Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Arrow Exterminators Announces the Acquisition of Frye Exterminating in Raleigh, NC

Merger Strengthens Presence in the entire Research Triangle Region of NC

Atlanta, GA, March 7, 2016– Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Frye Exterminating Inc., founded in 1938 and located in Raleigh, NC.  This transaction further strengthens Arrow‘s presence in the dynamic Research Triangle region of North Carolina and allows Arrow to expand and reach more residential and commercial customers in growing cities such as Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest.

“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Frye Exterminating,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Their commitment to the community and passion for customer service makes them a perfect fit for Arrow.”

“When we started exploring selling our business we were looking to find a company that treats their employees very well and also provides exemplary customer service.  We certainly found that in Arrow Exterminators.  We have always said “a business that values family, values customers”, said owner Les Preece.   Preece added, “We are proud to join a fellow family-owned and operated company and be a part of the Arrow family.  In addition, we were looking for a company that would provide our team members with many growth opportunities and an expanded range of services to offer our customers.”

“Started in 1938, Frye Exterminating is a very established and well respected name in the state of North Carolina and we are proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family,” stated Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The Carolinas are important to us as we grow to 200 million and beyond. We continuously look to merge with high-quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and I believe we found the perfect fit with Frye.”

Frye Exterminating will join the other Arrow Exterminators office in the Research Triangle area and will ultimately operate as Arrow Exterminators.