As one of Ontario's premier appliance repair and installation companies, and now a former SHS contractor, we were sad to find out today that SHS (Sears Home Services) is going bankrupt. In an email received from SHS president Michael Strachan we were informed that the company will abruptly cease its operations today Dec 13, 2013. Our hearts go out to SHS employees that now find themselves unemployed right before the holiday season, we had the pleasure of working with many of them and they are all great individuals.
Dear SHS customers, in order to make this process as painless as possible for you we recommend you call 1-800-4-MY-HOME as soon as possible to get more information. You might need the information provided below in order to do so.
Email from SHS President:
Late today it was announced that SHS has ceased operations. It had been our hope that the court order would have happened early enough in the day that we, along with PwC, could have had the team on companywide conference calls. Below is the notice sent out from PwC. To all SHS team members vendors, installers, PSPs, and the owners I want to say thank you for helping us build something so amazing. It feels like we built an amazing new car and we never really got the chance to take it out on the highway. All the best. Michael
December 13, 2013
NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF SHS SERVICESMANAGEMENT INC.
Subject: SHS ServicesManagement Inc. (“SHS” or the “Company”)
Please be advised that PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. was appointed pursuant to an Order (the
“Receivership Order”) issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the
“Court”) on December 13, 2013, as interim receiver (the “Receiver”) of all of the assets,
undertakings and properties of the Company.
Pursuant to paragraph 13 of the Receivership Order, this notice confirms that your employment
with the Company has been terminated, effective December 13, 2013. A copy of the Receivership
Order can be found on the Receiver’s website at www.pwc.com/car-shs.
The Receiver is not responsible at law or otherwise for any unpaid salary, wages, vacation pay,
pay in lieu of notice (termination pay) or severance pay or any other employee benefits or
accrued incentives or entitlements owing to you by the Company prior to the date of the
Receivership Order. Details of the amounts owed to you by the Company will be provided to you
by the Receiver, at which time, the Receiver will comply with the provisions of the Wage Earner
Protection Program Act (“WEPPA”) and will provide you with further information regarding
Your T4 and record of employment (“ROE”) will be sent to you in the normal course of business.
Should you have any questions, we request that you contact either the HR department at head
office or the hotline of the Receiver at 1-855-376-8474
Yours very truly,
in its capacity as Receiver of
SHS Services Management Inc./Gestion Des Services SHS Inc. and
SHS Services Limited Partnership
and not in its personal or corporate capacity
125 Commerce Valley Drive West