Aruza Pest Control has purchased the Anthem Pest Control branches in Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; and Greenville, S.C. The branches were sold by the Anthem parent company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Anthem Pest Control represents the Aruza platform’s second add-on acquisition in 2023, expanding the platform into Texas and adding density in Aruza’s existing Greenville geography.
Founded by Benjamin Morgan in 2017, Anthem Pest Control is a pest management company with a strong presence in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. In just four years, Anthem Pest Control achieved rapid growth, expanding from 1,500 accounts in 2017 to over 35,000 across three states. All branch-level employees will remain with the company post-close and serve as an integral part of Aruza’s growth strategy in the Texas region.
“This is the right company, at the right time, to expand into the Texas market,” Andrew Beck, CEO of Aruza Pest Control, said in the news release. “Ben and the Anthem team have built an impressive business and reputation over a short period of time. Our shared values, employee centric cultures and commitment to service excellence were a natural fit.”
Benjamin Morgan, Mitch Mathews and Brent Bohn, the owners Anthem Pest Control, noted in an official statement, “We are excited about this transaction with Aruza Pest Control. Our customers have been at the heart of our business, and we believe that Aruza Pest Control shares our commitment to delivering exceptional service. This sale will allow us to focus on our core markets and invest in enhancing our services in those areas.”
Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as the exclusive financial advisors to Anthem Pest Control (Texas & South Carolina).