Rentokil Steritech acquires Batzner Pest Control Inc.


August 2, 2017

Photo: Yelp

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Rentokil Steritech acquired New Berlin, Wisc.-based Batzner Pest Control Inc. The company services the greater Milwaukee area and other parts of Wisconsin, as well as in Michigan, Minnesota and northern Illinois. The transaction closed in June, and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

More than 165 employees are absorbed by Rentokil Steritech, including 100 technician specialists and 25 managers. Started in 1946 by Ed Batzner, ownership was transferred to Al and Gloria Batzner in 1972, then to their son Jerry Batzner in 1990.

Jerry Batzner, the current CEO and president, and his daughter and general manager Melissa Batzner Krische will remain with the business.

“We really focused on finding a partner who was customer centric with an emphasis on employee growth opportunities,” Batzner Krische said. “Rentokil Steritech matched ideally with us on that plus there are now new market opportunities that will improve the customers experience as Rentokil Steritech is the leading pest control firm in the United States with a ‘Brand Protection’ offering.”

Batzner Pest Control Inc. was represented by LR Tullius, its exclusive financial advisor.

“We believe we have found a perfect fit in Batzner Pest Control to complement our existing footprint in the Midwest,” said John Myers, president and CEO, Rentokil Steritech. “I have been impressed by the way Jerry Batzner and his team have built a culture based on consistently good service and long term customer relationships as these traits align perfectly with our own at Rentokil Steritech.”


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