Certus — a new pest control company based out of Canada — recently acquired two Washington companies as it expands in North America.
The company acquired Bremerton-based Mathis Exterminating on April 30, and acquired Kent-based Eco Elite Pest Control on May 1.
Mathis Exterminating has provided pest control services to the Puget Sound region since 1992.
“When I decided to sell my company, I was looking for a buyer that would continue to invest in my people and my company,” said the company’s founder, Damon Martin, in a statement. “I also wanted a buyer that was committed to the industry and would continue to provide new opportunities for both my people and my customers. I found all of this and more in the Certus team.”
Eco Elite Pest Control has provided pest control services to the Metro Seattle market since 2008.
“I was not even sure that I wanted to sell my company when I first met with the Certus team,” said the company’s owner and founder, Brandon Bradshaw, in a statement. “However, after hearing their vision and plan, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Their approach allows me to get full value for my company today and continue to be invested in the new company. On a professional level, it allows me to expand my company at a pace now that I could not have imagined before, while at the same time providing me with the support to ensure my continued success.”
Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, praised both companies in a prepared statement.
“Mathis and Eco Elite both have a strong commitment to their people and providing world-class service, making them a natural fit in our People First culture,” he stated. “With a strong business leader in Brandon and an equally strong operational leader in Elmer Bensinger, currently CEO at Mathis, these companies naturally complement each other, and together they will be an excellent platform for our continued expansion in the Pacific Northwest.”