Sears Canada acquires duct cleaning business

Toronto-based Sears Canada has announced the purchase of Excell Duct Cleaning, a privately held network of air duct cleaning licensees for Sears in 24 regions of Canada.

Excell provides duct cleaning services, HVAC service and repair and the sale of some clean air products under the “Sears Indoor Clean Air Services" name, according to the retailer.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Current employees of Excell will remain and continue to work out of their Burlington, Ontario, office, the company said.

“Having Excell under the Sears Home Services umbrella will position Sears to expand the products and services offered through the licensee network, including those relating to heating, ventilation and air conditioning,” explained Ajit Khanna, senior vp-home services, travel and contact centers for Sears Canada.

“Our aim is to become more important in the management of our customers' homes, and today's announcement is an important step in accomplishing this,” Khanna added.