Orkin Establishes First Franchise in Ireland
Pest Control Leader Expands European Presence
Rollins, Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established a new international franchise in Ireland. This franchise is Orkin’s first in Ireland and the company’s 15th international franchise worldwide.
“Because of Ireland’s temperate climate and large amount of rainfall, the country has pest issues that include rodents and a number of insects,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin vice president of international development and franchising. “We are pleased to establish a presence in Ireland and provide the country with quality pest control services to help with these pest issues.”
The franchise will offer primarily commercial pest control service, along with some additional residential services, to Ireland. Donal Butterly, a prominent Dublin businessman, is the franchise owner. Orkin Ireland will begin operations in Dublin in March.
Butterly will travel to Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters, for initial training at the Company’s award-winning training center this month before returning to Dublin to complete his training.
“We are pleased to open an Orkin franchise in Ireland,” said Butterly. “Irish businesses and residents will benefit from the superior pest control services Orkin provides to its customers.”
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, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. 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. Learn more about Orkin on our Web site at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).