Thursday, January 6, 2022

Arrow Exterminators Announces the Acquisition of Falcon Lawn & Pest in Orlando and Wildwood, FL


Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the acquisition of Falcon Lawn & Pest, Inc. with locations in Orlando and Wildwood, Florida. This transaction strengthens Arrow’s presence in the Florida counties of Orange, Osceola, Polk, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Volusia and Seminole. The largest concentration of Falcon’s pest control, termite and lawn customers is in the cities of Orlando and The Villages, America’s fastest growing community.

“We enthusiastically welcome the customers and team members of Falcon Lawn & Pest to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Falcon has been servicing Central Florida since 1969 as a family-owned and operated business with a mission to be on the leading edge of technology in the pest control industry and they have proven to be very successful. The Falcon team is a group of community minded, professionally trained specialists that provide the highest level of service and technological expertise in the industry. These two new offices give us a total of 39 service centers throughout the great state of Florida and 154 offices in the country.”  

“We first met Emily in the 1990’s and talked with other members of the Arrow Management team over the years and always believed they would be the best fit for our employees, so this is a dream come true for us,” commented co-owner and CEO Louis Witherington.  “Arrow is dedicated to hiring, training and retaining the best people and we are so happy that this experienced team we’ve built over the years will be a part of the Arrow culture and have additional opportunities for growth.”  Co-owner and President Patti Witherington added, “Our service philosophies are almost identical – both companies are very passionate about taking care of customers and that’s how we built Falcon.  We are absolutely positive that Arrow was the right choice for us, our employees and our customers.”

“I met Louis in 1998 and was immediately impressed with his knowledge of the business and his commitment to the ongoing success of the industry”, stated Tim Pollard, Arrow’s President and Chief Operating Officer.  “He has been involved in nearly every facet of the industry in the State of Florida and we are excited about him continuing to represent Arrow going forward.   Orlando is a target market for us with many opportunities and having another location only strengthens our growing presence. We feel great about this merger and are excited about our future in both Orlando and The Villages.” 

PCO M&A and Succession Specialists represented and acted as the exclusive financial advisors to Falcon Lawn & Pest, Inc. for this transaction. 

The Law Offices of Mark Ruff, P.A. represented Falcon Lawn and Pest for this transaction.