OPC Services, based in Louisville, Ky., was acquired by Rollins on March 1. OPC, founded in 1972 by Lamon Blake and his son, Donnie Blake, originally was known as Okolona Pest Control. The company was most recently owned by Donnie and his brother, Terry Blake.
OPC was the largest independent pest control company based in Kentucky, servicing customers in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Covington, Ky.; and Indianapolis, Ind. The firm is ranked number 61 on this year’s PCT Top 100 list.
OPC Services will continue to operate as a separate business, and one of Rollins’ Specialty Brands that include HomeTeam Pest Defense, Northwest Exterminating, Western Pest Services and Waltham Pest Services, Rollins reported.
“We are pleased to partner with OPC Services and are excited about what the future holds for our teams. I have known Donnie Blake for a long time and have admired Donnie and the company he and his family have built,” said Gary Rollins, CEO of Rollins.
“OPC Services’ goal has always been to provide extraordinary customer service, which aligns with Rollins’ mission — to be the best service company in the world,” said John Wilson, president and chief operating officer of Rollins. “We look forward to OPC Services joining our family of brands, and we are excited to share best practices while working together to grow our business.”
Donnie Blake added, “The OPC Services family is proud to become a member of the Rollins family of companies. Rollins is at heart a family company with the same dedication OPC Services has for our customer satisfaction and employee empowerment. We believe becoming a Rollins’ Specialty Brands Company is the best decision for continuing OPC Services’ brand, core values and culture. We look forward to the opportunities and services that being a member of the Rollins family of companies will provide our customers and team members.”
L.R. Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial adviser to OPC Services during the transaction.