Turner Pest Control has made its first foray into the Fort Myers, Florida metro region through the acquisition of Larue Pest Management.
Additionally, it was stated that Leanne Prewitt will serve as the new director of operations for the company.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Larue Pest Management has been acquired by Turner Pest Control, which is a company owned by Anticimex. Turner Pest Control has now established a presence in the Fort Myers region as a result of the acquisition.
Since 1978, Larue Pest Management has provided its services to both residential and business clients. Today, the company offers a comprehensive selection of services related to lawn care and pest management.
Larue Pest Management, together with Turner Pest Control, possesses the prestigious QualityPro Certification, which is held by only three percent of the pest control companies in the United States. As a second-generation pest control operator, Larue President, and Owner Keith Ruebeling describe the merger of his company with Turner as “an opportunity for our team to not only continue our tradition of providing excellent customer service and smart pest control solutions but also to expand our offerings to our valued customers at both their homes and businesses.”
Cheri Michaels, President of Turner Pest Control, has this to say: “Larue Pest Management is the right company at the right time to bring Turner’s innovations to the Fort Myers area and to expand our company’s service area further southwest from our Sarasota branch. This opportunity presents itself because Larue Pest Management is the right company.
Our team and Keith’s team are completely in sync with one another in all aspects, from management to the services that we provide. We are excited to work with and learn from their local pest management professionals, and we look forward to the opportunity.”
PCO M&A Specialists acted as Larue Pest Management’s exclusive financial advisor during the transaction. PCO M&A Specialists represented the company.
In related news from Turner Pest Control, Leanne Prewitt shared that the company recently made an announcement regarding the appointment of Leanne Prewitt to the position of director of operations.
Before beginning her career at Turner Pest Control, Leanne served as the President of Impact Pest Elimination, a company that was purchased by Turner in December of the previous year. Customers in the Sarasota, Tampa, and Tarpon Springs areas were among those who received service from the company.
Nearly two decades of experience in the field of pest management are Prewitt’s strong suit. She holds a Certified Pest Control Operator license, is a member of the NPMA Leadership Network Community Council, is a member of the FPMA Membership Committee, and is an affiliate of both the national and state Professional Women in Pest Management councils. In addition, she is a member of the FPMA Membership Committee.
In addition to that, she holds certifications from QualityPro and the Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices certification program.
In his new role, Prewitt will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Turner Pest Control, which includes the company’s manufacturing, purchasing, and sales departments.