The acquisition of the $5 million-plus company was an important strategic objective for Arrow.
|Pictured (from left to right) are Brad Whitten, Arrow Exterminators, Bobby Ware, Terminator Pest Control, Kevin Burns (Arrow), Jason Perry (Terminator), Emily Thomas Kendrick (Arrow), Shephard Patton (Terminator), Mike and Susan Riggins (Terminator), and Tim Pollard (Arrow).
ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of Terminator Pest Control of Mississippi. Terminator Pest Control, ranked 95 on the 2012 PCT Top 100 list, is a full-service company, specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control covering the entire state of Mississippi through its strategic locations in Gulfport, Meridian, Jackson and Winona.
“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and employees of Terminator Pest Control to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, chief executive officer and president of Arrow Exterminators. “Terminator’s commitment to their customers, and passion for customer service as well as their full service offerings is not only a perfect fit, but a strategic fit.” Kendrick went on to say, “with this acquisition we will now be providing coverage in eleven states. In Mississippi we will operate as Stark Exterminators, part of the Arrow Exterminators family of companies.”
Terminator Owner Mike Riggins said, “When looking for a home for our business, we were looking for a company that provides exemplary customer service and was passionate about how customers and employees are treated. We found that in Arrow Exterminators and are proud to be part of the family. We wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with a company where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customer. All 38 employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”
“Terminator Pest Control is well regarded in the state of Mississippi and we are proud to have this seasoned team of professionals join the Arrow family. Mississippi was strategic to our objectives as we continue to grow to $200 million and beyond. We are continuously looking to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture,” said Tim Pollard, Arrow chief operating officer.