Timeline

We know how to take care of your legacy and your business because we are honored to have done so for many businesses in our history.

We have built our company through the decades by providing exit strategies or growth opportunities for business owners ready for the next step. Read their stories below:

  1. Pye-Barker Adds Alpha Fire to Piedmont Branch

    Pye-Barker Fire is happy to share our acquisition of Alpha Fire & Safety in Greenville, South Carolina!  Alpha Fire is proud to be a family-founded, veteran-owned, Christian company that specializes in kitchen suppression systems and fire extinguishers. Alpha Fire & Safety was founded by Tim and Diana Parris in 2002.  As both a retired Navy…
  2. Industrial Fire Systems Joins the PBFS Team

    Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce our acquisition of Industrial Fire Systems, Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina!  Industrial Fire offers innovative solutions for their customers, with a special focus on fire alarm, special hazard systems, cameras, and card access.  This acquisition will enable us to expand our ability to provide these services throughout the Upstate…
  3. Pye-Barker Fire Acquires Nardini Fire Equipment

    Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is proud to announce its acquisition of Nardini Fire Equipment Company, an innovative fire protection company headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. With this acquisition, Pye-Barker Fire strengthens its presence in the Midwest while expanding its national footprint by adding services in five new states: Minnesota, North Dakota,…
  4. PBFS Adds Utah Fire Systems to Provo, UT Location

    Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce the acquisition of Utah Fire Systems in Provo, Utah. Utah Fire Systems will merge into our existing branch in Provo and add a fire alarm division to our service offerings in that part of the state. Utah Fire was founded in January 2014 by Josh Hines. The business quickly…
  5. AA Fire Joins the Pye-Barker Family

    Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce the acquisition of AA Fire in North Miami, FL. This addition comes after a series of big moves into the Miami market, starting in July 2019. With the addition of the AA Fire team, Pye-Barker will be expanding our kitchen suppression services to the surrounding community and gaining a…
  6. PBFS Adds Location in Ft. Pierce, FL!

    Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce our acquisition of Fire Equipment Services of St. Lucie, Inc. in Ft. Pierce, Florida! The business will become our fourteenth location in the Sunshine State and will offer fire extinguisher and suppression services to the central east coast. Owners Mel and Lucy Folbrecht took over Fire Equipment Services in…
  7. "It Still Feels Like a Dream" An Acquisition Update

    November 2020 marks the three year anniversary of Pye-Barker Fire’s acquisition of Allstate Fire Protection, a thriving company owned and operated by Robert Whitley in Rocky Mount, NC.  We were able to follow up with Robert to ask him how things are going now for himself and his team. Robert shared that after 31 years…
  8. Pye-Barker Adds Commonwealth to Kentucky Branch

    The Pye-Barker Fire team is proud to announce our acquisition of Commonwealth Fire Protection in Bowling Green, Kentucky! The Commonwealth team will merge into our existing Bowling Green branch, becoming the dedicated sprinkler division for that location. We are excited to expand our service offerings for both Pye-Barker and Commonwealth’s customers through this acquisition. Commonwealth…
  9. Pye-Barker Fire Acquires High Tech Industry Leader, Mitec

    Pye-Barker Fire is proud to announce our acquisition of Mitec, an innovative fire and property protection company with locations across the southeast. Through the purchase of Mitec, we increase our team with 140 new employees across the southern part of the country.  We gain a presence both in the new territory of Dallas, TX and…
  10. PBFS Expands Louisville Branch with B & R Acquisition

    Pye-Barker is proud to share the expansion of our Louisville branch through the acquisition of B & R Fire & Safety.  This small, veteran-owned business specializes in servicing large industrial and chemical facilities and has become the area’s go-to place for live fire extinguisher training. The business has grown through the efforts of owner, Robert…
  11. PBFS Welcomes Booth Fire & Safety to the Team!

    Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is proud to announce the acquisition of Booth Fire & Safety in Bowling Green, Kentucky! This business has protected South Central Kentucky and Northern Tennessee for over 50 years and will serve as a perfect complement to our Louisville and Nashville branches. Doug Gorman has owned and operated Booth Fire &…
  12. Pye-Barker Enters Mississippi!

