Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators purchased Lewis Cobb Pest Control. This transaction will allow Arrow to build a strong foundation in Orlando, Fla., and serve both residential and commercial customers throughout central Florida.
“For nearly 75 years, President Roger Lewis along with brothers Rick and Randy and their team have been serving Orange County, central Florida and the surrounding communities with uncompromised service and we are honored to continue that commitment into the future,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and CEO of Arrow. “The Lewis brothers have a long legacy of leadership in the Florida Pest Management Association and the pest control industry we are proud to have such a wonderful company serve as the base for our first Orlando office.”
All of Lewis Cobb’s 20 team members will continue at the company. Lewis Cobb will complement Arrow’s other 28 offices in Florida and will operate under the Stark Exterminators brand.
“We are extremely happy with our selection of Arrow Exterminators as the company that will take great care of our employees and our customers and we are anxious to watch our people grow with the opportunities that Arrow brings them,” said Lewis Cobb President Roger Lewis. “I continue to be impressed with the entire Arrow team. Even though they are big, they really are a family company and their people are genuine and caring, said Roger Lewis. Taking great care of our people was foremost on our minds as we started this process and we have no doubt that we made the best decision. And to make things even better, our customers will now be offered and expanded range of services.”
Lewis Cobb was founded in 1946. According to Tim Pollard, Arrow’s senior executive VP and COO, the company is a very established and extremely well-respected name in the Orlando market.
“We are really proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family,” Pollard said. “Florida is a very important state to us and finding a company such as Lewis Cobb in Orlando could not have been a better fit for us.”
Greg Clendenin of The Clendenin Consulting Group acted as advisor to Lewis Cobb Pest Control.
“It was my pleasure representing and advising Lewis Cobb on this transaction and working with Kevin Burns and the team at Arrow Exterminators was great,” Clendenin said. “Both companies have wonderful histories and the team members of Lewis Cobb will continue to be in a terrific work environment.”
This acquisition comes after Arrow acquired 5 Star Termite & Pest Control last month to round out 2019.