About

A fire and life safety company.
For overachievers.

Fire and life safety is our passion. It’s all we think about. We leverage our hard-earned expertise to give people peace of mind, confidence, and more time to pursue their core businesses.

Our approach is distinctly positive. We don’t deal in fear. On the contrary, we celebrate the peace of mind that comes with feeling prepared, safe, and completely secure.

Our Mission

When you’re passionate about something, it shows. It drives you to action. And ultimately, it affects the lives of others. That’s why we’re always working to provide a meaningful impact to as many lives as possible.

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The CertaSite Story

Jeff Wyatt had a vision for what he wanted in a fire protection and life safety company. The man had been in the industry almost 30 years. He believed it was time for fresh thinking in the world of fire and life safety. So, in 2018, his vision became a reality, and a new kind of fire protection and life safety company was born: CertaSite.

At CertaSite, we see possibilities others don’t. We are building relationships and partnerships others won’t. And we offer competencies others can’t. All because we’re ever fascinated with helping our partners stay prepared, positive, and profitable.

Today, CertaSite is the premiere fire protection and life safety company. We exist to keep people and property safe all while disrupting the industry in ways no company comes close to.

Our History

2018

April
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Jeff Wyatt hired as CEO of a yet-to-be-named fire and life safety company.

June
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County Fire Protection, with offices in OH (Columbus, Kent, Toledo) and PA (Rimersburg), is acquired.

July
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Company expands Midwest footprint by acquiring Approved Protection Systems in Kalamazoo, MI.

September
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Field’s Fire Protection, located in Grand Rapids and Detroit, MI is acquired.

2019

February
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The fire protection and life safety company continues expansion with the acquisition of Company One, located in Fulton, IL, and Bettendorf, IA.

March
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The CertaSite brand is formed, and the company is named. 

April
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CertaSite continues building footprint in Michigan by acquiring Spears Fire & Safety, located in Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.

May
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CertaSite Academy, the company’s learning and development platform, is launched.

September
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CertaSite acquires EPS, located in Detroit, MI.

2020

February
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Another Ohio acquisition takes place. CertaSite acquires ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. in Youngstown, OH.

April
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First Indiana acquisition occurs. CertaSite acquires Approved Safety & Security, Inc. located in South Bend, IN.

May
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All acquired companies transition to be branded CertaSite. 

July
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CertaSite’s Pennsylvania footprint grows with acquisition of Advanced Fire Company in Greensburg, PA. 

August
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CertaSite’s charitable giving arm, CertaSite Serves, is formed and launched by collecting more than 7,500 lbs of food and essential items for local shelters and charities.

October
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A new state! CertaSite lands in Wisconsin with acquisition of Starfire Extinguisher Co. in Franklin, WI

December
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CertaSite acquires Great Lake Fire in Aplena, MI.

2021

April
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CertaSite broadens Toledo, OH, reach by acquiring Marine Fire Sales & Service.

August
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CertaSite acquires Premier Electronics in Clinton Township, MI, and Craynon Fire Protection in Dayton, OH.

October
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CertaSite becomes a Knox Trusted Partner with The Knox Company, creator of the KnoxBox.

December
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New headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, opens

2022

February
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CertaSite plants roots in Kentucky by acquiring Teasley Fire Protection in Frankfort. 

April
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CertaSite enters a new market by acquiring Midwest Fire in White Pigeon, MI.

July
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CertaSite expands Columbus, OH, footprint by acquiring Hamrick Fire Systems.

August
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CertaSite acquires two new companies: the service side of Burnside Fire Protection in Cincinnati, OH, and Fire Loss Control out of Brunswick, OH.

October
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CertaSite grows to 400 employees.

Our Reach

CertaSite is always looking for clients that value our unique approach to fire & life safety.

Our goal isn’t, necessarily, to be the biggest, but best at what we do.

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Meet Our Leadership

Jeff Wyatt
Jeff Wyatt
Chief Executive Officer
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Kelly Henderson
Chief Strategy Integration Officer
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Brian Paplaski
Chief Financial Officer
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Kevin Bretcher
Vice President of Revenue
Bill Holmes
Bill Holmes
Vice President of Field Operations
Becky Hardwick
Becky Hardwick
Director of Innovation and Business Operations