South Jersey energy service firm sells HVAC, plumbing operations

South Jersey Energy Service Plus’ site in Hammonton has been bought by a Connecticut home-energy repair service.

HomeServe USA will take over SJESP’s HVAC and plumbing operations, where 28 people are currently employed.

“There are no changes anticipated to the site, but we are hoping to expand the volume of our HVAC service and installation business there as we attract new customers in the South Jersey community,” said Myles Meehan, senior vice president of public relations for HomeServe.

There are nearly 62,000 households serviced by SJESP.

“This acquisition will help us deliver a better service experience for our customers — something we are constantly striving towards at HomeServe,” said HomeServe CEO Tom Rusin.

SJESP staff and various business assets, including vehicles, equipment, inventory and systems, will be integrated into HomeServe’s Energy Services business and continue to operate out of the existing SJESP location on North Second Road.

“This transaction allows us the opportunity to build on our existing relationship with HomeServe and transition our employees to a team with a commitment to excellence in customer service that matches our own,” SJESP Vice President Lisa Vallaster said. “We expect that the customers in our region served under a HomeServe contract will see a seamless transition, and will continue to receive the highest quality service for their homes.”