Rockit Pest, Columbia, S.C., announced the acquisition of Future Services, Loganville, Ga. Founded by Darrell Lee, Future Services has delivered pest control, termite protection and lawn care services to customers throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina since 1998. “We’re proud to welcome Future Services to the Rockit Pest family,” said Ryan Bradbury, CEO of Rockit Pest. “The business that Darrell built has a reputation for outstanding service and employee engagement and is consistent with the values that we embody at Rockit. Future Services adds density to our extensive South Carolina operation and expands our footprint into two important new markets, Florida and Georgia.” Greg Clendenin of The Clendenin Consulting Group acted as the sole adviser to Future Services.
To expand its commitment to continuing education, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma, Wash., created the Sprague Pest Solutions Scholarship Fund, which assists Sprague employees and their children in their pursuits of traditional postsecondary education, technical or vocational training. This year’s three recipients will share a $10,000 pool — an increase of $5,000 from 2021. Recipients are Nicholas Monterroza of Los Angeles, Calif., son of Antonio Monterroza, a route manager in Sprague’s Los Angeles branch, who will attend California State University at Northridge in the fall; Cole Peloquin of Tacoma, Wash., son of Rick and Alexis Peloquin (Rick is the Tacoma branch manager, and Alexis is a sales liaison at Sprague corporate headquarters), who will attend either Bates Technical College or Pierce Technical College; and Derek Strahan of Puyallup, Wash., son of Christopher Strahan, a route manager in the Tacoma branch, who will attend Western Washington University.
Catseye Pest Control opened a new branch in Tewksbury, Mass. The new office will allow Catseye to hire 30 to 50 additional employees and further focus on areas such as Wilmington, Andover, North Andover, Dracut, Burlington, Woburn, Lowell, Chelmsford and Methuen. “Expanding our service area was an important decision so that we could provide tailored pest and nuisance wildlife solutions to more customers, and so we could also help create more jobs for the area,” said Catseye President Joe Dingwall.