Southwest U.S. Expansion a Priority for Orkin
ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2007 – Orkin Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, has acquired the assets of General Pest Control Company, Inc., headquartered in Durango, Colo. The purchase was finalized on Jan. 3.
General Pest Control Company, Inc. is a 25-year-old, family-run business consisting of five well-established pest control routes in the southwest corner of Colorado (including Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs) and the northwest corner of New Mexico (into Farmington). Orkin will reassign five additional routes from its own Grand Junction and Albuquerque branches to the Durango branch, creating a 10-route branch.
“The leadership of General Pest Control placed great emphasis on training and experience over the years – two qualities Orkin values most. The company will be a great asset to Orkin, and we look forward to continued rapid growth into the Southwest market with this acquisition and merger,” said Bob Hines, director of acquisitions for Orkin.
All of General Pest Control, Inc.’s employees, many of whom have considerable tenure, will continue with Orkin. Former General Pest owner, Dwayne Howell, will remain as Durango branch manager and report to Ben Bradham, assistant manager for the Colorado region. Bradham will continue to report to Southwest region manager Steve Breitweiser.
About Orkin, Inc.
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin Inc. is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees in the United States and Canada serve approximately 1.7 million customers. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ROL). Learn more about Orkin by visiting www.orkin.com and www.rollins.com.