Aspen Pest Control is your best choice for pest control services in Overland Park. Since 1985, our team has provided professional pest control services to South Kansas City. During this time, we have achieved a customer retention rating of over 97% annually. We have attained this remarkable rate because we truly believe in creating lasting relationships. Our #1 goal is to provide our customers with exceptional service every time. Over the years, we have put together an impressive team of people whose knowledge and experience in the industry are unsurpassed. We believe our success is directly related to strict adherence to our corporate values of quality, integrity and strong work ethic.

Our Mission: To exceed our client’s expectations while providing the finest pest control services in Overland Park in an efficient manner.

We will achieve this by…

  • Providing prompt, courteous and dependable services to all our clients.
  • Diligence, Integrity, Respectability and a Relentless pursuit of a common goal.
  • Doing all to enhance the well being of our employees
  • Profiting fairly through our efficiencies, innovation and extra effort
  • Conserving our natural resources and being environmentally conscious at all times


In 1985, I started Aspen Pest Control and Aspen Lawn Care. I worked hard everyday to gain both my customers trust and respect. With a goal to provide the best service possible, I strived to go beyond what they expected of me.

30 years later I have surrounded myself with people as good or better than myself. At Aspen, we make a strong commitment everyday to maintain the same level of performance I first gave my customers in 1985. It is our employees that make the difference. Through our efforts, our customer retention level remains very high. My promise to you is that I will always give it my all to see that the service you receive is my best.

– Kent Girton, Owner/Founder

Management Team

Mo Mohammad / President

My name is Mo Mohammad. I am the President of Aspen Pest Control. In this role, I will ensure my team follows through on your expectations at the highest level possible. My belief is that if we encourage the individual strengths of ALL your employees, it will eliminate their weakness and allow for personal and professional growth. My Top 5 strengths: Positivity, Achiever, Responsibility, Competition, and Significance. What are your strengths?


Ryan Varns / General Manager

Hi, I’m Ryan Varns. I grew up in a small town in Missouri and graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating I went to work at Metcalf Ridge Golf Club where I was Superintendent for 13 years. I had a brief stint at another residential lawn care company before moving onto Paola Country Club where I served as Superintendent for almost 9 years. I have been at Aspen for a little over a year and am excited to work with you on your pest control needs.

John Lohse / Chief Operations Officer

My name is John Lohse, I grew up in Louisburg KS, and graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I’ve been in the green industry for 23yrs. I’ve worked in both the golf course industry and residential turf industry. I also serve on the board of directors for the Mid America Green Industry Council. As COO of Aspen, I’m responsible for the day to day operations and ensuring that all the systems, resources, and people are in place to achieve our goals and exceed customer expectations. My wife Sarah and I have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and attending my kids sporting events.

Cari Williams / Controller

Cari Williams, EA comes to Aspen with 17 years of small business and accounting experience, with the last 8 years being a Staff Accountant in a CPA firm.  Cari has earned Enrolled Agent Status with the Internal Revenue Service and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.  While working as a Staff Accountant, she focused primarily on small businesses and S-Corporations, reviewing their accounts payables, receivables, sales tax and completing small business audits on both the state and federal levels.

Jon Bogaard / Account Manager

Hello!  My name is Jon Bogaard and I am proud to be a part of Aspen Pest Control.  Growing up in Kansas and Iowa, being outside and enjoying nature was our way of life.  After attending the University of Northern Iowa, I’ve spent 8 years in communication and team management.  Here at Aspen, I help connect our customers with our team of experts to ensure that their outdoor space is looking its best and pest free, so our customers can enjoy being outside with their friends and family.  When I’m not at Aspen, I enjoy being outside running or golfing and spending time with my girlfriend Crystal and our pet dog Callie.

Devin Argo / Tree/Shrub & Pest Control Manager

My name is Devin Argo. I got my bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University. Played rugby at Kansas State University. I have been at Aspen for 6 months. I am a tree and shrub and pest control, technician.