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Arrow - an Environmental Pest Service company

Key People

George D. Pickhardt, Chairman

George D. Pickhardt, ChairmanMr. Pickhardt serves as Chairman of Arrow, where he has been responsible for the operations since 1988. Mr. Pickhardt is a life-long pest control operator and the third generation of his family to take a leadership role in the industry, following his father and grandfather. In addition to his duties at Arrow, he is a member and former regional director of the legislative committee for the Florida Pest Management Association, director and past president of the University of Florida Ag Alumni Association, and is a member of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Marketing and Public Relations Committee. Mr. Pickhardt is the Chairman of the Board of Florida Shores Bank - Southwest, and Chairman of the Board of Venice Regional Medical Center, an HMA hospital. He is also extensively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the YMCA, United Cerebral Palsy, and the Girl Scouts. Mr. Pickhardt received a B.S. in Entomology, an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, and did Ph.D. studies and research work on Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University.

Joe Finney, Chief Executive Officer

Joe Finney, Chief Executive OfficerJoe Finney is the CEO of Arrow Environmental Services, expanding the brand both through acquisition and organic growth, while keeping industry-leading standards for personal service and customer retention. Mr. Finney has served on the Arrow Environmental Services board of directors since 2010, and is a veteran of the pest control and lawn care industries, holding executive positions at Terminix and TruGreen Lawn and Land Care. Most recently, Finney, 49, was President of Sears Automotive Group, in charge of the company’s 800 auto repair shops, which had 14,000 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues.

William J. Hurd, Chief Operating Officer

William J. Hurd, Chief Operating OfficerMr. Hurd brings his extensive executive and professional experience to Arrow in the role of COO. With long-standing tenure and executive-level experience in the pest control, tire manufacturing and HVAC industries with nationally-recognized service companies, he was a natural fit when he joined Arrow in early 2011, and complements George Pickhardt’s vision for Arrow’s future. As an expert in keeping quality high when there is a broad geographic reach, Hurd has helped guide Arrow through its continued growth and market expansions seamlessly. With more than 25 years of combined service industry experience, it’s no wonder that Mr. Hurd places such a strong emphasis on the customer and is expert at retention. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Hurd now calls Sarasota home and enjoys the beautiful year-round weather and Florida lifestyle.

Vic Valentine, President

Vic Valentine, PresidentMr. Valentine is a seasoned business professional and brings over 30 years of experience in the pest control, lawn and ornamental industry. Vic's has held recent roles as Regional VP for Arrow Exterminators and was the founder and architect of two other very successful companies. Mr Valentine brings both energy and innovation to Environmental Pest Service and Arrow, and his entrepreneurial spirit makes him an excellent addition to the team.

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Why Choose Arrow Environmental Services

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  • 56 Years of Quality Services
  • Green Pro-Certified For Eco-Effective Pest Control
  • One of the Fastest-Growing Pest Control Companies In the Nation