HOUSTON — Cantu Enterprises (Dallas) LLC, parent of Cantu Pest Control in Addison, announces the acquisition of Technical Pest Services based in Houston, signaling the expansion of Cantu’s operations outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Cantu Pest Control has a location in McKinney at 323 Industrial Blvd.

This is part of Cantu’s strategy as set forth by Albert Cantu, Chairman and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Cantu Enterprises Holdings, LLC. “We are excited about entering the Houston market. The opportunity that the fourth largest city in the United States holds for Cantu Pest Control is limitless and we are excited to be a part of this vibrant economic area,” Cantu said.

Technical Pest Services established in 1992 was owned by Rick and Mona Kocurek. It is based in Spring Branch and serves more than 600 customers in the Houston area. “We felt the time was right to sell our business and we were looking for a partner that would continue our commitment to customer service and provide our employees with an opportunity for growth. We found that partner in Cantu," Kocurek stated.

Tony Rios, V.P. and General Manager of Cantu Pest Control said “being a former resident of Houston, I am familiar with the opportunity that exists here. Rick and Mona have done a great job in building a business that can easily be grown by leveraging the great customer service they provide and the good will they have created. All of the Technical Pest associates will be a great fit with the culture here at Cantu.”

This marks the sixth acquisition the company has completed in Texas. Five in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and one in Houston.