Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Arrow Exterminators Announces The Acquisition of Universal Pest Control in Phoenix AZ

Merger Strengthens Presence in Sprawling Phoenix, Arizona Market

Atlanta, GA, January 5, 2016 – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Universal Pest Control in Phoenix, AZ.  This merger, the second in Phoenix in the last 45 days, further strengthens Arrow’s presence in the Phoenix market and bolsters its ability to better serve residential and commercial pest and termite customers throughout Maricopa County.

Universal Pest Control Photo“We are so pleased to welcome the team members and the residential and commercial customers of Universal Pest Control,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators.

“We are known for providing outstanding service to our customers and after an extensive search we were able to find a family company with similar values that also matches our level of service.  Selecting a company to whom we could entrust our customers was critical in our decision-making process and we know we have made a great choice in Arrow”, said owner Larry Ciulla.   Ciulla added, “We are so pleased to have merged with a family-owned and operated company and have our customers serviced by members of the Arrow family.  Our customers will now enjoy an expanded range of services.”

“Universal Pest Control has been operating at a very high level for 39 years in the Phoenix metro area” stated Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Arizona is an important market 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 we found the perfect fit with Universal.”

Universal will join the Arrow Exterminators office in Phoenix and will operate as Arrow Exterminators.