The Potomac Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client Environmental Pest Control (“EPC” or “Environmental”) by Terminix. Environmental services over 100 cities in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Environmental Pest Control was founded in 1988 by Paul Terhart. Since its establishment, EPC has grown to be one of the largest privately-held pest control companies in Ontario, providing pest control for residential homes and commercial buildings including healthcare facilities, food establishments, hotels, churches, schools, and daycare centers.
Paul Terhart, founder, owner, and President of Environmental Pest Control, oversees the day-to-day operations within the company. Terhart graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College and specialized in environmental pest management. Since the start of his career, Terhart earned various exterminating and operating licenses with Ontario Ministry of theEnvironment. When founding EPC, Terhart pioneered the concept of providing pest control with minimal pesticide exposure, and for over three decades, EPC has guaranteed eco-friendly services for the residents of Ontario.
Michael Benedetto serves in executive, managerial, and fiduciary capacities as director of operations at EPC. Before joining the company, Benedetto was known to bring intuition, rationality, and patience to the industry. In 1997, Benedetto earned a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in administrative and commercial studies from the University of Western Ontario. Benedetto is a true believer in “Taking care of your people, focusing on the customer, and acting on what is important.”
Benedetto will remain with EPC as general manager.
Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company acted as exclusive financial advisors to the members of EPC in this transaction.
This transaction closed in late 2021; terms of were not disclosed.