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Get To Know The Team Behind CP Bat Mitigation

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A business is only as good as its employees. At CP Bat Mitigation, we know that much of our success is directly due to our team of dedicated and knowledgeable bat control professionals in Omaha, NE and Sioux Falls, SD. Get to know the faces behind CP Bat Mitigation below.

Meet John And Jill

Owners And Founders Of CP Bat Mitigation

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At the age of 18, John Kolb began his career in construction. Throughout his years in the construction industry, he spent a lot of time doing roofing work. During this time, John became very aware of bat issues in residential and commercial structures. This niche is what led the Kolbs into full-time bat mitigation. Over the years, John has become the expert bat mitigator, bringing years of experience to perfecting the bat mitigation process.

Jill Kolb has been a large part of helping with the operational background of the business, especially when there were only three people in the company. Now, the company has grown to ten people, with two team members being John and Jill's daughter and son-in-law. The company is expanding because of the need for safe bat mitigation throughout the country in both residential and commercial spaces. Building the business on its proven processes, CP Bat Mitigation has become the leader in the bat mitigation industry.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, and offering full state coverage, CP Bat Mitigation is the area's leading residential and commercial bat mitigation service. With over 20 years of experience roofing and mitigating bats from people's homes, businesses, schools, churches, and more, our founders, John and Jill Kolb, and their team of bat mitigation experts, have built a solid reputation on trust, value, and unparalleled service.

Meet Kayla

Operations Manager Of Nebraska

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Kayla joined CP Bat Mitigation in the spring of 2020 as the business began to expand rapidly and needed a couple more hands in the office. Over time, her roles have shifted as the company has. She is now the Operations Manager of Nebraska.

Kayla graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Hospitality with an emphasis in Event Coordinating. The demands of making multiple schedules work together are her expertise! Kayla prides herself on being a hard worker who her clients and team can trust. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and son. You can always find Kayla with a coffee in hand. She can't wait to help you get rid of those pesky bats!

Meet Lexi

Sioux Falls Office Manager

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Lexi graduated from South Dakota State University, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies in 2019 and completed her master's degree in School Counseling in 2021. While completing her master's degree, she began working part-time for the business as her family needed extra help in the office. After graduation, Lexi took a full-time position and has been with the company for four years as the office manager for the Sioux Falls location. Her main role is customer relations and scheduling for all employees. Though Lexi's main role is in the office, she has also been to inspection calls and installs, helping our team as needed.

Lexi is married to Nick, and they have a son, Wesley. Many times Lexi works from home, and you may get the privilege of hearing the joyful squeals of their son playing in the background. Lexi loves her job because she has the privilege of working with her family and staying home with her son.

Meet Nick

Inspections And Customer Acquisitions

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Nick was the youngest of five children and grew up on a small family farm and ranch. He graduated from high school in Winner, South Dakota, in 2015 and went on to get an Agricultural Science Degree from South Dakota State University in the spring of 2019. Nick began working for the business immediately after graduation from SDSU, starting out as an install technician. After the first few months with the business, Nick began to assist with inspections and customer acquisitions before moving full-time into that role in 2020.

Nick enjoys spending his free time outside of work with Lexi, Wesley, and other family and friends. You'll often find Nick pheasant or deer hunting during late fall and early winter.

Meet Sam

Omaha Territory Area Developer

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Sam grew up in Aberdeen, SD, where he attended Roncalli High School. He went on to graduate from South Dakota State University in 2019. Sam moved to Omaha with his wife, Jess, later that year when she started school at UNMC, where she now works as a physician's assistant. Sam has a daughter, Sloane, and a small dog named Koa. He has experience in medical device sales and transitioned to his role at CP Bat Mitigation in 2022 when they decided to expand into Nebraska. Sam serves as the Area Developer for our Omaha territory, working in inspections, customer acquisitions, and installations.

Outside work, Sam serves as a youth pastor and plays drums at his local church. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends. Less often, but still a passion, he enjoys wakeboarding and wakesurfing at the lake and downhill skiing when he can.

Meet Sean

Senior Technician

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Hello, my name is Sean Clarke, I am the Senior Technician. I was born and raised in Sioux Falls South Dakota, but I graduated from the University of Montana in 2000 with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. I worked for a commercial building contractor for ten years. Working alongside John Kolb, we took our combined knowledge of the construction process and molded it to fit the specific needs of bat mitigation and that is when I became the “Bat-Man”. I have worked on over 15,000 jobs and therefore, I am continuously designing efficient ways to remove bats from every type of building. I really enjoy working on complex large structures, sometimes even 120 feet in the air!! And no, I am not afraid of heights! I also enjoy meeting new people every day, hearing their stories, and giving them peace of mind, their bat problem has been resolved. For the future, I am eager to train the next generation of Bat Men and watch them succeed as I have and grow their skills to continue to remove Bats from unwanted places.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"John was over the morning after I made my initial call regarding bats. He was able to quickly identify the problem areas and built a fair quote to remove the bats. His knowledge is broad on his profession."

Joshua P

"Made a phone call, he showed up the next day with simple, effective advice and didn't try to up-sell any additional services.  I would highly recommend."

Greg W

"5 Stars!!!!   John and his team made an unfortunate house-selling situation a great experience.  John came and gave us an estimate within a day and was very friendly and knowledgeable.  They fixed the bat issue and even took a look at our new place afterward.  I definitely recommend contacting Central Plains if need help in this area.  They provide a very professional service for a great value!"

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