Stuart Aust, Principal/Founder of The Aust Group

What is Mentoring?

Our mentoring program is an excellent opportunity to bring your business to the next level. We offer one-on-one coaching with Stuart Aust through regular meetings or scheduled phone calls. To go along with 30 years of CEO experience in the pest control and service industry, Stuart has served on the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors and was the recipient of the Pest Control Technology (PCT) Crown Leadership award in 2017. Stuart is passionate about sharing his business expertise and the many lessons learned while operating his own business. Stuart offers very practical, real life solutions to address internal business challenges for owners of pest control companies and service-related businesses.

Who is Mentoring For?

Our mentoring clients are business entrepreneurs who own and manage pest control, lawn care, and service-related businesses with a recurring model. We work with business owners who are all at different stages in their career. Some of our clients are business entrepreneurs that are just beginning their journey. Other clients have owned their business for over 30 years and are looking to put different systems and controls in place before they decide to sell or retire.  If you are a business owner or entrepreneur that is interested in hands-on guidance and support, the mentorship program is a great start for you and your business.

About Stuart

  • INC. 5000

    Stuart's previous pest control business was one of the fastest growing privately held companies out of over 27 million companies

  • PCT Top 100

    Stuart’s previous pest control company was listed numerous times in the Top 100 by Pest Control Technology (PCT)

  • Board of Directors

    Stuart served on the Board of Directors for National Pest Management Association (NPMA), National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), and New Jersey Pest Management Association (NJPMA)

  • Author

    Stuart is a regular contributor to Pest Control Technology (PCT), Pest Management Professional (PMP), HVACR Business, and other trade magazines writing on topics ranging from mergers and acquisitions to exit planning


"The Aust Group has been nothing short of exceptional. Through strategic calls and discussion on relevant topics for industry specific growth, Stuart and his fantastic team have helped us develop the path forward to optimal success. They are easy to work with and truly care about you as an individual and everyone in your company. Not only has the program helped us from a business perspective, I have also enjoyed the conference calls for personal growth and it is one of the highlights of my month. I look forward to the continued success of this program and will be an active advocate for anyone who is looking to take their company to the next level."
"I have operated a successful pest management company of my own for over ten years, and I have more than 20 total years in the pest management industry, but when the opportunity presented itself to work with The Aust Group for consulting services, I jumped at the chance! During the very first phone session with Stuart, we identified several areas of improvement within my business in human resource management and strategic planning. Stuart helped me work through some key areas that had held back my company's potential. He gave me the confidence to take slightly larger risks without feeling fool-hardy. We have raised our revenue and profit projections for the coming year based on early results after enacting some of the adjustments to our business model. I would highly recommend, even seasoned veterans of our industry, to keep an open mind and give The Aust Group a chance to impact your business as well."
"Stuart's mentorship program has been beneficial to me and my company in a number of ways. From professional guidance and insight, to moral support and a shoulder to cry on, these mentorship calls are something I look forward to in good times and bad. Stuart helps me see the forest through the trees; he helps me refocus on the bigger picture. He points out my victories and highlights the silver lining during tough times. I think it is invaluable to have regular communication with a successful industry veteran who is realistic about ups and downs of business ownership and management.”
"Stuart Aust has been mentoring me and exceeding my expectations since December of 2017! He is the essence of all I hope to be to someone else in our industry someday. His empathy makes me feel like I’m not alone. His sympathy makes me know that he cares, and his encouragement causes me to believe that I can fulfill my dreams. Whether talking to him on the phone or in person, he is always focused on our conversation. He is both a good listener and a great coach. His creativity and experience are helping our business grow and become more profitable each day. I’m proud to call Stuart and his team at The Aust Group my friends!"

More Information

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