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Randy Vogel

Cowleys Pest Services

Title: Operations Manager

Hometown: Beachwood, NJ

Randy Vogel from Cowleys Pest Services
Randy Vogel has been with Cowleys since 2016. Randy has sprinted out of the blocks since joining Cowleys, quietly demonstrating his hard work, talent, team-building skills, and a penchant for consistently high results and superior customer service. In return, his work has been recognized, appreciated, and rewarded. Randy was put on a fast track of increasing responsibilities. Starting here as a residential sales representative, he was initially promoted to commercial service manager, and soon thereafter was selected to be our Operations Manager, Cowleys’ most senior supervisory position.
 
As our Operations Manager, Randy supervises sales and service to our customers as well as our administrative staff so that Cowleys’ daily operations run smoothly and our customers consistently receive the best service. He has fostered open, productive relationships with the entire Cowleys team, ensuring that everyone has the support needed to deliver the best customer service. Randy keeps his keen eye on quality control, monitors technician training, and maintains close relationships with the managers of the numerous community properties that we service. Randy is a results-oriented customer-first manager who has a knack for encouraging others to identify and report issues in their early stages, so they can be quickly corrected and put back on track. Needless to say, Randy proven himself to be a highly valued addition to our management team.
 
Prior to joining Cowleys, Randy had entrepreneurial experience running his own business. He also had 16 years in pest control services in which he held a variety of positions within the industry. Randy has a first-hand understanding of virtually every position in pest control services. Started from the ground floor as a pest control technician, he transitioned into a pest control inspector, and later in his career, held positions in sales and management. Randy had already worked with, and has a deep understanding of the products and services we offer through our two largest affiliates, the Christmas Decor franchise, which provides the latest state-of-the-art holiday decorations, and Basement Systems, which licenses pest control companies to use its products for crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing.
 
Randy stays active in a variety of organizations to stay current on the latest pest, wildlife, and property management issues. He is affiliated with the Community Association Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the National Pest Management Association. He is a licensed NJDEP commercial pest control applicator. In addition to Core certification, he holds Category certifications 7A for general and household pest control, and 7B for termites and other wood-destroying insects.
 
When not working, Randy spends most of his free time with his wife and two children, appreciating every minute he spends with them. However, every so often on some weekends, he enjoys those traditional “male bonding” rituals like bowling, fishing, billiards, and friendly two-hand touch football. Of course, he admits that these activities are just an excuse to get together with his good friends to have good times with good food and even better refreshments!
Customer Reviews
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  • By Jeffrey M.
    Middletown, NJ

    "Chris was so thorough, knowledgeable, and courteous. He explained everything he was going to do, took the time to listen and..."

    Customer Review

    By Jeffrey M.
    Middletown, NJ

    Chris was so thorough, knowledgeable, and courteous. He explained everything he was going to do, took the time to listen and shared personal experiences. He set the bar high for whomever visits our property in the future.

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from customers I've helped!
  • "Randy put our minds at ease" Read Full Testimonial

    Deborah K. of East Windsor, NJ

    Customer Testimonial

              I wanted your office to know what a fantastic job Randy did with our bat issue. Randy was so kind, so professional and he answered all of our questions and concerns. Randy also spoke with my husband and put our minds at ease.
    Deborah K.
    East Windsor, NJ
  • "So far, we've had Randy, Josh and now Daniel working with us. All have been great and their work is extremely..." Read Full Testimonial

    Conrad J. of Bay Head, NJ

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              All have been great and their work is extremely effective.
    Conrad J.
    Bay Head, NJ
  • "I live in a Condo Association and will recommend Cowley's to everyone!" Read Full Testimonial

    Diane C of Manasquan, NJ

    Customer Testimonial

              I was very impressed with Nancy in the office who answered the phone in the office and even more impressed with Randy who was so professional, warm and knowledgeable. I live in a Condo Association and will recommend Cowley's to everyone!
    Diane C
    Manasquan, NJ

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Cowleys Wins Asbury Park Press's 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards for Monmouth County!
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Cowleys Voted Top 10 Best Places To Work in NJ!
Cowleys Voted Top 10 Best Places To Work in NJ!

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Messy & Unorganized Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Princeton Junction, NJ
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    Messy & Unorganized Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Princeton Junction, NJ
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    Messy & Unorganized Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Princeton Junction, NJ

    This homeowner in Princeton Junction, NJ, wanted his crawl space encapsulated, so he called Cowleys and we were sent out to perform the job.

