Orkin Celebrates 120 Years of Business with Longstanding Commitment to Customers and Communities
Company Donates $120,000 to American Red Cross and Honors Employees to Celebrate Milestone
ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1901, Orkin Pest Control has helped protect homes and businesses across the country. With more than a century of experience, Orkin makes good on its mission each day to be the nation's best customer service company. In honor of its 120th anniversary this year, Orkin is giving back to the communities and employees that have shaped its success, specifically through a $120,000 donation to the American Red Cross and the "Heroes of Home" initiative.
"The key to success is never losing sight of why you do what you do," said Freeman Elliott, President, Orkin. "At Orkin, we help protect one of the biggest investments a person will make in his or her life – a home or business. We don't take that responsibility lightly, and we promise to continue to provide the service excellence our customers and communities have come to expect from us over the past 120 years."
Orkin is proud to have made it 120 years – an accomplishment for any company. Despite wars, depressions, recessions and slumps, and most recently, a global pandemic, Orkin takes pride in continuing to provide high-quality service to stand the test of time.
Committed to communities
In addition to social responsibility, Orkin places significant emphasis on the importance of education. The company's formal commitment to public education dates back to the 1950s when Orkin technicians started presenting to local students. Now, teachers can sign up online to bring Orkin specialists into the classroom to teach about insects' important role in the ecosystem and environment.
Emphasis on employees
"We're proud to be represented by world-class employees," said Elliott. "By offering continuing education opportunities and more than 160 hours of training to each technician, Orkin aims to create careers – not just day jobs – for every employee. However, we know the job they do each day is a job well done, and I couldn't be prouder of the hard work of every employee over the past 120 years."
Training magazine frequently recognizes Orkin on its prestigious Top 125 list, and the company has been featured among the magazine's Editor's Choice honorees. Rollins, Inc., Orkin's parent company, is also consistently ranked as one of the country's top places to work.
More than a century setting the highest standard
As the business grew over the next 50 years, Orkin's expertise grew as well, offering customers protection against common pests such as termites and other insects in addition to rodents.
Rollins, Inc. purchased the Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc. in 1964 in the first leveraged buyout in business history and helped turn it into one of the largest pest management companies in the world. Now, more than 8,000 Orkin employees around the world offer integrated pest control services to more than 1.7 million customers throughout the Americas, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Australia.
For more information about Orkin, its community involvement or career opportunities, please visit www.orkin.com.
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