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Eco Elite Pest Control is a pest control company specializing in getting rid of ants, spiders, rats, mice, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and more.

Eco Elite Pest Control Headquarter Location

1819 Central Ave S #84

Kent, Washington, 98032,

United States

253-486-6853

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Certus Enters Pest Control Market with Pair of Acquisitions

May 2, 2019

Certus Enters Pest Control Market with Pair of Acquisitions Newly formed company acquires Seattle area firms Eco Elite Pest Control and Mathis Exterminating. SEATTLE, Wash. - Certus , a new entrant into the pest control market, today announces it has completed its first two acquisitions: Seattle area pest control firms Eco Elite Pest Control and Mathis Exterminating . The firms together employ about 100 people and will have combined revenues of $10 million. CERTUS BACKGROUND. The formation of Certus was the brainchild of CEO and co-founder Mike Givlin, a former executive with Steritech and Anticimex U.S. Givlin, along with Ben Kaplan, former CFO of Anticimex U.S., researched more than 100 private equity firms — meeting face-to-face with 20 of them — before choosing Imperial Capital Group (ICG), a mid-market private equity firm based in Toronto. “We determined that Imperial was a great group of individuals with priorities in the right place,” Givlin told PCT. “It was a company that could help us reach our goal, which is to make it in the top 5 on the PCT Top 100 list in the next 10 years.” With 30 years of investing history, including 26 past and current platform investments, hundreds of add-on acquisitions, and more than $1.5 billion of assets under management, ICG is currently investing from its recently launched Fund VII with $650 million of commitments. “Entering the pest control industry made a lot of sense for us given the attractive industry dynamics and the fit with our investment expertise,” said Gene Shkolnik, principal at ICG. “Our expertise is people; partnering with a strong industry leader like Mike Givlin is an investment we are excited to make. Beyond people, we think Certus has many distinctive advantages that other acquirers cannot offer, which will ultimately make us successful.” Givlin said Imperial Capital had previously shown an interest in the pest control market, but had not found the right fit; Certus checked off most of their boxes, he added. ICG does have experience with route-based businesses, including Gateway, a pet cremation business. ACQUISITION STRATEGY. The Certus strategy is to make majority investments in leading regional pest control companies; existing leadership will continue as owners and partners. Transactions include cash on closing, as well as shared equity in Certus for the go-forward regional presidents who will be tasked with leading their regional growth both organically and through “bolt-on” acquisitions. While Certus has plans for national expansion in late 2019, it currently is focused on partnerships on the West Coast of the United States. “We liked the West Coast. There are a lot of great [PCOs] but there are not a lot of big, regional players. We think there are [PCOs] interested in selling, but they might not be interested in [selling to] one of the bigger ones,” Givlin told PCT. To explore West Coast opportunities, Givlin turned to consultant Kemp Anderson, Kemp Anderson Consulting . Anderson connected Givlin with Eco Elite Pest Control and Mathis Exterminating. On April 30, Certus closed the acquisition of Mathis Exterminating. Damon Martin founded?the company in 1992 and has been offering pest control services in the cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Bremerton, Wash. Mathis is led by CEO Elmer Bensinger, who is past president of the Washington State Pest Management Association (2016). One day later, on May 1, Certus announced the acquisition of Eco Elite Pest Control, which was founded in 2008 by current owner, Brandon Bradshaw. Eco Elite serves Washington’s King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County, including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Kent. “When I first connected with Kemp, I was not looking to sell my business; I was just trying to get a better understanding of what it was worth,” said Bradshaw. “But after meeting with Mike, and hearing the Certus vision, I realized this was not only a great opportunity for myself, but also for all of my employees.” Givlin said the two pest control companies complement each other well. “They are quality companies that share our values of honesty, integrity and commitment to people. Where one company has a weakness the other has a strength,” he said. “We think they are a natural fit to combine forces and make for a good platform company for us.”     BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Anticimex continued expansion in the U.S. with the acquisition of JP McHale Pest Management , operating in the greater New York area. With the acquisition, Anticimex further strengthens its market position on the East Coast as well as the strategic New York area. JP McHale ranked 34 on last year's PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $22 million. Commenting on today’s announcement, Mikael Vinje, regional president od Anticimex North America, said, “Partnering with the team at JP McHale, marks another important milestone in our strategy to expand in the U.S. JP McHale has a long and proud history as a leading provider of high-quality pest control services and has an impressive track record of growth. Their strong entrepreneurial culture and relentless focus on customer experience is very much aligned with Anticimex’ DNA and we are very excited to accelerate our growth in the greater New York area further.”   