About Us

Enviroguard's Mission

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The Enviroguard service mission is based on the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). IPM works to reduce factors contributing to unacceptable pest populations in homes and businesses. Our GreenPro service is based on the principles of IPM and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

We have developed policies, procedures, and a quality system to ensure all aspects of our services are based on the needs of our customers. The implementation of these policies maintain our dedication to customer care, our obligation to responsible pest management, and our commitment to quality. Our quality of service, response time, and our role as pest management professionals sets us apart from our competition.

Enviroguard adheres to a strict environmental code of practice, constantly reviewing all company procedures and training. We have established ourselves at the forefront of efforts to reduce pesticide application through the use of natural and preventive (pest exclusion) measures, and through our use of minimum-risk products. A combined program of preventive solutions and the application of the latest technologies enables our customers to enjoy pest-free surroundings with minimum impact on the environment.

All Enviroguard procedures are designed to protect our customers, the technician, and the environment from accident, injury, damage, or conceivable harm while effectively and efficiently controlling pests and termites.

 

 

 

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Lee Tubbs, Owner

Enviroguard Inc. was established by Lee A. Tubbs in November, 1997. No stranger to the industry, Lee grew up in a family owned pest control business, Atomic Pest Control Company, located on Elvis Presley Boulevard, in Memphis, TN, and founded in 1958 by his uncle, Les Tubbs.

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Atomic Pest Control, Memphis, TN 1962

In 1960, his father Earl Tubbs joined the company. Growing up, Lee worked weekends and summers at Atomic. In 1979, Lee began his full-time career in the pest control industry while completing his degree at the University of Memphis, joining Atomic Pest Control as a full-time technician.

Lee received a bachelor’s degree in Pest Control Management from the University of Memphis in 1983, combining courses in entomology, biology and business management. At the University of Memphis, Lee assisted in developing and implementing a campus-wide pest control program. The results of a comprehensive pigeon control program was the subject of his final thesis.

From 1984 to 1989, Lee worked as a pest control inspector for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. In 1990, following his father’s death, he returned to Atomic Pest Control as General Manager, where he reestablished Atomic as one of the top independent pest control firms in the mid-south region of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

In 1994 he left the family business to travel in Europe and the United Kingdom studying pest control methods and establishing contact with an international affiliate (formerly EnviroGuard UK Ltd.) for his future pest control business in the North Georgia area.  From 1994 to 1997, Lee was a territory sales representative in east Tennessee and north Georgia with Memphis-based Oldham Chemical Company, a wholesale pest control chemical distributor and equipment supplier.  He also served as a trainer and consultant with regional pest control companies, many he still actively counsels.

In 1997 he founded Enviroguard Inc. the parent company of Enviroguard Pest Solutions.  Enviroguard’s emphasis on customer satisfaction have been the catalyst for the company’s rapid growth and success. From the original home-based office, the company has expanded twice to larger locations.

Enviroguard Pest Solutions is a full service pest control company operating in Tennessee and Georgia and specializing in “eco-effective green solutions” for pest and termite control issues.  Enviroguard’s pest management professionals are certified and registered in both states in all aspects of termite and pest control methods.

Lee is a frequent speaker at area and regional organizations including entrepreneurship and strategic management classes at Dalton State College (Dalton, GA) Entrepreneurship Resource Rally, Phi Beta Lambda business events, and at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Entrepreneurship Forums. He and his employees offer a program on pests and pest control for area elementary schools. Lee also speaks to local high school groups. Click here to see comments from students at Southeast Whitfield High School in Dalton, GA. He has authored a monthly column on pest control for the Chattanooga Times Free Press and is a contributor to pest control industry publications.

Lee’s hobbies and interest include international travel, world history, landscaping, and physical fitness. Lee lives in Ringgold, GA with his wife, Dr. Marilyn Helms, the Sesquicentennial Endowed Chair and Professor of Management at Dalton State College.  Marilyn is a published author, business consultant, and frequent speaker on business topics including pest control.  She is the Secretary-Treasurer of Enviroguard, Inc. and is also a Georgia Certified Operator in WDO and general pest categories and licensed in the same categories in Tennessee.  

