Bird-B-Gone Celebrates 20 Years
Bird-B-Gone, Inc. celebrated their 20-year anniversary, June 21st 2012.
In 1992, Bird-B-Gone started in the home of owners Bruce and Julie Donoho with little more than a school desk, a phone and a fax machine. Today, they supply the world with professional grade bird control products in nearly every major city across the globe. The Donoho’s lived their version of the American Dream. While bird deterrents had been on the market for some time, Bruce, having experience in the injection molding industry, saw a gap that needed to be filled. He invented the world’s first all plastic one-mold bird spike.
Though there have been a few revisions, the end result has been a staple in the bird and pest control industry since. The design and price have stayed the same for nearly 15 years. From their home base in Mission Viejo, CA, Bird-B-Gone now employees over 100 people and proudly manufactures their own products in the USA at their manufacturing facility in Southern California. Bird-B-Gone has continued to be a leading innovator in the field of bird control. The company currently holds 18 patents with 21 patents pending and is continually looking to meet the needs of their clients.
It’s not just innovation and determination that has set Bird-B-Gone apart; it’s also their philosophy on business itself. The company’s motto is “It’s more than just bird control products… its faith family and friends” and Bird-B-Gone has followed this motto as a way to conduct business and impact customers and the world.
In 2009, Bird-B-Gone partnered with Children of the Nations, a non-profit organization that provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children across the globe. A portion of all Bird-B-Gone sales goes directly to support their efforts. Since the partnership began, Bird-B-Gone’s contributions have helped build orphanages in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Owner Bruce Donoho, now a Children of the Nations Board member, has traveled to Africa twice in the last few years to meet with organizers and help oversee operations. Bird-B-Gone prides themselves on the personal relationships they build with customers.
“We have our customers to thank. They have taken us to this point. Sounds simple, but we wouldn’t be here without them” says Bruce on the milestone. They look forward to serving their customers and new clients for another twenty years and beyond.