(Pictured, from left to righ: Lou Schager, President; Melissa Stein, Franchisee of the Year; Dennis Stein, Franchisee of the Year; and Kyle Beach, Former Director of Operations for Mosquito Joe, now a franchise owner. This photo was taken pre-covid at the brands convention in January.)

WACO, Texas – Mosquito Joe, a Neighborly company, announced its franchise network’s top performers of 2019 during Neighborly United, which occurred earlier this month as the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion.

“Neighborly’s annual reunion may have looked a bit different this year, but the pride we all have to be a part of the world’s largest family of home service brands shone as bright as ever,” said Lou Schager, president of Mosquito Joe. “Despite the challenges 2020 presented to our Mosquito Joe network, our franchise owners have risen to the occasion to help make this a year of success and growth for our united team. While we may not have been able to celebrate these outstanding individuals in person, it was an honor to shine a spotlight on the Mosquito Joe owners who represented the very best of what our franchise network had to offer this year.”

Top award winners included:

Franchisee of the Year: Dennis and Melissa Stein, owners of Mosquito Joe of South Shore, Long Island: This award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a franchise owner, presented by Mosquito Joe to the owner who has consistently grown through proper training and management of their organization with a consistently high level of sales through quality, professional service.

Five Star Award: Brad and Stephanie Simon, owners of Mosquito Joe of Arkansas: This award is presented to the owner(s) with the most five-star reviews online.

Most Improved NPS Score: Sloan Black, owner of Mosquito Joe of Southeast Charlotte: This award is presented to the owner(s) with the most improved Net Promoter Score (NPS) score.

In addition to celebrating the noteworthy success of these franchise owners, Mosquito Joe also has much to celebrate in terms of development and growth as it heads into the final quarter of this year. As of the close of September 2020, the brand has awarded more than 24 new franchise agreements just since January, all amidst an ongoing pandemic.