Mike Bernskoetter

Mike Bernskoetter

429 W. Miller Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

About Mike

Mike Bernskoetter has lived his entire life in Cole County and is a proud 5th generation Cole Countian. Mike has been married to his wife Jeannette for almost 30 years and together they own and operate Art's Pest Control in Jefferson City. They have run this small family business for almost 25 years.

Together they have 4 grown children: Brian, Krista, Kyle and Luke. They also have two grandchildren: Trenton and Julia born to Brian and his wife Tina.

Mike is the second oldest of seven children. All but one of his siblings lives in Missouri. Four of his brothers and sisters, including Mike, live in Cole County.

While in high school, he learned the value of community service by volunteering at the Jefferson City Day Care. He was also involved in sports in high school and lettered in cross country, baseball and track.

  Business Experience

After graduation he went to work at the Cole County Highway Dept. Later he was transferred to the Sewer Department and worked there for a total of seven years. He was responsible for the sewage treatment facilities in the local subdivisions.

Mike then began working for Art's Pest Control. Shortly after he was presented an opportunity to buy the business and has not slowed down since. He took a small one man operation and turned it into a successful business. Twenty five years later, Art's Pest Control is a family run business employing six full-time employees including Mike's son, Kyle.

He has been active in the Missouri Pest Management Association holding various positions over the last several years. He was president of the association in 2006 - 2008 and he has represented the association in Washington DC for Legislative Day. Mike has received the John Veatch Award and Man of the Year Award for his work in the pest control industry. The Department of Agriculture noticed his dedication to the industry and asked him to be on the Integrated Pest Management in Schools Committee to help develop recommendations for pest control in schools. Art's Pest Control was nominated for Small Business of the year through the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce in 2008.

Community Involvement

Mike has always been deeply involved in the community. He is a member of the

  • Knights of Columbus
  • Elks
  • Eagles
  • East Side Business Association
  • West Side Business Association
  • Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce
  • Wardsville Lions Club
  • Home Builders Association
  • Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • Farm Bureau
  • 2001 Jefferson City Chamber Leadership Class
  • YMCA

Mike has coached his kids and yours in basketball, baseball, football and softball over the last 24 years. He has sponsored many teams through Art's Pest Control from grade school through high school. Mike enjoys volunteering in local schools to teach 2nd grade classes a program called "Good Bug Bad Bug".

He served on the Helias School Board and as a volunteer for the Helias Foundation. He is also active in Immaculate Conception Parish.

Church Involvement

Mike serves as a lector, Eucharistic and hospitality minister at Immaculate Conception Parish. He is an active member of Holy Name Society and one of the 12 that helped raise money with the Capital Campaign for the parish. He helped raise money for Diocesan Excellence in Education Fund in which both projects met there goals.



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Gregg Bexten, Treasurer

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