Gunter Pest Management acquires Modern Supply to broaden their commercial services.
Kansas City – August 23, 2010
On August 2, 2010, Gunter Pest Management, led by Jay Gunter Besheer and his father, Norman O. Besheer, purchased the assets of Modern Supply, a fire safety company. The new name of the company will be Modern Fire Safety, LLC, and will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Gunter Pest Management.
Modern Supply was founded in 1947 by Buck Cramer and later operated by his wife, Nancy Cramer, who will stay on as the acting general manager of Modern Fire Safety. Modern’s facility will remain located at 1001 Cleveland in Kansas City, where it has operated since 1951. Modern Fire Safety has 8 full-time employees and specializes in the inspection and installation of fire extinguishers, commercial kitchen fire suppression systems and emergency lighting devices and equipment. Modern also conducts fire safety training for office staffs and other commercial entities.
Gunter Pest Management, known for their Green VW Beetles that they drive as service vehicles, is headquartered in Waldo and was founded in 1950 by L.R. Gunter. Gunter is currently owned and operated by the founder’s grandson, Jay Gunter Besheer and his father, Norman O. Besheer.
Gunter offers pest management and lawn care services to over 60,000 residential and commercial clients in the Greater Kansas City Area. As a result of the acquisition, Gunter will be able to offer a broader spectrum of services to their commercial clients. Instead of working with multiple vendors, commercial entities will be able to consolidate their pest, lawn and fire safety services with one vendor.
When asked to comment on the new acquisition, Jay Gunter Besheer noted that “We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to add Modern Supply and their whole staff to the Gunter team. Combining two of the oldest service companies in Kansas City, will create a synergy that will ultimately be beneficial to all of our clients”.
More information regarding Gunter and/or Modern can be found at http://gunterpest.com and http://modernfiresafety.com.
Mr. Jay Gunter Besheer
Gunter Pest Management