Chris grew up in downtown Royal Oak as the youngest of eight children. He began his entrepreneurial career at the age of eleven as a paper route delivery boy for the Daily Tribune. He graduated from Dondero High School, and after an initial stint of working with the local cable company, he ventured off into residential real estate, once again trying to satisfy the entrepreneurial spirit he had deep within himself. After learning how to market himself as a real estate agent, Chris jumped into the corporate world, this time working along-side two dynamic entrepreneurs for eighteen years, learning from the best. But the itch to have something of his very own to foster and grow led him to purchase a Mosquito Joe franchise in the neighborhoods he lived and grew up in.
Chris’s beautiful wife, Sharon, is the other half of this venture with Mosquito Joe. Sharon grew up in another city that Mosquito Joe of Metro Detroit services, the city of Southfield. Sharon graduated from Michigan State University and cut her business teeth as a buyer of ads for a significant, local communications firm. Sharon did her most important work as a stay-at-home mother for several years. She then went back into the job force to hone her business skills with a local millwork company, focusing on the financial side of things.
Chris and Sharon have been married for twenty-five years, and have four adult children, all daughters. They also have a pet dog, a Shih Tzu named Maggie. They reside in Bloomfield Hills (another city they service), and they practice their faith at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Beverly Hills. Their favorite thing to do as a couple is going out to eat once a week, usually at their favorite, local Mexican restaurant.
Chris and Sharon’s Core Focus for Mosquito Joe of Metro Detroit:
We will become synonymous with the Mosquito Joe brand. When people think of mosquito, tick, and flea control in our territories, they will think of Mosquito Joe and only Mosquito Joe. We will provide a quality, prompt, cost-effective mosquito, tick, and flea control service to our neighbors that make the outdoors fun again and keeps people and animals safe and healthy. We will always act with integrity; we will always treat others with dignity; we will always do what we say we are going to do; we will always put people first; we will always make every situation right.