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Stephen Hergenrother

Cowleys Pest Services

Title: Contracting Supervisor

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

Stephen Hergenrother from Cowleys Pest Services
Stephen Hergenrother, a resident of Manalapan, NJ, joined the Cowleys family in mid-2020 as our Contracting Supervisor for our Mold Solutions and Attic and Crawl Space division and with him comes a plethora of experience, hard work, and determination! 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 TruSoft blown-in cellulose 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.
 
Prior to joining Cowleys, Stephen owned his own Mold Remediation & Restoration business in which he sold, installed, and managed mold solutions for both residential and commercial properties for over 15 years. Needless to say, Stephen has a deep understanding of the products and services we offer! 
 
Stephen came to Cowleys looking to instill a superior work ethic to others and maintain that ethic in them so that it reflects itself in top quality results and utilize the experience he learned throughout his career to create an efficient contracting team. We're very happy to say that he is crushing that goal!
 
Stephen has a big heart and it shows as he spends much of his spare time volunteering and contributing to various local charities! He is also a motorcycle enthusiast and you can catch him riding his 1975 Harley Davidson Sportster whenever he isn't in the office or helping others.
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from customers I've helped!
  • "Paul and his crew (Steve and Antonio)..." Read Full Testimonial

    Suzanne & Bob D. of Millstone Township, NJ

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              were very professional, courteous and neat in their work. We live in an old house (c. 1890) so we expect 'discovery' whenever we have any work done. This visit was no exception however, Paul clearly explained our options to help us make an informed decision as to how to proceed. The work was done on time. We are extremely satisfied with every aspect of this job - from the initial visit/quote to the completion of the job. We highly recommend Cowley's!!
    Suzanne & Bob D.
    Millstone Township, NJ
  • "Steve and his team..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jane M. of Toms River, NJ

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              Are Great People to deal with!!!
    Jane M.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "Everyone was pleasant and professional. Overall an excellent job! Thanks." Read Full Testimonial

    David C. of Toms River, NJ

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              Everyone was pleasant and professional. Overall an excellent job! Thanks.
    David C.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "Coincidentally, we also had RainDrop gutter guards installed on the same day as our pest service. All workers..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jil O. of Freehold, NJ

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              Coincidentally, we also had RainDrop gutter guards installed on the same day as our pest service. All workers were (as usual) very professional, described the widening of the downspouts + explained everything in layman"s terms. Afterwards, they showed me pictures of the gutter results from up above and cleaned up all the remnants of their work. We"ve had Cowley"s pest control plan for decades and are very pleased with it. Every worker has always been professional, courteous + sweet. I love this company and recommend them HIGHLY to all my friends.
    Jil O.
    Freehold, NJ
  • "The team was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kristina H. of Spring Lake, NJ

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              extremely professional and thorough. Very happy I canceled Terminex and went with a local company.
    Kristina H.
    Spring Lake, NJ
  • "From the first phone call to the completion of the installation everything was professional. Tom did a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Thomas J. of Hazlet, NJ

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              From the first phone call to the completion of the installation everything was professional. Tom did a wonderful job of explaining the process from beginning to end. He spent as much time as was needed to explain the process. Being able to see what our house would look like on the computer was a huge help in making our decision. Dillon and his crew worked hard and fast to make my house beautiful. Will not hesitate to use again and recommend to any who asks.
    Thomas J.
    Hazlet, NJ
  • "Steve and his team showed great concern for our home and took every precaution to prevent any soiling or..." Read Full Testimonial

    Donna & Donald F. of Wayside, NJ

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              Steve and his team showed great concern for our home and took every precaution to prevent any soiling or damage. Cleanup was expertly done, and every precaution was taken to ensure our satisfaction.
    Donna & Donald F.
    Wayside, NJ
  • "Paul and Antonio, with their service manager, Steve, were helpful, cooperative and conscientious in getting..." Read Full Testimonial

    Joan M. of Long Branch, NJ

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              Paul and Antonio, with their service manager, Steve, were helpful, cooperative and conscientious in getting my job done. During the initial insulation clean out, a family item was retrieved from the attic and brought to my attention by Paul. I appreciated that tremendously. Good Work. Thank you!
    Joan M.
    Long Branch, NJ

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  • Clean Up After Raccoon & Reinsulate the Attic in Franklin Park, NJ
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    Clean Up After Raccoon & Reinsulate the Attic in Franklin Park, NJ
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    Clean Up After Raccoon & Reinsulate the Attic in Franklin Park, NJ

    After our wildlife division had safely and humanely removed a raccoon from this homeowners' attic in Franklin Park, NJ, we were sent out to disinfect and reinsulate the attic.

