Our Team

Tony Santangelo: Founder

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Tony Santangelo is the Owner of Innovative Pest Control. Tony is licensed in Pest, Termite, Lawn & Ornamental and Weed control with the Texas Department of Agriculture, Structural Pest Control division. Over the last 25+ years, Tony has made it his mission to stay on top of the pest control industry. Tony attends industry and training meetings throughout the country to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations.

He has served as Vice President for one year and President for five years of the East Texas Pest Control Association in the past. In 1996, Tony was chosen by Dow AgroSciences to be the first authorized Sentricon operator in East Texas. Before storming the pest control industry, Tony attended Texas Tech University in the electrical engineering department and worked many jobs through college including pharmacy tech. When leaving the hospital, Tony said "I'm going on to kill bigger bugs!!!"

Kelly Santangelo: Co-Founder

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Kelly Santangelo is co-founder of Innovative Pest Control, wife of Tony Santangelo and mother of two children. Kelly stays very involved in the local community, currently serving as Treasurer for the Lindale high school baseball booster club. Kelly grew up in Austin, Tx. helping with their family-owned pest control business. Counting her teenage years, Kelly has 30 years in the pest control industry. Kelly also held many jobs in the medical field- medical technologist for 8 years and paramedic for 2 years. Kelly believes hard work, family values and "God" can get you through any situation. Raising 2 teenagers, taking care of elderly parents and battling MS (multiple sclerosis) has proven this philosophy.


Robert Grimes: Sales Manager

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Robert Grimes is a certified applicator in pest and termite with over 28 years’ experience. Robert is the sales manager for Innovative Pest Control. Robert has been working with IPC for 14+ years. Throughout this time, he has established remarkable customer retention and satisfaction. Robert specializes in residential pest control and new home pretreatments using the proven Boracare wood treatment method.

Robert has been married for 29 years to Jeanine Grimes and is the father of two boys. Him and his wife sing in the choir at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. Robert also prides himself serving as a volunteer firefighter at Dixie Fire Department for over 15 years.

Kevin Solomon: Certified Technician

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Kevin Solomon has been with Innovative Pest Control since February 2015. He is certified in commercial and residential pest and termite control. Kevin has been extensively trained to provide effective pest control and outstanding service to each individual customer. He resides in Lindale, TX with his 3 children. Kevin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Jake Munoz: Certified Applicator/Technician

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Jake Munoz is a certified applicator in termite control and holds a technician license in pest control. Jake specializes in termite control and has extensive knowledge of the Sentricon Colony Elimination System and its ability to exterminate termites. He has been in the pest control industry since 2009. Jake resides in Lindale with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Lindale High School and attends Community Christian Fellowship. During his free time Jake enjoys playing guitar and spending time outdoors.

Joseph Santangelo: Certified Technician

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Joseph Santangelo is a certified technician in pest and termite. He specializes in Sentricon systems and gopher/mole removal. He graduated from Lindale High School in 2016. He has worked summer jobs in the pest control industry since he was 16 and is now currently a full-time employee. Joe spent his Summers playing select baseball in multiple states when he was not working.  He loves sports of all kinds and is currently living in Tyler.

Amber Fuller: Office Administrator

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Amber Fuller Is a graduate of Kaufman High School in 2002. She has three children, Landon 8, Addyson 5, and Nathan 4. She enjoys watching her children play sports and spending as much time at the beach as possible. She currently lives in the Quitman area and attends First Baptist Church of Quitman.

Nicole Johnson: Route Secretary

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Nicole Johnson graduated from Lindale High School in 2012. She has been married to her husband, Parker for 7 years. Nicole resides in Lindale with her husband and their two children. Her hobbies include horseback riding, clay shoots, being on the lake and spending time with family.

John Durban: Certified Technician

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John Durban graduated high school 1998 from Community Christian in Amite LA. He has been married to Andra for 18 years. They have  4 kids Isaac, Kate, Jane, and Levi. Has 6 years' experience in the industry, hobbies are Guitar and trying to keep up with his kids.


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