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Branch Feature: Covington, GA

The Pye-Barker Fire & Safety branch in Covington, Georgia is special in many ways. The office itself was founded in 1976 as D&C Fire Protection, and joined the Pye-Barker family in June 2016. D&C Fire Protection was the first company that Pye-Barker acquired with a focus on new sprinkler construction. Thirteen of the employees now working for Pye-Barker came from this original company, as did Branch Manager Bradley McCullough, who was D&C’s longest tendered employee.

Although the Covington branch focuses primarily on new construction, the team also provides a variety of Continue reading “Branch Feature: Covington, GA”

What Does It Mean to be Factory Trained or Certified?

The fire safety specialists at Pye-Barker are factory trained and certified to handle your safety needs, but what does it mean and why should you care?
  • What Does It Mean?
A “factory trained” technician is someone that has successfully completed a specific course offered by the manufacturer.  A “certified technician” is one who has completed special classes and/or training in an area of expertise to gain knowledge or perfect a skill, Continue reading “What Does It Mean to be Factory Trained or Certified?”

Accurate Fire Joins the PBFS Family

Accurate Fire Protection 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 of combined experience in fire protection and Continue reading “Accurate Fire Joins the PBFS Family”

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 the best quality provider in the Daytona market. Continue reading “Pye-Barker Acquires Advanced Fire Equipment”

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 very long. Bruce has returned on a part time basis to join his son, and new boss Kevin, as a member of our fire specialist team in Brandon, FL. Continue reading “Pye-Barker Acquires Commercial Fire Equipment Company”

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 and extremely passionate about his customers and employees. His highly trained technicians, Continue reading “Myrtle Beach Fire & Safety Joins PBFS”

Pye-Barker Senior Technician Rescues Woman

Senior Technician Eddie Hall Rescues WomanHow would you respond if you came upon the scene of a burning car with a person trapped inside? Eddie Hall, fire protection specialist at Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Inc. did what came naturally to him, he risked his life to save another. Along with a few other first responders, he personally emptied fourteen portable fire extinguishers to put out the deadly fire. Here is an ABC News4 YouTube video report of the Charleston SC incident. Continue reading “Pye-Barker Senior Technician Rescues Woman”