Truly Nolen, 89

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Truly Nolen, 89

Postby ScottLevison » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:03 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business ... story.html

Truly Nolen, pest-control magnate, dies at 89

Paul Brinkmann Contact Reporter
Orlando Sentinel

Truly Nolen, who founded the pest-control company famous for cars decorated like mice, died Tuesday in Naples. He was 89.

He was still chairman of the Orlando-based company and routinely involved in its operation. He appeared by videophone every month during weeklong training for new employees, company spokesman Toby Srebnik said.

Known as a great storyteller, Nolen had founded the company in Miami in 1938.

“A sense of humor and fun and passion, those were huge ingredients in how we did everything,” said his daughter, Michelle Nolen Senner, who handles marketing for the company. “That’s what got him through his own difficult times early in his life.”

Senner said her father always found humor in any situation, and encouraged others too. She said 11 family members work for the company now.

“He did everything with passion. He also stood up for people and told us to take care of the customer, and you won’t have to worry about everything else,” she said.

His son Scott Nolen is president of the company. He told the Orlando Sentinel in 2014 that the mouse cars were originally supposed to be Batmobiles because Batman was popular back then, “but people thought it was a mouse, so we changed it.”

The company had gone global years ago. From its base in Orlando, Truly Nolen International expanded to about 60 countries, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The company’s North American headquarters was in Arizona.

In 2014, the company said about a third of the company’s revenue – now topping $150 million – is from international operations.

Scott Nolen told the Sentinel in 2014 that the global footprint of Truly Nolen is the largest of any pest control company in the world, but some companies have more revenue globally from large corporate accounts.

The company had chosen Orlando because it has good international flights, a large number of local resorts, tourists gaining exposure to the Truly Nolen brand here, and employee families from overseas enjoying visits to Orlando for training (usually hitting the theme parks also).

Truly Nolen and his son had emphasized a fun atmosphere at work. The main offices are festooned with yellow-and-black signs, game boards and stairwells painted to demonstrate environments where termites and pests thrive. A “wheel of fortune” in the main conference area rewarded employees with prizes such as $250 or an Apple TV.

Jose Lutz, board member and CEO of Truly Nolen International, met Truly David Nolen 27 years ago and moved from Argentina to the United States. He has been in charge of international expansion.

About 90 percent of international offices are franchises. Each office is provided with marketing, sales and a network support system, he said.

Truly Nolen is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vickie Taylor Nolen, and by eight children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Re: Truly Nolen, 89

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He checked out, but he won't check back in.
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Re: Truly Nolen, 89

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