Past NMPMA President and New Mexico’s #1 Applicator Licensee Chuck Simko on selling his pest control business, New Mexico Pest Control to Rentokil Steritech: A Rewarding Career Blessed with Loyal Customers and Dedicated Employees. In the pest management industry, it goes without saying that someone who holds a state’s first-ever issued pesticide applicator license (New Mexico applicator license #1), knows the business very well. Chuck Simko has worked in the industry for 48 years.

During the past 33 years since 1985, he has worked tirelessly to develop his Santa Fe-based company, New Mexico Pest Control (NMPC), into one of the most well-regarded and longest-standing independent pest control businesses in the state. Over the years, Chuck has served three separate terms as president of the New Mexico Pest Management Association (NMPMA), and the company has been a continuing member of NPMA. New customers have quickly come to realize the value of hiring an experienced industry professional and team of dedicated employees. Chuck is a shining example of how an entrepreneur, through their hard work, perseverance, and focus on customers and ongoing training, can create a highly valued business and provide a stable livelihood for employees and their young families.

The Decision to Sell New Mexico Pest Control :

On the very day Chuck celebrated his 70th birthday, he decided it was time to retire and sell his company. He had some thoughts about the type of buyer he wanted to see take over the business, to continue in his tradition of keeping both customers and employees satisfied. When he first contacted PCO M&A Specialists, he told us that it took great people to build his company and to help shape the industry.

He knew it would also take a broker with specific expertise in the pest management industry to develop an overall game plan, involving business analysis, marketing the business for sale, negotiating with a qualified buyer, and successfully bringing the deal to close. During our preliminary discussions, Chuck came to realize that PCO M&A Specialists (a division of PCO Bookkeepers) had all the needed talent on staff who were ready to work on his deal and signed on as a client. No other broker in the industry had this depth of professional talent on staff.

The Sale of New Mexico Pest Control to Rentokil Steritech : The PCO M&A Specialists team worked closely with Chuck, negotiated hard, and helped him structure a deal that exceeded his expectations. The deal was brought to a very smooth conclusion, allowing him to maximize his after-tax proceeds and to look forward to a more comfortable retirement in the years ahead. Per Chuck, “navigating this sales process can only go smoothly with seasoned professionals like the PCO M&A Specialists team.”

Thanks Chuck for your trust in us, we wish you much enjoyment in your retirement years! Congratulations on closing your deal!

“Based on my own experience I think PCO M&A Specialists, not unlike my New Mexico applicator’s license, are #1 in delivering on their service promise. They’ve assembled an outstanding team of professionals that help clients interested in selling their businesses achieve maximum value. Their skill set as CPAs, MBAs, and a transactional attorney, allow them to determine value, effectively market to buyers who have significant cash, are ready to buy, and who they have solid and objective relationships with. As the seller, I knew that the team were always advocating for me, and I always knew what the next steps in the process would be. I highly recommend Dan, John, and the entire PCO M&A Specialists team to anyone looking to successfully navigate through the selling process.”


Chuck Simko

Owner/Founder, New Mexico Pest Control

When the LEADERS of the Pest Management Industry Decide to Sell Their Businesses, They Choose the LEADERS of the Pest Management Merger and Acquisition Business to Help Them Sell their Businesses for Maximum after Tax Dollars.

We are fortunate that we had the PCO M&A Specialists team to look after our interests, find the right deal, negotiate and structure it for maximum after-tax dollars. They did everything they said they would do for us always looking out for our best interests. We highly recommend this team of experts to any owner who’s contemplating the sale of their pest management business.

Ray Johnson

Past NPMA President , Johnson Pest Control

When the time came to sell, we knew that Dan Gordon, CPA, his attorney partner, John Corrigan, and their team of MBAs and CPAs would get us the best deal on all
aspects important to our family. PCO M&A Specialists also did an outstanding job coordinating all the moving parts leading up to the consummation of the transaction.

Lupini Family

Joe Lupini, Past Virginia Pest Management Association , Loyal Termite and Pest Control

Selling a long time established family business is a huge and very emotional decision. Dan and John helped us make the decision to sell, and did a great job getting us the best offer while making sure that we minimized the tax bite. I can’t say enough about how they navigated the valuation and the tax and legal minefields in getting our deal done!

Laura Simpson

Past President NPMA, Dugas Pest Control of Baton Rouge Inc.

 The PCO M&A Specialists team worked very closely with me to help me achieve my primary goals. Dan, John, and the entire PCO M&A Specialists team are seasoned professionals, and their expertise in the finances and unique legalities of the pest control industry resulted in a deal that went smoothly and achieved an outcome that exceeded my expectations.  

Kurt Trombetti

Past President Nevada Pest Management Association, Envirosafe Pest Control, Inc.

 The PCO M&A Specialists team are CPAs, Analysts, MBAs and a transactional attorney ready to help. Their skill set includes determining value, marketing sellers to many buyers who have significant cash, are ready to buy, and who they have great relationships with. It’s a very powerful combination of talent that puts a seller in the driver seat.

Bob Kunst

Past President NPMA, Fisher Environmental Services, Inc.

 Their expertise is far reaching and multidimensional. They don’t just broker the deal, collect a commission and leave you to your own accountant or attorney who may not be familiar with how pest industry deals get done. They are a team of seasoned professionals who are ready to help. 

Dave Castro

Past President New Jersey Pest Management Association, Merlin’s Pest Control, LLC

 Based on my own experience I think PCO M&A Specialists, not unlike my New Mexico applicator’s license, are #1 in delivering on their service promise. They’ve assembled an outstanding team of professionals that help clients interested in selling their businesses achieve maximum value.


Chuck Simko

Past President New Mexico Pest Management Association, New Mexico Pest Control, Inc.

 I count my blessings for having been able to work with and come to rely upon such an experienced business brokerage team as PCO M&A Specialists. They did everything they said they would do with great precision and were always looking out for the best interests of my wife and me. It doesn’t get any better than that! 

Dana Pratt

Past President Washington State Pest Management Association, Pratt Pest Management Northwest, Inc.

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