Abraham Russell founded American Pest Solutions in 1913. In 1929 his son Matthew joined him. That same year, the company incorporated and moved to 1421 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. Matthew headed up American for 37 years and in 1956 his son James joined the company after completing his college studies. Jim took over as President in 1971 and has run the company since then. Jim Russell has received many civic and industry awards while in this position. In 2005, the National Pest Management Association selected Jim to be the 13th recipient of the Bart Eldridge award. That is the highest award given to a pest management professional by the NPMA.In 1986, Jims son Robert became the fourth generation to join the company. By this time, American had moved to its current location at 169 William St. in the south end of Springfield. General offices, the service department, warehouse, and garages are all located at this address. Bob was appointed to the position of President in 1995 and in 2005, Bob became a Board Certified Entomologist.