Project: Habitat for Humanity

AQC Donated The BlueDuct® to a Habitat for Humanity® Project

SHOREVIEW, Minn.—AQC Industries, Inc. (AQC) is the leading manufacturer of advanced engineered duct systems. They are proud to have recently supported a Habitat for Humanity® home in Willmar, Minn. Moreover, the company donated 200 feet (61 m) of The BlueDuct®, which was recommended and installed by Chappell Central, Inc., a premier industrial, commercial, and residential HVAC provider in Willmar.

Habitat for Humanity

In addition to donating The BlueDuct® Preinsulated Underground Duct System, AQC Industries partnered with SVL, a distributor of The BlueDuct®, to provide engineering services to help design the optimal duct system for the 1,400-square foot (130 square meters) home.

“The BlueDuct® is the only underground air duct system we specify and install,” says Paul Krueger, project foreman and sales representative for Chappell Central. “An advanced duct system, it is easy to install and doesn’t leak or corrode. Also, it meets or exceeds building codes. It effortlessly passed building code inspection, including installation and pressure testing.”

A participant in Habitat for Humanity for over 20 years, Chappell Central also installed gas piping, the furnace, air-to-air exchange ventilation. Finally, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom rambler was move-in ready in November.

“AQC is committed to helping families and the community build reliable, sustainable shelters,” says Jim Lubratt, vice Habitat for Humanitypresident of AQC Industries. “NSF P374 certified for R-10 equivalent thermal performance, The BlueDuct® is preinsulated for energy efficiency. It does not require added insulation, drain tile, or cement trench structures.”

Made from ultra-durable, advanced polyethylene, AQC’s Blue Duct system is the best direct-burial underground duct. Moreover, the system protects against corrosion, mold and mildew, radon, rust, water, and air leaks. The BlueDuct® is in thousands of commercial and residential buildings for over a decade.

About the Rep

SVL, Inc. is a Midwest equipment manufacturer’s representative providing HVAC solutions to scale for over 50 years. It is continually striving to provide premier solutions that integrate into every project. Through humble beginnings and maintaining a small business mentality, SVL knows the value of customer relationships. For this reason, they go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Furthermore, as you work through the design, selection, installation, and operation processes, SVL will guide you every step of the way. When you work with SVL, you are One Team with One Mission.

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity®

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity (CMHFH) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to gather communities and transform lives through affordable homeownership. CMHFH collaborates with low-income families and dedicated community volunteers, donors, and partners to build and renovate houses in Central Minnesota. Then the homes are available to low-income families. Finally, CMHFH serves Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, and Wright Counties.

For additional information on The BlueDuct® and AQC Industries, email or call 1.877.783.1520 or +1 652.209.0050. To find a representative near you, visit