Kevin Verpaele’s family of eight

May 23, 2019
Illinois-born and Florida-raised Kevin Verpaele began his big family at a young age. As just a senior in high school, Verpaele and his then-girlfriend Kathleen Rao were expecting a child. Their oldest daughter, Kaley, was born in 1999, shortly after Verpaele’s graduation from Merritt Island High School. The couple married a few years later, when Verpaele was a junior at the University of South Florida, attending the school on a football scholarship. By his senior year, Verpaele’s second child was born -- Karys Football. The Verpaele family, with only four members at the time, moved between Brevard County and Tampa for the next several years and continued when their third child, James, was born in 2005 as well as Kevin Wade in 2008. Settling down again in Brevard County, the family continued to expand with Jase in 2014 and Charlee Mae in 2016. Now a family of eight, including Kevin Verpaele, they complete professional and educational endeavors across Florida.

Kevin Verpaele Excels as Both a Businessman and as a Family Man

November 23, 2018
Kevin Verpaele

While Kevin Verpaele was actually born in Elmhurst, Illinois, he has lived most of his life, both as a child and as an adult, in Florida. He grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, where he graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1999. Following graduation, he moved on to the University of South Florida, which he attended on a football scholarship. Kevin became a starting safety on that school’s football team, while at the same time he was married and raising a child with his wife. A testament to his sense of responsibility is his willingness to leave football practice early to pick up his daughter from her child care facility, wearing his complete uniform, and coming back to practice to finish. In his senior year, he was even named captain of the football team, which was a huge honor.

After he finished college, he and his family moved to Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Over the past 15 years or so, Kevin Verpaele has managed to compile a significant amount of work experience. Following college, Kevin worked on the Space Lift Range Systems at Patrick Air Force Base as a configuration manager. These days, he has acquired and currently runs Critter Ridders Pest Control in Brevard County, which offers a wide range of pest prevention and remediation services to residential and commercial properties throughout the county, all at prices anyone can afford.