(Photo caption: Franchise owners Nick Vonella and Ashley Naumann stand in front of their new company vehicle at Black Diamond Pest Control in Pinellas County, Florida.)
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Black Diamond Pest Control announced the addition of a new franchise located in Pinellas County, Fla. The franchise owners are Nick Vonella and Ashley Naumann.
Black Diamond is now offering Pinellas Country general pest, termite and bed bug control. These services are available for both residential and commercial clients in the area. Black Diamond also has offices that serve the Louisville, Ky., and Southern Indiana market.
Black Diamond has multiple branches and franchises throughout the United States with plans for continued expansion. Learn more at bdfranchising.com.
(Pictured, left to right, Blake Grimsley, technical director, Knox Pest Control; Tammy Davis and Jeff Hope, Hope Pest Solutions, and Randy Saxton, regional director, Knox Pest Control.)
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus-based Knox Pest Control announced the acquisition of Hope Pest Solutions, a full-service company specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Jonesboro, Ga.
“We are very happy to welcome the customers of Hope Pest Solutions to our family” said Sean Knox, co-president of Knox Pest Control. “Hope Pest Solutions’ commitment to the community and passion for customer service made them a wonderful fit for Knox. This acquisition is a result of our ongoing efforts to expand and align ourselves with other high quality, professional pest control companies.”
Jeff Hope, former owner of Hope Pest Solutions, said, “When looking for a home for our business, we wanted a company that provides outstanding customer service and would take care of our customers as they have become our friends over the years.”
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