Rentokil Steritech Acquires Heron Home & Outdoor
Rentokil Steritech has acquired Apopka, Fla.-based Heron Home & Outdoor, a $20 million business that ranked #42 on the 2016 PCT Top 100 list.
READING Pa., and APOPKA, Fla. — Rentokil Steritech has acquired Apopka, Fla.-based Heron Home & Outdoor, a $20 million business that ranked #42 on the 2016 PCT Top 100 list. The acquisition strengthens Rentokil Steritech’s presence in Florida and provides the company with expansion opportunities in the country’s largest pest control market.
Heron was founded in 2002 by Joe Patti, Rodney Lackey and Steve Okros, pest control industry veterans who had previously worked for Middleton Lawn & Pest Control. From a small, start-up venture, Heron has grown steadily throughout the years, now employing more than 200 with nine offices throughout Florida. All existing employees will stay on and the current leadership will remain intact to run the operations moving forward to guarantee a seamless transition for all Heron customers, Rentokil Steritech said in a press release.