The company has roughly 10,000 customers and more than 40 employees – several of whom have been with the company for nearly 30 years.
“Our team has a long-standing history in our community and we’re proud to serve the residents of Raleigh, Durham and Wake Forest,” said Josh Langdon, director of operations for Allied Professional Services, parent company of Smith Exterminating Company. “For 50 years, our company has been located within the same square mile and has come to love our community and our customers. We’re thrilled to celebrate this exciting company milestone.”
Smith Exterminating Company was founded by TC Smith in 1968. It was later purchased by Jim and Lucy Clark, then Mack Langdon in 1997. In 2017, pest control leader Environmental Pest Service acquired Smith’s parent company Allied Professional Services, which operates four brands – Wood Termite & Pest Control and MelvinSWAT Termite & Pest Control in Smithfield, N.C, Smith Exterminating Company in Raleigh, and Action Termite & Pest Control in Wilmington, N.C.
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(Pictured, from left to right, Jeremy Kreer, CEO; Cindy McMahon, accounting; Debbie Krimm-Long, administrative operations; Charlene Schwitters, administration; and James Foley, operations officer.)
READING, Pa. — Rentokil Steritech, a Rentokil North America company, finalized a deal to acquire Elkton, Md.-based Advanced Pest Management (APM), a $6.9 million firm. The acquisition further expands Rentokil Steritech’s density in the Northeastern U.S. market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Established in 1964 by the Kreer family, APM was sold in 2003 to Jeremy Kreer; he has led the business as President for the last 15 years. The business has built a long-standing reputation as a provider of outstanding customer service to homeowners and businesses from southern New Jersey through Delaware to Baltimore, Maryland.
“The addition of APM’s local market leadership to our growing family of experts further enhances our ability to serve both residential and commercial customers in the Northeast,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil Steritech. “Jeremy and his team share our high-level commitment to customer experience and world-class pest control services and we are excited to have them onboard.”
“At APM, our focus has always been on providing exceptional customer service, paired with the utmost integrity, in all our transactions, ” said Jeremy Kreer, president of APM. “We believe that joining the Rentokil Steritech family of companies will allow us to continue that tradition. We look forward to providing our customers with additional service offerings that help them further protect their homes and businesses, and contributing our expertise to continue growing the Rentokil Steritech range of services.”
Paul Giannamore of The Potomac Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Advanced Pest Management.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - SenesTech, a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has proposed to register ContraPest for use in California. This proposed action will be posted for thirty days. With approval, the Company will then be able to market and sell ContraPest throughout California, which is one of the largest state markets for pest control.
"California consistently leads the way with respect to innovative and environmentally sensitive policies, and California consumers can be the most demanding of the products they buy and use – the products must be effective, they must be as safe as possible, they must be ethical, and they must pose the least burden on the planet. These are the qualities that we are committed to and evident in our design of ContraPest. I expect this will be a great market for ContraPest, with rapid adoption, as the California consumers are always ahead of the curve," said Dr. Loretta P. Mayer, co-Founder and CEO of SenesTech.
"We have been preparing for a California launch for some months now, and will aggressively launch our prepared marketing and sales campaigns. We have already booked space at upcoming regional trade shows as well as advertising in the appropriate media, and have provided information to key opinion leaders," said Tom Chesterman, EVP and CFO of SenesTech.
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“At Active, our focus is relationships - relationships with our customers and relationships with our team members,” said Tony Carder, CEO of Active Pest Control. “We’re committed to finding and retaining people who serve as an extension of the Active brand and family in all the communities we serve. We couldn’t be more proud of this recognition.”
Every year, hundreds of companies compete to make it on the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list, where they showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. Active joins other leading Atlanta businesses such as Emory Healthcare, NCR, Panasonic Automotive, and T-Mobile.
Active ensures that all company technicians and inspectors are trained, certified and licensed by the state of Georgia. Active is also committed to building relationships in the communities their employees serve whether it’s supporting of economic revitalization in Columbus, fundraising for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, providing food for Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Alpharetta, sponsoring a children’s ride at a local Duluth family event, or teaming up with Shaquille O’Neal to hand out Christmas gifts in McDonough.
To learn more about Active Pest Control, visit http://www.activepestcontrol.com.