Cooper tapped to lead Terminix Specialty Brands
March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019
ServiceMaster has announced the formation of a new business unit, Terminix Specialty Brands. The unit is comprised of 11 companies acquired by Terminix in recent years that are retaining their brand, along with new brand equity acquisitions.
Terminix Specialty Brands will be led by Phil Cooper, former owner of Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawrenceville, N.J., which was acquired by Terminix in May 2018. Cooper also is former president and CEO of BedBug Central.
In his new role, Cooper will help drive process improvements, appropriately transition and integrate several long-standing acquisitions, and ensure the right welcome and integration for Terminix’s new acquisitions. He will be supported by a multi-functional team.
Cooper will also be part of the Strategy and Business Development team, reporting to Dion Persson. He will help in identifying companies with tremendous brand equity to join the Specialty Brands unit of 11 existing brands, which include:
- A-Pro, Campbell, Calif.
- Capelouto Termite & Pest Control, Tallahassee, Fla.
- Catseye Pest Control, Albany, N.Y.
- Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawrence Township, N.J.
- Certified Termite & Pest Control, Dallas, Texas
- Godfather’s Exterminating, Waite Park, Minn.
- Hometown Pest Control, Delray Beach, Fla.
- Pestmasters Service (California)
- Schendel Pest Services (seven branches in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Missouri)
- Seitz Brothers, Schuykill, Pa.
- SOS Exterminating, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Copesan Services, including Wil-Kil Pest Control and Holder’s Pest Solutions, will continue to be run by Deni Naumann and their existing leaders. Andrew Klein will continue to run the recently acquired Assured Environments. Other entities not named above will continue to report to Terminix Residential or Commercial.
“When companies with ‘special sauce’ join the Terminix team, we are creating a unique transition process and a platform designed to take the brand to greater heights, while providing their teams new and exciting opportunities,” Cooper says. “These powerful brands will be part of a proud new tradition, resulting in new raving fans of Terminix, ServiceMaster and the culture we are designing.”
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 2.7 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 19 countries. It is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a provider of residential and commercial services. Terminix is also known as the “Official Pest Control Specialist of Minor League Baseball.”