Truly Nolen adds Mr. Pack Rat as independent division


February 25, 2021


From left are Greg Weatherly, Truly Nolen Acquisitions Director; Scarlett Nolen, Truly Nolen President; Kris Brown, Mr. Pack Rat Owner; Matt Wild, Truly Nolen CFO; and Justin Bellet, Truly Nolen COO. PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN PEST CONTROL

Truly Nolen Pest Control, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., has purchased Mr. Pack Rat, a company that exclusively resolves pack rat issues. Also located in Tucson, Mr. Pack Rat will operate as an independent division of Truly Nolen.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Pack Rat to our Truly Nolen family,” said Scarlett Nolen, president of Truly Nolen. “Their company specializes in pack rats and is known in Tucson for their excellent work, so we felt providing them with our resources while adding them as an independent division made the most sense for everyone involved.”

Kris Brown, owner of Mr. Pack Rat, explained why he decided to sell his company. “I felt it was the best way to help ensure stability for my customers and employees going forward, especially during these turbulent times,” said Brown. “I spent 25 years with Truly Nolen and was trained by Mr. Nolen himself. I felt becoming an independent division of theirs was the best way to maintain stability while providing resources to help us weather any adversity the future may hold.”

Zenobi Pest Control of Naples, Fla., Shields Pest Control of Tucson, Ariz., and Hawkeye Pest Control of Odessa, Fla.,  served as Truly Nolen’s first three acquisitions of 2021. According to Greg Weatherly, Truly Nolen’s acquisitions director, new markets and expansion through acquisitions is on the horizon for Truly Nolen this year.

“Mr. Pack Rat is our fourth acquisition this year and we thank Kris Brown for allowing us the opportunity to create an independent division that will allow his team to continue to thrive on behalf of his customers,” Weatherly said. “With our expanded presence in Naples, metro Tampa Bay, and Tucson from prior acquisitions as well as creating this independent division in Tucson, we look forward to speaking to anyone interested in becoming part of our growing footprint across America.”

Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America has more than 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in a number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries.


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