Neil Kelly Co. has acquired Mr. Sun Solar, thus adding design, installation, and servicing of solar panels and solar energy products to the Portland, Ore.-based remodeler's portfolio of services.

Under the deal, announced May 31, seven Mr. Sun Solar employees will join Neil Kelly. The company has operated since 1980 and specializes in solar electric, solar water heating, and solar pool heating systems.

"Adding solar to our portfolio makes great business sense," said Tom Kelly, president of Neil Kelly Co. "When homeowners look to increase energy efficiency, solar is often at the top of their list. And when it came to evaluating companies, Mr. Sun Solar was at the top of ours."

John Patterson, president of Mr. Sun Solar, will remain an active part of the business, Neil Kelly Co. said in its news release.

Neil Kelly Co. bills itself as the largest design/build firm in the Pacific Northwest. It operates in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, and Bend, Ore., as well as in Seattle.

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