Carl joined Cowleys in 2017 as our Commercial Service Manager. He replaced his brother Randy who was promoted to Operations Manager. There is a new saying in the pest control business: Two Vogels are better than one! However, with Bill and Drew, their spouses, and two of Bill’s children already working in the business, the Vogels will need to do some serious family recruiting for them to catch up.
As our Commercial Service Manager, Carl supervises both our commercial pest operations as well as all projects involving the maintenance and improvement of homes and commercial structures. Cowleys has an experienced construction crew that offers an array of services beyond pest and wildlife control. These technicians treat dangerous mold problems, encapsulate (“CleanSpace”) crawl spaces, install TAP pest control insulation, and handle a variety of other projects relating to exclusion and repair work that is often left in the destructive wake of an insect or nuisance wildlife infestation.
Carl spends much of his day in the field helping our customers. Although he is our commercial supervisor, he is involved with residential customers as well. He especially enjoys helping homeowners that could benefit from Cowleys services in and around their homes. Cowleys offers more than pest control. We are equipped to handle moisture or mold problems in basements, crawl spaces and attics, gutter cleaning, and attic insulation. Carl’s approach to business mirrors that of Cowleys: Do right by your customers. When you go above and beyond their expectations and build long-lasting working relationships, they’ll do right by you.
Carl brings a wealth of experience to Cowleys. He is enthusiastic to to help us grow our business and take it to the next level, and when the Vogel brothers are together, they are a force to be reckoned with. Carl has been in the pest control industry approaching three decades, starting before many of our field technicians were even born.
He began his career in 1999, starting from the ground floor with a small pest control service in Elizabeth. From there, he worked for several different companies where he continued to advance his training and knowledge through continuing education and training programs, and getting more field experience under his belt. Like many in the pest control business, Carl paid his dues by first working as a pest control and termite technician for many years before advancing to other positions of increasing responsibility. He was in sales and in various supervisory positions including service manager, assistant general manager, and operation manager. Carl has seen all different sides of the pest control business, and has worked with residential, commercial and community association accounts of all different sizes. He has interacted with property managers and business owners, and understands their issues and concerns, and the role of a pest control business in improving their bottom line.
Carl 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.
In his spare time, Carl enjoys fishing and crabbing, mandatory summer activities for any Beachwood resident. If the weather is warm, and Carl isn’t at work, stop by Capt’n Hippo Bait and Tackle in South Toms River, and they’ll tell you where to find him. Carl also plays a mean game of billiards and any game that involves a deck of cards from serious games like poker and gin rummy to kid-friendly games like Go Fish and Crazy Eights. Also, whenever he has the chance, he enjoys cheering on his daughter who plays intercollegiate softball.