Tom Randolph - Founder/Facilitator of BibleThinkTank.com Men's Mentoring Ministry.
Experience - I bounced a around from job to job until I found my career niche...
After graduating from UCF and attending one semester of Seminary, I was hired by Rollins Protective Services selling Security Alarm Systems in January 1984. The Security Alarm division of Rollins has been eliminated and no longer exists under the Rollins umbrella. I joined a weekly networking club called TIP's (Trade-Ideas-Promotion-Source) at this time for the purpose of exchanging sales leads with those who participated. One of the members of this club was a man named Lou Fortner. He convinced me to come over and work for Middleton Pest Control in Orlando in the Spring of 1984. I was not happy with the unethical sales practices that Rollins' indoctrinates into their sales force.
This is when I discovered my career niche was in the Pest Control Industry.
I don't believe I would have found my career niche if I had not experimented with the job market. My love for Science and the Florida environment was a perfect fit for this job. Chuck Steinmetz (former owner of Middleton Pest Control) hired me as a Sales Technician. I did not stay long because Lewis-Cobb Pest Control offered me a better opportunity in sales and marketing for three years. From there, I went to work for Harvey Massey (owner of Massey Services) for two years and had a big part in starting their GreenUp Lawn Care division.
I have discovered that when you are good at what you do in an industry the word gets out and headhunters’ step in to offer a better career opportunity to come work for them. You see the same thing happen with your best sports stars who are always shopping for a better career opportunity. The pursuit of Lebron James extraordinary basketball skills is a perfect example where teams compete to hire the best talent available at the time.
This is why competition breeds excellence in whatever endeavor we may pursue.
Competition, not to mention our personal freedom, will be the first thing eliminated in a Socialist run government. Without competition, QUALITY and INNOVATION will be hard to find anywhere in the artificial market place dictated by the government tyrants who run the show. Are you sure you want to become a slave to the State?
I have a total of six years of tenure working for these pest control companies. I decided to try direct sales in the Fertilizer Industry for La Roche Industries out of Davenport, FL in the Spring of 1989. They hired me as a Sales Rep for the West Coast of Florida. The plant burned down and is now defunct. I traveled the State of Florida to sell their products and to gain new accounts for one year. It was at this point in my life after obtaining all my Licensing & State Certifications in General Household Pest Control, Termite Elimination & Prevention and Lawn & Ornamental Plant Health Care that I decided it is time to start my own Pest Control Company in the summer of 1990.
All of these company changes were made to enhance my career in the job market. These company changes helped me better understand how other companies approach pest elimination and prevention in a safe, effective and affordable manner. Two or more heads are always better than one, don't you agree?
Please note all of these Pest Control companies are local and not large National companies like Orkin and Terminex. My wide range of experience with large companies, small companies, local companies, national companies including the largest of them all - the U.S. Government has taught me this Spiritual truth...
The larger the organization - the poorer the service.
I believe this should be added to the laws of physics or at least added to what scientists call the paranormal or unexplained phenomena that points to the truth of a certain principle. Here is another way of explaining this principle.
The more moving parts the less efficient and productive a system of principles will be.
Too many rules and regulations in company policy severely stunts financial growth and stands in the way of progress. Too many employees in any company dilutes progress and exponentially increases the costs of liability when producing a finished product or service. This is why I believe in the acronym KISS. I learned this principle in the Navy. It means "Keep It Simple Stupid". This principle applies to all organizations whether it be a church, private company or government office. Any one of my former bosses (Chuck Steinmetz, Roger Lewis or Harvey Massey) will vouch for my extraordinary sales and customer service skills if you should contact them. I still stay in touch with Harvey. He owns the largest Pest Control Company in the Southeast. His son Tony runs the business now. He has a huge cattle ranch in Montana. He invited me to visit his ranch this summer in his guest house. I wonder if he lost any cattle in the hard cold winter Montana experienced this past winter? So much for Global Warming, huh?
Bottom line...I believe I was taught and trained by the very best in the Pest Control Industry.
I started my own Indoor and Outdoor Pest Elimination and Prevention Service without any personnel management experience in the summer of 1990. I always turned down management positions because I made much more money in sales. I have been self-employed ever since. I am the former owner and founder of MASTERGREEN PEST CONTROL & LAWN CARE located in Winter Park, Florida...a full service Pest Control Company.
