Waynes buys third Nashville company


July 21, 2021

From left are Shawn Hollis, President of Waynes and Chris Eby, Owner of HomeShield. PHOTO: WAYNES PEST CONTROL

From left are Shawn Hollis, president of Waynes Pest Control, and Chris Eby, owner of HomeShield. PHOTO: WAYNES PEST CONTROL

Birmingham, Ala.-based Waynes Pest Control, an Anticimex company, has acquired Nashville, Tenn.-based HomeShield Termite and Pest Control. Terms were not disclosed, but this is Waynes’ third acquisition in the greater Nashville, Tenn., market within 18 months. Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Co. represented HomeShield.

“I am excited to be partnering with Waynes,” Chris Eby, owner of HomeShield, said in a news release. “Waynes represents the very best within the pest control industry. I know that they will continue to service the community and our customers with the same dedication that HomeShield has. They will provide even greater resources and opportunities for our customers and employees.”

HomeShield has served Nashville and the surrounding communities for nearly 15 years.

“We are excited to add the HomeShield team to our Waynes family,” Shawn Hollis, president of Waynes, said. “Their customer-first approach is very similar to ours. Chris and his entire team have built something truly special and it is our commitment to each of their customers to fulfill our promise of ‘World Class Service – Every Time.’”


Founded in 1973, Waynes began as a pest and termite control company, but has since expanded its offerings to other home-care services. It was acquired by Stockholm, Sweden-based Anticimex in 2019. Waynes operates in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi serving more than 100,000 customers.


Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Anticimex employs approximately 7,100 people, serving more than 3 million customers in 18 markets worldwide. In the United States, Anticimex operates through its seven platform companies: Modern Pest, Brunswick, Maine; American Pest Management, Fulton, Md.; Viking Pest Control, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Turner Pest Control, Jacksonville, Fla.; Killingsworth Environmental, Charlotte, N.C.; JP McHale Pest Management, Buchanan, N.Y.; and Wayne’s, Birmingham, Ala.


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