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Volunteer Rid A Pest LLC acquires Chattanooga Pest Control Company
On August 1, 2014 our company purchased Chattanooga Pest Control Company from
David and Faye Jones.Chattanooga Pest Control was based in Chattanooga and served all of Hamilton County. Mr. Jones was experiencing health problems and was unable to continue to operate his business. He had built a strong company with a high service standard and it has fit nicely within our service boundary. The transition has been very smooth. Mr.Jones has retired and lives in Chattanooga.
Volunteer Rid A Pest LLC acquires Moore Exterminating Company
On January 1, 2006 our company purchased Moore Exterminating from Arnold Moore. Moore Exterminating was based in Old Fort, TN (Polk County) and served both the Polk County area and Cleveland. This acquisition gave our company a needed client base in Polk County and gave us many wonderful clients that have been super to work with. Moore Exterminating had an outstanding reputation and truly helped our company in it's continued growth. Mr. Moore has retired from the pest control industry and now enjoys working on his farm in Old fort, TN.
Carolyn worked alongside Billy as the company receptionist, bookkeeper, scheduler, telephone solicitor and any other job that needed to be done. She would make cold calls each night to set appointments for Billy the following day. She and Billy have three sons, Kirk Gardner, Brad Gardner and Erik Gardner and 9 grand children. She is a 1955 graduate of the Greeneville Business College. She has been serving as the chief bookkeeper for the business since 1970. She oversees the day-to-day administrative operations of the business.
Erik is married to Beth Gardner and they have 5 children. Bridgette, Jordan, Paul, Derek and Tyler. He enjoys coaching baseball, basketball and football and fishing while spending time with his sons. (He also enjoyed spending many hours at dance class with his daughters!) Erik is a member and past-president of the Cleveland Lions Club, a member and past-president of Business Network International, a member of Georgia Pest Control Association and Chattanooga Pest Control Association. He also was Club Advisor to the Cleveland High Leo Club and the past-president of the Cleveland High Baseball Dugout Club.
Erik manages the day-to-day operations of the company.
Paul is Erik's son and Billy and Carolyn's grand-son. He is a graduate of Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville. He is also a graduate of Pellissippi State Community College w/ an Associates of Applied Science. He currently works as a pest control technician and is involved in sales.
Volunteer Rid A Pest LLC acquires E/R Exterminating Company
On March 1, 2013 our company purchased E/R Exterminating Company from Darrell Eachus. E/R was based in Chattanooga and served the greater Chattanooga area, as well as North Georgia. This acquisition gave us a client base in Chattanooga, as well as an office, to use as a launching pad to expand rapidly in the Chattanooga market. Mr Eachus has been in the pest control industry for over 40 years and had built a solid company with a solid reputation. We look forward to continued growth from our Chattanooga office. Mr. Eachus has retired and resides in East Ridge, TN.
After completing his military service, Billy got his first job in the pest control industry with a large national company in 1961. He worked his way up to become the manager of the year for his company in 1969. On April 1, 1970 he moved his young family to Cleveland, TN and started Volunteer Exterminating Company. He built the business into a success and continued to work in the business for 33 years, until his death in 2003. He left the business in the capable hands of his son, Erik.