Why Should I Care if a Business is Local?
In recent years, the trend to buy local has been catching on around the country. During the holiday season, people are encouraged to buy gifts from local artisans, visit local stores and avoid buying everything online. The goal is to help keep money in the region, help keep local shops and stores open, and help fund jobs and opportunities for the community where you live. Similarly, the buy local trend has hit the food market, prompting customers to buy from local farmers for reasons ranging from environmental responsibility to improved taste.
But when it comes to buying professional services, does it matter if the company that you hire is local?
We know that you have a lot of options when it comes to finding companies that do pest control, termite control, pest removal and basement or crawl space waterproofing in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. But we think that working with a local, family-owned business provides several key benefits over the big chains
. Here’s why:
We’re here for the long game
. Co-owner Darren Powell has worked for Thompson Brothers for more than 30 years. He plans to live and work here as long as he can. That means that if you purchase treatment services from Thompson Brothers now and something goes wrong in 10 years, Darren will be there to fix the problem. Can a franchised chain promise that?
We know that our reputation means everything
. In this part of the world, nearly everyone lives in a small town. And in a small town, you can’t stay in business with bad service—people just talk too much! We know we have to offer professional, courteous and reliable service every time, or our neighbors and customers will give us bad reviews that we’ll never shake. And that means that if you’re ever unsatisfied with a service, we’ll come back and fix it.
To us, family is important—ours and yours
. The Powell family has owned and operated Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing for over 50 years. This is not just work for us—it’s our family’s livelihood and our passion. We truly care about our business, our reputation and the families that we serve.
So, the next time you need pest control
services, please give Thompson Brothers a call. We promise to offer competitive pricing, outstanding service and complete customer satisfaction. Call us
and learn why going local is as good of an idea for termite prevention as it is for buying homegrown tomatoes.