Orkin, Inc. Acquires Two East Coast Pest Control Companies
Pest Control Leader Adds New Locations in New York and VirginiaOrkin, Inc., the Atlanta-based pest control leader, added valuable employees and customers with the acquisitions of Precision Pest Control, Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y., and Bob’s Termite and Pest Services in Woodbridge, Va., just before the end of 2008.
“We welcome the opportunity to expand our customer service areas in these growing markets,” said Bob Hines, director of acquisitions for Orkin. “We look forward to increasing our local presence in Syracuse and Woodbridge with the help of each location’s tenured employees.”
The acquisition of Precision Pest Control, formerly owned by Jeff and Amy Tomion, will help grow Orkin’s Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., locations. Precision received nearly 50 percent of its revenue from commercial pest control, a vital component of Orkin’s pest control business. The company’s tenured employees will join the Orkin team in providing local customers with quality service.
Bob Connor founded Bob’s Termite and Pest Services more than 20 years ago. Orkin has named Kevin Connor, Bob’s son and the most recent owner of the company, as the new Orkin location’s manager. Bob’s commitment to customer service and training align well with Orkin’s similar values. The acquisition is considered a wise strategic move for both companies, as Orkin gains an expanded customer base and excellent employees, while Bob’s benefits from Orkin’s well-regarded training and sales programs.
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, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia. 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 website at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).