Certus is a brand-new pest control company built on a philosophy of People First, Quality Service, and Building Lifetime Customers. Over the next few years we expect to build a Top 10 PCT company through close partnerships with leading pest management operators.
Our team has taken twenty-plus years of industry experience and brought a new way of thinking to pest control. Simply put, we believe there is always a better way - not only in the pest control methods we use, but in how we operate our business itself. In the coming years, we look forward to continuing to evolve and improve both our business and those of our partners.
We are looking for the most experienced pest control companies to join our team.
A BETTER DEAL
You will lock-in the value of your company, while working in partnership with us to lead your company and your employees to even greater success. You can join us on this journey by rolling some of your sale proceeds tax-free into Certus.
GET IN AT THE GROUND LEVEL
Certus is brand new, and all of our partners will be important leaders in our organization, helping to shape and influence our culture and success. Moreover, your rollover investment in Certus will have significant potential upside as we build a Top 10 PCT company.
INVESTMENT WHERE IT COUNTS
We will support you by investing in areas you determine are critical to success, such as people, technology, or strategic marketing. We are prepared to invest in these areas while you continue to maintain your business and legacy.
ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH
We’ll provide you capital to scale your business, while building a family of companies sharing best practices and new perspectives on how to further grow existing business.
THE WINNING COMBINATION
We respect the culture and history of our partners. After all, we will rely on your battle-tested experience and expertise within local markets to help us together provide high quality service to our customers.
You’ll be able to trust us
to do things right.
Mike knows what it’s like to get “hands-on” in the pest control industry.
In 1996, Mike founded Bird Control International, a successful business acquired by Steritech in 2007. In the position of Vice President of North American Bird Program & Special Projects at Steritech, Mike filled an executive leadership role for over nine years.
From 2016 to 2018, as Vice President of North America at Anticimex, Mike helped lead their entry into North America, helping drive Anticimex’s acquisition-focused growth to well over $100 million in revenue.
During a brief hiatus from the industry, Mike began developing the idea of partnering with like-minded pest control entrepreneurs to support their growth aspirations with both capital and best-in-class expertise.
In 2019, Mike partnered with Imperial Capital, a mid-market private equity firm from Toronto, Canada. Together they formed Certus, envisioning a new platform to partner with leading pest control companies across the U.S. and Canada. Their goal is to become a Top 10 company within the ‘PCT 100’ within the next few years.
Ben is a long-time accounting and finance professional. After two decades at Arthur Andersen as a partner, he became CFO of Packard Bioscience during their private equity financed management buyout. While there, he led over a dozen acquisitions, as well as the IPO and the ultimate sale of the company to Perkin Elmer.
Following that experience, Ben was CFO of several other private and public companies in various industries, as well as an entrepreneur in the solar thermal industry for several years.
In 2016, Ben joined Mike at Anticimex, and spent 2 years supporting the development and significant expansion of the company throughout the U.S.
And now in 2019, Ben has joined Mike to help lead the development of a world-class pest control company.