Born in Cuba into a ranching family. Lost everything to the communist regime. Veteran of the Bay Pigs and the US Army. Married Fern February 1968 and became a firefighter. On the off days worked part time for Ringdahl Pest Control in Boynton Beach.
I liked pest control so Mr Ringdahl encouraged me to take the state test.
Moved to Gainesville in 1973 with the Gainesville Fire Department, and continued working part time in Pest Control.
Fern and I started our own business, Alachua Pest Control, in July 1975.
In July 1978 I resigned from the Gainesville Fire Department to pursue my business full time.
We grew steadily to eventually 15 trucks and 18 full time employees serving nine counties in north Florida with full service pest control and random measuring.
Alachua Pest Control was founded July 1, 1975 and was sold to McCall Services July 1, 2007.
Owner/Operator of Alachua Pest Control, Inc. for 32 years…without a single law suit.
Worked with the University of Florida in the development of canine termite detectors.
Worked with the Clorox Co. in the research and development of Maxforce and as a consultant.
promoting and training in Maxforce in the US, Europe, South America and Canada.
Lectured nationally and internationally on Pest Control.
Member of the Certified Pest Control Operators of Florida
Married to my wife, Fern, for 47 years.
Raised two wonderful sons who have given us beautiful grandchildren.
Florida Senior State Champion in calf roping 2000.
Five-time qualifier for the National Senior Rodeo Assoc. finals in calf roping.
Have roped calves in 30 states and Canada.
Calf roping and Fishing
2015. Turf and Pest Consulting Group.