Northwest Exterminating opens Hermitage, Tenn., office


June 2, 2021

Northwest Exterminating's Hermitage service center manager, Blake Southerland, in white shirt, is flanked by his team. PHOTO: NORTHWEST EXTERMINATING

Northwest Exterminating’s Hermitage service center manager, Blake Southerland, in white shirt, is flanked by his team. PHOTO: NORTHWEST EXTERMINATING

In May, Atlanta, Ga.-based Northwest Exterminating, a Rollins company, opened its fourth office location. It is in Hermitage, Tenn., northeast of Nashville, Tenn., and will serve the greater middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky markets.

“Seeing the trust of our Tennessee customers grow over the last four years has been incredible,” Blake Southerland, the Hermitage Service Center manager, said in a news release. “Opening our fourth office will give us even more opportunities to serve our customers and community with the extraordinary service and care they deserve. We’re excited to continue the growth in the area with our people-first team.”


Northwest Exterminating was founded in 1951 and is now in its third generation of Phillips’ family leadership. Joining the Rollins family of brands in 2017, Northwest has grown across the Southeast to include more than 35 service centers, with plans to continue that growth alongside Rollins in partnership with leading pest control brands. The company has been recognized as one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top Workplaces for eight consecutive years. AJC’s Top Workplaces Award is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution and connection. The list celebrates 175 small, midsize and large companies out of 3,035 in metro Atlanta.

In recent months, Northwest Exterminating acquired Cullman, Ala.-based Target Pest Control and Jacksonville, Fla.-based McCall Service.


Founded in 1948 and based in Atlanta, Ga., Rollins Inc. has more than 15,000 employees worldwide. In addition to Northwest Exterminating and Rollins’ flagship brand, Orkin Pest Control, its pest control brands include: Aardwolf Pestkare, Adams Pest Control (Australia), Allpest, Clark Pest Control, Crane Pest Control, Critter Control, Enviropest Control Services, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Industrial Fumigant Co., Murray Pest Control, OPC Pest Services, Orkin Canada, PermaTreat, Safeguard, Statewide Pest Control, Trutech Wildlife Service, Waltham Pest Services and Western Pest Services.


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