The backstory to Georgia P.A.W.S
Nick Massey, founder of Georgia Pest and Wildlife Specialists, has over 25 years of experience in the nuisance wildlife control industry. But long before Nick began Georgia PAWS, he understood the need for wildlife control and rodent removal.
Nick grew up in a rural area of northeast Georgia and spent most of his childhood living in poverty. The dilapidated houses that he called home were also home to many critters, such as rats, squirrels, opossums and the occasional raccoon. Even at a young age, Nick understood the risks associated with living with these animals. He developed techniques back then to trap and remove them from his home. Nick has always had a love for nature and wildlife. Never did he try to kill these animals; he would carry them across town and release them down by the river.
Growing up in this manner, Nick also understood that he would have to work hard to overcome his situation – and that he did! Nick started out in the pest control industry, selling termite treatments. He was instrumental in redesigning the way termite treatments are conducted with one of the nation’s largest pest control companies. His genuine honesty and down to earth personality helped him to become the number one salesperson at each company in which he worked over the years.
Nick’s strong work ethic and massive knowledge of the wildlife industry guided him to begin his own company, Georgia P.A.W.S. It has became one of the fastest growing nuisance wildlife control and rodent removal companies in the greater Atlanta area. The company has seen its customer base double year over year. This rapid growth is due solely to the hard work of Nick, the honesty in our service, the quality of the work we provide, the caring attitude of our technicians, and the word of mouth from our satisfied customers.
At Georgia P.A.W.S, our mission is rooted in a commitment to humane wildlife control, safeguarding communities from disease transmission while ensuring the safe removal of wild animals from residential and commercial spaces. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and ethical wildlife removal solutions, utilizing live trapping methods and relocation practices.
Our team’s compassion extends beyond professional duties, as evidenced by numerous instances where our technicians have personally nurtured and cared for baby squirrels or opossums, aiming to enhance their chances of survival.
We pride ourselves on cultivating a family-like atmosphere, where our customers are not just clients, but valued members of our extended family. Guided by our motto to treat individuals with the same respect, honesty, and care we would want for our own grandmothers, we strive to deliver workmanship we wholeheartedly believe in and proudly stand behind.
As a testament to our dedication to excellence, all our employees undergo rigorous background checks and random drug tests. We maintain active membership with the NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association), and our accreditation by the Better Business Bureau underscores our commitment to integrity and professionalism.
We stand by the quality of our work, offering lifetime guarantees on all exclusion services. Our unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations and upholding the highest standards defines who we are. When you choose Georgia P.A.W.S, you become a part of our extended family, and we thank you sincerely for entrusting us with your wildlife control needs.
Thank you for choosing Georgia P.A.W.S; your trust means everything to us.
Nick Massey, CEO/Owner
With over 25 years of dedicated experience in the field of nuisance wildlife removal, Nick Massey stands as a seasoned expert and the proud owner of a thriving enterprise. Renowned for his unwavering commitment to integrity, Nick’s greatest attributes—honesty, work ethic, and engaging personality—form the bedrock of his success.
Nick’s extensive expertise in wildlife removal is matched only by his reputation for providing unequivocal honesty in all client interactions. His dedication to delivering quality work and honest solutions has not only solved countless wildlife-related issues but has also fostered enduring relationships built on trust and reliability.
Beyond his unparalleled work ethic, Nick’s infectious personality has become a cornerstone of his business. Clients not only benefit from his expertise but also appreciate his approachable nature and genuine care for their concerns.
Nick’s commitment extends beyond mere transactions; he believes in cultivating relationships that endure the test of time. His clients find solace in knowing they have a partner they can rely on—a testament to Nick’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service.
In his leisure time, Nick enjoys exploring the outdoors, drawing inspiration from nature—a passion that fuels his dedication to wildlife preservation and responsible removal practices.
Gina Massey, CFO
As the Chief Financial Officer, Gina brings a wealth of financial expertise and a passion for conservation to her role. With a solid foundation built on years of corporate accounting experience, Gina has become a driving force behind the company’s strategic financial decisions and sustainable growth.
Prior to joining Georgia P.A.W.S., Gina honed her skills in the corporate realm, navigating complex financial landscapes with precision and foresight. Her ability to streamline financial operations, optimize budgets, and implement effective cost-saving measures has been instrumental in maximizing the company’s fiscal health.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Gina is a dedicated wife and mother. Balancing her high-level executive responsibilities with a commitment to her family, she embodies the essence of a modern-day leader—displaying both tenacity in her career and unwavering support and care within her home.
Gina’s passion for wildlife conservation extends beyond her professional endeavors. She actively champions initiatives that promote environmental stewardship and wildlife preservation, aligning her personal values with the ethos of the company she serves.
In her rare moments of downtime, Gina enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, fostering a love for nature that resonates deeply with her personal and professional pursuits.
Justin Buice, Sales and Quality Control
Justin brings a unique blend of dedication, expertise, and resilience to his role as Sales and Quality Control professional. A Purple Heart awarded Marine combat veteran, Justin’s unwavering commitment to excellence was forged in the crucible of service to his country.
