Our Story50 Years & Counting


You could say that Richard and Gayle Hill have an extensive history in termite and pest control – they met while working together at Terminix in 1985! In 2015, after 30+ years in the industry and two sons graduating college, Richard felt the time was right to strike out on his own—to make a significant mark in the pest control industry—not as a national pest control conglomerate, but as a local Memphis-based family owned operation. Richard resigned his executive position and over the next 2 years they acquired 3 local pest control businesses known for service excellence: Bug Doctor, Ervin’s Pest Control & Forehand Services. As longtime residents and lovers of all things Memphis, the Hills chose the new name 901 Pest Control.

901 Pest Control is deeply rooted in West Tennessee & North Mississippi. Exceeding customers’ expectations is their top priority, and they’ve built their business on word of mouth referrals from happy customers. In 2018, after only 2 years in business, 901 Pest Control won the prestigious MEMPHIS MOST – Chosen by Commercial Appeal readers as “Memphis Best Pest Control Company!”


Our Story50 Years & Counting


You could say that Richard and Gayle Hill have an extensive history in termite and pest control – they met while working together at Terminix in 1985! In 2015, after 30+ years in the industry and two sons graduating college, Richard felt the time was right to strike out on his own—to make a significant mark in the pest control industry—not as a national pest control conglomerate, but as a local Memphis-based family owned operation. Richard resigned his executive position and over the next 2 years they acquired 3 local pest control businesses known for service excellence: Bug Doctor, Ervin’s Pest Control & Forehand Services. As longtime residents and lovers of all things Memphis, the Hills chose the new name 901 Pest Control.

901 Pest Control is deeply rooted in West Tennessee & North Mississippi. Exceeding customers’ expectations is their top priority, and they’ve built their business on word of mouth referrals from happy customers. In 2018, after only 2 years in business, 901 Pest Control won the prestigious MEMPHIS MOST – Chosen by Commercial Appeal readers as “Memphis Best Pest Control Company!”






Richard and Gayle Hill have an extensive history in termite and pest control! For Richard, it started after he graduated college with a degree in Business Administration and a double major in Accounting & Finance. Seeking a job in Memphis that would utilize his education, Richard applied for an accounting position at Terminix, which was owned at the time by Memphis based Cook Industries. During his 30+ years with Terminix, Richard was promoted into many different management and executive level roles – ranging from accounting, systems, administration, sales, marketing and operations.

Little did Richard know that he would end up meeting his future wife, Gayle Murphy – a Yankee from Philadelphia PA, his first year on the job. Gayle had been working a couple years longer than Richard in the Philadelphia and North Eastern US. Richard recalls being in another accountant’s office when Gayle, who was in Memphis interviewing for a job promotion, stopped by the office to meet the accountant. After Gayle left the office, Richard asked the accountant “who was that?” He was quickly told to forget it she is engaged and not available. Well 3 years later, Richard and Gayle were assigned to oversee acquired franchise operations in Central Florida (Daytona Beach and Orlando). During the conversion process to company-owned operations, Richard and Gayle developed a relationship and were engaged to be married a mere 5 months later. Gayle Murphy soon become Gayle Hill and the company, recognizing Gayle’s value, did not want to lose her administrative skills, so they made her the office manager of their first Collierville branch office.

Children came into their family picture with 2 sons, Richard II and Murphy, in the early ‘90s. After Murphy was born, Gayle decided to stay home and be the Chief Operations Officer of the Hill Home. Gayle loved her 2 boys, but wanted a daughter to round out the family. They were blessed with a daughter in 1996 and decided to name her Grace, as they felt was by the Grace of God they received this blessing.

Skip to 2015. Richard has now spent over 30 years with the company and saw several opportunities for improvement. Both sons were about to graduate college and would soon be looking to start their own careers soon. Richard felt strongly it was an opportunity to make a significant mark in the pest control industry – but not as a national pest control conglomerate but as a local Memphis-based family owned operation. Richard resigned his executive post, and along with his 2 sons, they flipped housed for the next year while keeping his eye out for any local pest control businesses to purchase. In the interim, Richard and Gayle decided to form Hill Capital Partners, Inc. the company that would be the basis for acquiring pest control businesses in Memphis. With the help of his network of associates in the pest control industry and a couple of business brokers, Richard found 2 pest control companies. Ervin’s Pest Control, owned by Milton Ervin and started business in 1984 and Forehand Services, owned by Carl Forehand who started his business in 2002. After quick negotiations, Hill Capital Partners, Inc. acquired both companies and started operations in April 2016. The foundation of their new business was formed with the help of their 2 sons, Richard II and Murphy along with 2 of their childhood friends, Armando Sosa and Cody Person.

With Richard’s background in marketing and sales, he knew they needed a new brand name that would quickly resonate with homeowners and businesses in the greater Memphis area. Using family and friends as a consumer focus group, the family collective decided on rebranding as 901 Pest Control. Not only did the family come up with the name, but the family was an integral part of designing their memorable 901 Pest Control logo that is now used on all trucks, uniforms, documentation and building! With their home in Collierville TN, Richard and Gayle decided to cut their commute time and relocate their family business to Collierville on Distribution Parkway and Highway 72, providing quick access to Highway 385 and all parts of the greater Memphis area.

901 Pest Control is firmly entrenched in the greater Memphis area, serving homes and businesses from downtown Memphis all the way north to Covington/Tipton County and as far east as Fayette County. While we are actively marketing their services for termite, pest control, rodent control and mosquito barrier services to residential and commercial markets in Memphis, Collierville, Germantown, Arlington, Lakeland and Bartlett, most of the growth for 901 Pest Control comes from word of mouth referrals from our satisfied customers. We have the leading customer referral incentive for customers to recommend friends and family to 901 Pest Control where they can earn credit towards their services for any new customers that use 901 Pest Control to help protect their home against unwanted pests. While Richard and Gayle believe in branding and top of mind awareness – they are convinced nothing can replace the value of customer satisfaction and the word of mouth referrals that our customers generate in the form of new business!


The 901 Pest DifferenceWhy You Should Choose Us

  • Reliability

    In all things, from appointment times to billing and exceptional service, you can count on us to keep our commitments!

  • Employee Integrity

    We are a family-owned, family-operated business. You don’t have to worry about who may be showing up at your door! All employees must pass pre-employment screening that includes:
    • Criminal Back Ground Search
    • Motor Vehicle Report
    • Drug Screening

  • Customer Communication

    No runaround, no lip service, just clear communication and RESULTS. Exceeding customers’ expectations is our top priority. 901 Pest Control may be a small business, but we provide our customers with the latest in technology! Every customer receive the following:
    • Online account access to view services and payments!
    • Invoices are emailed with a link to securely pay for services online!
    • Text message/phone calls to schedule your services when it is convenient for you!

Your HometownPest Control Heroes


We proudly offer pest control services in the following areas:

Shelby County
Tipton County
Fayette County

Your HometownPest Control Heroes


We proudly offer pest control services in the following areas:

Shelby County
Tipton County
Fayette County

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