Pye-Barker Fire & Safety have acquired Gerry’s Fire & Safety, Inc. located in south Saint Paul, Minnesota. The purchase was finalized at the end of March and follows Pye-Barker Fire’s recent entrance into the area with the addition of Nardini Fire Equipment. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Gerry’s Fire was established in May 1990 when it was purchased by current owner, Gerry Rohr. Rohr chose to enter the fire protection industry after working with a friend in the field. He started as the company’s sole employee and added eight additional team members as his business grew. He also expanded from only offering fire extinguisher service to becoming a comprehensive fire safety service provider.
The Gerry’s Fire team will merge with PBFS Saint Paul, formerly Nardini Fire Equipment, and continue to support their customers while expanding their service opportunities.
“It is great knowing that, through Pye-Barker Fire, my employees and customers will be left in the best of hands, with limitless growth potential,” shared Rohr. Rohr will be retiring from fire protection to pursue other endeavors. It is Pye-Barker Fire’s honor to carry on his legacy!
Pye-Barker Fire is focused on growing its core markets while adding strategic new territories as opportunities arise. The Company’s main focus is to acquire market-leading businesses with a solid historical financial performance to join its impressive and expanding footprint. Pye-Barker Fire values its culture and promotes an entrepreneurial environment where individual performance is recognized. The Company works with sellers to develop a post-close plan that aims to minimize business disruptions while offering professional employee development into the future.