Tom grew up in St Ansgar, Iowa – a very small town. Population of 900 and a graduating class of 42. He headed off to the Air Force out of High School. Tom and his wife, Michelle, reside in Farmington. Combined, they have 4 children ages 25, 24, 15, and 13. In his free time, Tom loves to golf, hunt, fish, ride a motorcycle, and hang out with friends.What is your role within Service Master by Ayotte?
Sales Representative for both Janitorial and Disaster Restoration (DR).
What got you started in this industry?
Tom had been in sales for 22 years for IT Consultants. He was looking forward to a change in industries. He knew Beth and believed that ServiceMaster was a business about the people. He was excited to use his skill to help the ServiceMaster by Ayotte team expand their services. Tom says, “I can make an immediate impact on people’s lives – whether it’s DR or Janitorial.”
What were you most surprised to learn about when starting out?
“All that is involved in DR or how to bid a janitorial job – for instance, most companies don’t expect us to come out for a tour to discuss and see the space. It is more involved than square foot.”
“I also learned that our HEPA VAC doesn’t throw out dust particles. That is a big advantage of what we do.”
What is your favorite part of the job?
“Meeting new people. I’m outgoing and love to build relationships. I genuinely care about people and like being able to help out when I can.”
One thing nobody knows about you?
"I was a paramedic in Desert Storm. Proud to be a veteran and proud of my country."