Arrow Exterminators Announces the Acquisition of Whitco Pest Management in Rocky Mount, NC
Merger Strengthens Presence in Eastern North Carolina
Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2016 – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Whitco Pest Management Inc., founded in 1949 by Aaron Whitley and located in Rocky Mount, NC. This transaction further strengthens Arrow ‘s presence in Eastern North Carolina and the Research Triangle Park area and allows Arrow to expand and reach more residential and commercial customers with a full line of services. This will be Arrow’s fifth office in the state of North Carolina.
"We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Whitco Pest Management," said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. "Their presence in the community and passion for customer service makes them a perfect fit for Arrow."
"While exploring the sale of our business, we found Arrow Exterminators, a company that treats their employees very well and also provides outstanding customer service. We know that a family-owned company that treats employees like family is well poised to treat customers exceptionally well", said CEO Tammy Whitley Bullock. Bullock added, "We are proud to join a company focused on enhancing the customer experience and be a part of the Arrow family. The fact that they are able to offer our family with growth opportunities and our customers with an expanded range of services made it very compelling."
"Started almost 70 years ago, Whitco Pest Management is a very established and well respected name in the state of North Carolina and we are proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family," stated Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "The Carolinas are important to us as we grow to 200 million and beyond. We continuously look to merge with high-quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and I believe we found the perfect fit with Whitco."
Whitco Pest Management will complement the other Arrow Exterminators office in the Research Triangle Park area and will ultimately operate as Arrow Exterminators.
About Arrow Exterminators
Family owned and operated since 1964, Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is the sixth largest pest and termite control company in the United States, ranked by revenue. Arrow boasts a modern fleet of more than 1500 vehicles, 97 service centers and 1715 team members with revenues exceeding $165 million. With QualityPro Certification by the National Pest Management Association, the company offers innovative and environmentally responsible services to protect homes and businesses of customers in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Visit arrowexterminators.com for more information.