Background: Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning in Canada Published on September 01, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact: Karla Neely 501 Elm St. #500 Dallas, TX 75202 Phone: (214) 269-2196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ____________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUNDER: SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING IN CANADA ___________________________________________________________________________________ About Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning: The Service Experts name debuted in 1996, but the company traces its roots in Canada back to 1875. Service Experts’ current 90 U.S. and Canadian locations were acquired from independent HVAC businesses, and the company has grown to be one of North America’s largest HVAC service companies, including 15 Canadian centers: 11 in Ontario, three in Alberta and one in Manitoba. In May 2016, Service Experts was purchased by a subsidiary of Enercare Inc. for $340.75 million (U.S.). Service Experts services residential and light commercial locations. The centers specialize in all traditional and modern sustainable heating and cooling equipment, including; gas, electric, and oil forced-air furnaces; heat pumps; air conditioners; boilers; and ductless, hybrid, solar, and geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. The company also sells and installs thermostats, duct work, duct zoning systems, and integrated “whole-home” air quality products such as air filtration, air purification, humidity control (humidifiers and dehumidifiers), and air ventilation systems. Six of the Service Experts Canadian centers also offer full-service plumbing capability. Canadian Centers: ALBERTA A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 2-7317 12 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2S6, (587) 315 – 5271 Founded in 1912, A1 Chesney Service Experts works in these communities: Airdrie, Aldersyde, Black Diamond, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Langdon, and Okotoks. In 2015 and 2016, A1 Chesney has been proud to sponsor Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis in her quest to qualify for the next Olympic games. The center has also supported Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank by offering homeowners $15 off a tune-up in exchange for a food donation. McKinley Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 11122 - 156 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y1, (780) 800 - 7092 Founded in 1968, McKinely Service Experts works in these communities: Beaumont, Breton, Bon Accord, Devon, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Leduc, Morinville, Nisku, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, and Stony Plain. McKinley Service Experts actively supports the community of Edmonton and has participated in bottle drives, food bank donations, including Edmonton’s Food Bank, and many other organizations such as Skate for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and Knights of Columbus. Rob's Albertan Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 4918 72nd Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2K2, (780) 800 – 9047 Founded in 1983, Rob’s Albertan Service Experts works in these communities: Beaumont, Bon Accord, Delton, Devon, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Leduc, Redwater, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Stoney Plain. During the 2015 holiday season, the center offered homeowners $15 off a tune-up or service/repair call in exchange for a donation of canned or dry goods to benefit the local Hope Mission. MANITOBA Winnipeg Supply Service Experts Heating Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 1555 Dublin Avenue, Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3M8, (204) 800 – 0613 Founded in 1904, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts works in these communities: Charleswood, East Saint Paul, Fort Garry, Headingly, Saint Andrews, St. Boniface, St. James, St. Norbert, St. Vital, Transcend, West Saint Paul, and Winnipeg. The center has stepped in to support Winnipeg Harvest and Siloam Mission; homeowners received $25 off a tune-up or repair in exchange for the donation of a winter coat. Homeowners also received $15 off the same service for a food donation. ONTARIO Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 1200 South Service Road, Unit 1, Oakville, ON L6L 5T7, (289) 813 - 5566 Founded in 1974, Abbey Air Service Experts works in these communities: Lancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, and Oakville. Abbey Air supports The Hospital Activity Book For Children, an invaluable tool for professionals caring for children undergoing medical treatment or who are in a crisis situation. The HABC is also a partner with Make-A-Wish Canada. The books are designed for children ages 4 to 12, with activities that are fun for the children, while helping professionals to communicate with children about their thoughts, fears and feelings. The activities range from simple dot to dot coloring to more advanced puzzles. The Hospital Activity Book for Children is provided free of charge. The center also recently helped send the girl’s Team Canada/Inline Hockey to the Federation of International Roller Sports World Championships in Asiago and Roana, Italy by organizing a local fundraiser. Boehmer’s/Cronin Emery Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 1090 Fountain Street, Unit 4, Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3, (519) 804 – 1617 Founded in 1875, Boehme’s/Cronin Emery Service Experts works in these communities: Cambridge, Elmira, Fergus, Galt, Guelph, Kitchener, New Hamburg, Puslinch, and Waterloo. Bryant Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 3194 Devon Drive, Windsor, ON N8X 4L2, (226) 773 - 3357 Founded in 1921, Bryant Service Experts works in these communities: Ambertsburg, Essex, Kingsville, La Salle, Leamington, Tecumseh, and Windsor. D&K Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 6833 Highway 62, R.R. #5, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5, (613) 707 - 2421 Founded in 1985, D&K Service Experts works in these communities: Belleville, Bloomfield, Brighton, Campbellford, Cannifton, Carrying