Arrow Exterminators promotes two within Florida operations team


January 27, 2020

Steve Bolden and Kenny Porter Sr. of Arrow Exterminators. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Steve Bolden and Kenny Porter Sr. of Arrow Exterminators. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Arrow Exterminators, based in Atlanta, Ga., has promoted two employees within the company’s operations team. Kenny Porter Sr. was promoted to regional VP of Northeast Florida and Steve Bolden was promoted to regional VP of Southwest Florida.

“We have aggressive plans to grow to $300 million in the next two years and $500 million in the next eight years while maintaining our unique entrepreneurial and family culture,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and CEO of Arrow.

“The value of promoting leaders from within the organization who not only understand our business at all levels, but even more importantly, understand and embrace our culture can’t be overstated. We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Kenny Porter Sr. and Steve Bolden to our operations team.”

In his new role, Porter will oversee operations in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, South Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orange Park and St. Simons, Ga. He was most recently senior service center manager in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

In the pest control industry for more than 18 years, Porter has spent 12 of them at Arrow. He started as a pest control service professional in the Midtown Atlanta service center.

Bolden was also most recently a senior service center manager, but in Port Charlotte, Fla. In his new position as regional VP of Southwest Florida, Steve will oversee operations in Englewood, Fort Myers, Naples and Port Charlotte.

Starting as a lawn service professional in 1996, Bolden’s tenure with Arrow spans 23 years. During his time as a perennial Premier and President’s Club Home Evaluator, he attended the trip 12 years in a row.

“Kenny and Steve are both wonderful leaders and with their strong work ethic, this role is a perfect fit and next step in their careers with Arrow,” said Tommy Giardino, senior VP of operations for Arrow. “As a family-owned company, we are proud to reward success and hard work internally.”


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