TAMPA, FL (Sept. 25, 2018) – Arrow Environmental Services, a subsidiary of Environmental Pest Service, LLC, is celebrating 60 years of service in 2018. The company, whose history dates back to the 1800s, has experienced steady growth since moving operations to Florida in 1958, with annual revenues reaching $18 million in 2017.
Arrow has more than 30,000 customers and 150 employees – several of whom have been with the company for 30 years – in Tampa Bay, southwest and central Florida.
“It’s been a great joy watching the company grow over the last 60 years,” said George Pickhardt, chairman of the board for Environmental Pest Service. “We’re proud to serve residents throughout the state and look forward to another 60 years of service.”
Arrow Environmental Services’ history dates back to the late 1800s, when Pickhardt’s grandfather founded International Fumigators – one of the nation’s first pest control services – in Buffalo, New York. The company fumigated lake freighters that moved iron ore up and down the Great Lakes.
Pickhardt’s father and uncle later joined the company. His uncle ran the business in Buffalo, while his father branched off and started Arrow Exterminating in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1930. In 1958, he moved the business to Florida and renamed it Arrow Environmental Services.
“We’re proud of our roots in the pest control industry and are pleased to offer customers the same great service that our company was founded on so many years ago,” said Pickhardt. “I know I speak for everyone involved when I say that we are thrilled to celebrate this exciting milestone.”
For more information, visit www.arrowservices.com.
About Arrow Environmental Services:
Arrow Environmental Services is a leader in sustainable pest and lawn services around the Southeast, building on a family tradition established more than 100 years ago. Arrow offers residential and commercial pest control, termite control, insulation services, lawn and shrub pest control and fertilization, tree and palm care, and irrigation services in west and central Florida. We guarantee customer satisfaction to the fullest extent, “period.”
Arrow is one of six brands operating under Tampa-based Environmental Pest Service (EPS). EPS, formerly Arrow Environmental Holdings, also operates Bug Out Service in Jacksonville, Skyline Pest Solutions in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas, and State Pest Control, Smith Exterminating Company and Wood Termite & Pest Control in central North Carolina. For more information, visit www.arrowservices.com.