Cantu Expands Into Houston

Cantu Expands Into Houston

The acquisition of Houston-based Technical Pest Services signals Cantu Enterprises' entry outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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June 24, 2014

Picture (l to r) Tony Rios, VP and General Manager of Cantu Enterprises (Dallas); Mona and Rick Kocurek, Owners of Technical Pest Services.

HOUSTON, Texas — Cantu Enterprises (Dallas), LLC parent of Cantu Pest Control in Addison, Texas, announced the acquisition of Technical Pest Services based in Houston, Texas, signaling the expansion of Cantu’s operations outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  This is part of Cantu’s strategy as set forth by Albert Cantu, chairman and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.- based Cantu Enterprises Holdings, LLC.  “We are excited about entering the Houston market.  The opportunity that the fourth largest city in the United States holds for Cantu Pest Control is limitless and we are excited to be a part of this vibrant economic area,” Cantu said.

Technical Pest Services, established in 1992, was owned by Rick and Mona Kocurek. It is based in Spring Branch, Texas, and serves more than 600 customers in the Houston area.  “We felt the time was right to sell our business and we were looking for a partner that would continue our commitment to customer service and provide our employees with an opportunity for growth.  We found that partner in Cantu,“ Kocurek said.

Tony Rios, vice president and general manager of Cantu Pest Control, said, “Being a former resident of Houston, I am familiar with the opportunity that exists here.  Rick and Mona have done a great job in building a business that can easily be grown by leveraging the great customer service they provide and the good will they have created.  All of the Technical Pest associates will be a great fit with the culture here at Cantu.”