Rollins, Inc.

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Rollins, Inc.
Public
Traded as
IndustryPest control
Founded1948
(as Rollins Broadcasting)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Key people
Randall Rollins, Chairman
Gary Rollins, CEO
RevenueIncrease US$1,822 million (2018)[1]
OwnerRollins family (55.6%[2], controlling)
Number of employees
Increase 13,000 (January 2018)
SubsidiariesOrkin
Western Pest Services
Websiterollins.com

Rollins, Inc. is a North American consumer and commercial services company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Orkin, Inc., PCO Services in Canada, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services, Industrial Fumigant Company, TruTech, Critter Control, Crane, Waltham, OPC Services, PermaTreat, Northwest Exterminating, and Clark Pest Control, as well UK subsidiaries Safeguard Pest Control, Guardian Pest Control, Ames, and Kestrel, with Australian subsidiaries Allpest, Scientific Pest Control, Murray Pest Control and Statewide Pest Control, and Singapore subsidiary Aardwolf Pestkare, the company provides pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to over 2 million customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia from over 500 locations.

Ford Ranger extended cab outfitted as an Orkin vehicle

History[edit]

The company started as Rollins Broadcasting in 1948, founded by entrepreneur John W. Rollins and his brother, O. Wayne Rollins. The company, originally financed in large part by John Rollins' auto dealerships, began as Rollins Broadcasting when the brothers purchased a 1460 WRAD, an AM radio station based in the rural town of Radford, Virginia. The company grew to include other radio stations, a television station, Orkin, Inc., Western Pest Services, The Industrial Fumigant Company, a trucking concern (later sold to Penske Truck Leasing), a hazardous waste disposal service, an oil services business, and a cable television company. In 1984 the company spun off its oil services business, RPC, Inc. (NYSERES) to shareholders.[3]

Gary Rollins, son of O. Wayne Rollins, has been the CEO since July 24, 2001.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2018 SEC Form 10-K
  2. ^ 2019 Proxy statement
  3. ^ "Company History". www.rpc.net. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Executive Profile* Gary W. Rollins". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 27, 2015.

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