August 20, 2013 // Franchising.com // RICHMOND, Va. - For the third year in a row, Mosquito Squad, America's largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, 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 four-year sales growth of more than 296 percent and a number 862 ranking of 5000 companies, Mosquito Squad is among the top 20 percent of fastest growing firms on the coveted annual list.
Mosquito Squad is ranked 14th in the franchise category and remains among the fastest growing franchises on the INC. list. The company boasts approximately 135 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 more than 3,500 franchise concepts, Mosquito Squad also has been continually recognized as a superior franchise organization by industry organizations.
"It is exciting to learn that for the third consecutive year, Mosquito Squad and its franchisees have been recognized by INC. Magazine," Grandpre stated. "It's a reflection of our hardworking franchisees, our clients' strong demand for our services to take back their yards and outdoor living spaces, and our team at Outdoor Living Brands, that we continue our rapid growth. We've been told it is quite rare to be on the list for three consecutive years so we are delighted to make this announcement."
Scott Zide, president and COO of Outdoor Living Brands, added that 2013 has been a banner year for Mosquito Squad in both sales and franchise recruitment. Year-to-date sales through June were up approximately 30 percent over the same time period last year, and over 120 new franchise locations have been added to 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 or www.MosquitoSquadFranchise.com.
With more than 135 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, special events and green spaces. Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, was certified as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com, www.MosquitoSquadFranchise.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com.
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