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Meet Our Team of Rockstars

the bugman is a team of dedicated and positive people who constantly strive to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity. We work to earn our clients’ trust and confidence through building relationships and delivering exceptional, consistent services.

A Family History

Back in 1958, when California was covered in orange groves and eucalyptus trees, our founder, Herb Olson, had a vision for a service company.

Fast forward more than 60 years, and the bugman is still a locally-owned and family-operated pest control business providing exceptional service to our community. Meet the group of people that make the wheels of the bugman bus go 'round, day after day. We are as dedicated to one another just as much as we are dedicated to our customers! 

Brian Olson

President/CEO

Team Member since 1983

Brian was born and raised in Southern California and has been a part of the bugman team since 1983. He’s always had a passion for entrepreneurship, and before joining his family at the bugman he owned a window washing business as well as a video game business! Brian sets the vision for the bugman and enjoys developing his team members and seeing their customers grow.

Peter Andress

General Manager

Team Member since 2018

As the General Manager, Peter oversees the daily operations of the services provided at the bugman. His favorite thing about working at the bugman is seeing the way the team works together to solve customer issues.

Linzi Olson

Director of Human Resources

Team Member since 2017

As the Director of Human Resources, Linzi works closely on the recruiting and hiring processes. She is usually the first person potential employees come in contact with, then works alongside them throughout their interview and into employment, ensuring their well-being as members of the team. Linzi enjoys the people she works with as well as onboarding new, like-minded people into their family on a regular basis.

Laraine Porras

Accounting Manager

Team Member since 2006

Born and raised in California, Laraine joined the bugman family in 2006. As the Accounting Manager, she’s responsible for the financial data of the company. Her favorite thing about working at the bugman is that she considers them to be a family working towards a common goal.

Tony Reeves

Sales Training Manager

Team Member since 1994

As the Sales Training Manager, Tony oversees the daily activities of the bugman’s sales staff as well as conducts field inspections and sells the various services offered by the bugman Termite & Pest Control. His favorite part about working at the bugman is their old school values in the way they deliver service to their customers.

Jim Taraba

Service Center Manager

Team Member since 2017

As the Service Center Manager, Jim manages the efforts of the Service Center team. This includes process and procedure improvements, employee development and coaching, inbound and outbound calls, scheduling of inspections and work orders, route optimization, and so much more! Jim appreciates the teamwork among various departments at the bugman to accomplish the same goals and objectives.

It's A Great Day At the bugman!

It's not just about killing bugs. Whether you're a technician keeping our neighbors' homes free of unwanted pests or fielding calls in our service center, you play an integral part in the success of the bugman. We have career opportunities for a variety of skill sets and strengths and we'd love to chat about where you might fit in. It's a great day at the bugman! 

"I love working at the bugman because of my co-workers and the way we operate. Management is so helpful and they truly care for their employees!"

Angela C., Customer Care Representative

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