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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Arrow Exterminators, Parent Company of Hughes Exterminators Announces the Strategic Acquisition in Ft. Myers, FL of Gary’s Quality Pest Control Inc.

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators, parent company of Hughes Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Gary’s Quality Pest Control, Inc., a pest management company specializing in residential and commercial pest control as well as lawn care services.  This transaction will facilitate Arrow’s ability to grow and serve more customers in Southwest Florida with a full line of services including termite and mosquito services.

“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Gary’s to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Gary’s commitment to their team members and passion for customer service is not only a perfect fit, it is a strategic fit.  With 3 offices in the Tampa Bay area and 5 more along FL’s Southwest Coast from Bradenton to Naples, we are now well-positioned to take care of the needs of consumers and businesses in the Southwest part of the state.  This new location represents our 101st service center company and we will operate under our Hughes Exterminators brand, giving us a total of 22 service centers throughout the state of Florida”, added Kendrick.

”When looking for a home for our business, we wanted a family-owned and operated company that provided great customer service and was passionate about how customers and employees are treated.  We found that in Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators and are now proud to be part of the family,” said owner Gary Maschmidt. “We especially wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with a company where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customers. All of my employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”

“Gary and his team are very well regarded in the Southwestern portion of Florida and have an extremely strong following in the cities of Ft. Myers and Cape Coral and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.  We are proud to have this strong, experienced team of professionals join the Arrow family.  We are continuously looking to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles, and culture and we found the perfect fit with Gary’s,” stated Tim Pollard, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.