Orkin Acquires Craig Thomas Pest Control Company
Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), recently expanded its employee base and service area in Hyde Park, N.Y., with the acquisition of Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.
Craig and his wife, Michelle, will continue to run the branch that services the mid-Hudson Valley of lower New York as Craig Thomas Pest Control. Prior to starting the company in 1996, Craig worked for his father’s pest control business and for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
“Craig’s unique experience gave him the knowledge to create and build a very successful, well-run company,” said Freeman Elliott, Orkin’s Atlantic Division president. “We are excited about joining the Thomas family and their team because they’re passionate about loyalty to their employees and customers. Craig has done a great deal for the industry at a national level on many fronts and is well-respected far beyond his service area in New York.”
“We are excited to combine our company talent with Orkin’s deep tradition of excellence to better serve our customers,” said Craig Thomas, owner of Craig Thomas Pest Control, Inc.
About Orkin, LLC
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Orkin is proud to be recognized by the National Pest Management Association as a QualityPro and GreenPro-certified company, addressing not only our customer’s pest control needs, but also their concern for protecting the environment. Learn more about Orkin at http://orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).