In Memorium: James W. Augustine
A Tribute to Our Founder
James was an innovative business owner and leader in the pest control industry for over 45 years. He founded his company on 8/1/1966 and obtained many distinguished awards. He was President of the Kansas Pest Control Association in 1973; he served on the board of directors for the KPCA and was inducted into the KPCA Hall of Fame in 2000. He was a member of the BBB and served on the BBB Board of Directors from 1996-1997. He obtained over 100 hours at the Purdue University Pest Control Technology Course and has been one of a very few companies to participate with Dow AgroSciences Sentricon Baiting System from 1992-1995. Jim was a member of the National Pest Control Association and was Director for Region 7 from 1993-1995. He was a member of the Abdallah Shrine Temple, Blue Racers group. Jim supported the Abdallah Shrine, Community of the Good Shepard, Turner Recreation, Habitat for Humanity, Fox4Love Fund, and Johnson County Developmental Support Services.
James was one of 6 children. He married his wife Margaret in Kansas City, Kansas on 11/29/1952. They have 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.James will be remembered by his loving wife, their children, grandchildren, friends and extended family.
Margaret L. Augustine – Chairman of the Board
Margaret co-founded Augustine Exterminators and opened the company on August 1st, 1966, with her husband James. She handled all aspects of the office, in their home in Prairie Village, Kansas, while raising their six children (not an easy feat!). She has been Director on the Board of Directors since 1967 when she and James incorporated Augustine Exterminators, Inc. She has been Secretary/Treasurer since that time and was Bookkeeper throughout the first decade of the corporation. She ushered in the computer era for the company in the eighties by completing a Computer Technologies Course in Houston, Texas. She also attended National Pest Management Association meetings for over thirty years.
Christopher S. Augustine - President
Chris is a certified pest control applicator for the states of Kansas and Missouri. He has been in the Pest Control Industry for the past 24 years, working in his parents’ family-owned business. He has worked in all aspects of the industry. He has completed the Purdue University Pest Control course and attended the Whitmire Institute of Technology Management Conference and Scientific Symposium for three years. He is a member of the Kansas and Missouri pest Control Associations. Chris has attended Legislative Days in Washington, DC, on behalf of the Pest Control Industry along with the National Pest Management Association. Chris was President for the Kansas Pest Control Association for the year 2001 and served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Pest Control Association for 6 years. He has also served as Committee Chairman for several committees including Co-Chairman of the Education and Training Committee. He handles all the advertising and marketing for Augustine Services, Inc.