Certus Acquires Pioneer Pest Management (Wa.)

Certus Acquires Pioneer Pest Management (Wa.)

Certus continues its expansion in the Pacific Northwest with acquisition of Vancouver, Wash.-based firm.

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February 4, 2020

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Certus completed its acquisition of Pioneer Pest Management on Jan 31.

Pioneer was founded in 2001 and provides pest management services to both the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington markets. Pioneer has been one of the fastest-growing companies in its market over the last five years. Pioneer is QualityPro and GreenPro certified by the National Pest Management Association.

Bruce Head, president and founder of Pioneer, said, “Before deciding to sell my company, I researched all of the potential buyers in my market. I found that Certus had a great reputation for keeping their promises, looking after their people, and continuing to invest in the companies that they had acquired. After meeting with Certus, I knew that my people, my customers, and my company would be in good hands.”
 
Mike Givlin, CEO and Co-founder of Certus, said, “Bruce has built a truly great company, and I am excited to welcome Pioneer to the Certus family. Pioneer has several best practices that I look forward to implementing across the entire Certus family, to help improve our operations and commitment to quality service everywhere.”
 
LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pioneer Pest Management.