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Earl B. Tubbs (1923-1989) Lifetime Achievement Award

Lee's father, Earl Tubbs was posthumously awarded the Tennessee Pest Control Association's highest honor in July 2014 -- the Lifetime Achievement Award. Earl Tubbs began his career in pest control in 1960 at Atomic Pest Control in Memphis, TN, working nights and week-ends alongside his brother, S.L. “Les” Tubbs, Owner of Atomic Pest Control, who started the company in 1958.

In 1960 he was working as a route man for Model Laundry in Memphis and had a working knowledge of the city streets, scheduling and how routes were set up. Atomic was growing rapidly and needed more workers. Knowing that Earl had this knowledge, Les recruited him for Atomic. Earl had six children to support and his wife, Juanita, was working on her teaching degree at Memphis State during this period, and he was eager to earn extra money and to be a part of a new growing company.

Initially he worked part-time, nights and week-ends learning the trade while continuing to work for Model Laundry. Within a few months Les insisted that he come to work full time and by then he realized the Company's potential and began to work full time.

In 1964 he joined the Memphis Sales Executive Club, a version of Toastmaster. This helped propel him into one of the top salesmen in the Memphis area, where he was named the top Sales Executive in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969. During this time, Atomic Pest Control was experiencing incredible growth establishing a presence in the states of Arkansas and Mississippi, as well as phenomenal growth in Memphis and West Tennessee.

Earl was active in the initial West Tennessee Pest Control Association, Tennessee Pest Control Association, Mississippi Pest Control Association, and the Arkansas Pest Control Association. He held licenses in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Les Tubbs named him General Manager in 1978 where he served in that capacity until retirement in 1987. During his career a number of his children worked with him at Atomic: sons Lee, Stan, and Kent, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Glen Cooper.

Earl Tubbs had an easy going personality, loved the industry, talking to people, and was a “people person” much loved by his co-workers and the community. His wife Juanita taught high school English (novelist John Grisham was her student) and retired from Southhaven (MS) high school as librarian. Lee credits his Mom for his love of history.

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Company Awards & Certifications

Torch Award

2017 Annual Meeting Torch Award

 

Torch Award

Lee Tubbs receives BBB Torch Award

 

Torch Award

Lee Tubbs and BBB President Jim Winslett

 

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Enviroguard's Industry Association Memberships

Lee and Governor Deal

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Issues a Proclamation Designating April as

National Pest Control Month in Georgia

 

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Great Chamber Networking Lunch and Legislative Update today with Georgia Senator Jeff Mullis

and Georgia Representative for District 3, Dewayne Hill.

(Pictured with Chamber Chairman of the Board, Lee Tubbs and Chamber President, Martha Eaker)

Enviroguard’s Community Service Projects

Food Bank

Chattanooga Area Food Bank Ribbon Cutting

 

Chamber

Georgia Chamber Policy Workshop, Nov 17, 2014 with Gov. Nathan Deal

 

Lee Tubbs’ Community Memberships

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Lee Tubbs takes over as Catoosa County Chamber chairman 2017

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Chairman Tubbs Thanked for Service Photo

 

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Lee attends numerous Chamber activities including
new business ribbon cuttings and "Member of the Week" events.

Award Celebration

Award Presentation at Celebrate Catoosa Event

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Networking at lunch

Lee Tubbs' Service in Industry Associations

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Enviroguard's Licenses and Charters

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Our Industry Association and Membership Links

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Georgia Pest Control Association

 

Our Professional Membership Links

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Pest Control Services in Ringgold GA

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Gordon County Chamber of Commerce

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Ringgold Rotary Club

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Business Network International

EPA Healthy Home Initiative



United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(All chemical products used by Enviroguard, Inc. meet the strict specifications of the US EPA.)

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EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program

Kids, Teachers, and Parents:


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Company Publicity in Industry Trade Journals:

http://www.pctonline.com/pct0214-termite-market-opportunities.aspx

http://www.pctonline.com/pct1213-innovative-companies.aspx

http://www.pctonline.com/pct1107_coverstory.aspx

http://www.pctonline.com/enviroguard-small-business-award.aspx

Employees in the News:

David Helms Ambassador

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David Helms, with Enviroguard, is the December Ambassador of the Month.
He is pictured with Chamber Membership Coordinator, Amy Jackson.

David Leadership

David Helms successfully completed “Leadership Catoosa” in June 2017.
This program, sponsored by the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, is a year-long program
to introduce chosen participants to all facets of community life.
Each class chooses a community service project and David’s 2016-17 class
raised $11,372.83 for Catoosa Home Delivered Meals.

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