Rid A Pest acquires Chattanooga company
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Mar 17, 2013 | 493 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Erik Gardner of Volunteer Rid A Pest LLC recently announced the company’s acquisition of E/R Exterminating Company of Chattanooga.

E/R was founded in 1987 by Darrell Eachus and has served both residential and commercial clients in the greater Chattanooga area.

“We have been looking for the right opportunity to make a strong move into the Chattanooga Market, and with E/R Exterminating we have found it,” Gardner said.

Gardner said Eachus was getting close to 70 years of age and “looking forward to retirement,” a circumstance that made for what Gardner called “the perfect opportunity.” 

Volunteer Rid A Pest will maintain its Cleveland offices, and the company will continue to be headquartered in Cleveland. The company has purchased the buildings that house the E/R operation in Chattanooga, adding more locations from which to offer its services.

“We decided to purchase the Orchard Knob office complex as a statement to our employees and our clients that we are committed to serving Chattanooga,” Gardner said. “We are here to stay.”

E/R’s employees have already made the transition of becoming employees of Volunteer Rid A Pest. Gardner and his staff took over the day-to-day operations of E/R on March 1.