Mitch Shipman, owner and founder of Blue Beetle, was born and raised in Kansas City. Mitch graduated from Rockhurst University in 2000 with a business degree and a passion for entrepreneurship. With prior pest control experience he started Blue Beetle in 2003 from the ground up with one truck and a credit card with a $1,000 limit.
He decided on the name “Blue Beetle” because his favorite superhero growing up is Blue Beetle, one of Batman’s sidekicks.
With a family to feed and a baby on the way, Mitch was determined to make Blue Beetle successful. When he wasn’t servicing homes and businesses, he spent his days door-knocking to spread the word about his new company, and his nights developing the brand, working on the website, and coming up with new ideas.
2006 was Mitch’s last year on his own. After three years of growing and developing his business, he could no longer meet the customer demand on his own and began hiring. He ran his business from his home and kept supplies in a shed in his backyard. His dedicated employees are what shaped his business into what it is today.