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Employee Number 2:
The Story of John Cook and Cook’s Pest Control
What do elephants, blue butter, and computers have in
common? They are all part of the interesting and inspiring
life of John Cook, owner of one of the largest pest control
companies in the Southeast. From a promising career in
architecture to an agonizing decision as a senior in college,
Cook’s career path turned out nothing as he planned.
Employee Number 2: The Story of John Cook and Cook’s
Pest Control tells of the many challenges John and wife
Jo faced in their early years and of the commitment to
company and community. It also explains why John calls
himself "Employee Number 2."
This is the personal story of a man and a business: of grit,
integrity, and creativity - and of a fledgling company with
one employee to a thriving enterprise with more than 1,200.
From business principles to public relations, Employee
Number 2 is filled with photographs and is humorous as well