Certus, a new entrant into the pest management market, completed its first two acquisitions in Washington State: Mathis Exterminating and Eco Elite Pest Control.
Mathis Exterminating has provided pest control services to Puget Sound, Wash., since 1992.
“When I decided to sell my company, I was looking for a buyer that would continue to invest in my people and my company,” says Damon Martin, founder of Mathis Exterminating, in a press release. “I also wanted a buyer that was committed to the industry and would continue to provide new opportunities for both my people and my customers. I found all of this and more in the Certus team.”
Eco Elite Pest Control has served the metro Seattle, Wash., market since 2008.
“I was not even sure that I wanted to sell my company when I first met with the Certus team,” comments Brandon Bradshaw, owner and founder of Eco Elite. “However, after hearing their vision and plan, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Their approach allows me to get full value for my company today and continue to be invested in the new company. On a professional level, it allows me to expand my company at a pace now that I could not have imagined before, while at the same time providing me with the support to ensure my continued success.”
Kemp Anderson of Kemp Anderson Consulting represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to both Mathis Exterminating and Eco Elite Pest Control.
“Mathis and Eco Elite both have a strong commitment to their people and providing world class service, making them a natural fit in our People First culture,” says Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus. “With a strong business leader in Brandon and an equally strong operational leader in Elmer Bensinger, currently CEO at Mathis, these companies naturally complement each other, and together they will be an excellent platform for our continued expansion in the Pacific Northwest.”
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