Arrow Exterminators creates 2 scholarship programs


October 20, 2022

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators announced two new annual scholarships: The Joe Thomas Endowed Scholarship Program and The Arrow Exterminators Endowed Scholarship Program.

Joe Thomas, Arrow Exterminators’ chairman and visionary on his 50th year serving the pest management industry. He is also a Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame member (Class of 2009). This $25,000 scholarship program will be awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate college students majoring in any field at the University of Tennessee, and it will endure into the future in perpetuity.

The Arrow Exterminators Endowed Scholarship Program, meanwhile, will reflect the company’s commitment to the pest control industry and will carry the Arrow Exterminators name into the future in perpetuity. This $25,000 scholarship program will be awarded annually to any undergraduate or graduate college student, with priority given to those whose families serve in the pest control industry.

“From humble beginnings in 1964 when my grandparents started the company in the back of a beauty parlor, to where we are today, operating in 12 states with 166 locations and revenues exceeding $350 million dollars, part of Arrow’s mission has always been to support the communities that support us,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO of Arrow Exterminators. “This scholarship is another way of doing just that, giving back to those communities that have been so good to us.”

These scholarships are designed to be complimentary to existing scholarships within Arrow and the industry.

About Arrow Exterminators

Family-owned and -operated since 1964, Arrow Exterminators is the second largest family-owned pest and termite control company in the United States ranked by revenue. Arrow boasts a modern fleet of more than 2,800 vehicles, 166 service centers, 3,200 team members with revenues exceeding $350 million and in 2022 was named a Top 5 USA Workplace.  Featuring QualityPro accreditation by the National Pest Management Association, the company offers innovative and environmentally responsible services to protect homes and businesses of customers in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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