READING, Pa. — Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, based in Olympia, Wash., has been acquired by Rentokil Pest Control, one of the world’s largest pest control providers, with North American headquarters in Reading, Pa.
Founded in 1989, Eden is one of the largest pest control providers in the Pacific Northwest, servicing both commercial and residential customers throughout Western Washington and Western Oregon. The company ranked #80 on the 2012 PCT Top 100 list and has annualized revenue of $7 million. Eden will continue to provide pest control services to its customers under the Eden brand. As part of the acquisition, the company’s owner, Jack Marlowe, and its entire team of managers and employees, will remain with the company.
“We have had a long history with Eden and we are truly thrilled that a company of Eden’s caliber will be joining the Rentokil family of companies under Jack Marlowe’s continued leadership,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America. “In addition, the markets that Eden services – the Pacific Northwest – fill an important geographic gap for Rentokil and our regional customers and prospects.”
| About Eden Advanced Pest Technologies
Headquarters: Olympia, Wash.
Owner: Jack Marlowe
2011 Revenues: $6,943,000 (Source: PCT Top 100)
Services offered: Rsidential and commercial mosquito control; weed management; bed bug treatments; holiday lighting; residential termite control; residential mice & rodent; residential bird abatement; commercial noxious weed control.
Key personnel: Stan Dawkins, general manager; Ben Danielson, technical director; Jennifer McCauley, marketing; Randy Schilling, sales manager
History: In 1989, Jack purchased a Redi National franchise after working as an operations manager his brother’s Redi franchise. In 1995, Jack decided to pursue a more IPM-focused approach to pest management, worked out a deal with Redi, paid off his fees and changed the company’s name to Eden Advanced Pest Technologies.
Said Jack Marlowe, “I was looking for a partner to grow with; Rentokil made the decision easy. We get access to tremendous resources for our employees and customers within a culture very much like our own. You can feel the influences of the various companies that make up the Rentokil family, including J.C. Ehrlich, a company that I have admired and in many ways tried to emulate over the years. I’m very excited about our future”.
Tullius Partners represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Eden Advanced Pest Technologies. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.