The Killers was founded in the spring of 1982. The Killers’ philosophy has always been total pest elimination, not pest control. Our goal has always been to provide the best service available and to do what’s right for the customer all while taking the environment into consideration.
Rick Bock purchased his first two offices in 1991 which are located in Salem and Newport. He has worked hard to successfully reach his goal of offering customers the best service around. Rick hired Matthew White in the fall of 1994 where by Matt started inspecting homes and setting up services for customers. After a lot of hard work, Rick was able to purchase the Portland Metro offices in 1995. In the spring of 1996 Matt was promoted to Manager of the Portland offices and Head of Operations in 2001.
Rick and Matt have helped develop some of the best people in our industry with their hands on approach and continued training. Rick and Matt’s principles are, and have always been, to provide superior service and to use the best products available.
The Killers has continued to grow every year and we credit this to the efforts of our great staff and their willingness to strive to be the best in our industry.
Rick and Matt are now co-owners of The Killers. With our staff and over 4000 customers believing in us, Rick will be retiring after 20+ years in the industry. With Rick’s anticipated retirement, it was necessary to fill the manager position at our Newport office.