    We are proud to announce our entrance into Mississippi through the acquisition of American Fire & Safety! American Fire & Safety, Inc was founded in 1994 by Ralph Kenney. Before becoming the owner of his own fire protection company, Ralph was a fireman. On his days off he worked as a fire service technician for…
  13. Pye-Barker Now In Virginia!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce our expansion into Virginia through the acquisition of Greer Supply Co in Roanoke. Greer Supply Co. has been in the fire protection business for over 25 years. Strategically located near the interstate, the business boasts an extensive customer base spanning across Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. The business and its…
  14. Pye-Barker Establishes Branch in Washington!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Alpine Fire and Safety Systems in Burlington, Washington.  This acquisition helps the company tap into the thriving community surrounding Seattle and strengthens our presence on the Pacific coast. Apline Fire in Burlington, WA was founded in 1981 by owner Steve Bounds with only $1000 and a van.…
  15. Pye-Barker Welcomes Florida Fire Safety

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Florida Fire Safety in Doral, Florida. This addition is a perfect complement to our existing offices in the Miami area and the natural next step for this growing family business. Florida Fire Safety Inc. was originally established in 2003 by Jesus and Mirta Morales from a small…
  16. Pye-Barker Adds Office in Las Vegas!

    Pye-Barker is proud to kick off our acquisitions for 2020 with the purchase of Certified Fire Protection in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is an exciting acquisition to start the year, as it establishes our company in a new territory and adds another state to our growing map. Certified Fire Protection was started in November 1977…
  17. Breaking Our Own Records: PBFS Year in Review

    As the year and the decade come to a close, we would like to review the highlights from the previous months and celebrate all we have accomplished in 2019, a year which proved to be another record-breaking one for Pye-Barker Fire & Safety. At the close of 2018, we wrote an article commemorating the significant…
  18. Pye-Barker Acquires Empire Fire, Adds Wyoming Branch

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Empire Fire & Safety and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Pye-Barker adds our first branch in the state of Wyoming and expands the capabilities of our current Denver office. Empire Fire & Safety Inc. is a full-service fire protection company that was established…
  19. Pye-Barker's Rapid Expansion in Florida

    Since December 2016, Pye-Barker has acquired over 30 businesses and added even more locations across the country. A third of those acquisitions have been in the sunny state of Florida, where Pye-Barker has worked hard to establish a firm presence in the state’s various metropolitans. This year we have focused our efforts on the southeastern…
  20. Pye-Barker Enters Tallahassee!

    Pye-Barker is excited to announce our entrance into Tallahassee, Florida with the acquisition of Interstate Fire Systems, Inc. This new branch in Florida’s state capital marks our emergence into this area of the state, and we hope that this beginning will be the first of many new branches to come in Florida’s famous panhandle. Interstate…
  21. Pye-Barker Acquires AAA Fire & Safety Equipment

    Pye-Barker is pleased to announce our acquisition of AAA Fire & Safety Equipment Co. in Austin, Texas. This family owned and operated company has proudly served Austin and surrounding areas for almost 40 years and is a valuable addition to our collection of Texas branches. AAA Fire & Safety Equipment Co., Inc. is a licensed…
  22. Pye-Barker Now In Kansas!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce our entrance into the “Sunflower State” with the acquisition of Kansas Fire Equipment in the thriving city of Wichita. This is an exciting entrance into the middle of the country, complements our existing Texas branches in the southern central region, and will hopefully be our first step towards a stronger…
  23. Pye-Barker Acquires Ace Fire Sprinklers

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce our latest acquisition of A Fire Protection Plus and Ace Fire Sprinklers in Hialeah, Florida. This is an important addition, as it enables us to expand our fire protection services in the southeastern part of Florida by offering fire sprinkler and backflow inspections and repairs. It also complements our pursuit…
  24. Pye-Barker Now In 10 States With 50 Locations

    With the acquisition of Universal Fire Equipment in Portland, Oregon, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has achieved 50 locations across 10 states. This is a major milestone in our company’s history and marks our shift from a localized business to a national fire protection provider. In June 2016, Pye-Barker was still considered a southeastern company with…
  25. With Oregon Acquisition, PBFS is Now Coast to Coast!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce our expansion into the West Coast with the acquisition of Universal Fire Equipment, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. This family company with humble beginnings transformed into a fierce regional competitor through the heart, hard work, and determination of its founder and owner, Greg Heath and his wife, Liz. Below they share…
  26. PBFS Adds Gulf Coast Fire to the Family

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the addition of Gulf Coast Fire & Safety, Inc. to our Florida family! This acquisition not only strengthens Pye-Barker’s well-established presence in the southwestern Gulf coast region of the state but also enables two industry veterans to retire happily knowing their employees are in good hands. Gulf Coast Fire &…
  27. Pye-Barker Acquires Triangle Fire

