Contractors Termite & Pest Control merges with Northwest Exterminating
Contractors Termite & Pest Control, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has merged with Northwest Exterminating out of Tucson, Arizona. Northwest Exterminating is an Anticimex company. The merger will result in the largest pest control company in the state according to the companies.
Contractors was owned by Kevin Etheridge since its founding in 1972. Along with residential pest control services, the company provides pretreatment services to residential home builder communities. Contractors is known for the long tenure of its associates, including Cory Malmin, who will continue as branch manager.
According to Kevin Etheridge, “This merger was just the sensible thing to do. Northwest and Contractors have for years been business friends and mentors. We share the same pretreat platform, so I am delighted that Northwest and Anticimex will be at the helm going forward.”
Northwest Exterminating President Dena Berg-Castano said, “Northwest and Contractors have had a long, professional respect and friendship with one another. The similarities between our two companies, foundation of preconstruction termite services and emphasis on delivering quality work just made sense. We are very excited to welcome the team members to the Northwest and Anticimex family.”
LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Contractors on the transaction.