McCloud Services Receives Loyola Century Award

The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business Awards McCloud Services the Century Award in its 21st Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards

110-year old company recognized for four generations of family ownership, innovation and leadership in professional pest management industry

chris-mccloud-speech-3South Elgin, Ill., October 6, 2014
McCloud Services, a leading Chicago-based pest management company that protects more than half of the largest food-related brands nationwide, has been named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Century Award in Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business 21st Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. The award recognizes an outstanding family­‐owned business, in operation for 100 years or more, which exhibits strong multi­‐generational involvement, economic flexibility and the ability to innovate to stay relevant through changing times.

“It is a great honor for McCloud Services to receive the Century Award,” says President and CEO Chris McCloud.  “This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our people throughout the years.  We remain committed to honoring our company legacy of providing technical solutions combined with exceptional service for our clients.”

Currently in its fourth generation of family ownership led by CEO Chris McCloud, McCloud Services has been at the forefront of professional pest management throughout its 110-year existence. Founded in 1904 by William Bailey McCloud as a manufacturer and distributor of livestock insecticides for use in Chicago stockyards, McCloud has grown into the 32nd largest pest management company in the nation according to leading industry resource Pest Control Technology. From its headquarters in South Elgin, Ill. the company serves a eleven-state region, with five service centers in Illinois and over 50% of its 180 employees residing in the state.

Earning the reputation as the food protection experts, McCloud protects the businesses, brands and reputations of the entire food supply chain of custody, along with taking care of its clients in health care, hospitality and other retail industries. Throughout its 110 year history, McCloud has been a leader of new trends and technologies, such as helping to organize the first national and local formal industry associations in the 1930’s, developing innovative pest management solutions for its food supply clients in the 1950’s, and spearheading industry technology advances since the 1990’s.

Taking a data driven approach, the company specializes in providing innovative alternatives to traditional pesticides that show great respect for the earth, and for the quality of the world which future generations will inherit.

Rooted in the community, the company prides itself on providing philanthropic contributions to the communities it serves, including donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Food for Friends and the Humane Society.  Last year the company contributed nearly $8,000 to non-profit organizations as part of its annual Employee Incentive Program, which allows employees who exceed production and sales goals for the fiscal year to make a company donation to the charity of their choice.

“Illinois is a great place to work and do business, and we are proud to have called this state home for the past four generations. As we continue to grow, we remain committed to finding new ways to give back to our communities,” said McCloud.

An awards gala honoring the winners and finalists will take place November 12, 2014 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. To learn more about the gala and other award recipients, visit:

About the Quinlan School of Business Family Business Center
The Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence dedicated to serving multigenerational, mid- to large-sized family businesses. The center provides high level learning aimed at transforming effectiveness in planning, problem solving, and preparing current and future generations of family business owners and managers. As part of Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, the center upholds the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on responsible leadership and development of the “whole person.”