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Friday, April 28, 2017

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: R.B Pest Solutions- A Family Legacy of Serving the Community

Robiar Smith, a Chicago Native, was born on the south side of Chicago to Dolores and Michael Benton. She was introduced to Pest Control at a young age by her father. R.B Pest Solutions is named after her father who owned his own pest control business for over 20 years. He didn't have any sons and it's important she carry on her father’s legacy with this company. Michael’s wife Dolores, introduced him to extermination and in return he embraced the true meaning of entrepreneurship.

In August of 2016, Robiar, holding an impressive double Master’s Degree from Keller Graduate School of Management, decided to contribute her skill set and education to a business very close to heart in pest control from her home in the Woodlawn community. Within weeks, she passed her IDPH certification and immediately invested her own money to start a pest control company in honor of her family’s legacy.

R.B Pest Solutions is a locally owned, home based business in the Woodlawn community, that serves commercial and residential properties, specializing in bedbug, termites, rodents and general pest control. The website boasts- “At RB Pеѕt Solutions, wе dоn't rеѕt untіl we get rіd of your pеѕt.”

While SECC spoke with Robiar, she said “Her father is one of the most smartest and savviest business men she knows!” She feels this is her calling and returned home to her grass roots. She feels like having her own business has made her purpose come full circle and fulfilling her destiny! In a male dominated field, she's trailblazing her way to the top servicing her community and educating them along the way.

Visit R.B Pest Solutions WEBSITE



Robiar Smith , Owner
R.B Pest Solutions
P.O. Box 378602
Chicago, IL 60637