ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the merger and acquisition of Econo Termite & Pest Control, Inc. in Englewood, Fla. This transaction will provide Arrow the opportunity to strengthen its presence in Charlotte and Sarasota counties and will serve both residential and commercial customers along the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida.

“We are thrilled to welcome the customers and team members of Econo Termite & Pest Control to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “For over 35 years, owners Paul Bouvier and Joel Eisenberg and their team have been serving a large customer base from Boca Grande to Venice with great care and compassion and we are honored to continue thatcommitment into the future.  This new location will operate as Hughes Exterminators, an Arrow Exterminators brand, and gives us a total of twenty eight offices throughout the great state of Florida and 119 offices throughout the country.”

Econo Co-Owner Bouvier commented, “We’ve talked to many companies over the years and we know Arrow will take the best care of our employees due to their very strong family culture and, in addition, they will have greater opportunities for growth.” Added  Econo Co-Owner Joel Eisenberg, “After meeting Emily and her team during the diligence phase, we knew we were selecting the right company and are excited we will be able to offer more services to our existing customers.”

Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “Econo Termite & Pest Control is a very established and well respected name in the state of Florida and we are really proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family. Southwest Florida continues to be a great market for us and having a location in Englewood only strengthens our presence. We feel fortunate to have been selected by Paul and Joel and are excited about our future in this market.”