I started MASTERGREEN from scratch starting with two newly wed Orlando Jaycee friends of mine in their first home in Audubon Park and built it to over 5000 active ongoing customers and all within a ten year window. This incredible accomplishment was achieved by my unwavering faith in MY ONLY SUPREME AUTHORITY - JESUS OF NAZARETH.
My company reached the size of a Megachurch, did it not? I had 25 full time employees, ran 18 trucks and became one of the largest Pest Control Companies in Central Florida. I was a former Regional Director for the Florida Pest Management Association. I sold MASTERGREEN in October of 2002. I paid off all my debts and put a sizable amount of money in the bank for the first time in my career. My practical experience has taught me why the Bible teaches it is important to be debt free. I am no longer a slave to any lender. Now I know what it is to be totally free in Christ Jesus. I take no credit for these awesome accomplishments. It would not be awesome if Jesus did not help lead and carry the load.
I started NoMoPest.com Pest Control Services (see google reviews) with the intention of staying small and debt free to insure quality service with strong financial integrity. I sold my company in December 2016 to start Bible Think Tank Men's Mentoring Ministry in Oviedo, FL. As a result of my experience, I learned the importance of staying small because it is much easier to manage and much more efficient in insuring financial integrity and intimacy between those we work with and those we serve.
Have you noticed how much the crime problem in inner cities intensifies as the cities get larger in population?
BIGGER IS NOT BETTER IF QUALITY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN!
This size principle applies to church organizations as well. MEGA churches are a man made boondoggle and not in line with what is taught in Scripture.
Customer Service has always been my number one priority when serving those who utilize my services. My Company Slogan was...
"We have your PEST interest in mind"
It was based on a scripture found in Philippians Chapter Two. It says,
This has always been my motto on how I treat all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, culture, class, degree of education, intellect, personality, politics, religious views and the like. It is also the major reason that God blessed my company to the extent He did. Jesus, my Supreme Authority, knows I have His priorities in the right order and His principles are put in practice. My fruit production is direct evidence of His blessings. God has taught me that actions always speaks louder than words. Both of my former wives believe that their words have more merit than their actions. Go figure...
The political left thinks I am a racist because I voted for Donald Trump. I think a racist is the worse scum bag on our planet. You call me a racist and I will take you behind the woodshed and settle things the old fashion way . I have quite a reputation here in Central Florida as a youth in confronting bullies for their racist mindset towards those they deem inferior to themselves.
Do you know why bullying is out of control? It's because we do not confront bullies for their offensive behavior anymore. In other words, men in the church have been emasculated by the demonic spirit of feminism and progressive liberalism. This is confirmed in Point Three of my Thesis posted on this website.
I have noticed that discipline in the church is so rare that it shocks people when they are confronted with their own sin, mistakes or bad behavior. President Trump is the first President in a very long time to have the balls to stand up to all the corruption and incompetence we see in our government and the average person does not know how to deal with it because they were most likely raised in a permissive home and are accustomed to getting away with incompetence, inferior work and a lack of production. Discipline and accountability are unknown practices in management of church operations. Do you agree with this premise?
Like King David, I have never been afraid to confront the Goliath's in the world. The liberal elites have this same type of bullying mindset towards those they think are incapable of managing their own lives and need to be baby-sited by the government elite who think they know better on how we, "the deplorable's", should conduct our personal lives. I have never met a bully that wasn't a SMART ASS. Have you?
Isn't it interesting how Liberal elites conveniently exclude God from their political thinking and conversations. Nothing new here. This is why the liberal elites have endorsed the Theory of Evolution as the only possible way we could have come into existence as a human race. To them, the possibility of a Creator of the Universe is a figment of our imagination. Only fools believe in God, right? Let me emphasize the following two points...
My mom was great at buying me books on subjects that interested me. One interest was meteorology. She thought I would be a great weatherman on TV. I know a lot about the weather and there has never been an era where the climate did not change in dramatic ways. Don’t forget God promised there would never be another flood. These Climate Change activists are lying to you when they say major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Miami will be under water in ten years. Have you noticed all their so called scientific findings on Climate Change are based on Junk Science paid for by our tax dollars? See past doomsday predictions that did not come true.
Bottom Line: GOD CONTROLS THE WEATHER, NOT MAN!
This should prove those who are pushing this lie are false prophets.
