About Southeast Termite and Pest Control in Knoxville
Carl Haynes and Gene Wittenbarger, both Knoxville natives, worked for a nationally known pest control company in the 1960s. In 1971, they made the decision to become partners, and on April 1, 1971, Southeast Termite and Pest Control was born. Carl and Gene worked vigorously throughout the 1970s to build their business and successfully increase their customer base. In 1982, Gene decided to turn in his B&G and sold his half of the business to Carl. Throughout the remainder of the decade, Southeast Termite and Pest Control’s number of customers continued to grow, allowing Carl to move into the office and employ two full-time termite technicians and three full-time pest control technicians.
Southeast Termite and Pest Control continued to expand in the 1990s and 2000s, not only in employees but also in its service footprint. Today, Southeast Termite and Pest Control services all of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding counties, and has over 3,000 annual termite customers and 1,200 monthly pest control customers. Under the leadership of Carl Haynes and his son Matthew, who began working for his father in 1989, Southeast Termite and Pest Control is truly a family-owned business. Also, with the majority of employees being born in East Tennessee and raising their families in Knoxville and surrounding counties, Southeast Termite and Pest Control is genuinely a locally owned and operated business.