Certus Makes First Florida Acquisition
Caption: Left to right: George Todd, vice president corporate development, Certus; Rand Hollon, Preferred Business Brokers; Howard Hoskins, owner, Hoskins Pest Control; Mary Jo Strickland, Hoskins Pest Control; and Ben Kaplan, CFO, Certus.)

Certus Makes First Florida Acquisition

Certus announces acquisition of Venice, Fla.-based Hoskins Pest Control.

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VENICE, Fla. -- Certus completed its first Florida acquisition as the firm continues to expand across North America.
 
Certus acquired Hoskins Pest Control, Venice, Fla., on Jan. 3. Hoskins has been providing environmentally responsible pest control to Southwest Florida since 1987, the firm said.
 
Howard Hoskins, founder of Hoskins Pest Control, said, “When I decided to sell my company and retire, I wanted to find a buyer who would look after my employees and customers.”
 
Howard’s partner, Mary Jo Strickland, commented, “Howard and I are active members of our community and wanted to make sure that after the sale when we run into former employees and customers, we could continue to be proud of the decision we made to sell to Certus.”
 
Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, said, “Hoskins Pest Control was an excellent match for Certus. Howard and Mary Jo have a strong commitment to both their employees and their customers. Their business is an excellent fit for our ‘People First’ culture. We are looking forward to continuing to grow Hoskins across Southwest Florida.”
 
Rand Hollon of Preferred Business Brokers represented and acted as the exclusive financial adviser to Hoskins Pest Control.
 
Learn more about Certus here: https://www.pctonline.com/article/certus-acquires-eco-elite-mathis/.