Sunair Services has shifted its focus from communications equipment to pest control and lawn services. Through its primary subsidiary, Middleton Pest Control, the company offers lawn care and pest control services to both residential and commercial customers. It offers fertilization treatments as well as lawn protection against weeds and insects. Focusing its efforts squarely on its lawn and pest control services, Sunair finished divesting the last of its telecommunications subsidiaries in September 2008. Investment group Coconut Palm Capital Investors controls nearly 52% of Sunair. In December 2009, Sunair was acquired by Massey Services, a fellow pest control services provider based in Florida.
Massey Services already owned about 10% of Sunair's stock before taking its ownership to 100%. As part of the deal Harvey Massey is the new privately held company's chairman and CEO. Massey Services owns about 700 vehicles and a portfolio of almost 200,000 customers. It operates 60 service centers spanning Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana.
Since its purchase of Middleton in 2005, Sunair has made a half dozen acquisitions within that industry. In 2007 Sunair acquired Howell Environmental, a provider of lawn and pest control services. The purchase served to strengthen its Middleton brand while it expanded its reach into the South Florida region.
Over the years, Sunair has been busy disposing of its non-core operations. In 2006 Sunair sold its high frequency radio business, Sunair Communications, for about $5 million, and the next year it sold another telecom unit, Percipia, for about $4 million. In September 2008, it successfully completed the last of its telecommunications holdings in TelecomFM, which made routing products in the UK.
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