The Climate Change Lie (formally called Global Warming) will give Democrats an excuse for the need to raise our taxes to the point where they control 100% of our currency. This lie is an intimidation tactic designed to scare us into complying with their self-serving agenda. Once this corrupt scheme is achieved, they will replace capitalism with socialism in how we meet consumer demand. The government elite will now dictate what they think we need in supplies instead of what "we the people" think we need. They do this because they are POWER AND CONTROL FREAKS. They have the philosophy that he who dies with the most toys wins, right? Sadly, they don't realize that they can't take their toys with them when they die. It is treasures in heaven we are storing up to enjoy and prosper from once we get to our mansion in the sky.
Have you ever been around a "power and control freak"? Both of my former wives (very devout church goers) definitely wanted to have power and control over me in our marriage. Feminists and Liberal Elites want us to consider them to be God instead of the God who authored the Holy Bible and created the Universe. As you know, Hillary Clinton (a devout "Holier Than Thou" Methodist) thinks we are a "basket of deplorable's". If that is not a racist statement, I don't know what is. It's time we confront these bullies and let them know we will no longer let them use their fear tactics to intimidate us in to their way of thinking.
No one likes a bully so let's call them out for what they are.
By now I hope you have a grasp on how vast my field of employment experience has been. This broad experience has enabled me to see the big picture. In other words, I can clearly see how everything is so intricately and intelligently networked together in the culture of Capitalism. I was not born with this knowledge, it was the “School of Hard Knocks” that taught me this reality. Einstein came to the same conclusion with his theory of relativity.
In conclusion, without any personal bias, compare your work experience with mine. Have you been there done that like me? Who’s to say you know more about what it is to be Christ-like if you have not "been there done that" like me?
Education – I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts & Sciences degree in General Studies from the University of Central Florida in April 1983. I minored in four colleges... Business Administration, Organizational Communication, Psychology and Russian History. I served as the Senator for the College of General Studies in Student Government and as the Veteran Affairs representative (a paid position) for Veteran students during my tenure at UCF. I attended Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983. I also have an imaginary Doctorate degree in the School of Hard Knocks if you know what I mean. I graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando, FL in 1970. Lettered in Football and Track, active member of the Thespian Drama Team and active member of Future Farmers of America. I was born and raised in Central Florida. Yes, I am a true native Floridian. The fact that I am a Pre-Disney resident makes me prehistoric (LOL) here in Orlando. Mickey Mouse and Shaquille O'Neal put Orlando on the map. I liked Orlando best before Disney got here. Too many people have what I call the "Mickey Mouse Syndrome". They pretend to be somebody they are not because Disney is all about fantasy rather than reality.
Other Skills and Know How – I am an excellent orator and writer who is proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Quickbooks and other computer programs and skills. As you can see, I created, wrote, designed and optimized this website using GoDaddy software. I consider myself to be an expert in all aspects of communications. I know what it takes to manage a company in terms of healthy growth while maintaining a high profit margin. I know most of our industry suppliers (vendors) and know how to negotiate bottom line in pricing (The Art of the Deal) when purchasing pest control products and equipment. I have good leadership skills and have trained many employees in the past to have successful careers in the Pest Control Industry. I believe I have a good reputation with my former customers, employees and all of my peers in the industry. Sadly, this is not true within the Church community of Oviedo. My reputation has been ruined by certain members of Crosslife Church who maligned my reputation with malicious gossip within the Oviedo Community. God has blessed me with a large measure of faith to accomplish great things for His glory. I would have checked out of this world a long time ago if I did not have the faith to continue my life. No challenge is too great with God’s helping hand.
Charitable Organizations – I was formerly active in the Orlando Jaycees, Past Regional Director for the Florida Pest Management Association, formerly involved in Church Mission Trips, Church Choirs, Evangelism Explosion and First Step Mentoring Ministry (now defunct) for fatherless Afro-American boys. John Tolson started this boys mentoring ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Orlando in 1985. Please see photo of the boys (now men) I mentored since the age of twelve. They were groomsmen in our wedding. I am a firm believer in being involved in the community by giving back my time, talents and treasures for the purpose of making our community a better place to live.
Military Experience – U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1975. I was trained in communications as a Radioman. I was issued a Top Secret Crypto security clearance after a very expensive and exhaustive background check by the FBI in order to work with the Top Brass in the Navy. Most of my tour of duty was working for Admiral David H. Bagley the Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington DC. I ended my tour of duty on the Flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet the "USS Mount Whitney". I obtained E-4 rank and was honorably discharged in June 1975. I am considered a Vietnam Vet. The GI Bill paid for my college education.
Condensed Summary of past positions held as follows:
Does your resume match mine in over all experience? Do you think I could have accomplished all this without Jesus' help?
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