Commonwealth Exterminating Co., Inc. was founded in 1999 with a Christian based philosophy. It is locally owned and operated by the dynamic husband-wife team of Johnny Newell and Terrie Harper and their son, Cory Newell.
Johnny brings 25-plus years experience in the Pest Management Industry. Terrie holds a B.S. in Business and Communications and brings her many skills, experience and talents to the table as well. Cory has his Masters degree in Religion and has served on the staffs of some of the largest churches in America. He knows how to run an operation, connect with people, and serve the needs of clients. Cory handles our accounts, operations, bulk property management, and most of our commercial and corporate accounts. He’s the leading local expert on bed bugs and multi-family roaches and has trained almost every housing manager in Hampton Roads through an educational outreach program named “Commonwealth Cares.” It’s here that Cory is able to share his God given talents of training and outreach helping people connect the dots with pest control and practical living. It’s through this program, you see Cory on local news networks helping the underserved or training events. Together, they richly compliment each other and lend themselves toward service in their industry.
Johnny is a life-long resident of Newport News with strong family ties to the area dating back to the 1920’s. Both Johnny and Terrie are highly motivated people with a vision for the future of the industry. Their desire is not just “the sale”. Commonwealth’s goal is to establish long-term, positive relationships as they serve the needs of the individual and the surrounding Hampton Roads Communities.
Commonwealth Exterminating seeks to offer high integrity, affordable services and products with a focus on the wants and needs of our customers. At Commonwealth we have a “CAN DO” attitude integrated with the latest technologies as well as proven products.
You will find Commonwealth Exterminating offers personal attention and caring, combined with over 90 plus years of collective professional experience. Commonwealth is licensed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and is a member of the Tidewater, Virginia and National Pest Management Associations. Our highly trained technicians and sales staff undergo rigorous training and are VPMA Certified Wood Destroying Insect and Infestation, (WDI), inspectors.
In addition, our training stays on the cutting-edge with continuous educational opportunities within the Pest Management industry. Programs such as the Master Tech series developed in concert with Virginia Tech and The Virginia Pest Management Association are an example of the stellar training afforded our Master technicians and sales staff. This is the industry excellence you can expect from Commonwealth Exterminating- quality products and services, highly trained professionalism with the customer at the heart of all we do.