Kirkland’s Pest Control acquisition is Waynes’ largest to-date


April 12, 2021


From left are Waynes President Shawn Hollis; D.R., Allen, Steve and Joe Kirkland; and Waynes’ North region VP of operations, Ryan Tate. PHOTO: WAYNES PEST CONTROL

Birmingham, Ala.-based Waynes Pest Control, an Anticimex company, has acquired Fayetteville, Tenn.-based Kirkland’s Pest Control. Terms were not disclosed, but this is Waynes’ fifth acquisition in the past 15 months and represents its largest in company history.

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

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

Allen Kirkland agreed, noting in the news release, “Our first interest in pursuing the sale was to seek a buyer that understood our business and the history from which it was established. This included assuring us that our employees would be allowed to continue their service with the company, and our customers would continue to receive the level of service to which they have been accustomed. We feel most confident we have sought out the buyer who understands and appreciates our concerns and business, believes that customer satisfaction ranks No. 1, and understands how to operate the business properly. We feel that Waynes is keen and capable of developing its future potential.”


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Heather Gooch

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