When it’s time to sell.

Transitioning Your Business for the Future

Building a successful business is hard work, but it can be just as challenging to transition away when the time arrives. How can you make sure your customers and employees will be well served? How can you best honour the good will you’ve established for your business? How can you find a buyer who will understand the legacy you’ve built?

As a third-generation family-run business, we at Kelson truly know the value of continuity, good relationships, and excellent service. If you’re getting ready to sell your business and you’re looking for a buyer who can work with you on a transition plan, we should talk.

Areas Of Interest

  • HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical
  • Service, Maintenance, Facility Management
  • Consulting Engineering
  • Other Construction Businesses

Finding the Best Fit

Kelson has always been growth oriented. We’ve been in this business for more than 75 years - we’re solid, reliable, and we’re leaders in our industry. As a seller, here are some benefits you can count on.

Kelson is one of the largest and most established mechanical contracting, engineering, and service companies in Canada.

We’re known industry-wide for our excellence and for delivering on our promises.

We’re an award-winning Best Employer and Best Managed Company.

We have the expertise and financial resources to compensate you fairly for your business.

You can deal directly with us - no brokers’ fees required.

We’ve Got Answers

Why should I consider Kelson as a buyer for my business?

Our 75+ years of longevity speaks for itself. We’ve built our reputation on excellent service and the deep knowledge we’ve gained through the completion of projects at every scale.

What kinds of businesses does Kelson want to acquire?

Kelson has many facets, and we’re open to growth in all of those areas: mechanical engineering, construction, service, and maintenance. We’re looking especially for small, successful companies with loyal customers and committed employees. If you value excellence and strong relationships, we’ll be a good fit. 

If I sell my business, will I have to step away immediately?

Every business is unique and so is every agreement. The process can accommodate your continued involvement in any number of ways...or you can transition out very quickly if that’s what you’re looking for. We’ll collaborate to arrive at a plan that suits everyone involved.

How will my customers and employees be affected by a sale?

At Kelson, we place enormous importance on our staff, our customers, our suppliers...with everyone we connect with. We’ll bring the same attitude to the people who matter to your business, working towards continuity during and after the shift.

How does Kelson value my firm?

Of course you’re looking for a fair valuation of your business. Our acquisitions team brings a lot of experience to the table, and together we’ll agree on equitable terms that recognize the strengths of your business.

When is the right time for me to sell?

The question of timing encompasses many factors. Perhaps you’re approaching retirement and it’s the right moment for you to capitalize on your success. Or maybe a succession plan, where you turn over the business to a family member or associate, isn’t available to you. Or it might be that your business has expanded quickly and needs additional financial, management, or technical resources to get to the next level. 

Whatever the circumstances, if you’ve been thinking of selling...it’s a good time to explore your options.