About Us

History

Carl Barton founded Aardvark Sweeping Services on July 1, 1996. Carl had always wanted to be in business for himself. Prior to starting Aardvark, Carl had been the General Manager for Pepsi Cola in Memphis & New Orleans. One night Carl was having dinner with Ronnie Wynn, a fellow Pepsi Manager when Ronnie stated "I'll get a broom and sweep parking lots before I work here the rest of my life." Carl thought about Ronnie's statement for days. He called some of the store managers that he knew and asked how they got their parking lots cleaned. The store managers said they had tried all of the services in town and had not been satisfied with the service. The store managers said they would be more than willing to change to another company. After a few months of research Carl decided to take the plunge and started Aardvark Sweeping Services. Soon after it got started, Ronnie joined the company.

Management

Carl

Carl Barton, President

Carl@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Education
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
Career Highlights
  • Logistic Management, Inc: Vice President
  • Pepsi Cola: General Manager Memphis & New Orleans
  • Coca Cola: Key Account Manager


Connie

Connie Barton, Vice President

Connie@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Education
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
Career Highlights
  • Union Planters Bank: Vice President of Human Resources
  • Norrell Services: Branch Manager
  • Marriott Corporation: Manager


Ronnie

Ronnie Wynn, Fleet and Facility Manager

Ronnie@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Career Highlights
  • RC Cola: General Manager
  • Pepsi Cola: Key Account Manager
  • Coca Cola: District Manager






larry

Larry Lemon, Customer Service Manager

Larry@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Education
  • The University of Phoenix: BS Business Management
Career Highlights
  • PepsiAmericas: West Tennessee Regional Manager, Arkansas Division: Manager




Shane

Shane Dorton, Aardvark Contracting

Shane@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Career Highlights
  • Oak Court Mall
    • Simon Property Group, General Manager
    • Simon Property Group, Director of Operations
    • Varsity Contractors, Director of Operations
    • Varsity Contractors, Project Manager of Construction
Professional Certifications
  • Licensed TN General Contractor


Phillip

Phillip Hawkins, Operations Manager

Philip@Aardvarkmemphis.com
Education
  • Education: Middle Tennessee State University
Career Highlights
  • Driver 2004
  • Supervisor
  • Night Supervisor


Supervisors

Larry Darrell Calvin

Larry Jackson, Fleet Supervisor

Darrell Allen, Day Supervisor

Calvin Bowens, Night Supervisor

Awards

  • Germantown Small Business of the Year
  • Memphis Business Journal Small Business of the Year Finalist
  • Memphis Business Journal Top 40 Executives Under 40 Years Old
  • Building Owners and Managers Association Associate of the Year