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The Aust Group

A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm

The Aust Group LLC – A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm, established by Stuart Aust, alongside his family guides shareholders through the selling process and maximizes the value of their company. Not ready to sell? The Aust Group 25+ years of industry specific ownership experience offers business consultation and mentorship packages to improve your company’s best practices and help prepare a lucrative exit strategy. 

The Aust Group

Stuart Aust


The Aust Group LLC

Stuart Aust, former President of Bug Doctor, Inc, is Principal and Founder of The Aust Group, LLC – a Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm. Stuart and his wife, Donna, started Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control in January of 1992 as a “mom and pop” company, soliciting pest control customers “door to door.” This small business evolved into a full-service pest management company with an annual revenue close to 7 million dollars. In 2016, Stuart sold his business to Anticimex. He was brought on as VP of Business Development specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions. In January of 2018, Stuart and his family launched The Aust Group specializing in mergers and acquisitions, business and leadership development, and sales and marketing training/consulting.

In January 2010, Pest Control Technology (PCT) named Bug Doctor as one of the top 25 pest management companies to watch in the United States. Stuart is a columnist for Pest Management Professional Magazine (PMP). He has been a frequent panelist and guest speaker at numerous National Pest Management Association (NPMA) conferences. In 2017 Stuart spoke about the current climate of Mergers and Acquisitions at Legislative Day. In 2010, Bug Doctor/Bird Doctor was recognized as a Top 100 Pest Control company by PCT Magazine. Bug Doctor was recognized by Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, out of over 27 million businesses. Bird Doctor was ranked in the top three bird control companies globally by PMP Magazine. Stuart has been involved with numerous buy-and-sell side acquisitions, as well as consulting for various companies in the industry. 

Stuart has been sought for his pest management expertise and has appeared on numerous main stream news stations. His company has been featured in many publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, Newsday New York, PCT Magazine, and appeared on the covers of AIM Magazine and PMP Magazine.

Christopher Aust

Director of Business Development

The Aust Group LLC

Christopher Aust is the Director of Business Development for The Aust Group, LLC A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm. Chris graduated from High Point University in the Spring of 2018 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. During his tenure at High Point University, Chris had various internships and ambassador roles with several companies. He also worked as a self-employed freelance marketing analyst where he analyzed companies social media marketing strategies, made recommendations on how to grow client base, and compared and analyzed competitor data to help inform decision making. 

After graduating in May of 2018, Chris brought his skills and experience from his previous work and joined The Aust Group. As Director of Business Development, Chris oversees the marketing strategies, company branding, and digital content.


In Mergers & Acquisitions Experience

With close to $100 Million worth of transactions in M&A, The Aust Group is experienced.


Listed as a PCT Top 100 Business

The Aust Group gives you the proven guidance from a ten time PCT Top 100 management team.


Years in the Service industries

Operating in a service industry for over 25 years, The Aust Group brings proven expertise in leadership, marketing, sales, and customer service. 


Top 5,000 Company out of 27,000,000

The Aust Group previously owned business was listed in Inc. Magazine for being in the Top 5,000 in the Nation.

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