Following his honorable discharge from the military, Justin transitioned into the civilian workforce, drawing on his previous experience in roofing to excel in the construction industry. His hands-on knowledge and meticulous attention to detail allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks, garnering respect for his unwavering work ethic and commitment to delivering top-notch results.
Justin’s innate leadership qualities and dedication to quality have made a profound impact in his current role. His ability to bridge sales objectives with stringent quality control measures has not only elevated the company’s standards but also significantly contributed to its growth and customer satisfaction.
Outside of work, Justin remains active in supporting fellow veterans, leveraging his experiences to mentor and assist those transitioning into civilian life. His passion for excellence, coupled with his innate leadership and genuine compassion, continues to inspire both colleagues and clients alike.
Johnny Scarbrough, Wildlife Technician Supervisor
As the Wildlife Technician Supervisor, Johnny brings an invaluable wealth of experience and dedication to his role. With a background in the construction industry and a penchant for woodwork, Johnny’s expertise extends beyond wildlife management, providing a unique edge to his contributions.
Johnny’s journey began with the company’s inception, where his previous experience in construction seamlessly merged with the demands of wildlife management. His adeptness in woodwork has been instrumental in devising innovative solutions for wildlife entry points, showcasing his remarkable attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.
Known for his unwavering honesty and dedication to his craft, Johnny embodies the values of integrity and reliability in every aspect of his work. Clients and colleagues alike admire his genuine commitment to delivering exceptional service and solutions.
Beyond his professional prowess, Johnny is a devoted family man, reflecting his deep-rooted values of prioritizing family and community. His family-oriented nature translates into his approach to work, fostering a team environment where camaraderie and support thrive.
Johnny’s dedication to his craft, coupled with his remarkable attention to detail, not only defines his role but also solidifies his position as a respected leader within the company.
In his spare time, Johnny enjoys honing his woodworking skills and spending quality time with his family, nurturing his passions both inside and outside the workplace.
Joseph Castresana, Lead Wildlife Technician
Joseph is the dedicated Lead Wildlife Technician known for his expertise and unwavering commitment to solving wildlife-related challenges. With prior experience in tree removal, Joseph seamlessly transitioned into the wildlife management field, leveraging his knowledge to excel in his current role.
As a husband and father, Joseph embodies a strong work ethic that mirrors his dedication to providing for his family. His role as Lead Wildlife Technician is a testament to his commitment to excellence, consistently going above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction and safety.
An early riser by nature, Joseph starts each day with enthusiasm and determination, setting the pace for his team. His proactive approach and readiness to tackle challenges head-on make him an invaluable asset, driving successful outcomes in even the most complex wildlife situations.
Beyond his professional responsibilities, Joseph finds immense joy in spending quality time with his family. His ability to balance a fulfilling career with his role as a devoted husband and father reflects his admirable dedication and resilience.
Joseph’s passion for wildlife management, coupled with his strong work ethic and family-oriented values, defines him as a dependable leader in his field.
Triston Amos, Wildlife Technician
Triston is a dynamic Wildlife Technician who embarked on his professional journey with previous experience in bug control before transitioning seamlessly into the realm of wildlife management. As one of the youngest members of the team, Triston brings a fresh perspective and boundless energy to his role.
His background in bug control offered a solid foundation that has proven instrumental in his adaptability and quick learning within the wildlife control domain. Triston’s ability to draw from diverse experiences has enriched the team’s problem-solving approach, introducing innovative strategies and novel insights to the field.
Despite his youth, Triston’s contributions are marked by a mature understanding of the nuances in wildlife control, earning him respect among his peers and clients alike. His enthusiasm and eagerness to learn make him a valuable asset, constantly pushing the boundaries of conventional solutions.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Triston’s love for adventure extends to his personal life. He enjoys exploring new destinations with his wife and daughter, fostering a sense of curiosity and discovery that mirrors his approach to tackling challenges in the field.
Triston’s blend of youthful exuberance, diverse expertise, and a passion for exploration make him a valuable addition to the wildlife management team, continuously infusing creativity and innovation into his work.
Chris Thomas, Wildlife Technician
Chris is a dedicated Wildlife Technician who brings prior experience in wildlife removal to his role, making him a valuable addition to the team. As the newest member, Chris has swiftly acclimated, showcasing a strong passion for tackling wildlife-related challenges head-on.
His previous experience in wildlife removal has provided Chris with a solid foundation and an understanding of the intricacies involved in managing wildlife encounters. His willingness to learn and adapt has made him a quick learner, seamlessly integrating his skills and knowledge into the team’s operations.
Chris draws inspiration from the quote, “The word impossible means nothing, for within itself states ‘IM POSSIBLE’,” reflecting his determined and resilient attitude towards overcoming obstacles in his work and personal life. This mindset fuels his commitment to finding solutions even in the most challenging situations.
Outside of work, Chris is a devoted dad, prioritizing quality time with his family. His dedication to both his professional responsibilities and his role as a father reflects his admirable work ethic and commitment to fostering strong relationships.
Chris’s enthusiasm, coupled with his experience and determination, makes him a promising addition to the wildlife management team, embodying the spirit of possibility and dedication in his endeavors.