Meet the Center Termite Family

These are the standards in which Center Termite & Pest Control strives to live by each day:

Center Termite’s Clients:

We are committed to treating our customers with the upmost respect and dignity.  We ensure that our customers understand every step of their treatment from preparing for our technicians all the way to how to maintain the treatment to the fullest potential.  We haven’t done our job correctly unless we leave our client with peace of mind and knowledge that their home is protected by the best.

Center Termite’s Team:

We are a team because we are working toward a common goal and shared rewards.  We understand that in order for us to complete our jobs to the fullest extent we have to understand, support, and respect each other.  Communication is key, and we recognize that in order for us to truly be successful we have to be willing and able to learn from each other.

Center Termite’s Industry:

We are part of a larger community and it is our responsibility to make sure we are knowledgeable about current industry standards.  We understand that our customers depend on us to have the most technologically advanced form of treatments that are also safest to the environment.


Mark Hernandez – President/CEO

Mark grew up in Downey, California where both of his parents were in the termite industry. At a very young age, Mark spent summers on crew trucks learning the ins and outs of the termite industry. After graduating from Downey High School, Mark studied college courses but knew that his passion was in the termite industry with an ultimate goal of taking over the family business.  In 2005 Mark accomplished his goal and with his family’s blessing, took over Center Termite & Pest Control, Inc. as CEO.
In Mark’s spare time he enjoys riding his Harley with his wife, skeet shooting with friends and family, and traveling.

Tara Hernandez – Office Manger

Tara grew up in Littleton, Colorado with her two sisters and parents.  Tara spent most of her time playing the piano and competing in archery competitions around the west coast.  Tara graduated Cum Lade from the University of Colorado with a degree in Communications and a minor in Law Studies.  After college, she managed the busiest Starbucks drive-through in Aurora, Colorado earning accolades from Starbucks as well as her community for community involvement.  After getting engaged to her now husband, Mark, she moved to California and started managing the office at Center Termite & Pest Control.  Tara is now a licensed Field Representative that has quickly taken an interest in the termite and pest control industry.

In Tara’s spare time she loves to read, spend time with her husband and three dogs, Diessel, Lola and Emmitt, and taking trips back to Colorado where her and Mark spend time with their family and friends.

Andres Garcia – Field Representative

Andres grew up in Lynwood, California. Andres is a natural leader and for that reason he was recently promoted to Center Termite & Pest Control’s General Manager. Andres’ specializes in his customer service and the ability to make customers feel extremely comfortable with the treatment that is needed at their property.
In Andres’ spare time he enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with his 7 year old boy.

Ignaico Manzo – Lead Technician

Ignaico grew up in Lynwood, California where he spent a lot of time perfecting his craftsman skills.  Ignacio is a fun, outgoing person, who is the go-to guy for a good laugh.  Ignacio has taken on several large repair jobs including demolishing and rebuilding patios.  Ignacio loves to complete treatments but he says his specialty is completing any kind of repair and seeing the final product.  In Ignacio’s spare time he loves to ride ATV’s.

Alberto Serrano – Lead Technician

Alberto grew up in Los Angeles.  Alberto is extremely enthusiastic about life and has the ability to get along with everyone.  Alberto has over 15 years of experience in the industry.  Alberto’s specialty is being able to complete extremely difficult repairs.  In Alberto’s spare time, he enjoys hiking and metal detecting.

Frank Mora – Applicator/Technician

Frank grew up in Santa Ana where at the age of 17 he started doing construction/woodwork with his father as his helper.  Frank enjoys completing any type of repair job and really likes the challenge of difficult repairs.  In Frank’s spare time he loves working out and spending time with his family.

Jerry Gutierrez – Applicator/Pest Control Specialist

 Jerry grew up in Long Beach, California and has been working for Center Termite for the past year.  Jerry specializes in pest/rodent control and really likes helping customers get the most out of their treatments and avoid re-infestation.  Jerry’s can do attitude and the ability to never give up has made him an asset to Center Termite.  In Jerry’s spare time he enjoys physical training and spending time with his friends and family.

Roberto Altamirano – Carpenter

Roberto grew up in Los Angeles, California and has been in the termite industry as well as working for Center Termite for the past seven years.  Roberto has spent the majority of his life perfecting his carpentry skills.  In Roberto’s spare time he loves to watch movies, spend time with his family, and watch and play baseball.

Kori Underhill – Office Administrator

Kori grew up in Littleton, Colorado.  She attended Cal State Fullerton on a gymnastics scholarship.  After graduating, Kori decided to join her sister Tara, as part of the Center Termite Family.  Kori’s technological skills and “leader” attitude has been an asset to Center Termite.  In Kori’s free time she enjoys scrap-booking, watching movies, trying new sports, working out, and most recently planning her June of 2014 wedding!

Paris Hawkins – Office Administrator

Paris grew up in Norwalk, California and is the newest member of Center Termite’s family.  Ironically Paris is terrified of bugs which makes it very easy for her to identify with customers’ that are having pest problems.  Paris’ specialty is customer service; she loves talking to people.  In Paris’ spare time she enjoys sewing, decorating, reading, and creating different projects.

Liz Felix – Office Administrator

Liz grew up in the Echo Park area in Los Angeles County and is one of the newest members to the Center Termite family.  Liz’s upbeat attitude and customer service has been crucial to Center Termite’s success.   In Liz’s spare time, she loves spending time with her two daughters, playing board games, watching Disney movies, roller blading and playing video games.  She also loves to collect décor from the 40’s and 50’s.