WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pest Rangers has completed its acquisition of Duryea, Pa.-based Denco Termite & Pest Control, a company founded by Dennis Kuenze in 1992 to serve the greater Scranton market.
“We established The Pest Rangers in Wilkes-Barre in 2008 and expanded our geographic reach south into the Hazleton market through our acquisition of EnviroSmart Pest Solutions last year,” says President Jeff King. “Our more recent acquisition of Denco helps us reach toward the north. We’re planning a larger acquisition even farther north, in Scranton, within two years. Our goal is to serve customers across a growing stretch of the I-81 corridor, which spans the length of Eastern Pennsylvania.”
Kuenze will work with The Pest Rangers for about a year to help transition the Denco business, most of which is commercial.
“Denco is a great complement to our business, since we serve a mix of residential and commercial customers,” King adds. “EnviroSmart ‘s clientele was primarily residential, so Denco’s commercial base helps us maintain our optimal mix.”
It also helps The Pest Rangers maintain its growth momentum, which averages 30 to 40 percent annually. King says that acquisition is a critical component of his growth strategy. He provides opportunities for business owners looking to retire from the industry.