CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NearU Services, a home services platform, announced the acquisition of 2nd Wind Heating & Air Conditioning, a home services provider located in Columbia, South Carolina. 2nd Wind has a four-decade-long foothold in the Columbia area, and will further bolster NearU’s customer service capabilities by extending its portfolio of services in a key South Carolina market.
"2nd Wind has been a proven leader in the greater Columbia area for nearly 40 years. The company’s focus on delivering the best home services in the region is a welcome tradition to the NearU family, and one that we will continue to grow in the future, " said Ashish Achlerkar, NearU's founder and CEO. "NearU has near-term plans to pursue an aggressive de novo strategy, and companies like 2nd Wind are a great anchor for that approach. NearU is committed to taking the incredible legacy of 2nd Wind to greater heights, and we welcome its customers and team members to the rapidly growing NearU family."
"I started 2nd Wind in 1985 with a mission to provide our customers with sincere care, while always being courteous, professional, and highly skilled in our trade. I am proud of the legacy that we have built over the years and am excited for the growth opportunities within the NearU family," said Mickey Lawler, founder of 2nd Wind. I am confident that NearU will take excellent care of our customers, invest in career opportunities for our employees, and preserve the legacy of 2nd Wind. I am committed to supporting NearU’s organic and inorganic growth strategy in the region, and I could not be more excited for 2nd Wind’s future."
Under NearU's ownership, the 2nd Wind team will continue to operate under their current, reputed local brand. 2nd Wind will go on serving customers under the existing management team led by General Manager, Brian Lawler. NearU's operations, finance, and marketing teams have a well-defined plan to propel 2nd Wind to new heights in service to its employees and its customers.