Massey Services acquires Safeguard Pest Control


June 6, 2022


From left: Massey Services COO Ed Dougherty, Safeguard Fumigations Manager Gabriel Martinez, Safeguard Founder Juan Martinez, Safeguard General Manager Frank Martinez and Massey Services President and CEO Tony Massey. Massey Services acquired Safeguard Pest Control on June 1. PHOTO: MASSEY SERVICES

Orlando, Fla.-based Massey Services acquired Safeguard Pest Control, which is headquartered in Harlingen, Texas.

Safeguard Pest Control provides residential and commercial pest control and termite services to the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas. This acquisition further expands Massey Services’ presence in Texas and will be the company’s 20th service center in the state.

“We are pleased to welcome the Safeguard Pest Control team members and customers to the Massey Services organization,” said Tony Massey, president and CEO of Massey Services. “Similar to our company, Safeguard is a family-owned organization that has been providing superior service to customers for more than30 years. We look forward to carrying on their legacy of total customer satisfaction for years to come.”

Massey Services first entered the Texas market in 2012. The company now has more than 175 locations company wide.

About Massey Services

Massey Services began in February 1985 when industry veteran Harvey Massey, a member of the Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame, Class of 2008, purchased an existing pest management company with four branches and annual revenues just below $4 million. Although he went almost $1 million into debt when he bought the business, Massey quickly recovered, and today the company employs more than 2,500 team members and operate 2,300 vehicles that provide residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection, landscape and irrigation services to more than 750,000 customers from more than 170 service centers throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and Tennessee. As Harvey Massey noted in his Hall of Fame profile: “It’s a people business. It always has been and always will be. I really love that aspect of it.”


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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