People want to know the story behind a business. On this page we will detail our company history and describe what makes us the best service company in the area


Our History

Brothers Bob and Wayne McClain, life-long residents of Tennessee's Carter County area, established McClain's in January 1984.

What began as a small office located in a rental property in downtown Elizabethton, TN has grown well over the past two decades.

The McClain brothers, who formally worked for a Bristol-based pest control company, in the 1990's were like all other prospective business owners. The duo had natural fears of not being successful.

Due to good management techniques, hard-working employees, but most of all customers who were willing to give the company an opportunity to succeed, McClain's has been fortunate to see its number of clientele grow and services continue to increase year after year.

In the fall of 1995, McClain's constructed a new office at 1830 West Elk Avenue in Elizabethton, TN. We now employ 14 people and the potential for future growth is bright.

McClain's offers more than 50 years of combined knowledge and experiences. All technicians are trained and certified through the University of Tennessee. Technicians are certified in the state of Virginia as well.

Services available through McClain's include: monthly pest control for business and individuals, clearance letters for people selling or refinancing their homes, and soil poisons for new construction.

Also, persons concerned about wood-destroying insects, such as termites, wood borers, and powder post beetles are able to obtain free estimates with no obligation for treatment of their homes or businesses.

McClain's is a member of the Tennessee Pest Control Association, as well as the National Pest Management Association.

Roger "Woody" Lyons is the company's General Manager. Lyons has been working with McClain's since 1987.

Supervisor of Pest Technicians is Roger Norris, who has been employed with us since 1989.

In the year 2007, McClain's was voted "No 1 Pest Control Company" in 3 area newspapers - Elizabethton Star, Johnson City Press, and Bristol Herald Courier. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US!!!

We are dedicated to serving our customer's needs, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We strive to bring you the best in quality service, and if something isn't right, please let us know.