Orkin Inc. Acquires Four Pest Control Companies In Texas And New York
Companies Will Expand Customer Service Areas and Add Tenured EmployeesATLANTA, June 6, 2007 – Orkin Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, has increased its customer base and market share with the acquisition of four pest control companies: Arrow Exterminating Company in Oneonta, New York; Innovative Pest Control in Houston; Future Pest Control in Longview, Texas; and Livengood Pest Control Company in Austin, Texas. The acquisitions were finalized April 27, May 1, May 3 and May 15, respectively.
Arrow Exterminating Company provides pest control service in the central New York state counties of Chenango, Ostego, Delaware, Schoharie, Madison, Broome and Herkimer, and the acquisition will increase Orkin’s customer base in a key New York region. Former owner Steve Stegman spent most of his life working in the pest control industry, beginning with his father’s business on Long Island.
“We look forward to having this business, with its excellent reputation, assist us in continuing to grow in the New York area,” said Bob Hines, director of acquisitions for Orkin.
Orkin strengthened its presence on the west side of Houston with Innovative Pest Control, founded in 1993 by John Weigel. The pest control company specializes in commercial pest control and mosquito control and in 2006 produced revenues in excess of $1 million. Orkin will retain all Innovative Pest Control employees and Weigel will remain with Orkin as branch manager.
Future Pest Control will also add experienced employees to the Orkin team. The company was started in 1993 by former owners Jack and Christie Carter. Jack Carter was a former Orkin sales inspector and sales manager. The company will merge with the Tyler, Texas, branch but will continue to operate out of Longview.
Livengood Pest Control, formerly owned by Mike Livengood, will be merged with the North Austin branch.
“With these acquisitions in Texas and New York, Orkin increases its customer service areas and adds valuable tenured employees,” said Hines. “We are confident that these four companies are a great fit for our growing markets.”
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 North America. 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.