Waynes Acquires American Termite & Pest Control

The Potomac Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, American Termite and Pest Control, to Waynes, an Anticimex company. This transaction expands Waynes’ customer base of over 150,000 in the southern United States.

American Termite and Pest Control provides general pest and termite control along with rodent, mosquito, and moisture services for customers in greater Birmingham areas. Established in 1945, the company has become a well-known family owned and operated business serving Alabama residents for generations from its headquarters in Vestavia Hills.

In 1990, Steve Mote became owner and CEO of American Termite and Pest Control. With over 40 years’ experience in the service industry and leadership positions, Steve provides excellent guidance for all employees at American Termite and Pest Control.

Along with his position as CEO, Steve serves as an Advisory Board Member of Iberia Bank, president and board member of La Belle Maison condominiums in Florida, board member of The Title Company, board member of The Lakeview Business Association, and advisory board member of Children’s Harbor.


Shawn Hollis (left) and Steve Mote


Shawn Hollis, president of Waynes, said, “We are thrilled to welcome the American Pest Control team to the Waynes family. This acquisition is particularly special as Birmingham is home to our corporate headquarters and where it all began nearly 50 years ago. American Pest Control is the perfect fit for Waynes, and we count it a privilege to honor the Mote family legacy as we provide world class service every time to their customers.”

President of American Termite and Pest Control Steve Mote added, “Since 1945, American Pest Control has kept its Alabama clients pest-free with the latest in safe, effective termite and pest applications. My grandfather started this company, so it’s a bittersweet moment to let it go; however, the entire team is excited about the Waynes acquisition because we know their company is a great match for American Pest’s company history and culture. Our technicians are looking forward to working with Waynes to continue providing our customers with the best preventative maintenance and safe, efficient, pest elimination.”

Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company acted as exclusive financial advisors to American Termite & Pest Control in this transaction.

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