Massey Services Chairman and CEO and Philanthropist Harvey L. Massey to Receive 2016 Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association annually recognizes exceptional leaders,
across industries, who have achieved great success despite facing
significant personal adversities

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, has been selected
for membership in the prestigious Horatio
Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
The Horatio Alger
Award recognizes renowned leaders who have succeeded despite facing
adversity and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as a Member of the
Horatio Alger Association,” said Mr. Massey. “I grew up in a very small
town in Louisiana where my family owned a small business. They taught me
the importance of hard work, discipline, commitment and giving back.
Where else, but in the greatest nation on God’s earth, could this
happen.” Harvey and his wife Carol are ardent supporters of the arts and
education. He and Carol have been married for 52 years and have three
children (two who have leadership roles in Massey Services) and 10
grandchildren. “We are blessed,” said Harvey Massey.

Carol Massey, speaking on behalf of the family, added “We are all
extremely proud of Harvey and pleased to see him receive this very
deserving recognition.”

Harvey Massey is a leading industry voice and 52-year veteran of the
pest management and landscape services industries. He is a highly active
and visible community citizen who has served in numerous capacities and
organizations including: Chair of the Orange County Arts and Cultural
Affairs Task Force, Vice Chairman of the Expressway Authority, Chairman
of the United Arts, Chairman of the Rollins College Center of Advanced
Entrepreneurship Program and currently serves on the Board of Directors
of Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, to name a few.

“Horatio Alger Association is proud to welcome Mr. Massey as a Member of
the Association,” said Byron Trott, president and CEO of Horatio Alger
Association and 2011 Horatio Alger Award recipient, of the announcement
earlier this week. “From an early age, he understood the importance of
taking initiative and serving as a leader. His values are aligned with
the Association’s mission and he will be an inspiration to our Scholars
for years to come.”

Massey Services was founded in 1985 by Harvey L. Massey and is currently
the fifth largest pest management company in the industry. In addition,
Massey Services is the largest, privately-owned family company in the

About Massey Services

Based in Orlando, Florida, Massey Services is the nation’s fifth largest
pest prevention company and the largest privately held family-owned
company in the industry. Celebrating its 30th consecutive
year of profitable growth, Massey Services and its subsidiary
organizations employ approximately 1,700 team members and operate 1,420
vehicles that provide residential and commercial pest prevention,
termite protection, landscape and irrigation services to over 450,000
customers from Service Centers throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Texas, South Carolina and Oklahoma. For more information about Massey
Services, please visit

About Horatio Alger Association of
Distinguished Americans:

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished
Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard
work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The
Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have
accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing
upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime
Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the
resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity and pursue their
dreams through higher education. Thanks to their generosity, the
Association awards more than $11 million annually in undergraduate and
graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada and
provides college support and mentoring services to its Scholars. Since
1984, the Association has awarded more than $110 million in college
scholarships to more than 22,000 deserving young people. For more
information, please visit


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