    Once we entered the crawl space we removed all the contaminated insulation and debris, leveled the ground for proper draining, and installed a drainage matting. This material is a dimpled plastic mat that allows all excess moisture to work its way over the sump pump. Once we finished, we installed a vapor barrier which is a heavy-duty, 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene with a polyester-cord reinforcement. It cannot tear and is extremely durable. The vapor barrier is also treated with an antimicrobial to prevent mold and is installed over the foundation walls and floor to create a continuous air and moisture barrier.

    Next, we installed SilverGlo™, which is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity, to the walls of the crawl space. Lastly, we installed a Sani-Dry Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier to control the humidity levels. The Sedona directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump. Now the homeowner has a transformed crawl space that is clean and dry and can be utilized for additional storage space. 

  • Safely Evicting a Raccoon from the Attic in Jackson, NJ
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    Safely Evicting a Raccoon from the Attic in Jackson, NJ
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    Safely Evicting a Raccoon from the Attic in Jackson, NJ

    A homeowner in Jackson, NJ had an unsuspecting visitor take up residency in her home  a raccoon! She called our office for help and we were sent out to find out how the raccoon got into the attic and safely remove it.

    Moments into our inspection, we noticed that a portion of the soffit was ripped open and there was raccoon hair stuck in the opening. This was the main access point. We temporarily enclosed the area with hardware cloth and installed a one-way device over the access point. The one-way device allows the raccoon to safely leave the attic but prevents it from getting back in. We also placed several baited devices nearby.

    A short while later, we safely retrieved the raccoon, relocated it to a new, humane environment, and disinfected the attic area. Lastly, we sealed up the access point with sturdy metal flashing to prevent reinfestation. 

  • Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ
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    Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ
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    Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ

    These homeowners in Allenwood, NJ had recently purchased their home and wanted to better insulate their attic. Good attic insulation slows the rate of heat transfer. It is important both in the summer and winter. During the winter, attic insulation helps stop the flow of heat out of the home, and during the summer, it shows the movement of heat into the home. This not only makes the home more comfortable but also helps your HVAC system work more efficiently and effectively, saving substantial money on your utility bills. Insulation is one of those home investments that easily pays for itself over time.

    There was nothing wrong with this home’s existing insulation. The problem was that there just wasn’t enough of it. Cowleys had the perfect solution: We came in and installed a 5" cap of our TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation right on top of their existing insulation. This insulation offers superior thermal properties as well as a proven method of pest control. 

  • Nuisance Wildlife Contaminates Insulation, We Remove and Add Blown-in Insulation in Sea Girt, NJ
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    Nuisance Wildlife Contaminates Insulation, We Remove and Add Blown-in Insulation in Sea Girt, NJ
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    Nuisance Wildlife Contaminates Insulation, We Remove and Add Blown-in Insulation in Sea Girt, NJ

    These Sea Girt homeowners had a wildlife infestation in their attic. They had an exclusion done by our nuisance wildlife team who blocked all of the potential entry points into the attic. Unfortunately, although the wildlife was gone and could not re-enter, the homeowners were left with destroyed attic insulation and a toxic mess of animal droppings. 

    We removed all the contaminated insulation and added TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation. Blown-in cellulose insulation maximizes home comfort, has the highest Class-1 fire safety rating, is resistant to mold and pests, is eco-friendly, and optimizes energy usage for year-round peace and savings!

     

  • Garbage Cans Causing an Ant Infestation in Spring Lake, NJ
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    Garbage Cans Causing an Ant Infestation in Spring Lake, NJ
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    Garbage Cans Causing an Ant Infestation in Spring Lake, NJ

    This homeowner in Spring Lake, NJ had ants all over her kitchen counter, so she called our office and we were sent out to inspect and treat. When we inspected the interior, we found some ant activity on the kitchen counter, but nothing too large. It wasn't until we went outside and found ants trailing from her garbage cans into the kitchen. The homeowner immediately started to clean out hr garbage cans and move them away from her home.

    In the meantime, we applied a gel bait to the ant trails on the kitchen counter and treated the baseboards, cracks, and crevices in the kitchen and the two adjacent rooms with a liquid non-repellent. Afterward, we went outside and applied a granular bait to the grassy areas and then treated the entire exterior with a liquid residual. The ants will bring any of these treatments back to their nest and share them throughout their colony.  A short while later, the ants are extreminated.