Rockit Pest acquires Ace Exterminating


May 30, 2023


From left: David Hill, general manager of Rockit Pest; Chris Powell, former owner of Ace Exterminating; and Beth Warren, business development manager of Rockit Pest. PHOTO: ROCKIT PEST

Rockit Pest acquires Ace Exterminating, as the former owner Chris Powell, has been called to serve in the National Guard.

While serving as a local pest expert in Horry County, S.C., Powell has also served in the National Guard for the last 15 years with deployments to Kuwait and Afghanistan. When Powell got the news he would once again be deploying for active duty, he decided that selling Ace Exterminating would be the best option for his family and for their customers.

As a small, family-owned business, and short notice of deployment, Powell knew he would have to act swiftly to make the right decision for Ace Exterminating. In many cases, selling a company can take months to finalize, and for Powell, time was of the essence. When going through his options, Powell selected Rockit Pest with the confidence they would be the best steward for the legacy he built.


Chris Powell is called to serve in the National Guard. PHOTO: ROCKIT PEST

“Personally, I can’t thank Rockit enough for their help and timeliness, given the nature of my departure. I’m going to miss serving my customers, but I’m excited for them to experience the benefits this transition brings. In speaking with previous sellers, I know Rockit truly cares about my team and customers, so I know our loyal patrons will feel right at home,” Powell said in the news release.

Rockit Pest CEO Ryan Bradbury agrees. “Partnering with Chris was an easy decision for us,” he adds. “He and his family are outstanding people and the fact that he is deploying soon to serve and protect our country says so much about what he stands for. I’m proud to say that at Rockit, we have the ability to move very quickly on a sale for people in positions like Chris, who are working with a tight timeline. Ace Exterminating aligns with our commitment to providing top-notch pest control and is located perfectly within our expanding footprint in the Carolinas. We wish him a safe deployment and can’t thank him enough for his service. I want Chris to take comfort in knowing that Ace’s customers are in great hands at Rockit.”


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