Arrow Exterminators Acquires Gary’s Quality Pest Control

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Gary’s Quality Pest Control

Atlanta-based Arrow strengthens its presence in Southwest Florida with acquisition of the well-established pest control firm.

June 1, 2017
Mergers & Acquisitions

ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the merger and acquisition of Gary’s Quality Pest Control, a pest management firm specializing in residential and commercial pest control as well as lawn care services.  This transaction will facilitate Arrow’s ability to grow and serve more customers in Southwest Florida with a full line of services including termite and mosquito services.
“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Gary’s to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Gary’s commitment to their team members and passion for customer service is not only a perfect fit, it is a strategic fit.  With three offices in the Tampa Bay area and 5 more along Florida’s southwest coast from Bradenton to Naples, we are now well-positioned to take care of the needs of consumers and businesses in the Southwest part of the state.  This new location represents our 101st service center company and we will operate under our Hughes Exterminators brand, giving us a total of 22 service centers throughout the state of Florida,” added Kendrick.

”When looking for a home for our business, we wanted a family-owned and operated company that provided great customer service and was passionate about how customers and employees are treated.  We found that in Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators and are now proud to be part of the family,” said owner Gary Maschmidt. “We especially 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 customers. All of my employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”
“Gary and his team are very well regarded in the Southwestern portion of Florida and have an extremely strong following in the cities of Fort Myers and Cape Coral and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. We are proud to have this strong, experienced team of professionals join the Arrow family. We are continuously looking to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles, and culture and we found the perfect fit with Gary’s,” said Tim Pollard, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Arrow Exterminators.


Kemp Anderson Consulting Represents Gary’s in the Transaction
Representing Gary’s Quality Pest Control in its sale to Arrow Exterminators was industry consultant Kemp Anderson, owner of Kemp Anderson Consulting, Winter Park, Fla. Anderson said, “Gary was amazing to work with and built a growing high quality and very profitable business. It was clear when Gary met with Arrow, there was an immediate cultural connection and it looked like the two were a perfect match. While others wanted to purchase Gary’s company, the fit Gary felt was an important component for his employees and customers after his pending retirement. Gary was very pleased with the process and I believe Arrow is poised to dominate Southwest Florida with this acquisition.”