Kirkland’s pest control is Wayne’s largest to date

From left are Wayne’s President Shawn Hollis; DR, Allen, Steve, and Joe Kirkland; and Wayne’s Vice President of Operations in the North Region, Ryan Tate. PHOTO: WAYNES Pest Control

Wayne’s Pest Control of Birmingham, Alabama, Anticimex has acquired Kirkland’s Pest Control, based in Fayetteville, Tennessee. The terms were not disclosed, but this marks Wayne’s fifth acquisition in the past 15 months and the largest in the company’s history.

Kirkland’s has served Middle to East Tennessee and North Alabama with multiple locations including Fayetteville, Chattanooga and Sevierville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Ala for more than four decades. Waynes currently operates in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi and serves more than 80,000 customers from locations in Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Daphne.

“Today is an exciting day in our company’s history,” said Wayne President Shawn Hollis in a press release. “The Kirkland acquisition represents months of hard work and planning. Both Waynes and Kirkland have long histories in the markets we serve, with histories spanning over 40 years. We welcome the Kirkland team and their customers to the Waynes family. “

Allen Kirkland agreed, noting in the press release, “Our first interest in pursuing the sale was to find a buyer who understood our business and the story that led to it. This included the assurance that our employees will be allowed to continue their service in the company and that our customers will continue to receive the service they are used to. We are very confident that we have sought the buyer who understands and values ​​our concerns and business, who believes that customer satisfaction is number 1 and how to do business properly. We believe that Wayne is interested and able to develop his future potential. “

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