Certus acquires Ambassador Pest Management
Certus Pest, based in Orlando, Florida, purchased Ambassador Pest Management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rand Hollon of Preferred Business Brokers represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ambassador Pest Management in this transaction.
Founded in 1989, Ambassador is one of the oldest family owned pest control companies operating in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. Owner and Founder Scott Lewis has grown the business over the past 32 years through a commitment to providing exceptional customer service and service.
“Selling the business I built from scratch was a tough decision,” Lewis said. “By choosing Certus, a company that puts people first and is committed to providing excellent service, I am confident that I am leaving my customers and employees in good hands. “
The acquisition further expands Certus’ reach in South Florida.
Mike Givlin, CEO and Co-Founder of Certus, said: “We are delighted to continue to grow our business in Florida with the addition of Ambassador Pest Management. Scott has built a strong business with a long history of commitment to its customers; we are proud to have been chosen to take on this role.
So far in 2021, the company has acquired several companies including Pesty John’s Pest Control, based in Columbus, GA, Venice, Florida, Bug Termite & Pest Control, DeLand, Florida, Aaron Pest Control. , in Palm Desert, California. Bug Guys Pest Control based on., And Bryant Pest Control based in Gilbert, Arizona.
Certus also bought its first business in Georgia with Peachtree Pest Control; his first in Nevada with Las Vegas Pest Control; and began the year with the acquisitions of Bug Guys Pest Control, based in Palm Desert, Calif., Patrick Externcing, based in Stuart, Fla., and Keystone Pest Control, based in Hayward, Calif.
Certus now operates in California, Georgia, Alabama, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada. The company plans to continue growing in its existing markets and entering new markets in 2021.
In 2019, CEO and Co-Founder Mike Givlin partnered with Imperial Capital, a mid-size private equity firm in Toronto, Canada. Then Certus was launched and entered the pest control market in 2019 in the Pacific Northwest with its first two acquisitions: Mathis Exterminate, Puget Sound, Wash., And Eco Elite Pest Control, Seattle, Wash.