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Monday, December 2, 2019

Arrow Exterminators Announces the Strategic Acquisition of 5 Star Termite & Pest Control Inc. in Tucson, AZ

Merger Strengthens Presence in Arizona
 
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the strategic merger and acquisition of 5 Star Termite & Pest Control Inc. This transaction will provide Arrow the opportunity to have a business in the Tucson market and will serve both residential and commercial customers throughout southern Arizona.
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the customers and team members of 5 Star Termite & Pest Control to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “For nearly 40 years, owner Shelby Magnuson-Hawkins and her team have been serving Tucson and the surrounding communities with great care and compassion and we are honored to continue that commitment into the future.  Shelby was the first woman to receive her pest control license in the state of Arizona and we are proud to have such a wonderful foundation for our first Tucson office.”
 
“I have been impressed with the entire Arrow team since we first started talking with other companies in the industry, said Shelby Hawkins.  I can tell Arrow has a special family culture which was very important to me as I analyzed my options.  You could feel the family culture and the passion and excitement that the Arrow team showed.   I’m truly excited that my employees will have many growth opportunities and Arrow will be able to offer an expanded range of services to our customers.”
 
“Founded in 1980, 5 Star Termite & Pest Control is a very established and extremely well respected name in the Tucson market and we are really 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. “Arizona is an important state to us as we look to expand our footprint and bring our service to more new markets. 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 5 Star Termite & Pest Control.” 
 
5 Star Termite & Pest Control will complement Arrow’s office in Phoenix, Arizona and will ultimately operate under the Arrow Exterminators brand. 
 
Paul Giannamore of The Potomac Company acted as advisor to 5 Star Termite & Pest Control Inc.