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.