All About the People
We have an unrelenting focus on top quality people first who are able to provide those quality services such as odor control, sanitation, pest control and an array of products businesses use every day. Our focus on the core fundamentals of great people hasn’t changed since day 1.
Fikes has an esteemed annual award named after one of our very first employees, Charles “Chuck” McElrath, who continually led by example exemplifying all of Fikes Core Values.
Today, team members all over the Pacific Northwest depend upon their careers at Fikes to support their families. We would all like to thank the thousands of fantastic clients for your support as it’s your loyalty and consistent participation that makes that possible.
Meet our founder
Fikes has grown significantly since then now with over 3,500 active clients being served out of various distribution centers on the west coast thanks to his unrelenting vision, efforts, and the amazing team he’s built. He is also highly involved in supporting entrepreneurial endeavors and greater company success including his board service as a past president in EO Seattle.
Mark’s #1 Pillar is people, so he is also very active in supporting various charitable causes of all types to positively impact the community at large and people in need. Mark is often described as one of the most genuine, giving, and gritty people they know by anyone who knows him. He truly loves people and hearing from people so if you ever want to drop him a line personally his e-mail at Fikes was the very first at firstname.lastname@example.org so pretty hard to forget.
He is a graduate of Montana State where he was an all-conference Division 1 Defensive Football standout. He is married to his amazing wife Susie living happily with their two beautiful sons, Brayden & Ryder. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his beloved family, attending all major sporting events whenever he can as well as enjoying outdoor activities such as fly fishing, mountain climbing, & scuba diving.
Fikes started with very humble beginnings involving a little 10×10 storage unit, a single Chevy Astro van, zero outside funding and a tremendous amount of daily hustle! The journey involved a balance of both successes and failures, all with 100% perseverance and the knowledge that even if there are failures, it is a forever-forward philosophy. We still fail forward today, although we’re far-removed from that 10×10 storage unit as a very recognizable brand with multiple distribution centers throughout the western states.
At Fikes, we are dedicated to being a great company that helps employees reach their potential. What are you ready to do to succeed?