Sprague Expands California With New Fresno Branch

FRESNO, Calif. – May 9, 2024 – Sprague Pest Solutions, a premier provider of commercial-only pest management, is opening its newest branch in Fresno, California. This strategic move comes as a response to Sprague’s increased growth in the San Joaquin Valley. The expansion into Fresno is born out of the success of Sprague’s existing Bakersfield branch and marks the 4th branch in California. By establishing a presence in Fresno, Sprague aims to better serve the agricultural and food processing clients in the area. 

Leading the new charge as the Branch Manager of Fresno is Ryan Reese. Reese joins Sprague with a diverse background spanning community coordination, safety supervision, and district management in the food service industry. He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the new role. A proud graduate of California State University in Fresno, Reese’s experience and local knowledge will be instrumental in driving the success of the new branch.  

In tandem with the opening of the Fresno branch, Sprague is promoting TJ Van Every to the position of Branch Manager for the Bakersfield branch. Van Every’s journey with Sprague began in 2019 where he joined as a Route Manager. Demonstrating exceptional leadership, he quickly became a Technical Specialist months later. In January 2023, he was appointed Regional Project Manager. With a strong technical foundation and proven track record, Van Every is posed to lead the Bakersfield team to new heights. His promotion highlights Sprague’s commitment to fostering talent and promoting from within.  

Lance Gray, Regional Manager at Sprague expressed his enthusiasm for the California expansion, stating, “I am thrilled to witness our team’s continued growth in the Valley. The opening of our Fresno branch and the promotion of TJ showcases our sustainable growth. I look forward to the continued success of these two branches and the positive impact they will have on our customers and communities.” 

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