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Get to Know Our Team

Here at Trad’s, we take pride in hiring a team dedicated to exceeding our customers' needs and expectations. We believe a positive attitude is contagious, which is why we strive to treat each and every one of our employees and customers like family.

See What We’re All About

After over 45 years of local service, we continue to provide specialized services necessary for keeping Jacksonville yards, gardens, and homes beautiful and pest-free. The old-fashioned principles the business was originally founded on are still practiced by the company today: hard work, honesty, exceptional knowledge, and a commitment to service.

George McCall

Service Manager, Certified Operator

George has been working in the industry since 1977 and currently resides here in Jacksonville. When he isn’t working as a Service Manager here at Trad’s, he enjoys playing golf and going to church. He also loves the mountains, fall weather, and apple fritters. George’s favorite part about working at Trad’s is the freedom to get out and do quality assurance, plus the family-oriented culture that allows him to be around people he cares about.

Tom Kristof

Fleet and Facility Manager

Tom was born and raised in Windsor and has been a member of the Trad’s team since 2008. Outside of work he enjoys boating and spending time with his dog. Fun fact: he considers his spirit animal to be turtles. Tom’s favorite things about working in the industry are the people and joking around with his co-workers.

Sean Northrup

Customer Service Lead

Sean is originally from St. Augustine and joined the Trad’s team in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys website management and spending time with his wife and kids. Sean’s favorite things about coming to work every day are the people and taking care of his customers. He also loves laughing with his coworkers and learning about pests and different turfs.

Joseph Largen

Sales Manager

Joseph joined the Trad’s team in 2014 but has been working in the industry since 1993. Outside of work, he enjoys watching football, auto mechanic work, and spending time with his two sons and five grandchildren. Joseph’s favorite things about coming to work every day are the camaraderie and being able to help people solve their pest problems.

Erika Costley

Accounts Receivable - Customer Service Team

Erika joined the Trad’s team in 2018 but has been working in the industry since 2013. She grew up in Baldwin and now resides in Jacksonville. Her favorite part about coming to work every day is being with, talking to, and helping people. Erika has two dogs and outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family.

Bill Cade

Operations, Reports, and Technology

Originally from Maine, Bill joined the Trad’s team in 2016 and now resides in Jacksonville. A few of his favorite things are the mountains, spring weather, and pretzels. Outside of work, Bill loves spending time with his wife and family. He enjoys coming to work every day because each day is a new adventure and an opportunity to expand his abilities. 

Success Starts From The Ground Up

Since Betty and Lou Trad first opened our doors in 1971, we have been committed to developing long-term relationships with all of our team members. That’s why we are proud of the positive, family-oriented attitude shared among all of our employees. We take pride in our work because there is so much more to what we do than simply solving pest problems.

What Our Employees Say

Trad's is family owned and operated and has a great environment in which to work. They ask for 100% effort, treat employees like family, and endeavor to create a workplace where efforts are rewarded.

Joseph Largen

Sales Manager

What I love most about working at Trad's is the family atmosphere and the training program Denise has in place for us. We all gain knowledgeable information that helps us accurately diagnose issues and resolve them quickly. I love that I can go out and make my customers satisfied with the results that I have accomplished with the knowledge given to me through the training I have received.

Bryan Hakes

Universal Lawn and Shrub Service Professional, Qualified Trad's Trainer, Florida Green Industries Certified

Trad's (I hope) is a great place! We are happy, positive people working hard every day, to be world class. We exist because of the opportunities we provide to our teams. When we focus on customers & growth, growth includes our team. We want to grow our team personally and professionally – because we all win this way.

Denise Trad Wartan

General Manager, Certified Operator, Associate Certified Entomologist

I was with another company for 25 years and thought I would never leave there until I retired but life had other plans for me. The thought of finding a good fit with another company can be stressful, to say the least, but Trad's has felt like home since the first day I started here. I feel like I have been able to contribute and the work environment is great. I have never looked back!

George McCall

Service Manager, Certified Operator

“Trad's is one of those rare "one of a kind" places. We believe in showing integrity through our actions. I love coming to work with people who care and are passionate about what they do. Trad's wants the best for not only our customers but also our employees, and it is shown in multiple ways. I have been here almost 10 years, and although it is hard work, I would not take a single day back. I have grown both personally and professionally under the guidance of some of the best managers and mentors anyone could ask for.”

Heather Smith, Accounting and Human Resources

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