IES Expands Solar Capabilities

Acquires Certain Assets of the Acro Energy Group

February 19, 2013
Manufacturing Group

Integrated Electrical Services Inc. an infrastructure services company with leading positions in a broad range of markets for electrical and communications products and services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Acro Energy group, a residential solar energy integrator. The acquisition is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

“Offering alternative energy services to the residential market represents a long term growth market for IES Residential,” says Dwayne Collier, president of IES Residential. “As Acro Energy’s exclusive installation provider since late 2011, this acquisition will not only strengthen our position in the residential solar market, but also provide IES Residential with Acro’s sales force capabilities to cross-sell additional electrical services.”

Acro Energy markets and sells products and services through a sales organization that includes a direct sales team, a call center and a customer referral program. As part of the acquisition, more than 70 employees and independent contractors across Acro’s three offices will join IES. Additionally, IES is assuming Acro’s backlog of contracts of over $4.0 million. Acro Energy is a top 15 residential solar energy integrator in the state of California.