***updated 8/23 with additional Inc. 5000 companies not originally reported***
Inc. magazine on Aug. 17 unveiled its Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, which included a number of pest control firms.
Aruza Pest Control, Charlotte, N.C., landed at No. 256 on the Inc. 5000 list. “It’s a huge honor to see our hard work get rewarded,” said Solomon Airhart, co-founder and CEO, Aruza. “This has been one of our goals since the beginning and we plan to stay on the list for as long as we possibly can.” Aruza has experienced exponential growth since Airhart and his best friend Jordan Agee founded the company in Charlotte in 2016, with just two trucks. In 2018 they teamed up with Christian Ludwig, and the three of them started expanding operations into South Carolina and Florida, growing the company's workforce to more than 100 full-time staff members.
For the second consecutive time, Inc. magazine has ranked Aptive Environmental on the Inc. 5000 list. Aptive ranked No. 2132. This past year the company expanded service by more than 1,035 cities, increased employee growth by 24% and reached 1.3 million customers because of the company’s focus on technology, unique training programs, and strong culture. “In a year that has challenged businesses worldwide, it’s a great honor to be recognized once again as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest Growing Companies in America,” said David Royce, co-founder and chairman, Aptive.
Neighborly, franchisor of home service brands, including Mosquito Joe, placed at No. 4,345, a result of consistent growth year-over-year, made up of more than 4,800 franchises representing 28 total brands. “It is an incredible honor for Neighborly to be included once again alongside so many other admired organizations in the annual Inc. 5000,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. “Neighborly - like so many other companies - has overcome a variety of challenges within the last year, all while continuing to provide excellent customer experiences to homeowners in need of home services.”
Other pest control companies on the Inc. 5000 included
- Pest End, Plaistow, N.H., ranking No.4,363
- Ardent Pest Control, Highland, Utah, ranking No. 1,466
- Insight Pest Solutions Wash., Federal Way, Wash., ranking No. 1,712
- Edge, Orem, Utah, ranking No. 4,152
- Pointe Pest Control | ID, WA, OR, MT, Post Falls, Idaho, ranking No. 2,987
- Fox Pest Control, Logan, Utah, ranking No. 1,807
- Moxie Pest Control Phoenix, Phoenix, ranking No. 1,660
- Native Pest Management West Palm Beach, Fla., ranking No. 1,494
- Blades of Green, Edgewater, Md., ranking No. 4,538
- All-American Pest Control, Nashville, Tenn., ranking No. 4,528
- Natural State Pest Control, Lowell, Ark., ranking No. 2,679
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., now available on newsstands.
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Rollins Donation Establishes Sixth Perpetual Pi Chi Omega Scholarship
Starting in 2022, Phi Chi Omega will have a sixth perpetual scholarship.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Pi Chi Omega announced the addition of a sixth perpetual scholarship starting in 2022. The R. Randall Rollins Memorial Scholarship has been funded with a donation of $50,000 from Rollins Inc. This scholarship pays tribute to urban entomology students with work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness, which were traits valued by R. Randall Rollins.
This annual $2,000 scholarship will bring the total of Pi Chi Omega's annual awards to $13,000 and it will bring the total of Pi Chi Omega's scholarship funds to over $325,000.
Chairman and CEO of Rollins Inc., Gary Rollins said, "R. Randall Rollins was a visionary leader of our company and the pest control industry for many, many years and he always encouraged his peers and employees to continuously improve their knowledge, skills and work ethic. We are glad to be able to fund this scholarship to honor his legacy and support hard-working students who want to be the best in the pest control industry. We hope the scholarship will be able to help many fulfill their studies and contribute to the industry during their careers."
Since 1976, the Phi Chi Omega scholarship program has awarded more than 145 scholarships to students studying urban or industrial entomology. To make an online donation to the program or to reach out to Pi Chi Omega staff, contact email@example.com.