Rollins brand acquires Schopen Pest Solutions


March 17, 2023


From left: Chris Aust, Stuart Aust, Pete Schopen, Dennis Cone, Dan Aust and Nick Aust. PHOTO: OPC PEST SERVICES

OPC Pest Services, a subsidiary of Rollins based in Louisville, Ky., has grown its service area by acquiring Schopen Pest Solutions.

As a local company with more than 30 years of experience, headquartered in McHenry, lll., Schopen Pest Solutions services the communities within Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. As a published author for Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine, a founding member of the Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance, a former board member of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association, and a former regional Vice President for the Illinois Pest Control Association, owner Pete Schopen “strives to work harder than any other pest control company around to not only be available to the consumer, but advance his knowledge in the industry in order to better serve his customers,” per an OPC news release.

“We know the owner Pete is passionate about helping people and providing genuinely excellent pest management programs,” Dennis Cone, division vice president, said in the news release. “Their proactive product designs and improvements give them the ability to do their job more efficiently, eco-friendly, and beneficial to their customers, as well as the community.”

Schopen told PMP that he and his wife, Tami, will spend time traveling in their RV — but he is far from retiring. He will stay on with the company through Oct. 31; continue writing for PMP;  and is on the steering committee for the 2024 Purdue University Pest Management Conference.

He will also continue his speaking engagements at state associations, industry conventions and for individual pest control companies. This spring, Marie Sorrentino (Pest Pros Michigan), Alan Feuer (Preventive Pest Control), and Schopen will kick off a series of two-day seminars, teaching leadership to interested owners and managers. The first one is at the end of April in Denver, Colo.

Schopen was exclusively represented by The Aust Group.

To read more about the sale, check out Schopen’s “I sold my startup” that is featured in the March issue of PMP magazine.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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