SARASOTA, Fla. (January 16, 2015) — Environmental Pest Service (EPS) announced today that it completed seven merger deals in December, continuing a pattern of dramatic growth that has put EPS among the nation’s largest pest control companies.
EPS, formerly Arrow Environmental Holdings, is the parent company of Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in Jacksonville and Skyline Pest Solutions in Atlanta.
In all, the company completed 21 mergers and acquisitions in 2014, including a merger with pest control provider PurControl that establishes the first EPS branch location in the Orlando market.
Since August 2010, EPS has merged with 53 companies in Florida and Georgia, and finished 2014 with annual revenues of $35.1 million, which is expected to place EPS in the top 25 of Pest Control Technology’s annual Top 100 list of the largest U.S. pest control companies, which will appear in May.
“We are extremely pleased with our continued growth and customer retention trends,” said Joe Finney, Chief Executive Officer of EPS. “We have found that merger partners are attracted to our high pest control standards and overarching commitment to customer satisfaction.”
Five of the companies acquired by EPS now operate under the Arrow Environmental Services brand:
− PurControl, Orlando
− Scotland Yard Pest Control, Cape Coral
− Suncoast Go Green, Largo
− Big Difference Pest Control, Naples
− Diamond Lawns, Leesburg
Two of the companies now operate under the Bug Out Service brand:
− The Pest Detective, Jacksonville
− Ben’s Pest Control, Jacksonville
Keeping customer satisfaction at high levels after a merger is critical to EPS’ long-term success, and ties to the importance EPS places on effectively training its technicians. As discussed by EPS Chief Operating Officer Bill Hurd in a recent Pest Perspectives column, EPS places a high priority on maintaining a high level of communication with customers to ensure that all of their needs are being met.
“EPS is committed to partnering with like-minded organizations that share our goal of providing the highest level of quality customer service,” said EPS Chairman George Pickhardt, who is leading continuing efforts to find quality merger partners in Florida and Georgia. For more information on that program, contact him at GPickhardt@environmentalpestservice.com.
About Environmental Pest Service:
Environmental Pest Service is a leader in sustainable solutions for termite and pest control, and lawn care services around the Southeast, building on a family tradition established more than 100 years ago. The company has three brands. Arrow Environmental Services offers residential and commercial pest control, lawn, tree and shrub care, and along with irrigation in west and central Florida. Bug Out Service offers residential pest control, termite control, lawn care and irrigation services in Jacksonville. Skyline Pest Solutions in Atlanta offers residential pest control, termite control, wildlife exclusions and removal, and mosquito reduction services. We guarantee customer satisfaction to the fullest extent, “period.” For more information, visit www.environmentalpestservice.com.