Parker Pest Control Inc. – Pioneer Technology Center
THEN: A company started in 1963 devising more effective and safe methods of residential and commercial pest control. By 1983, with several inventions under its belt for lawn and pest control, the company had diversified, opening branches across Oklahoma and in Wichita, Kan. In 2014, opportunity knocked for government contracting and Pioneer Tech's Bid Assistance Network helped open the door by
- Offering market research assistance with bid matching and networking events to meet potential government agency clients.
- Helping determine through research whether the complex, resource-intensive General Service Administration schedule application process was the right business strategy.
- Guiding the company through the complex maze of paperwork to complete the application providing access to all federal agencies.
- Introducing the opportunity to gain a favored position through HUBZone certification for approved companies in historically underused business zones like Indian land.
NOW: After connecting face-to-face with a contracting officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Indian Country Business Summit in Oklahoma City, Parker Pest Control won the bid for Riverside Indian School in Anadarko – the very first government job the company bid. Parker is one of very few companies to win the first government job it bid.
"There is no way I or anyone could do this complex, huge quantification process without assistance from OBAN. So many documentations take so much time and effort that most companies quit before they start."
J. Brad Parker, President and CEO
Parker Pest Control Inc.