Pioneer Pest Management acquired by Certus
Pioneer Pest Management (“Pioneer”) has been acquired by Certus, it was announced on February 4, 2020. Pioneer was founded in 2001 by Bruce Head and Mike Adamson. The Company provides pest management services to customers in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington metro area. Its intense focus on providing high-quality pest control services has resulted in it being one of the fastest growing companies in its region over the last five years. Pioneer is QualityPro and GreenPro certified by the National Pest Management Association.
Bruce Head, Pioneer’s President, said, “Before deciding to sell my company, I researched all of the potential buyers in my market. I found that Certus had a great reputation for keeping their promises, looking after their people, and continuing to invest in the companies that they had acquired. After meeting with Certus, I knew that my people, my customers, and my company would be in good hands.”
Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, said, “Bruce has built a truly great company, and I am excited to welcome Pioneer to the Certus family. Pioneer has several best practices that I look forward to implementing across the entire Certus family, to help improve our operations and commitment to quality service everywhere.”
Certus is a newly launched pest control company that is focused on partnering with leading regional pest control owner-operators and providing them with the capital and expertise to accelerate their growth, provide further growth opportunities for their employees, maintain their brand, and become a regional leader within the Certus organization.
LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pioneer Pest Management on the transaction.