At Good News Pest Solutions we love to share good news with our customers. Since 1989, Good News has provided termite inspections for real estate transactions (WDO reports) with excellence. Although many pest control companies avoid WDO’s because of perceived liability, inherent hassles, and a low return on investment, Good News considers a WDO inspection as an opportunity to share Good News. Our news is good whether or not the inspection reveals termites in your home. If we find termites, we have Good News! The seller will usually pay for treatment and the buyer remains protected through an ongoing warranty. If we don’t find termites, that’s Good News, and we offer to protect your home from potential future termite damage.
In 2006, Good News became the leader in green pest management in Florida. More Good News: we can solve all of your pest problems with Organic, natural solutions to protect your environment. Children, pets, anyone with allergies and expectant mothers are all safe using our Eco-Superior methods. But, the Good News doesn’t stop there. We have news that is much better than protection from pests.
My “Good News” Story
By: Dean Burnside, President & CEO of Good News Pest Solutions
I was born into a Christian family where I watched 3 generations of ancestry lead the musical worship at church by singing into a microphone on the platform. At an early age, I chose to accept the forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ and follow Him, and I made good life choices accordingly. However, in my late teens, I intentionally put God on a shelf with a promise to return after I had experienced many of the things I was told to never do.
During my senior year in college, two events caused me to reevaluate my life and my decision to shelve God. First, the girl I hoped to marry broke up with me because she saw no future for her with a man who was not living what he said he believed. Second, I was at fault in a head on collision that totaled both vehicles and could have ended my life. During my recovery, as I was reading the Bible, God reminded me in James 4:14 that it is presumptuous of me to put Him on a shelf, because I don’t even know where I’ll be tomorrow. The realization that I had been given a second chance at life and knowing that Terri was the one for me drove me to my knees in repentance to receive God’s forgiveness. As promised in His Word, He forgave me and I returned to following Him with a fresh start. I’ve never gotten over it or looked back – Good News indeed!
Terri and I married in 1982 and have two sons, Adam and Kyle. I began my career in pest control in 1990 and became a partner with John Macy in 1996. John retired in 1998 and I became the sole owner of Good News Termite & Pest Control Company. At that same time, I was leading worship at our church as a volunteer with many people encouraging me to do so full time. A close friend and mentor challenged me to operate the business as a “platform for ministry.” I had a vivid mental image of doing ministry from a church platform, but had no idea how to translate that to my business. I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind and began to explore what ministry through business might look like.
During a time of prayer and asking God for direction, He revealed to me that I would reach more people with the Good News of His love and forgiveness through the business than I ever would by singing in a microphone on a platform. This thought inspires me every morning. While serving our customers, we often get the chance to share the Good News of God’s love and grace as described in Acts 20:24. Doing so fulfills our purpose and eternal mission. Through Good News Pest Control, I work to fulfill God’s invitation to spend my life for a purpose that has eternal significance, sharing His Good News! What is His Good News? Read on and I hope that you too will be forever changed by it!