Orkin Franchise Program Provides
Opportunity to Enter Industry

Orkin provides customers with science-based pest control solutions tailored specifically for their home or business from more than 400 branches across the U.S. and Canada. A vital component of Orkin’s nationwide service network is the more than 50 independently-owned and operated domestic franchise operations. These Orkin franchises allow the company to efficiently bring pest control solutions to an even greater number of households and businesses throughout the country.

Orkin continues to expand into new areas by growing the company’s franchise program. The company offers interested owners with at least three years experience in the pest control industry, and a desire to get their foot in the door of a $5 billion industry, with an opportunity to join a proven and successful organization as a licensed franchisee with its Orkin Franchise Program.

“Orkin provides a way to become a part of the Orkin family through its Orkin Franchise Program,” said Mike Wakefield, director of franchise operations for Orkin. “There are no surprises or hidden costs. Orkin provides a clear understanding of what franchise owners need to go into business under the Orkin name.”

Orkin’s franchisees have an exclusive territory, a defined exit strategy and benefit from the company’s existing customer and supplier relations, which includes access to state of the art equipment and materials. Each franchise operation receives Orkin operating manuals, technical manuals, scopes of service, sales and marketing materials, commercial pricing configurations and access to Orkin scientists for immediate advice on technical questions. One of the biggest draws to entering the Orkin Franchise Program is using Orkin’s brand awareness to work for the franchise.

“From ‘Otto the Orkin Man’ to ‘Big bugs’ and now ‘Pest control down to a science,’ the company has more than 50 years of national television advertising that keeps the Orkin name top-of-mind with pest control considerers,” said Wakefield. “Consumer research shows that people consider Orkin’s reputation to be professional, stable, technologically advanced, effective and trustworthy, which works to the advantage of our franchise owners.”

In early 2013, Training magazine recognized Orkin, for the eleventh consecutive year, as a top training company. All Orkin franchises have access to this award-winning training, and benefit from the most advanced and comprehensive sales, service, administrative and management training in the industry.

“In addition to benefiting from Orkin’s national advertising programs and more than 110 years of service, domestic franchisees have access to award-winning Orkin training programs that can be customized to each franchise’s specific needs,” said Wakefield. “These proven methods and operating guidelines help make Orkin a leader in the industry and the successful company that it is today.

For interested entrepreneurs with three years of management experience in the pest control field, a desire to work with some of the best pest management professionals in the business and a willingness to invest in a brand with more than 100 years of experience in the industry, the Orkin Franchise Program is right up your alley! Visit orkin.com/franchise for more information.

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