    First, we carefully removed all the contaminated fiberglass insulation and then disinfected the entire attic. Next, we added over 10 inches of TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation. TruSoft 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.

  • Crawl Space Goes From from Costly to Clean in Freehold, NJ
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    Crawl Space Goes From from Costly to Clean in Freehold, NJ
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    Crawl Space Goes From from Costly to Clean in Freehold, NJ

    After decades of dealing with a costly crawl space, this homeowner in Freehold, NJ decided it was time to encapsulate it!

    First, we removed all the debris, leveled the ground for proper draining, and installed a dimpled drainage matting. The drainage matting allows all excess moisture to work its way over to the sump pump. Once we finished, we installed SilverGlo™ all over the walls of the crawl space. SilverGlo™ is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity to the walls of the crawl space.

    Afterward, we installed a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is a 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene that is treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mold and mildew growth. Lastly, in order to control the high humidity levels in the crawl space and to prevent mold, we installed a SaniDry dehumidifier. These dehumidifiers are maintenance-free, turn on and off automatically with a built-in hygrometer, and there is no water tray to empty or overflow.

    Now the homeowner has a healthy and efficient crawl space as well as an extra area he can utilize for storage! 

  • Attic Goes from Costly to Energy Saving in Basking Ridge, NJ
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    Attic Goes from Costly to Energy Saving in Basking Ridge, NJ
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    Attic Goes from Costly to Energy Saving in Basking Ridge, NJ

    This homeowner in Basking Ridge, NJ, decided it was time to add some much-needed blown-in cellulose insulation to his attic space, so he called our office and our Contracting Team was sent out.

    As soon as we arrived, we went right to work! First, we carefully removed all the old fiberglass insulation, cleaned the area, and then added TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation. TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation will reinforce the barrier between the home's attic and other rooms. It has a higher R-value than standard fiberglass insulation, has the highest Class-1 fire safety rating, is resistant to mold and pests, and is eco-friendly! The blanket of insulation will create a thermal barrier and help keep the home more comfortable and efficient  which will lead to year-round savings for the homeowner!

  • Messy Attic Gets A Makeover in Brick, NJ
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    Messy Attic Gets A Makeover in Brick, NJ
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    Messy Attic Gets A Makeover in Brick, NJ

    A new resident in Brick, NJ recently purchased a home and wanted Cowleys to replace the insulation in his attic with blown-in cellulose insulation.

    When we inspected the attic, there was a ton of old fiberglass insulation pilled on top of one another throughout the attic! Apparently, the previous owner just kept pilling new fiberglass insulation on top of the old ones, thinking that this will properly insulate his attic — it did not!

    We removed all the insulation throughout the attic, properly disposed of it, and then vacuumed and disinfected the attic. Afterward, we added approximately 10 inches of TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation throughout the attic. Our blown-in TruSoft cellulose insulation exceeds the recommended insulation standards and prevents attic air from seeping into the homeTruSoft won't compress, is treated with non-toxic borate (which creates an incredible resistance to mold & pests), has the highest Class-1 fire safety rating, and is eco-friendly!

    Now the attic looks more aesthetically pleasing and organized and the homeowner will save a considerable amount of money on his energy bill!

  • Keeping This House in Asbury Park, NJ Warm During Winter
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    Keeping This House in Asbury Park, NJ Warm During Winter
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    Keeping This House in Asbury Park, NJ Warm During Winter

    After hearing about the numerous benefits of using blown-in cellulose insulation, this homeowner in Asbury Park, NJ called our office and wanted us to insulate his attic.

    After a thorough inspection, we noticed that not only was the current insulation insufficient, but the insulation was damaged and contaminated as well! Apparently, the homeowner had purchased the home a few months ago, renovated the attic, and used the same insulation that was previously installed. During the renovation period, the insulation was damaged and contaminated by the various materials that were used.

    An attic that doesn't have the proper insulation will keep your heating and cooling systems working overtime, which in turn, will increase your utility bill. We removed all the current insulation, vacuumed and disinfected the attic, and added over 10 inches of TruSoft cellulose insulation. TruSoft fills the attic to its recommended insulation levels, won't compress, is eco-friendly, and  is treated with non-toxic borate which gives it the highest Class-1 fire safety rating and creates an incredible resistance to mold & pests!

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