Certus acquires first firm in Georgia – Pest Administration Skilled

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From left are Mike Givlin with Certus Pest, Jimmy Arnold with Peachtree and Rand Hollon. PHOTO: GEORGE TODD

From left are Mike Givlin with Certus Pest, Jimmy Arnold with Peachtree and Rand Hollon with Most well-liked Enterprise Brokers. PHOTO: GEORGE TODD

Guilford, Conn.-based Certus Pest has bought Brunswick, Ga.-based Peachtree Pest Control. Phrases weren’t disclosed. With this acquisition, Certus has entered the Georgia market.

Rand Hollon at Preferred Business Brokers acted as unique monetary advisor for Peachtree.

Peachtree Pest Management has department workplaces in Brunswick, Savannah and Warner Robins, Ga., in addition to in Orlando, Jacksonville, Ormond Seaside, Daytona Seaside and St. Augustine, Fla. It was based in 1976 by Steve Arnold, the uncle of the agency’s present president, Jimmy Arnold, who opened the Brunswick department along with his spouse Tammy in 1995.

“Because the pest management business grows, innovates and adjustments, it’s a must to do the identical. At Peachtree Pest Management, we persistently look to try this day by day,” Jimmy mentioned. “Partnering with Certus was that subsequent step for realizing alternatives and progress for our crew and our firm. Their ‘Folks First’ mentality is what actually linked with me. Crucial asset we now have is our individuals. It’s such an amazing alternative to proceed to develop our crew, and do one thing totally different within the pest management business.”

“Jimmy has constructed a incredible firm,” mentioned Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus. “He has been in a position to obtain great natural progress, present world-class service to his prospects, and create an amazing work setting for his individuals. I’m very enthusiastic about working with Jimmy over the approaching years as he continues his profession right here at Certus.”

Gilvin added, “This partnership highlights our want to maintain pest management native, as Jimmy Arnold and Peachtree Pest Management have been ingrained in the area people for over 20 years. Peachtree has an amazing status of their service space and we welcome them into the Certus household.”

In 2020, Certus accomplished its first acquisition in Florida with Hoskins Pest Control, its first acquisition in Arizona with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, and its first acquisition in California with Rodent Pest Technologies.

The corporate additionally bought Portland, Ore.-based Pioneer Pest Management; Cape Coral, Fla.-based Strategic Pest Control of Southwest Florida; Seattle, Wash.-based Dominion Pest Control; Meridian, Idaho-based Perx Pest Control; Beaverton, Ore.-based Halt Pest Control; Puyallup, Wash.-based Whitworth Pest Solutions; and most just lately Miami, Fla.-based Santiano Brothers.

Certus now operates in Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Idaho and Arizona. The corporate expects to proceed to develop in its present markets and enter new markets into 2021.

Certus entered the pest management market in 2019 within the Pacific Northwest with its first two acquisitions: Mathis Exterminating, Puget Sound, Wash., and Eco Elite Pest Control, Seattle, Wash.