Arrow Exterminators Acquires Apex Pest Control

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Apex Pest Control

Apex, a PCT Top 100 company, is Arrow’s sixth straight acquisition in Florida.

ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators has acquired Apex Pest Control, marking its sixth straight acquisition in Florida.

Headquartered in Rockledge, Fla., Apex Pest Control provides pest and termite control and lawn services to approximately 25,000 residential and commercial customers in 30 counties from its offices in Orlando, Tampa, Brevard County, Jacksonville and Miami-Dade/Broward County. The company has strong relationships with premier home builders and provides pre-treatment services to the construction industry. The family-owned and operated organization was established in 1985 by Peter (Pete) Eldridge. The company has grown to a family of 78 team members and reported 2021 revenues of just under $10 million, placing Apex as No. 76 on the most recent PCT Top 100 list. 

All Apex team members will remain with the company, along with the entire Apex Pest Control management team.

“We are very pleased to have merged with the Apex organization, which has a great reputation for service in the state of Florida,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, chief executive officer of Arrow. “These new offices give us 45 service centers throughout the great state of Florida and a total of 165 offices in the country.”

Eldridge said, “We’ve been a family-owned business since 1985 and have established ourselves as one of the most trusted pest control companies in the state. Our team of pest control technicians share hundreds of years of combined experience, so it was important to me to find a company like Arrow that will treat this team as well as I have for these many years. I had the opportunity to talk to a number of other acquirers, but none of them could match up to Arrow, especially when it comes to people. It is true what I heard when I called references before the sale — Arrow really knows how to do people well.”

Added Tim Pollard, Arrow’s president and chief operating officer, “We see many benefits from this merger, as Apex has significant insight into the building industry in Florida, which will play a large role in our continued growth. Apex has built a valuable business and a loyal team, as well as a reputation for serving both customers and builders, and we look forward to working with this great group of professionals.”

Kemp Anderson Consulting represented Apex Pest Control for this transaction.

Apex was also represented by The Law Offices of Mark Ruff