About

Don Richards has 32 years of experience in the Pest Control Industry. He is an Associated Certified Entomologist (A.C.E., 2011). He is a licensed Pest Control Applicator with the state of South Carolina (since 1991) and has held licenses in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. A graduate of the University of Phoenix with a BS in Management (2008), he also holds certificates of completion from Purdue University in Pest Control Technology, Texas A&M University in Termite Biology and Control, American Institute of Baking Food Processing Sanitation/Hygiene, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Leadership Development Program, and Georgia State University Rollins Leadership Development Program. Don is a Certified Professional Inspector with InterNACHI, the largest professional home inspector association.

Don is a member of the National Pest Management Association, the South Carolina Pest Management Association, the Entomological Society of America and The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Don has held leadership positions for the West Virginia and Virginia Pest Management Association in past years.

Don is a native of South Carolina. He became knowledgeable about home construction working with his grandfather from the age of 14. After graduating high school and a stint in the US Navy, he sold insurance. In 1988 he accepted a Sales Inspector position with Orkin Pest Control. He retired from Orkin Pest Control in early 2020 where he held a variety of positions during his more than 3 decades of service to customers, employees and the company as well as the industry, including:

  • Home Sales Inspector
  • Branch Sales Manager
  • Branch Service Manager
  • Region Sales Manager and Region Service Manager
  • Division Special Projects Manager/program innovator including:
    • Orkin’s Zero Termite Program
    • Orkin DryZone
    • Orkin Commercial Bed Bug Heat Program
    • Commercial Steering Committee
    • Orkin Residential Bed Bug Committee
    • Orkin’s routing and scheduling Program
  • Assistant Region Manager
  • Region Manager
  • Division Service Manager

Now the owner of Don Richards Services LLC, a Pest Control consulting and professional home inspection company, Don’s focus is using his experience and confidence in the Pest Control Industry to assist the Pest Control Professional with their needs as a business owner and service provider. At the same time, he continues to use his extensive knowledge in the home inspection arena to assist homeowners with their needs.

Don is a hard worker and has a sincere passion to serve others. Integrity and honesty are paramount and come first with Don.

Experience, Confidence, & Integrity