perry, who along with his wife Cherry took ownership in 2003, also began as a technician with the company in 1987 – operating the Fairbanks Branch. In 1992 they were invited to Anchorage to become part of the management team. Ken is an Alaskan by birth, born and raised in Fairbanks. Cherry is originally from Logan, WV – but came to Alaska in 1971. Together they have worked to preserve the historic reputation of fine service built by their predecessors. Ken is currently the CEO and General Manager while Cherry is the Office Manager (the real worker), and Vice President.
On a personal note, all five of the Perry children (and some “children-in-law”) have worked in the business at one time or another. Their middle son, Russell, is currently a full time technician in Anchorage. Ken and Cherry are also very proud of their entire team, including the full time and part time staff around the state. “It is a pleasure”, says Ken, “to see them giving honest effort to protect the company reputation and service our thousands of loyal clients. Most of them also volunteer in their off duty time as Bible teachers.” One day, their pride and joy — granddaughter Payton — will have an office space as well.