Arrow Exterminators acquires Valley Pest Control


February 23, 2021

From left are Arrow's Tim Pollard and Kevin Burns, and Valley's Gary Phillips. IMAGE: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

From left are Arrow’s Tim Pollard and Kevin Burns, and Valley’s Gary Phillips. IMAGE: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators has acquired Valley Pest Control Inc., based in Huntsville, Ala. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal expands Arrow’s presence in the Northern Alabama technology corridor.

“We are delighted to welcome the customers and team members of Valley Pest Control to the Arrow family,” Arrow CEO Emily Thomas Kendrick said in a news release. “Valley’s service pledge to their clients and desire for providing an outstanding customer experience makes this not only a perfect fit, but a strategic one as well.”

Valley Owner Gary Phillips noted that when he started looking into selling the company, it was important to find a buyer “that treated people just like we have since I founded the company. We knew that flawless customer service and a passion for how employees are treated was critical. We found that in Arrow Exterminators, and are very proud to now be part of the family.

“An opportunity for growth was also a critical piece of our decision-making progress, and we knew there would be many opportunities for our employees, in addition to being able to offer an expanded range of services to offer our customers,” Phillips added. “All of my employees, along with my wife and myself, will continue working with Arrow Exterminators.”

Valley Pest Control joins 13 other Arrow Exterminators offices in Alabama, and will ultimately operate as Arrow Exterminators.


Family-owned and -operated since 1964, Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators is the sixth largest pest and termite control company in the United States, ranked by revenue. Arrow boasts a modern fleet of more than 2,100 vehicles, 137 service centers, 2,600 team members with revenues exceeding $285 million and in 2020 was named the No. 1 Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With QualityPro Certification by the National Pest Management Association, the company offers innovative and environmentally responsible services to protect homes and businesses of customers in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.


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