Providing pest and lawn care solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Central Florida, Aaron Pest Control was founded by Jim and Laverne Smith in 1963. Their son and second-generation owner Phil Smith said, “Since taking over leadership of Aaron Pest Control, I have stayed true to my parents’ commitment to put their employees first. When looking for the company to entrust with our family business, this commitment was top of mind. I needed to be confident that my team would be well taken care of, and any promises made to them would be kept in the transition.”
Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, commented “Over nearly 60 years, the Smith family has built an exceptional business. I’m quite proud that they chose to entrust their employees and customers to Certus, and we will continue to follow their commitment to always do right by them.”
Rand Hollon from Preferred Business Brokers represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to Aaron Pest Control in this transaction.
The National Conference on Urban Entomology & Invasive Pest Ant Conference (NCUE & IPAC) brings academia and industry together in the true spirit of cooperation to address urban economic and human health concerns. The 2021 conference will be a free, virtual program focused on student papers, awards, and choose-your-own breakout groups for networking. The event takes place May 24-25, from 3-5 p.m. (EST).
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ATLANTA – Northwest Exterminating announced they have acquired and are welcoming Target Pest Control into the Northwest and Rollins Family of Brands. The acquisition of Target Pest Control, which serves the Birmingham, Ala., area, further supports Northwest’s growth efforts across the Southeast.
With offices in Cullman, Birmingham, and Jasper, Alabama, the Target team provides commercial and residential pest control services. While Northwest already supports the Birmingham area, the Target Pest Control acquisition will further expand the footprint to support more of Alabama’s community and customers, the company reports..
Target has been led by Keith Chandler since 1998. Chandler will continue to support Target as a consultant with his wealth of industry knowledge, Southeast relationships, and heart for the Target team.
“While the decision to merge is never easy, the Northwest team is the perfect fit to honor the Target family – our customers and team – for years to come,” said Chandler. “Growing Target with my family has been a true blessing, and I’m excited to witness the growth opportunities ahead for the team and the additional support our customers will receive.”
Stanford Phillips, Rollins Division Vice President and Northwest Exterminating Co-President, added, “Keith’s commitment to creating a family-like culture that cares about the customer is inspiring. It’s something that Northwest aims for daily. We could not be more excited to welcome the extraordinary Target team into the Northwest Family.”