About Ford’s Hometown Services
Family Owned and Operated
In 1941, George Ford Sr. established Ford’s Hometown Services (FHS) in Worcester, MA. With the help of George Ford Jr., he added on another service offering to the Pest Division, thus establishing the Termite Division. In 1976, when FHS had a staff of five employees, George Sr. retired and handed over the reins to George Jr., who became the new company president.
George Jr. later added lawn care to its services. This allowed each of his three sons to work and manage their own divisions. Geoffrey Ford became the director of the Pest Division, Robert Ford became the director of the Termite Division, and Christopher Ford became the director of the Turf Division. With the company having reached a staff of thirty-eight employees in 2008, George Jr. retired. He then founded the Central Mass Pest Association (CMPA).
Working together as a finely tuned team, George Jr.’s sons added other services, including Tick & Mosquito Control, Wildlife Exclusion & Removal, organic options, Retail Operations, and even expanded its service area into RI.
Geoffrey succeeded his father and was president of the Central Mass Pest Association for many years. In 2015, Christopher became the third president of the Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals (MALCP), and attends hearings at the State House to support or oppose issues related to the industry. Robert continues to amaze everyone, as his versatility and energy in operations is boundless and invaluable to the company. Unfortunately, in 2016, Geoffrey left FHS due to health reasons. His many contributions to the company will be remembered forever.
George Ford, Sr.
George Ford, Jr.
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Behind the Scenes
In 2017, Christopher became the current president of FHS. Chris graduated in 1988 from Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMASS, with a degree in Turf Management and Entomology.
With the help of an excellent team, Chris and Robert have been presented with the Central Massachusetts “Award of Excellence” from The Better Business Bureau (BBB), and have also received both the “Best of Central Massachusetts” and the “Best of Worcester” awards.
In 2018, both of Geoffrey’s sons joined the company, introducing the 4th generation of the family. Zakary is being mentored by his Uncle Robert in the Termite Division, while Lucas is being mentored by his Uncle Chris in the Turf Division.
In 2019, having grown to a staff of forty-seven employees, Ford’s Hometown Services was certified in Quality-Pro, an esteemed designation that recognizes the highest quality business standards and practices, and is presented to only 3% of companies in the Pest Industry.
In the spring of 2020, Luke earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Pest/Lawn Management and Entrepreneurship from UMASS. Chris’s son Jake is still in college, pursuing a business degree, and is putting to good use the certification license that he earned last summer.
All of this promises the continued succession and growth of the Ford family business.
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