J. Edwards advises on Central sale to Aurilio Investments


May 30, 2024

From left are Al Shaffer, Bill Shaffer and Brian Aurilio. PHOTO: J. EDWARDS SERVICES.

From left are Al Shaffer, Bill Shaffer and Brian Aurilio. PHOTO: J. EDWARDS SERVICES.

Aurilio Investments has acquired Murphy, N.C.-based Central Termite & Pest Control; Joey Edwards of J. Edwards Services Inc. represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Central Termite & Pest Control on the transaction.

This is Gainesville, Fla.-based Aurilio Investments’ first acquisition in North Carolina, and will allow its business to expand on its full line of services including termite, pest and mosquito services.

Brian Aurilio, president of Aurilio Investments, also now serves as Central’s president. Aurilio has 34 years of industry experience, including founding his own company in 2007.

“We are very excited to welcome the Central Termite & Pest Control team members and customers,” he said in a news release. “Their reputation for customer service is a direct reflection of the experienced team they’ve built. We are now positioned for further expansion in and around North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.”

In a joint statement, brothers and Central co-owners Al and Bill Shaffer explained that it was “important for us to identify a family-based business that would continue with a culture that closely resembled ours, and J. Edwards Services was on target with Aurilio Investments. We are confident that our employees have a long-term career path, allowing them an opportunity for growth and advancement, plus have a broader range of benefits. Aurilio Investments checked all the boxes and with a family culture that mirrors ours.”

About J. Edwards Services Inc.

J. Edwards Services was established to assist pest control and other businesses with growth through mergers and acquisitions. With over 35 years of experience with various corporate conglomerations, orchestrating more than 100 acquisitions and successfully increasing internal revenue growth and profits well into double digits, Joey Edwards now devotes his skills and expertise with small, regional and national companies. Based in Atlanta, Ga., the family-run business also assists companies with revenue growth, increasing profits, sales and marketing.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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