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A-Active Joins Rentokil North America

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Kevin Kordek will remain as president as Rentokil expands its footprint into the Mid-Atlantic region.

Jodi Dorsch | March 10, 2014

Kevin Kordek

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Kevin and Mary Beth Kordek, owners of A-Active Termite & Pest Control, told PCT on March 9 that their firm has merged with Rentokil North America.

The Kordeks have owned the Virginia Beach, Va.-based firm, which had revenues of $4.5 million in 2013, for 19 years.

All 38 A-Active employees have been retained by Rentokil.

The company will retain its name and Kevin Kordek will remain on board as the company’s president. “Rentokil doesn’t want me to leave and I’m not ready to leave,” Kevin Kordek said.

The Kordeks approached Rentokil in December 2013 about joining with the firm. Although the Kordeks had been approached by many firms in the past about selling, Kevin Kordek said his admiration for Victor Hammel led the couple to their decision to join the Reading, Pa.-based pest management company. (Hammel currently serves as chairman emeritus of Rentokil North America and was formerly co-owner and chief executive officer of J.C. Ehrlich, Reading, Pa.)

Related: Official Press Release

CLICK HERE to read Rentokil’s official press release about the company’s acquisition of A-Active Termite and Pest Control.

“Victor took J.C. Ehrlich from a $1 million firm to a $100 million firm, built a multi-state empire and parlayed it into one the best mergers in this industry in North America,” Kordek said.

From Rentokil’s perspective, A-Active was a natural fit, said Rentokil North America President and CEO John Myers.

“We’re excited to acquire this well-run, growth-oriented company as it provides us an entry into a very vibrant and new market for Rentokil,” Myers told PCT.

The deal was brokered by Tullius Partners, Portland, Ore.

For more information about A-Active, visit www.aactiveservices.com.

For more information about Rentokil North America, visit www.rentokil.com/us.

For more information about Tullius Partners, visit www.tullius.com.

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