Solitude Acquires Clarke Aquatic Services

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SOLitude Lake Management (SOLitude), the nation’s largest freshwater management firm, has acquired Clarke Aquatic Services, Inc. (CAS), a business unit of The Clarke Group, headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois. The transaction closed effective November 1, 2022.

Clarke Aquatic Services provides aquatic management services to customers in Florida,

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Through this acquisition, SOLitude welcomes nearly 50 new aquatic service professionals to its organization, and expands its operations to 59 total offices across 41 states.

“We are excited to unite Clarke Aquatic Services and SOLitude Lake Management, further strengthening our position as the premier lake and pond management company in the country,”  said Mychal Manolatos, Vice President of SOLitude Lake Management. “Clarke Aquatic Services brings a long reputation of sound service and expertise in the industry.”

SOLitude and CAS find common ground in the mission to help communities and businesses achieve clean, safe and beautiful lakes, advance new industry technologies and support healthy experiences around the water. 

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“Merging with SOLitude supports professional opportunities for CAS coworkers and enhances the service portfolio and technologies available to aquatics customers,” said J. Lyell Clarke, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Clarke Group. “With the sale of our Aquatics business unit, Clarke intensifies its focus on its core business of developing and delivering the most environmentally-responsible solutions for managing the public health impacts of mosquitoes around the world.”

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About SOLitude Lake Management

SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty and preserve natural resources. 

SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Services include water quality testing and restoration, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, shoreline erosion control, muck and sediment removal and invasive species management. SOLitude partners with homeowners associations, golf courses, private landowners, businesses and municipalities. SOLitude Lake Management is part of Rentokil North America, a leading business services company, operating across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. 

For more information, visit SOLitude Lake Management at, and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  

About The Clarke Group

Clarke is a global environmental products and services company. A family-owned business based in

St. Charles, IL, Clarke’s mission is to make communities around the world more liveable, safe, and

comfortable. We do this by pioneering, developing, and delivering environmentally responsible

mosquito control products and services to help prevent disease, control nuisances, and support healthy communities. For more information, please visit

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