Place, Coulbourne, Frankford, Madoc, Marmora, Napanee, Picton, Shannonville, Springbrook, Stirling, Thomasburg, Trenton, Tweed, Warkworth, and Wellington. D&K works with Habitat for Humanity on an ongoing basis, contributing HVAC equipment and skilled technicians to help install energy-efficient systems in new homes built for struggling families. The center also sponsors children’s sports through the Belleville Youth Soccer Club, regularly makes donations for fund-raising auctions and participates in the local Christmas Sharing food drive. Francis Home Environment Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 1926 Merivale Road, Nepean, ON K2G 1E8, (613) 317 - 2303 Founded in 1933, Francis Home Environment Service Experts works in these communities: Almonte, Carleton Place, Carp, Cumberland, Greely, Kanata, Kemptville, Manotick, Netcalfe, Navan, Nepean, Orleans, Osgoode, Ottawa, Stittsville, and Vanier. Francis Home Environment is a proud supporter of Sobriety House, a residential treatment facility for the chemically dependent serving Ottawa since 1979. The center has donated HVAC equipment and expertise to keep the home comfortable and energy efficient. Francis Home Environment also supports the National Wall of Remembrance Association in its work to create a Wall of Remembrance in Kingston honoring fallen heroes in all conflicts of record. Other important causes that the center supports are The Hospital Activity Book for Children, distributed free to participating hospitals, health care centers and victim service programs, and the Salvation Army. Limcan Walker/Certified Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 105 Consumers Drive, Unit L, Whitby, ON L1N 1C4, (905) 579 - 6616 Founded in 1962, Limcan Walker/Certified Service Experts works in these communities: Ajax, Bowmanville, Clarington, Oshawa, Peterborough, Pickering, Port Hope, Port Perry, and Uxbridge. Twice a year, Limcan Walker/Certified organizes a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army, donating 600-1,000 pounds of food at a time. (One food delivery entailed 15 trucks to convey all the groceries.) The center also joins forces annually with the Durham regional police toy drive, collecting 200-300 toys. Twice a year, the center donates HVAC equipment to be auctioned by the Kingsman Club, raising money for their outreaches. The center has even helped with a unique local program called Salmon Run, with volunteers helping wild salmon over the waterfall on their way to spawn. Mersey Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 1662 Midland Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1P 3C2, (647) 560 – 2240 Founded in 1981, Mersey Service Experts works in these communities: Aurora, Concord, Downsview, East York, Etobicoke, Markham, Newmarket, North York, Rexdale, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Thornhill, Toronto, Unionville, Vaughan, Willowdale, and York. The center has gathered donated toys for St. James Town/Toronto City Mission. Customers received $15 off a tune-up or service in exchange for a donated toy. Peel Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 32 Selby Road, Brampton, ON L6W 3L7 (289) 201 – 2226 Founded in 1985, Peel Service Experts works in these communities: Acton, Brampton, Caledon, Georgetown, Malton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Port Credit, and Streetsville. Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 3500 White Oak Road, Unit B-1, London, ON N6E 2Z9, (226) 270 - 1164 Founded in 1927, Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts works in these communities: Forest, Ingersoll, London, Port Stanley, Sarnia, St. Thomas, Strathroy, and Woodstock. General Manager Peter Inch has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He hosts “Ask the Experts,” a weekly radio call in show on CJBK1290. To help celebrate their 80th anniversary of serving the London community, Roy Inch & Sons launched their HUGS program with a goal to help 80 families in need with their home comfort. Since the program started in 2007, Roy Inch & Sons have given away 78 free tune-ups on furnaces and A/C units. With the help of Armstrong and Lennox, they also donated two free complete forced air gas furnaces and air conditioners to two families. Other causes Roy Inch & Sons support are breast cancer awareness, heart and stroke awareness, the Women’s Community House, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Most recently, the center helped raise more than $8,000 for Canadian Red Cross to aid people affected by the Fort McMurray fires. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 9 Terry Fox Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 7K5 (613) 817 - 1591 Founded in 1984, Service Experts works in these communities: Bath, Battersea, Camden East, Elginburg, Gananoque, Glenburnie, Harrowsmith, Howe Island, Inverary, Kingston, Lansdowne, Lyndhurst, Napanee, Odessa, Perth Road, Seeley’s Bay, Sydenham, Verona, Wolfe Island, and Yarker. The Kingston center is especially active in support of area children, including participating in the annual Union Gas barbecue to benefit the Snowsuit Fund and toy drive, supporting the Boys & Girls Club annual Anti-Bully Day and supporting local swim clubs. The center has also managed a food drive that gives customers a $10 discount on their service in exchange for canned goods or other non-perishables that go to a local food bank. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 177 Scott Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1H4, (905) 581 – 0030 Founded in 1950, Service Experts works in these communities: Ancaster, Beamsville, Dundas, Dunville, Fenwick, Fonthill, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Port Colborne, Queenston, Smithville, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Thorold, Vineland, Virgil, and Welland. Service Experts raises money every February (Heart Month) for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. To date, the center has donated more than $10,000, making them the largest corporate donor. Service Experts has also sponsored teams for the Greater Erie Minor Baseball Association and donated a playhouse as part of a fund-raiser for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.