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce our continued expansion into the southern Florida market with the acquisition of Triangle Fire in Doral, Florida.  Triangle Fire is known as a leader in the fire protection industry across the region and brings a loyal customer base along with a well-trained team of employees to Pye-Barker in this deal. …
  28. Pye-Barker Expands Colorado Presence

    Pye-Barker is pleased to share that we are expanding our presence in the state of Colorado through the acquisition of Tri County Fire Protection.  Tri County Fire is based in Rifle, CO and has four additional locations in the cities of Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, Frisco, and Littleton.  They are experts of restaurant fire suppression…
  29. PBFS Enters Miami with Sea Coast Fire Acquisition

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Sea Coast Fire, Inc. in Miami, FL. With this addition, we establish a new branch in this thriving market and expand our marine suppression capabilities in South Florida. Owners Paul Barry and David Byerly started in the fire protection industry in the early 80’s. The Miami natives…
  30. Pye-Barker Acquires Fire Protection Services

    Pye-Barker is happy to share our latest acquisition news: we have added Fire Protection Services Corp. to the PBFS family! Fire Protection Services Corp. (FPS) is located in Blufton, South Carolina. Owners Will and Laurie Pelletier moved from Pennsylvania to Beaufort County in 1988, where Will continued working as a firefighter with the Town of…
  31. Pye-Barker Now in Utah!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce its recent expansion into Utah with the acquisition of Utah Fire Equipment, located in Salt Lake City and Ogden.  With these two branches, Pye-Barker makes its first strides west of the Rocky Mountains and further establishes itself as a national fire protection provider. Utah Fire was started by 21 year…
  32. PBFS Sumter Still Going Strong: An Acquisition Update

    May 2019 marks the three year anniversary of Pye-Barker’s acquisition of the South Carolina Safety Company in Sumter, SC.  To mark the occasion, we spoke to Mark Black, one of the original lead members of SC Safety, to find out how the past few years have impacted him and his team. Mark shared that all…
  33. Pye-Barker Acquires Hernando Fire

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Hernando Fire in Central Florida.  Hernando Fire has been in the fire protection business for over 30 years and provides fire safety services for a large range of customers, from small businesses and public schools to apartment complexes and restaurant chains.  Their services include the inspection, sales,…
  34. PBFS Welcomes Ace Fire Equipment

    Pye-Barker is now pleased to offer cohesive fire protection coverage to the southeastern corner of Texas through the recent acquisition of Ace Fire Equipment. Since 1968, Ace Fire Equipment has been a family business providing full service coverage to the San Antonio and Austin markets.  For over half a century they have proudly offered fire…
  35. Pye-Barker Now In Kentucky!

    Pye-Barker is pleased to announce our recent expansion into Kentucky through the acquisition of Pro Fire Extinguishment.  Owner Aaron Jarrell grew the business from a one man, one truck operation into the thriving, full-service fire protection company it is today, servicing a broad area with a robust customer base. When he decided the time had…
  36. Pye-Barker Proud to Enter Colorado

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce their expansion into the western part of the United States through the recent establishment of three Colorado branches, located in Denver, Greeley, and Colorado Springs.  These new branches were added through the acquisition of Sentry Fire & Safety, a full service fire protection company that has been serving the Colorado…
  37. Pye-Barker Acquires Dragon Fire

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the acquisition of Dragon Fire, a fire protection company that was originally founded in Cleveland, Texas in 1991.  Owner Russ Felldin was introduced to the fire safety industry through his father, who worked for well-known fire protection equipment provider, Ansul, for over three decades during Felldin’s childhood.  Felldin himself worked…
  38. Pye-Barker Expands into Texas!

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce that, with the recent acquisition of A-1 Fire and Safety Equipment Co., we are now protecting property and life in the great state of Texas.  Our expansion into Texas is just beginning, with two new branches being established in Waco and Bryan, and more coming in the near future.  This…
  39. Reliable Fire Joins the PBFS Family

    Reliable Fire & Safety / Reliable Alarm Technology is a family owned business that has been servicing customers in South Florida since 1983. Owner and founder, Ken Kramer, and his wife Enna, built the company from the ground-up, turning it into the successful, comprehensive fire protection company that it is today.  Reliable continues to have a…
  40. Pye-Barker Acquires American Fire

    Pye-Barker is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Fire & Safety, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.  Sherrill Ridley has owned and operated the business since 1977, growing the company into the well-respected and successful fire protection service provider it is today.  His technicians are all state and manufacturer certified, and have an incredible reputation in…
  41. Pye-Barker Acquires Tampa Bay Fire

