Rollins to reunite Clark Pest Control companies


February 3, 2020



Editor’s Note: As an update, on Feb. 19, we learned the transaction closed on Feb. 17. LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Clark Pest Control Inc.

Clark Pest Control of Stockton Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta, Ga.-based Rollins Inc., has agreed to acquire Clark Pest Control Inc., based in Bakersfield, Calif.

Originally founded together as Clark Pest Control in Fresno, Calif., completion of this acquisition will rejoin the two companies. This transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.

“It has been a long-held dream of ours to bring the two Clark Pest Control companies back together,” said Robert Baker, president of Clark Pest Control of Stockton Inc. “We are happy that as one combined company going forward, we will be optimally positioned to serve our markets in California and Nevada with the finest pest management and associated services.”

Two brothers, Jim Sr. and Charlie Clark, started the company in the early 1940s. Early on, the brothers decided to build separate businesses by splitting up — Charlie went north to Stockton while Jim Sr. went south to Bakersfield. The companies shared the Clark Pest Control name, and the respective businesses grew.

Rollins acquired Charlie Clark’s business, Clark Pest Control of Stockton Inc., in the second quarter of 2019.

Clark Pest Control Inc., has more than 160 employees operating from offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, Lancaster, Santa Clarita and Visalia. Once integrated, Clark Pest Control will have over 1,300 dedicated employees providing exceptional customer service from 28 locations throughout California and northern Nevada.

“We are thrilled to welcome the team from Clark Pest Control in Central California to our team at Clark Pest Control of Stockton and to the Rollins family of pest control brands,” said Jerry Gahlhoff, president of Rollins specialty brands and VP of human resources. “The Clark brand is now unified throughout California. We look forward to learning from one another, sharing best practices, and accelerating our growth in the markets we serve.”


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