Merging leading hydro-excavation experts

Notre-Dame-de-L’Île-Perrot, June 12, 2023 – The Sanivac Group, the leading Quebec company in hydro excavation, sewer cleaning, and mobile sanitary equipment rental, today announces the acquisition of Excavac, a specialized hydro excavation company based in Saint-Hyacinthe and Quebec City. This union, effective June 10, brings together the two major players in hydro excavation in Quebec to provide the construction industry with the best in terms of inventory, service, and quality.

Uniting forces

Patrick De Sylva and Steve Savoie, co-founders of Excavac, along with their exceptional team, will continue to provide the same exceptional service that they are passionate about. In addition, Excavac’s customers will benefit from the advantages and other services offered by the Sanivac Group.

“This transaction will allow us to continue the growth of Excavac and take on new challenges in the short term in a field that we are passionate about. Sanivac Group is a Quebec flagship, and we are proud to join the Kelly family. It is essential for us to preserve our businesses here and contribute to the development of Quebec!” says Patrick De Sylva, Director of Operations at Excavac.

“Our union will create a formidable fleet of around fifty hydrovac trucks, offering the largest fleet in Quebec. Excavac’s long- standing expertise in the construction field is a particularly enriching asset for our team,” says Vincent Kelly, CEO of the Sanivac Group. “We warmly welcome Mr. De Sylva, Mr. Savoie, the sixty members of the team and the customers of our new Excavac banner! We thank you for your trust,” adds Vincent Kelly.

A promising future

These two new business locations in Saint-Hyacinthe and Quebec City bring about a geographical expansion that aligns with the growth strategy of the Group. In 2023, the Sanivac Group will enter the National Capital Region and by 2024, it plans to offer all of its other services there, such as the rental and services of portable toilets and sanitary trailers, septic tank and grease trap pumping, sewer and urban infrastructure cleaning, steam de-icing, pumping of various kinds, and more.

About The Sanivac Group

Sanivac® was launched by John Kelly in 1961 as a company specializing in hydro excavation, urban infrastructure maintenance, and sanitary services. With three generations of the Kelly family, the Sanivac Group now consists of 470 employees, 275 trucks, 15,000 mobile sanitary units, and has 8 strategically located branches in Quebec and Ontario: Notre-Dame-de-l’Île- Perrot, Outaouais, Saint-Jérôme, Cowansville, Sherbrooke, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec City, and Ottawa.

About Excavac

Founded in 2012 by Patrick De Sylva and Steve Savoie, Excavac is a pioneering soft excavation company in Quebec, with a reputation for exceptional quality work, innovative technologies, and personalized service. Quickly, Excavac has emerged as the most active hydro excavation company and has become an indispensable business partner for the civil engineering and road industry with its activities in cathodic protection, lead water entry changes, rods, service boxes and valves, bolts for pressurized street valves, etc.

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