Jim McHale, CEO of JP McHale Pest Management, said, “After developing brand equity for over thirty years, as a family owned and operated entity, I truly believed it was time to mobilize JP McHale Pest Management Inc. towards a new high water mark. After entertaining several interested Private Equity firms, I was introduced to Mikael Vinje from Anticimex Group. After a few meetings with the Anticimex team, it became clear, Anticimex brings the necessary resources to compete, scale and deliver in this highly commoditized marketplace. Armed with an aggressive US market plan, it was a perfect fit. Their core values, decentralized business model and global footprint unlock a tremendous amount of opportunities for our team members. Our brand, leadership, indigenous market strategy and relentless pursuit of the ultimate client experience will continue. I am truly energized about the future with our new Anticimex Group family.”       “We’re ready to dive head-first into a topic that many may deem unconventional when it comes to the industry standard,” said Sarah Latyn, host of “Insects and the City.”   Although there are numerous converters to the “No Prep” methodology, Latyn believes there are still many who don’t practice the protocol and are losing out on the benefits of it, especially those in the affordable housing industry. “We’ve seen in research from Rutgers University that bed bug infestations throughout buildings can be eliminated about 95 percent of the time without client participation,” Latyn said. “And considering that a vast majority of affordable housing communities include disabled and senior living that research illustrates why we don’t have to overwhelm clients with extensive prep lists that can be physically demanding.” Even though research has shown that most infestations can be eradicated without resident participation, Latyn explains that “No Prep” doesn’t necessarily mean no client cooperation whatsoever. “When we say ‘No Prep’ we don’t mean no client cooperation at all, we actually mean that what we are doing is performing an assessment-based protocol where a professional will come in and observe the bed bugs in their natural setting, undisturbed,” she said. “This allows the professional to perform a more targeted, effective treatment.” Latyn explained that she hopes this episode will shed some insight into the affordable housing industry and the way they handle bed bug infestations. “We’re hoping that these episodes will continue to help affordable housing communities get a handle on the bed bug infestations that they are dealing with on a daily basis,” she said. “Even if we’re able to help change one mind to think differently on the way they treat for bed bugs, it can impact so many of their residents and provide them with the relief that they deserve.”    Pictured: Ronnie Golding (left) accepts a plaque, congratulations, and other rewards from Scott Heath (right), co-owner of Aiken Pest Control in recognition of his 50th anniversary with the company. AIKEN, S.C. — Aiken Pest Control recently recognized termite technician Ronnie Golding on his 50th year with the company. Golding’s career with Aiken Pest Control began in 1969 when he was just 21. Following graduation from Aiken High School in 1966, the Aiken native spent a few years working in Florida before returning home to work for his uncle and Aiken Pest Control founder, Charles Heath. Golding has seen both Aiken Pest Control and its industry evolve over the decades. “When I started, there were just a few of us, but the company has grown to more than 80 employees,” said Golding. “There’s a lot more science and technology involved now, and we’re all committed to ongoing training so we can continue to be at our best for our customers.” Today, Golding works just 2 or 3 days a week, and admits it’s the people around him that keep him from retiring. “Our customers are great, and I enjoy the people I get to work with. Our company owners really care about their employees and stand behind their work. I’m proud to be a part of Aiken Pest Control.”  The company sponsored a cookout for all employees to celebrate Ronnie’s 50th anniversary. Terminix Service Awarded Guinness World Record for World's Largest Ant Farm The ant farm, measuring 4-feet long by 3-feet high by 3-inches wide, will serve as a temporary educational exhibit, exploring the natural tunneling of ants and their behaviors. The record-breaking ant farm, measuring 4-feet long by 3-feet high by 3-inches wide, will serve as a temporary educational exhibit, exploring the natural tunneling of ants and their behaviors. “As a leader in pest management, we want to help people learn about insects and how they impact the world around us,” shares Terminix Service Technical Director Kevin Hathorne, BCE. “We’re delighted to partner with Discovery Place on what promises to deliver a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.”   The exhibit will be on display at Discovery Place Science thru May 11 and features the record-breaking formicarium along with an interactive ‘ant scale’ that computes participants’ weight in ants. The ant farm includes 300 Western Harvester ants in ant gel to maximize viewing and observation. “This project has been a year and a half in the making and is a great opportunity for us connect with the community, gain positive attention and ultimately lift up the education side of our industry,” said Trevor Knox, vice president of sales and marketing. “We are excited to showcase the wonderful world of ants and celebrate a world record be broken at the same time.”

  • Where is Eco Elite Pest Control's headquarters?

    Eco Elite Pest Control's headquarters is located at 1819 Central Ave S #84, Kent.

  • What is Eco Elite Pest Control's latest funding round?

    Eco Elite Pest Control's latest funding round is Acquired.

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