In the 40 years since it first opened, Adams Exterminators has been keeping Southwest Georgia pest-free with professional service and industry expertise. Founder J.D. Adams worked his way through college as a part-time pest control technician for Otto Orkin, who was regarded as the best in the business. Upon graduation, Mr. Adams was hired by Orkin, trained under his guidance, and ultimately held numerous leadership positions during his 27 year tenure.
In 1971, Adams used this wealth of experience and knowledge to begin a new business, Adams Exterminators in Albany. His career continued to flourish as Mr. Adams grew to be one of the most highly regarded and respected people in the industry while operating a successful business. He served in many leadership roles with the Georgia Pest Control Association and served on the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission for 12 years.
As Mr. Adams planned for retirement, an experienced businessman and local banker Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard was interested in owning his own business and Adams Exterminators appeared to be a good fit. After months of negotiations over breakfast meetings, Mr. Adams sold his business to Jeff in 1994. Mr. Adams stayed on full time for one year to teach and mentor Jeff about the pest control business, making the transition as seamless as possible. He remained a consultant and dear friend until his death in the fall of 2001.
Jeff focused his efforts on growing the business while maintaining the ideals Mr. Adams had instilled in his team which consisted of quality work, superior customer service, and strong business ethics. With this ideology and through an effective marketing campaign, Adams Exterminators has grown into a regional pest control company operating four offices in Southwest Georgia. This is attributed to a loyal customer base who have come to appreciate the value and service they receive as Adams’ technicians “do it right the first time” in keeping their homes and businesses pest and termite free.
Adams Exterminators history of community support and philanthropy remains a top priority. Jeff continues to be very involved in both local civic and charitable organizations. Whether it’s collecting canned goods for the needy or sponsoring local little league baseball teams, the Adams’ team recognizes the importance of giving back to improve our region and provide a quality place for future generations to live.
Jeff’s sons Bridges, Stuart, and Beau grew up working during the summers and holiday breaks at Adams. Today Beau is a student at the University of Georgia, while Stuart and Bridges have returned to Albany following college to join the family business.