Meet The J. F. Oakes Team

 Jim Oakes

Jim Oakes

President

At the helm with over 45 years experience in the pest control industry, Jim is the founder of J. F. Oakes Sales and Marketing. He opened the doors for business in May 1989 (we celebrated our 24th anniversary this year).

Jim is in charge of new product development, early order programs and heads up the sales and marketing territories. His perseverance is an inspiration to us all.

Susan Oakes-Melton

Susan Oakes-Melton

General Manager

Joining the company with Jim, her father, in 1991, Susan covers a wide variety of tasks. She overseas daily operations, software maintenance, warehouse operations, inventory control, purchasing, and digital catalog updates.

Brenda Oakes

Brenda Oakes

Treasurer

Brenda overseas our accounts receivables, accounts payables, credit checks, international wires, and most importantly, payroll. Brenda works 6 days most weeks, coming in on Saturdays to keep everything ‘current’. She is always willing to help out where ever she is needed.

Terri Turner

Terri Turner

Marketing Coordinator

Terri is our Marketing Coordinator and organizes the many distribution mailings that keep you up-to-date and in-the-know. She creates our PRs, beautiful product brochures and advertisements for industry magazines and publications.

Debbie Horton

Debbie Horton

Customer Service

Debbie is the friendly voice who usually answers the phone. She gladly helps you find what you need, takes your orders, and processes them. Debbie also processes the many distribution mailings and literature/sample requests and keeps our mailing lists up-to-date. She keeps our outside and independent sales representatives loaded with product information, samples, brochures, catalogs as well as processes monthly commissions. Debbie is the essence of customer service, southern style!

Cindy Fulton

Cindy Fulton

Warehouse Operations Assistant & Shipping Clerk

Cindy is key in the many aspects of warehouse ops; receiving inventory, preparing daily materials for assembly lines, special projects, and most importantly daily shipping to get your orders out quickly. When we need extra help, Cindy is quick to help, whatever the task.

Bob Coleman

Bob Coleman

Graphics

Bob is head of our “art department”. He’s the creator of our graphics & logos and does layouts for private label products. Bob has nearly half a century in advertising experience as well as being a ‘fine art’ artist and poet.. Ask him about his ‘Gimme Hole’ Golf prints!

Stanley Swan

Stanley Swan

Warehouse Assistant

Stanley is our warehouse assistant, always helping with big orders, special projects and daily operations. Stanley always has a smile on his face and is always ready to help on any project, large or small at both the warehouse and office.

John Slagor

John Slagor

West Coast Representative

Long time Independent Manufacture Representative, John Slagor, covers the west coast states for us; California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho.
You may contact John via:

Mobile Tel:(760)219-4094

E Mail: tasco@verizon.net

Mike Wiggen

Mike Wiggen

Southeast Sales Manager

Mike Wiggin is the new Southeast sales manager for J.F. Oakes LLC, Yazoo City, Miss. His sales area includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Richmond and Chesapeake, Va., and East Tennessee.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to J.F. Oakes,” says General Manager Susan Melton. “Mike brings a strong sales background, a wealth of experience and knowledge. He shares our company’s values and strong emphasis on customer service.” Wiggin, a Navy veteran, is married with two grown sons. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. Wiggin also has 35 years in the pest management industry, having worked for Southern Mill Creek Products and Control Solutions Inc.

Our History

As a salesman of termite and rodent control products for a major chemical manufacturer
for 26 years, Jim Oakes worked closely with both industry distributors and pest control
companies all over the southeast. Recognizing a need for product lines specifically
designed for the pest control industry, in May 1989, Jim Oakes founded J.F. Oakes
Sales & Marketing.

With his experience and knowledge of termites and treatments, the first lines Jim
introduced were drill bits and spray hoses. Sheffield Masonry Drill Bits was designed
with emphasis on using high quality European steel for durability and a full selection of
shanks, diameters and lengths commonly used by pest control companies. Chemtrol,
now known as Chemoak was designed with consideration to chemical resistance, safety
factors, working pressures, flexibility and ease of use.

Almost 3 decades later, our goal remains to offer innovative products in which pest
control companies can rely upon to meet their specific needs. Today, our product lines
include not only equipment, but encompass a wide range of products: Advantage Flying
Insect and Yellow Jacket Traps, Pro-Pest Professional Lures for Rodents and Nuisance
Wildlife, XLure Pheromone Monitoring Traps for stored product insects & fabric insects,
Pro-Pest and Safestore pheromone traps & kits, Pro-Pest Pantry & Clothes Moth traps,
Pro-Pest Crawling Insect Traps, Pro-Pest Bedbug monitors and more….

J.F.Oakes Sales & Marketing sells our products through distributors in the US, Canada
and Internationally. If you have product questions, need additional information, have a
suggestion or need help finding a product in your area, call us or email us! We are here
to serve you…