Mosquito Squad Named to Inc. 5000 List
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Fresh on the heels of a record-breaking second quarter, Mosquito Squad, America’s largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, announced today that it has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine. The announcement was made by Chris Grandpre, chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company and franchisor of Mosquito Squad.
With a three-year sales growth of 496 percent and a number 646 ranking of 5000 companies, Mosquito Squad is among the top 13 percent of fastest growing firms on the coveted annual list. The company boasts more than 70 franchise locations and specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that Americans can enjoy their yards, business spaces and outdoor events.
Among the country’s 2,500+ franchise concepts, Mosquito Squad was listed as the 13th fastest growing franchise company out of the 100 on the Inc. list. Mosquito Squad also has been continually recognized as a superior franchise organization by industry organizations.
“We are beyond thrilled to know that Mosquito Squad and its franchisees have been recognized by Inc. Magazine,” Grandpre stated. “It’s a testament to our hardworking franchisees and our team at Outdoor Living Brands that we have been so successful in such a short time.”
Scott Zide, president and COO of Outdoor Living Brands, added that 2011 has been a very successful year for Mosquito Squad in both sales and franchise recruitment. Year-to-date sales through June were up 92 percent over the same time period last year, and over fifty new franchisees have joined the company since Outdoor Living Brands acquired the business in the first quarter of 2009.
“We’ve definitely created a category that has resonated with American homeowners. They now know that they don’t have to live or work in areas with pesky and disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks,” Zide said.
For additional information on the company or to become a franchisee, visit www.mosquitosquad.com.
About Mosquito Squad
With more than 70 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy yards, special events and green spaces. Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, was recently certified as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com.
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