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    • February 16, 2017 in Services

    Environmental Pest Service recognized with business awards for growth, executive leadership

    Andrew Barrows (left) and George Pickhardt (right) show off their award at the Gator 100 luncheon.

    TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Environmental Pest Service has been recognized by The University of Florida and the Tampa Bay Business Journal for its rapid growth and the financial acumen of CFO, David Bradford, respectively. This is the 2nd year the company has made the Gator 100 list and the first year that Bradford has been recognized for his role as CFO at Environmental Pest Service.

    “We are honored to be recognized with not one, but two awards,” said George Pickhardt, chairman of Environmental Pest Service. “These recognitions are a testament to the growth we’ve experienced over the last several years, as well as the team that we’ve built to help move our company into the future.”

    Environmental Pest Service ranked No. 13 on the 2017 “Gator 100” list, an annual list of the fastest-growing businesses that are owned or operated by University of Florida alumni. The rankings are determined by revenue growth over the last three years. Environmental Pest Service grew 83.34 percent from 2013 to 2015.

    Pickhardt earned his bachelor’s degree in entomology and his master’s degrees in ornamental horticulture and business administration from the University of Florida. Director of mergers and acquisitions Andrew Barrows also earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in entrepreneurship from the University.

    David Bradford, CFO of Environmental Pest Service, was recognized as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year Awards in the medium-sized business category. The award honors top Tampa Bay professionals with outstanding performance in their roles as senior financial leaders.

    Since joining Environmental Pest Service in 2016, Bradford has played an influential role in the organization’s growth, including its recent acquisitions and market expansion.

    “It’s been exciting to participate with the EPS team facilitating such strong growth while leading the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions,” said Bradford. “I’m honored to be recognized alongside of some of the top financial executives in Tampa Bay.”

    Tampa-based Environmental Pest Service is a leader in sustainable solutions for termite and pest control, and lawn care services. The company operates four brands: Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in north Florida, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta, and State Pest Control in central North Carolina.

    About Environmental Pest Service:
    Environmental Pest Service is a leader in sustainable solutions for termite and pest control, and lawn care services in the Southeast, building on a family tradition established more than 100 years ago. The company has four brands. Arrow Environmental Services offers residential and commercial pest and termite control, mosquito reduction, and lawn, tree and shrub services in west and central Florida. Bug Out Service offers residential pest and termite control, mosquito reduction and lawn services in north Florida. Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta offers residential pest and termite control, wildlife exclusions and removal, and mosquito reduction services. State Pest Control offers residential and commercial pest and termite control, mosquito reduction, moisture control and bed bug services to customers in central North Carolina. We guarantee customer satisfaction to the fullest extent, “period.” For more information, visit www.environmentalpestservice.com.

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