Larry Treleven, vice president of Sprague Pest Solutions, was recently honored by a pair of pest management industry trade associations for his numerous contributions and achievements to an $8 billion industry that protects people, food and property from pests and the harmful diseases they transmit.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recognized Treleven as the 2018 State Policy Affairs Representative (SPAR) of the Year for his diligent work representing the industry with regulators and elected representatives across Washington State, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Idaho.
A member of the industry since 1971, Larry has long represented the industry’s interests at the federal, state and local level, helping shape and reach common-sense solutions on regulations that benefit and safeguard business owners, consumers and the environment.
Larry has served on numerous boards and legislative affairs and public policy committees for the NPMA, Washington State Pest Management Association (WSPMA), Oregon Pest Control Association, Utah Pest Management Association, Pest Control Operators of California and the Professional Pest Management Alliance.
Larry was also recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the WSPMA after decades of contributions to advancing the professionalism and perception of the pest management industry in the Evergreen State.
“I am very appreciative of both these honors that have been bestowed on me,” said Larry. “Consumers have more confidence in an industry when it is regulated and when you reason together to come to a solution it benefits everyone. I enjoy what I do but there is more work to be done and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”
Family Business of the Year Award
Sprague was recently honored by Seattle Business magazine as its 2018 Family Business of the Year in the midsize firm category. Sprague, founded in 1926 by W.B. Sprague and currently enjoying its fourth-generation of leadership under the Treleven family, has grown from its Puget Sound roots to provide innovative pest management services to commercial clients across six Western states. Read the full article