Pat Swisher founded Swisher Hygiene in 1983. In 1994, he went on to become Forbes Up and Coming Entrepreneur, as well as becoming a top Semi-Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and given The Distinguished Alumni Award Appalachian State. In 1995 he was awarded Top Entrepreneur by Success Magazine. As the CEO of Swisher Hygiene, he was voted as one of the Top 100 Franchises in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine for 5 consecutive years. He is now the CEO and founder of Enviro-Master Services, which has acquired ownership of Swisher Hygiene. He graduated with a BS from Appalachian State.