Evins, based in Roslyn, N.Y., services Westchester County, New York City’s five boroughs, Nassau and western Suffolk Counties.
ATLANTA – Atlanta-based Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., recently expanded its employee base in Roslyn, N.Y., with the acquisition of Evins Pest Control. The business will move to Orkin’s New Hyde Park branch, but will continue to operate as Evins.
Evins Pest Control services southern Westchester County, New York City’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens), Nassau and western Suffolk Counties. Evins has been family-run since 1936, and the current owners, Charley and Lori Frommer, bought the company in the 1990s from the Evins family.
““Evins is a 76-year-old company with an excellent reputation, and we welcome the team to Orkin,” said Bob Hines, Orkin’s director of acquisitions. “Evins has knowledgeable employees and offers increased opportunities for Orkin to provide excellent customer service in local communities.”
CARIBBEAN EXPANSION. In other acquisition news, Rollins, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established the company’s 21st international franchise in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
“Orkin continues to expand internationally with Orkin Turks and Caicos, our third international franchise this year,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin vice president of U.S. and international development and franchising. “The tropical, moist weather conditions create unique pest challenges, and we are pleased to bring Orkin’s quality services to the area and expand our presence in the Caribbean.”
Orkin Turks and Caicos will offer commercial pest control, focusing mainly on the hospitality sector located there. The franchise owners are Ben and Bradley Walkin. Ben Walkin is the owner of Walkin Diversified Services on the island. Bradley Walkin will be the general manager of the franchise and will travel to Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters, for initial training at the company’s award-winning training center later this month.
In the region, Orkin has operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and franchise operations in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Central America.