    Pye-Barker is pleased to announce their newest acquisition of Tampa Bay Fire, a company known for their quality customer service on the central Florida coast.  This family business has served the area for 25 years, and their employees will continue to do so as a new Pye-Barker location in Largo.  The owner, John, wrote the…
  42. PBFS Adds Allstate Fire to the Family

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Allstate Fire Protection in Rocky Mount, NC.  The owner of Allstate Fire, Robert, started the company in 1989 and worked hard to build it from the ground up into the thriving business it is today.  Our offer came in perfect time for he and his wife,…
  43. PBFS Adds Integrity Fire to the Team

    Pye-Barker is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Integrity Fire in Piedmont, SC. Integrity Fire has been serving northwestern South Carolina since 1994, providing fire safety solutions to commercial and industrial businesses. This acquisition enables PBFS to expand our fire alarm capabilities in the upstate region. We also gain the knowledge and experience of…
  44. PBFS Acquires FirePro in Charlotte, NC

    FirePro was started in 2003 by Dale Fink and Robert Johnson.  Their experience in the industry, along with their strong customer relationships, allowed FirePro to grow rapidly. At the time of acquisition, FirePro had employed over 40 people, while servicing the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee. FirePro specialized in fire suppression, fire extinguishers, emergency/exit lights, and hood cleaning services.…
  45. PBFS Acquires Tanner Fire

    Pye-Barker is proud to acquire Tanner Fire from John Loria in Bradenton, FL. When John purchased Tanner Fire over 20 years ago, it was a small, local fire safety provider. He has since turned it into the well-respected, reputable industry leader in southwest Florida that it is today.  The acquisition of Tanner Fire further solidifies Pye-Barker’s…
  46. AAC United Joins the PBFS Family

    AAC United Fire & Safety Equipment, Inc. was founded in 1991 by partners George Anselona and Jimmy Celestino. Together they purchased a small, one man, one truck fire extinguisher company, which grew into a thriving business over years of hard, dedicated work. Today AAC United has seven service vehicles, ten loyal and very hard working employees,…
  47. Pye-Barker Welcomes Innovative to the Family

    Innovative Electronic Control Systems in Tucker, GA was founded in 1987 by David Stanczak. Since its founding, Innovative has evolved into a full system integration provider, offering inspections, service, installation, and maintenance for Access Control, Fire Alarm, Security, Video, and other IP and standard solutions. The addition of the highly trained staff at Innovative allows Pye-Barker to…
  48. Accurate Fire Joins the PBFS Family

    We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Pye-Barker Fire & Safety family, Accurate Fire Protection, Inc. out of Loganville, GA. Accurate Fire was established in 1998 and prided themselves in delivering responsible, accurate, and timely fire sprinkler inspection, design and installation. The owners, Eric Litschauer and Mack Farrar bring over 50 years…
  49. Metro Fire & Safety Joins the PBFS Team

    We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Pye Barker Fire & Safety family, Metro Fire & Safety out of Durham, NC. Owner, Charles Sanford, is a retired Durham city fireman who decided to continue his service to the community by opening a fire protection company over 20 years ago. With a focus…
  50. Pye-Barker Acquires Advanced Fire Equipment

    Pye-Barker was proud to acquire Advanced Fire in December 2016. Founder Ken Gaines started Advanced Fire as his second career, after completing a life of service with the fire department. Ken brought his passion, and the knowledge gained through his previous experience, to the fire extinguisher business and within seven years developed a reputation as…
  51. Pye-Barker Acquires Commercial Fire Equipment Company

    December was a fantastic month for acquisitions, starting with welcoming Commercial Fire Equipment Company to the team. Bruce Varnadoe started Commercial in 1988 after eight years of experience in the industry. After more than 35 years in the business, Bruce decided it was time to take a break from fire protection. Fortunately for Pye-Barker, he didn’t stay away…
  52. Myrtle Beach Fire & Safety Joins PBFS

    In November 2016, Pye-Barker was fortunate to acquire Myrtle Beach Fire & Safety Group in Myrtle Beach, SC. The MBFS Group had been a household name in the area for over 30 years, providing fire extinguisher, restaurant suppression, fire alarm, and fire sprinkler inspections, service, and installation. Owner Gary Teachout was very active in the community…
Everyone of our employees was very happy with the new wages and increased benefits that came along with the transition…
PBFS Hialeah - November 2019