Guilford, Conn.-based Certus Pest has purchased Gilbert, Ariz.-based Bryant Pest Control. Terms were not disclosed.
Bryant Pest Control was founded in 1995 by Ray and Karla Bryant.
“We had run our company together for over 25 years and were not looking to sell. Then Certus found us,” said Ray, president of Bryant Pest Control. “Our main focus was the continued success of our valued employees, many of whom have been with us for years. Certus’ philosophy is People First, and that became clear in meeting with the Certus team. We are confident they will take good care of both our employees and customers as we begin a new chapter in our lives.”
Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, said, “Ray and Karla have spent 25 years building a great company. We were honored that they chose Certus to carry on the legacy they have worked so hard to create. We will do our best to continue to build on their success.”
In 2020, Certus completed its first acquisition in Florida with Hoskins Pest Control, its first acquisition in Arizona with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, and its first acquisition in California with Rodent Pest Technologies.
The company also purchased Portland, Ore.-based Pioneer Pest Management; Cape Coral, Fla.-based Strategic Pest Control of Southwest Florida; Seattle, Wash.-based Dominion Pest Control; Meridian, Idaho-based Perx Pest Control; Beaverton, Ore.-based Halt Pest Control; Puyallup, Wash.-based Whitworth Pest Solutions; and most recently Miami, Fla.-based Santiano Brothers.
Certus now operates in California, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Idaho and Arizona. The company expects to continue to grow in its existing markets and enter new markets into 2021.