Pye-Barker extends its reach with the acquisition of Iowa Fire Equipment Company

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Pye-Barker’s steady growth trajectory

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Iowa Fire Equipment Company, marking its entrance into its 40th state and adding five more locations to its rapidly expanding network.

With this acquisition, Pye-Barker continues its consistent growth as one of the dominant fire protection, life safety, and security service providers in the US.

The Iowa Fire Equipment Company is a leading name in fire protection and fire alarms, with operations spanning 16 states across the Midwest and Florida.

Iowa Fire and Pye-Barker: A journey of similarities

Iowa Fire Equipment Company began its journey as a single-employee fire extinguisher venture in Des Moines, Iowa.

Over the years, it has evolved into a reputable enterprise, delivering fire sprinklers, suppression systems, fire alarms, backflow preventers, emergency lighting, and exit signs across a significant portion of the country.

Their presence extends to five branches located in Ft. Myers, Florida; Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa; Springfield, Missouri; and Terre Haute, Indiana.

“After researching multiple interested companies, I am confident in stating: Pye-Barker mirrors our values most closely,” said Brett Pruitt, Owner of Iowa Fire.

“They stand out as the prime choice for ensuring our customers’ enduring support and importantly, nurturing our team as our growth persists.”

“Pye-Barker’s partnership with Iowa Fire is pivotal as it paves our way into new Midwestern markets, reinforcing our vision to emerge as the top national choice for fire protection, life safety, and security solutions,” said Bart Proctor, CEO at Pye-Barker.

He further commented on the company’s focused, value-based acquisition strategy which prioritises collaborating with businesses that share their customer-centric values and team commitments.

It has been confirmed that Iowa Fire’s seasoned team will persist in their dedication to serving their clientele in both the Midwest and Florida regions.

IFSJ Comment

The merger of two leading entities within the fire safety and security industry, such as Pye-Barker and Iowa Fire Equipment Company, signifies a shift in the balance of service provision in the US.

As both firms have substantial experience and presence, their combined strength can further solidify their positioning in the market.

This strategic alignment means customers can expect enhanced services, innovation, and broader reach.

Furthermore, the mutual values and respect both companies hold for each other’s legacy suggest a synergistic relationship that will benefit both the staff and the consumers.

Industry onlookers should closely observe the resultant innovations and expansions stemming from this collaboration.

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